While I may not be a fan of Adobe’s politics, I *AM* a fan of their software.
Up until now, the Adobe Lightroom Beta was available only to users of Macintosh OS X. As of a few minutes ago (at least, thats when the email arrived… Not sure how long this has actually been available for download to the general public), this has now changed.
If you are a professional or amateur photographer (I’m about as far to the amateur side of amateur you can get, but still enjoy it none-the-less) looking for what looks to be a typical example of what Adobe does best (build *GREAT* image creation and manipulation software), I’d take a moment to download, install, and then get involved with the feedback process for this project.
Project: Lightroom™ is Adobe’s effort to engage the professional photography community in a new way, giving you the opportunity to kick the tires and shape the feature set of a new tool being created just for you. Ultimately, we want Lightroom to be truly built from the ground up by photographers, for photographers, helping solve your unique workflow challenges.
We’re releasing a preview build now so that you have plenty of time to give us feedback on what’s working for you, and what isn’t. Whether you choose the beta for Macintosh platform or the newly released Windows platform, your feedback is needed. Download now before the Lightroom beta 3 build expires January 30, 2007.