Adobe Systems Inc. today released Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 beta, a public preview of the latest version of the leading digital photography workflow application.
It promises new and improved functionality plus other enhancements such as dual-monitor support and localized dodge and burn correction. It will also be the first Adobe application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Intel Macs and Microsoft Vista 64-bit operating systems which should translate to improved memory handling.
Adobe said an improved layout in the Library module allows for a more intuitive approach to image organization by simplifying the location of the features needed to find and filter photographs. A new feature called Smart Collections automatically updates collections with images that match desired criteria such as star-rating, keyword or other metadata.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 beta is available as a 30-day trial for free download on Macintosh and Windows platforms.
[Site: Adobe Labs]