Nov 22, 2006

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book – Beta 4

adobelightroom_book-1.pngThe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom book By Martin Evening has been updated to include Adobe Photoshop Lightroom version Beta 4.

Peachpit & Adobe Press will be publishing the book in the final printed form (estimated release date is February, 2007) but the Rough Cut version of the complete book–the book in “beta” form–is available now as a 304 page version, updated for Beta 4.

Through special arrangement with Martin and his publisher, PhotoshopNews has a free PDF download of Chapter 1. (click HERE to download-4.32MB PDF)

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book describes Lightroom’s features in detail and with photographers in mind. Photographers who routinely work with raw (and even jpg & tiff) images will find Lightroom–and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book–an indispensable tool in their digital darkroom.

ROUGH CUTS BOOK: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book
by Martin Evening
Publisher: Adobe Press
Pub Date: February 14th, 2007(estimated)

Print ISBN-10: 0-32-138543-8
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38543-7
eText ISBN-10: 0-321-45003-5
Estimated pages: 352
List Price: USD $40.00 (when released)
Special Rough Cuts pricing on Safari:
Print Book and Online Access Bundle USD $54.00
Online Access Only USD $28.00
Print Book Only USD $28.00 (normally $40.00)
More about Rough Cuts
Sometimes you just can’t wait for the book. When you need to gain early access to information on cutting-edge technologies, turn to the Rough Cuts service from Safari Books Online. With the Rough Cuts service, you’ll access books as they are being written. You can choose to purchase online access to the title with unlimited viewing and PDF downloads of each revision, pre-purchase print the book, or get the best of both worlds – online access immediately and print the book later. Any way you cut it, you will receive the finished product when it is published.

The Rough Cuts service is a separate transaction from your standard Safari subscription. Our publishers have granted a sneak peek into their authoring process. By purchasing a Rough Cuts title, you gain exclusive access to an evolving manuscript that you can read on Safari, download to PDF, or print a hardcopy. And you’ll get it all at a significant discount.

The Safari Rough Cuts service is currently in “beta”. We have delivered the information as quickly as possible. We believe that the Rough Cuts service is an example of how Safari and publishers can better create and deliver content to you. In this respect, we’ll need your help to determine the features you want the most. Try it out and send us your feedback at Check out the Rough Cuts FAQ.

About Martin Evening

Martin Evening by Jeff Schewe

Martin Evening is the author of Photoshop CS2 for Photographers published by Focal Press.

Based in London, Martin is an advertising photographer and noted expert in both photography and digital imaging. As a successful photographer, Martin is well known in London for his fashion and beauty work. Check out Martin’s web site.

In addition, Martin is a principal of PixelGenius where he designed and was product manger for the recently released PhotoKit Color 2. PhotoKit Color 2 was recently awarded 4/5 Mice by MacWorld Magazine.

Martin also works with the Adobe Photoshop engineering team consulting on new feature development and alpha and beta testing. He worked alpha & beta for Photoshop CS2 and was influential in the new Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw 3.0.

PhotoshopNews has an interview with Martin that was published with the annbouncement of the Rough Cut edition of his Lightroom book, see: The Adobe Lightroom Book, New Book, New Concept

3 Responses to “The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book – Beta 4”

  1. clewis303 Says:

    If you have purchased the e-book, you should know that the pdf has not yet been updated to beta 4. It’s still at beta 3, although the HTML does show the current version. Safari tech support is “aware of the problem and working on it.”

  2. Martin Evening Says:

    This came up on the Lightroom Public forums as well. Although the Safari site has updated the information to show the newer version of the book and when you preview a purchase it shows you the newer version, the PDF link downloads the older version of the book. This is a Safari error, which I imagine means they will have to simply correct the link on Monday. In the meantime, if you have purchased the book update in the last few days you can start reading the fully updated version on-line now.


  3. Martin Evening Says:

    As a follow-up to earlier reported problems regarding the Safari site not working correctly. It took a while, but Safari eventually got around to repairing the link. Those who purchased the on-line version of the book are now given the correct version when ordering the download.


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