So I've been beta-testing Adobe Lightroom since the start until the final beta revision 4 and not once it crashed. Working RAW on this program is such a charm and not even in Photoshop Camera RAW I found so much control under my fingertips (and its fast). All the editing you do is non-destructive, which means that modifications are written in a text file and not in the actual photo and you can go back to your original RAW even years later and find it the way the camera had it.
The final version of the software was renamed Photoshop Lightroom 1.0, it features new functions not available in the beta versions (like photo stacking) and is scheduled to be released in the next week or two. I was afraid it might be too expensive for my pocket (I told myself I'd make an effort and buy it if it was $250 or less) but Adobe is offering it at an introductory price of $199 ($299 after April) so my wish has been granted, there are a couple of things that I like in the Nikon counterpart and I'm hoping Adobe will integrate them in future versions. Ok guys, I don't work for Adobe and frankly I can't afford to buy most of their programs but after using LR for months this is the one RAW editing program I want. I especially love how easy it is to control the curves and the multiple choices for saturation (highlights and shadow saturation, greens, yellows, cyans, etc.)
Oh yeah, it's not just editing, also cataloging and publishing and any change made in Photoshop will reflect immediately in LR.
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