The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Adobe Lightroom Beta 2 Adds Intel Support, More

Adobe Lightroom Beta 2 Adds Intel Support, More

by , 3:30 PM EST, February 14th, 2006

Adobe has released the second Beta of its upcoming Lightroom software, adding Support for Intel Macs as well as several other features, including the ability to add music to slideshows, XMP import and export capabilities, crop and straighten tools in the Develop module and the ability to create hierarchical keyword sets.

Lightroom Beta 2 also features white balance support for Nikon's D2X, D2Hs and D50 cameras as well as improved Edit in Photoshop capabilities and better metadata handling. Adobe noted that the software will upgrade its database when users first launch this new version, a process that may take a long time but must be completed.

Adobe released the first Beta of Lightroom during last month's Macworld Expo in San Francisco. At the time, the company did not disclose final system requirements or pricing, and all it said regarding a ship date was that Lightroom will be available by the end of this year. Adobe did not update any of that on Tuesday.

The Mac Observer was alerted to this news by an article at MacCentral.

Recent Headlines - Updated January 26th

Sun,12:28 PM
MGG 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun
Sat,11:00 AM
MacPhun = The Easy Way to Improve Photos
10:30 AM
3 Rules for Better Candid iPhone Portraits
10:00 AM
7 Basic Tips for a Speedier Mac
Fri,7:22 PM
Go Behind the Scenes with Chinese Apple Store Artist (Video)
7:14 PM
Leatherman Wins At Watchbands with Leatherman Tread
6:47 PM
Travel Back to 2004 and Meet the ‘Palette Pad’
6:32 PM
PowerPot Cooking Pot and Charger: $99
6:28 PM
Apple Continues to Plunder Fashion Industry with Another Burberry Hire
5:00 PM
How Apple is Winning a Secret War
3:30 PM
The Mac Observer on an SE/30
2:12 PM
Mac Podcasters Quick Upgrade Guide for Audio Hijack 3
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!