From its extended beta sleep, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is officially released today promising to further simplify photography workflows â€“ managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs.
The new enhancements include dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities.
Lightroom 2 is Adobeâ€™s first application to support 64-bit processing for both Mac and Windows platforms, providing improved memory performance for dealing with large scale images.
â€œA worldwide community of photographers provided valuable insight and feedback, as part of the Lightroom 2 public beta program, ultimately helping us deliver a better product,â€ said Tom Hogarty, senior product manager for Lightroom and Camera Raw at Adobe. â€œWeâ€™ve considered their requests which helped us develop useful features that make it easier than ever for our customers to quickly refine, enhance and present brilliant photographs.â€
Lightroom 2 is now available for $299; upgrade price from previous versions is $99.