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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Free Trial Download For Mac And Windows, And Free Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorials And Resources
We keep being asked when Photoshop Lightroom 3 for Windows and Photoshop Lightroom 3 for MAC will be released. We are not sure, but you can bookmark this page and come back as we will offer a Free Trial Download, as well as free tutorials and resources. We'll keep the Photoshop Lightroom 3 Free Trial Download link here, and we'll add the Photoshop Lightroom 3 for Mac and Windows tutorials on this page as well as soon as they become available.
Adobe Delivers Lightroom 3 Public Beta Update - Free Download
Adobe today released an update to its Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta software, available immediately through Adobe Labs. Building on the success of the first Lightroom 3 beta, which was downloaded by more than 350,000 photographers, Lightroom 3 beta 2 incorporates feedback from the first iteration of the beta while offering users several new features and greatly improved performance throughout the application.
New features in this release include tethered shooting support for select Nikon and Canon cameras, the ability to import and manage video files from DSLR cameras for a streamlined workflow and additional behind-the-scenes architecture enhancements for faster importing and loading of images.
The addition of luminance noise reduction to the color noise reduction options already available in the beta helps photographers achieve overall exceptional image quality from high ISO images. The import experience and watermarking functionality have also been modified to reflect feedback received from the Lightroom community during the first beta period. Adobe encourages photographers to test this new selection of features and provide the product team with feedback so they can produce the highest quality final product.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta 2 is available as a free download to anyone on a Macintosh or Windows platform and is available in 12 languages. Visit Adobe Labs to learn more and download the second beta.
What's New In Lightroom 3 Beta 2 - Video Tutorial
In this fourth episode in the What's New in Lightroom 3 Beta series, you'll learn about the new features that are part of the Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta 2 software - the second beta release of Lightroom 3. Julieanne Kost will walk you through the latest additional features to help you get started quickly. Click here to launch the video, or click on the image below.
LIGHTROOM 3 BETA — FREE VIDEO TUTORIALS
In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Beta Preview, professional photographer Chris Orwig explains and explores Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta software for Macintosh and Windows, detailing the workflow and presentation upgrades. Chris shows how to use the enhanced import options and take advantage of the new publishing options to outside services like Flickr. He works through the changes to the Develop module, such as lens corrections and post effects, and to the Print and Web modules, including watermarking. Click the links below to see free Lightroom 3 video tutorials.
Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorial: Comparing Lightroom 2 And Lightroom 3
Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorial: Introducing The Import Dialog In Lightroom 3
Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorial: Sharpening In Lightroom 2 vs. Lightroom 3
What's New In Lightroom 3 - New Features In Photoshop Lightroom 3 - Video Tutorials From Julieanne Kost
In this mini series, Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost walks you through new features, workflows and enhancements in the latest release of Lightroom 3 beta. Click titles to see the videos.
WHAT'S NEW IN LIGHTROOM 3 BETA - PART 1
This is the first part of the series introducing the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Public Beta Program and the upcoming new features and enhancements to the new version.
WHAT'S NEW IN LIGHTROOM 3 BETA - PART 2
In this second tutorial, Julieanne Kost shows you the many new ways you can share and publish your images. Discover new features in the Slideshow module and the Print module, then learn about setting up direct access to photo sharing services on the web.
WHAT'S NEW IN LIGHTROOM 3 BETA - PART 3
This Photoshop Lightroom 3 video focuses on 25 new minor refinements in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 that could have a major impact on improving your workflow.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Released - Free Trial Download
Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 software, the photographer's essential toolbox for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. With new enhancements such as dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities, Photoshop Lightroom 2 is a compelling upgrade that simplifies photography from shoot to finish.
As Adobe’s first application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Macintosh computers with Intel processors and Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit operating systems, Lightroom 2 also provides improved memory performance for dealing with large scale images. Find the latest Lightroom 2 tutorials on our Photoshop Lightroom 2 Tutorials page.
