Adobe Releases Lightroom 2: Enhanced Features and Tools

Today, Adobe revealed the launch of Lightroom 2, a significant upgrade to their photo management software. Priced at $299 for new users and $99 for upgrades, Lightroom 2 introduces several enhancements and new capabilities.

For Mac enthusiasts, the highlight is that Lightroom 2 is Adobe’s inaugural 64-bit application for OS X.

Additional updates in Lightroom 2 include:

  • Ability to extend libraries across multiple hard drives

  • Customizable printing templates

  • Smart Collections for automated photo organization

There’s a lot more to discover about the new features. The Lightroom 2 Learning Center provides a detailed rundown of what’s new and improved.

For those contemplating an upgrade from Lightroom 1.0, Adobe offers a detailed comparison between the two versions.

Lightroom 2 operates on OS X 10.4 or higher and requires a 1 GHz G4 processor or more robust.

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