Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 Released for Download

As we reach the middle of February, excitement builds for Adobe’s latest release, directly challenging Apple’s Aperture. Today, Adobe proudly launched Photoshop Lightroom, now in its first official release.

This version is enhanced with the Camera Raw 3.7 framework, which now supports additional cameras such as the Nikon D40 and Pentax K10D. For a limited time, until April 30th, Lightroom is being offered at a promotional price of $200, after which it will revert to its regular price of $300.

Those who have been using the Lightroom beta have until February 28th to enjoy the current version.

Since December, when I first used Lightroom with my new Pentax K100D, I’ve been thoroughly impressed. The user interface is not only attractive but also performs excellently on my older PowerBook.


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