Photoshop Lightroom 2: Smarter, Faster and More Accurate
The enhanced Library module in Lightroom 2 helps streamline and accelerate photographers’ workflows. With the ability to visually organize images across multiple hard drives, Lightroom 2 and its powerful Library Filter Bar makes it easy for users to quickly find the images they need.
The Suggested Keywords feature helps photographers keyword their images by making intelligent suggestions based on their own previous efforts. New dual-monitor support allows users to expand their workspace, giving them flexibility to edit and organize images in a way that maximizes an additional display.
In the Develop module, the new Local Adjustment Brush lets photographers fine-tune specific areas of an image to precisely adjust color, exposure and tonal range without affecting other areas of the image.
The new Graduated Filter expands the toolbox in Lightroom, allowing for edits to larger areas by applying gradually diminishing or increasing adjustment effects such as exposure, clarity, and saturation, alone, or in any combination.
Lightroom 2 also helps photographers print more efficiently by quickly arranging photos of multiple sizes on one or many pages with flexible and customizable templates to maximize paper and ink.
Ground-Breaking Innovation in Raw Technology
New raw technology gives photographers access to flexible camera profiles. Camera profiles are the visual starting point for the raw processing workflow, but image preferences vary for every photographer. To minimize surprises, Adobe is supplying default camera profiles that closely emulate the visual looks that photographers are used to seeing from their favorite camera, while also providing the ability to create highly customized profiles to suit different tastes.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is available now through the Adobe Store in English, French and German with the Japanese language version planned to be released at a future date. The estimated street price is USD$299 for new users with an upgrade price of USD$99 for registered users of qualifying Lightroom customers.
Recommended system requirements are Macintosh OSX 10.4, 10.5 1 GHz PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel based processor, or Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise, Intel Pentium 4 processor, 1 GB RAM and a 1024x768 resolution screen.
Photoshop Lightroom 2 Free Trial
Try before you buy. Visit the Adobe site to download a free 30 day Photoshop Lightroom trial free download.
Special Deals On Nik Software Photoshop Plugins - Viveza, Complete Collection - PLUS 15% DISCOUNT
Viveza 2 has arrived. Yesterday Nik officially launched Viveza 2 in the U.S. Pricing for Viveza 2 is $199.95 (note: price lowered from the original $249.95) and just $99.95 for upgrades. And enter our exclusive discount coupon code - NIKPSS - during the checkout process at Nik Software for an instant 15% discount.
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Adobe Lightroom 2.3 And Camera RAW 5.3 Released
Camera Raw 5.3 update
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original one that was installed with Adobe Photoshop CS4; Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0; and Adobe Premiere Elements 7.0 software. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
Lightroom 2.3 update
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 update includes these enhancements:
- Additional camera support for the Nikon D3X and Olympus E-30
- Includes several corrections for issues introduced by previous Lightroom 2 releases
Both updates are available for download at the Adobe Updates Page.
New Photoshop Lightroom Presets From Gavin Phillips
I’m talking with Gavin Phillips, owner of ‘Photographers Photoshop.’ What’s exciting in your latest set of ‘Presets’?
We realy pushed the artistic envelope with this set. There are so many stylish effects artists can create by just clicking their mouse, the feedback is very positive.
What is the advantage of Lightroom Presets?
You can create elegant imagery with a click! They are also editable, so you can tweak the settings if you want to.
But I can create Presets myself, why pay for them?
The same reason you purchase plugins, custom textures or brushes. Our designers invest many hours going through hundreds of Lightroom settings to find stylish effects that you will like. How much is your time worth?
How many presets are in this set and what is the price?
You get 50 presets, nearly twice the amount we offered in our first set or presets. Santa’s come early! With our introductory sale, pay less than a $1.00 per preset. The sale ends soon, please visit, www.photoeffects.biz.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2
Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 software, the photographer's essential toolbox for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs.
