Archive for September 24th, 2006

Sep 24, 2006

Lightroom Beta 4: The Develop module

Adobe has released Adobe Lightroom Beta 4 for Macintosh and Windows, and is available for download at: Windows users can now access more of the module features that were previously unavailable in the PC version of public Beta 3. But the main changes in Beta 4 have all taken place in the Library and Develop modules.

In this first part review we are going to concentrate on what’s new in the Develop module. This is the first chance to see how the Raw Shooter raw processing technology has been incorporated into Beta 4, and how Adobe has added more versatility to the tone and color edit controls. Some of the key new features are that you can drag-edit the histogram and have the ability to directly edit the tone curve plus make on-image tone curve edits. Read the rest of this story for an in-depth look at the Beta 4 Develop module.

Sep 24, 2006

Adobe Releases Adobe Lightroom Beta 4

New Round of Enhancements in Latest Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Beta Unites Feature Set for Macintosh and Windows Versions

SAN JOSE, Calif. and COLOGNE, Germany – Sept. 25, 2006 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced an update to the public beta of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom(tm) software at the Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany. Available immediately for download from Adobe Labs, this update unites the product feature set for Windows® and Macintosh platforms, giving professional photographers a new way to import, manage and showcase large volumes of digital photographs. More than 325,000 people have opted to try Lightroom during the beta period and feedback has been fueled by over 3,400 of them sharing input in Adobe online forums. The final version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is expected to ship in early 2007.

Sep 24, 2006

Adobe CEO is all about customers

Source: USA Today
Written by Jefferson Graham

SAN JOSE, Calif. — For Bruce Chizen, it all started at his dad’s Brooklyn appliance store.
“Getting to watch my dad, in retrospect, taught me more about business than anyone else in my life,” recalls Chizen, the CEO of software giant Adobe Systems (ADBE). “His business was all about loyalty and word of mouth. He would do anything for the customer.”