Posted by: David Vernon | October 22, 2009

A Lightroom opportunity


Alright – after seeing “10 Things I Wish I Could Tell Every New Lightroom User” early this morning, Adobe has just done something cool this morning for those of you who think you might want to make the jump to LR.

Adobe is offering you access to the public beta of Lightroom 3. For free. For 6 MONTHS. That’s huge. You can go download it right now – for free. You can install it – for free. And you can use it for six months – for free. Of course at the end of April you’re screwed – because you’ll be hooked on it and dependent on it – and you’ll have to plunk down the dollars to buy it – but it will be a good investment.

Scott Kelby – who knows a thing or two about Lightroom – offers his list of the ten major improvements over the already awesome Lightroom 2 (currently 2.5) software on his blog today. Just looking at that list tells me what impressive features abound in LR 3.

The only possible gotcha in this whole thing is that this truly is a beta release of software. It’s out there for evaluation and commentary. It should run fine, but if you decide to make it the key tool for your business before April 30, 2010 – you may want to slow down. Go get it. Go play with it. See how it can change your life post-processing workflow.


  1. I was very excited to see the post on Kelby’s blog!! It sounds like a lot of great enhancements. I’ll be saving my $ for the upgrade. I kinda want to leave the beta alone for now, but, I don’t know if I can resist.

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