With new enhancements such as dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities, Photoshop Lightroom 2 is a compelling upgrade that simplifies photography from shoot to finish.
As Adobe’s first application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Macintosh computers with Intel processors and Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit operating systems, Lightroom 2 also provides improved memory performance for dealing with large scale images.
Find the latest Lightroom 2 tutorials on our Photoshop Lightroom 2 Tutorials page. Visit the Adobe site to download a free 30 day Photoshop Lightroom trial free download.
Nik Software Announces Plug-in Update for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 - Plus 15% Discount Coupon Code
Nik Software announces that Viveza, its popular digital photographic plug-in filter is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and higher. The update is free to current owners of Viveza.
"This new update makes one of our most valuable plug-ins available to anyone using Lightroom who’s passionate about photography," said Michael J. Slater president and CEO of Nik Software. "Now photographers can use U Point powered Viveza to precisely and selectively control color and light with a few clicks of their mouse in Lightroom."
Nik Software Exclusive 15% Coupon Code
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"We’re happy to see companies like Nik extending the value of Lightroom with their plug-ins," said Kevin Connor, vice president of product management for Professional Digital Imaging at Adobe. "One of Lightroom’s goals is to help photographers focus on the art of photography and Viveza provides added creativity and control in pursuit of their vision. Today also marks the release of Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 and we’re excited that our customers will be able to take advantage of the new camera support available with these offerings."
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3, is available immediately for download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/. The Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates, originally posted as release candidates for community testing on Jan. 23, provide raw file support for the newly-released Nikon D3X and Olympus E-30 cameras and support for eight additional languages.
Viveza installs as a plug-in filter for Lightroom 2 and is accessible via the Lightroom Photo>Edit In… menu. Edits made using the plug-in within Lightroom are non-destructive in nature, with edits applied automatically to a newly generated TIFF file and not the original. Viveza also takes advantage of Lightroom and its efficiencies for every day tasks, like the ability to edit multiple images in one session, saving time for photographers.
All Nik Software plug-in products now feature Nik Software’s patented U Point technology which revolutionizes the way photographers edit. U Point powered Control Points give photographers precise selective editing functions without the need to create complicated selections and layer masks. This innovative technology is easy to use and works directly on the image, empowering photographers to make selective enhancements in a fraction of the time needed by using other methods.
The fully compatible Viveza product, offering support for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Apple Aperture, is available immediately for electronic delivery directly from Nik Software.
Nik Software also announced that all of its remaining photographic filter products are being updated to support Lightroom as well, beginning with Color Efex Pro 3.0. As these Lightroom-compatible versions become available, current owners will receive updates free of charge. All products are expected to be available by the end of the second quarter of 2009.
Viveza retails for $249.95. Customers interested in purchasing all 5 Nik Software products for Lightroom or Aperture only may pre-purchase the Nik Software Complete Collection for Lightroom or Aperture for $299.95. Customers who pre-purchase the Complete Collection for Lightroom or Aperture will receive email notification for each product as they become available.
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Buy Photoshop CS4 Directly From Adobe
Find upgrade options and Creative Suite deals at the Adobe USA Store. UK customers can see pricing in UK currency at the Adobe United Kingdom Store. Visit the Adobe Special Offers Page to find the latest bundle and upgrade offers. Teachers and students receive special pricing at the Adobe Education Store. Download the Free Photoshop CS4 Trial Download at the Adobe site.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Essentials From Total Training - 5 Free Video Clips
Total training has released Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Essentials with Ric Kasnoff. Ric is a professional photographer with over 35 years of industry experience. He has trained thousands of photographers in seminars and workshops and has been presented with over 100 awards for his work.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Essentials will quickly get you up to speed, introducing you to the Lightroom Interface and workspace, showing you how to set up your preferences and personalize Lightroom to suit your workflow. You will learn how to import, store and name files using keywords and discover the many features of the Lightroom Library and how to get the most from the Develop Module. Plus, explore all of the export options available using the Slideshow, Web and Print Modules to output your images professionally. Below are some sample clips, as well as an interview with Ric.
