Lightroom 2 Review

August 18, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 4 Comments |

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2Adobe have been aggressively developing Lightroom, their digital photography workflow software, since it was first announced back in January 2006. Version 2 features a host of notable improvements - dual-monitor support, non-destructive localised image correction, streamlined search capabilities, support for 64-bit operating systems, and a number of other additions. Lightroom 2 is priced at £175 / $299 for new users, with an upgrade price of £69 / $99. Jon Canfield takes a look to see if Lightroom 2 is the best one-stop photography solution yet…

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#1 Silverhalide

Nice summary, however, I think you mean 64-bit mode on OS X 10.5, not 32-bit.

Also, would be nice to see a few of the limitations mentioned, like the lack of integrated watermarks (for copyright) or borders, both of which will mean many photographers will need to use an image editing program as well as Lightroom.

9:17 pm - Monday, August 18, 2008

#2 Jon Canfield

That's absolutely correct - it should read 64 bit.

Are you thinking artistic style borders? Lightroom does let you print a solid border quite easily, and you can simulate a burn effect by using the vignette along with the grad on each side of the image for a more gradual edge effect.

3:40 am - Tuesday, August 19, 2008

#3 Markus Jais

Thanks for the detailed review. I agree that LR2 is a large step forward from LR1, especially because of the Adjustment Brush (my favorite new feature).

With LR2 I spend less time in Photoshop than with LR1 which is good. Not because I hate Photoshop (I love it) but because it saves me time (which I love even more than Photoshop!).

2:00 pm - Tuesday, August 19, 2008

#4 Christopher Durst

Great review...I think I may upgrade based on what I read. Thanks.

11:06 pm - Friday, February 4, 2011