John Nack Announces Lightroom 2.0 Public Beta

Oh my, this sounds sweet:

Lightroom 2 adds a Retouch tool right within the Develop module. That means you can paint regions of the image to dodge, burn, saturate/desaturate, adjust contrast, and more. Edits are stored as metadata, just as all other LR adjustments are stored, and are applied directly to your raw images.

Also includes 64-bit support on Leopard and Vista. (Aperture 2.1 doesn’t do 64-bit.)

Update: More info in this announcement on the Lightroom Journal site, and don’t miss the numerous links at the bottom of Nack’s post.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008