Adobe released on Monday the newest beta, or test, version of its Lightroom professional photo editing software, and the beta 4 release has been deemed Photoshop Lightroom, Macworld reports.
Photoshop Lightroom brings together the product feature set for both Mac and Windows platforms, according to Macworld.
An official release for the final version of Photoshop Lightroom is expected early next year, Macworld reports.
Lightroom competes with Apple Computer’s popular Aperture photo processing software, and it was developed to provide professional photographers with a digital workflow, and showcasing and importing capabilities, as well as photo selecting and retouching options, according to Macworld.
Precision white balance selection options and an improved user interface with controls that can be customized were added to the new Lightroom beta, and new tone curve modification options are included as well, Macworld reports. Photo files can be renamed and converted into Adobe’s Digital Negative (DNG) format after being imported into Lightroom, and a number of new filters, search presets and organizing functions are also featured, according to Macworld.
New models of cameras supported by the beta release include Nikon’s D2Xs and D80, Sony’s A100, and Canon’s Digital Rebel XTi, Macworld reports.
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