Free sample clips from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Essentials
Here are 5 clips from Lesson 2 - Setup and Preferences (20 min):
1. Creating & Placing a Catalog
2. Setting Preferences
3. Catalog Settings
4. Personalizing Lightroom
5. Notes on Color Management
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Who Needs It?
If you have managed to live without Photoshop Lightroom up until now, what makes it so fantabulous/damned hot that you need to place it at the top of your software wish list? Read Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Who Needs It? by Mark Galer for some thoughts on Lightroom's top features. From the intro:
Photoshop Lightroom has had somewhat of an identity crisis amongst the general population of photographers since its release in early 2007. The Adobe engineers built it to fill a gap in the Photoshop family of products (Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Elements being the other two family members) but many amongst the photographic community have not been able to identify its primary task to make it the ‘must have’ product that Adobe hoped it would become for all digital photographers.
Adobe would like to think that no photographer could imagine living without this product, but in reality, most digital photographers have survived without it for years and question why thy need it now. Much of the confusion for many photographers exists because the feature set of each of the Photoshop products overlap, e.g. they all allow you to adjust the brightness and contrast of your image. Why buy two products when the one I have does the job nicely?
Fig 01. Lightroom not a browser but a database
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
I believe Adobe are afraid of scaring off photographers by telling them what Lightroom actually is a database with extras (hopefully I haven’t offended your creative sensibilities by using the ‘d’ word and you will prove Adobe wrong by carrying on reading). Adobe has spent so long avoiding using the term (dancing around the reality of what the product is by using photo-friendly terms such as library and catalog) that they have created considerable confusion as to the product’s true identity and function amongst a broad section of the photographic community.
So what’s so great about a database and why does a photographer need one? A good photographic database will let you locate and see a full-screen preview of any image you have ever taken in seconds even if the image file isn’t on your computer - now how scary a concept can that be?
Read the rest of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Who Needs It?.
Free Photoshop Lightroom Getting Started Guide For Beginners
Adobe has posted an excellent 41 page PDF booklet that is a super helpful quick reference guide to have around while learning the program.
It's filled with some appealing photography and there's an index at the end that makes it very easy to find specific Lightroom help. Here are the main section headings of the guide, and the small intros to each one:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Overview
Lightroom offers a complete environment for digital photography, from raw capture to creative output. Start with the Library module, where you import your images, move seamlessly to the Develop module to perform advanced image adjustments (or export them to Photoshop), and share your photos as slideshows, prints, or web pages.
Getting Images Into Your Library
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom takes a unique approach to importing and managing your files. The Import dialog box offers valuable tools, including file handling options, metadata templates, keywording, and exposure presets.
Viewing And Using Your Library
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom provides a simplified inter face design that lets you focus on editing your photographs. At the heart of Lightroom is the Library module. It enables you to easily store, locate, sort, and adjust individual images as well as entire groups.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Develop module offers sophisticated image adjustment tools in a convenient set of panels.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom gives you the ability to export your images in different formats while renaming and resizing them into your preferred color space either one at a time or as a group.
Slideshows are a great way to share your images. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom provides you with easy-to-use tools that will give you impressive results.
The Print module lets you print directly from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, without the additional step of exporting the photos into an external editor, such as Adobe Photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom gives you a comprehensive and streamlined system for creating your own web photo gallery. Professional, intuitive presets are provided to get you started, but Lightroom also allows for basic customization of your web pages.
The Lightroom Getting Started Guide comes in two versions high and low res. Get the high res if you can, as the photos really look much nicer in this one.
Lightroom Getting Started guide high resolution (PDF, 64 MB)
Lightroom Getting Started guide low resolution (PDF, 5.4 MB)
For lots more free Adobe Lightroom tutorials visit our Adobe Lightroom Tutorials Page.
Adobe Lightroom 30-Day Free Trial Download
On the Adobe Download Page you'll find a list of all of their available free trials. The Lightroom free trial is located near the bottom of the Print Publishing category. Or you can simply follow this direct link to the Adobe Lightroom Trial Page. The free trial period is 30 days, starting from the time you install the product.
Inside Lightroom Adobe Lightroom Resource Center & Lightroom Blog From O'Reilly
O'Reilly Media's Inside Lightroom site has a growing collection of Lightroom articles by industry experts. Recently the front page offered these entries:
Digital "workflow" has been a buzz-word for a number of years now ever since digital took the photography world by storm. Photographers from all over the globe talk about it seemingly non-stop. They chat on forums, take digital workflow workshops and agonize about minute aspects of image quality.
Lightroom Version 1 - It's all about the user interface - George Mann
Now that we have finally made it to the "final" version of Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom, I think it is about time to say a few words about the all important graphic user interface and what it means to the end user.
Lightroom Adventure Excerpts to Get You Started - Colleen Wheeler
One of the features on our new Inside Lightroom site will be excerpts from the upcoming book Photoshop Lightroom Adventure by Mikkel Aaland. Each self-contained piece will give you handy insight into a specific area of Lightroom to help you up and running. The first of these is a bird’s-eye overview of the Lightroom Modules.
Rating by Upgrading - Johann Gudbjargarson
One of the most daunting steps in most photographers' workflow is to go through the pictures after a shot and select and rate photos. Often photographers take few dozens or hundreds of photographs in a shoot and just go quickly.
In the Getting Started section you'll find some tutorials and articles, and the site also features a Lightroom Blog. This looks to be a very promising Lightroom resource center.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers
by Martin Evening
The Adobe Lightroom Book, written by professional photographer and best-selling author Martin Evening, describes Lightroom's features in detail and with photographer's in mind. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for a more efficient workflow.
The Adobe Lightroom Book has been earning acclaim since it was first published as a "Rough Cut" book-in-process on Safari, a joint venture between Peachpit and O'Reilly Publishing. Martin has been updating the book's content as Lightroom evolves, giving users the most up-to-date information about this revolutionary product. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, making him the perfect author for what will become the definitive book about Adobe Lightroom.
Available from Amazon.com. See more Lightroom books on our Lightroom Books Page.
PhotoRescue 3.0 Digital Photo Recovery Software
PhotoRescue 3.0 is an advanced data-recovery program for digital photography media. Whether you've erased your pictures, formatted your card by mistake, or you've experienced a serious crash, PhotoRescue can help. Here's what's new in version 3.0:
- Works with all the types of media used in digital camera (SD Cards, CF Cards, Memory Sticks, etc...
- Native Intel Support on Mac OS X: several times faster than version 2.x in native mode.
- Up-to-Date RAW file recovery support: supports latest cameras such as the Canon 400D and many more...
- Improved Movie recovery: we keep increasing the maximum movie recovery size.
- One year of free updates: keep abreast of technology changes, new file formats and technologies.
- Unlimited recoveries: use our program as many times as you need to use it.
- No media size limits. No recovery limits. Non expiring license: the program is yours to keep and use.
- No copy protection: no unfriendly copy protection scheme or intrusive activation mechanism.
- Free demo (see below) with guaranteed previews: unlike some of our competitors who use the small embedded thumbnail as a preview of the recovery, we generate our preview on the fly, from actual card data.
You can download a free demo of the latest version and discover what PhotoRescue can recover for you. If you are happy with the result previews, purchase PhotoRescue from within the demo and the full version will start to work on your lost photos and media cards.
Download Free PhotoRescue 3.0 Demo for MAC OSX (4.6 MB - March 2007)
Download Free PhotoRescue 3.0 Demo for PC (2.4 MB - March 2007)
Read more on our PhotoRescue page.
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