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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 [OLD VERSION]

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Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X
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Product Features

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software helps you bring out the best in your photography.
  • Bring out the best in your photography, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.
  • Breeze through your digital photography tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • So, you can spend more time shooting--your core photography essentials are included in one fast, intuitive application.
  • Share your vision with elegant options for showcasing your images in customized print packages.
  • Dynamic slide show videos with music, web galleries, and on popular photo-sharing sites.
  • Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools, including world-class noise reduction.
  • Get the absolute best from every image you shoot with world-class editing power and intuitive controls that set your creativity free.

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.7 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003739DVY
  • Item model number: 65064073
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 8, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #953 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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Adobe Systems Lightroom v3Adobe Lightroom V3 for Windows andMac. Lightroom provides an efficient way to import, select, develop, and showcase large volumes of digital images.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software helps you bring out the best in your photography, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools, including world-class noise reduction. Easily manage all your images. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide show videos with music, and on popular photo-sharing sites. All from within one fast, intuitive application.

Adobe Lightroom 3 GUI

Bring out the best in your photography, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. Click to enlarge.

Lightroom 3 Importing

Save time with fast image importing. Click to enlarge.

Lightroom 3 Slide Shows

Share your images in style using elegant slide shows with music. Click to enlarge.

Lightroom 3 and Flickr

Use Lightroom seamlessly with Flickr. Click to enlarge.

Simplify Photography From Shoot to Finish

Nondestructive editing environment
Set your creativity free in a nondestructive editing environment that encourages experimentation. Your original images are always safely unaltered, and it's easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of any photo.

Superior image processing
Get the absolute best from your images with state-of-the-art image processing controls that work with raw files from more than 290 camera models as well as JPEG, TIFF, and other file formats. Make precise overall adjustments or correct targeted areas for just the look you want. Dodge and burn, convert to black-and-white, add grain, reduce noise, adjust sharpness, create vignettes, and more.

Intuitive environment
Be more productive and efficient, and enjoy the freedom and creativity that comes from working with excellent tools designed specifically for photographers. The intuitive environment and controls of Lightroom are easy to master and let you quickly and smoothly accomplish your essential photography tasks.

Accelerated performance
Get your digital photography tasks done fast and have more time to shoot and promote your work. Already quick performance has been dramatically accelerated in Lightroom 3, saving you time from first look to final image.

Image management
Take advantage of a powerful suite of image management features to organize your photographs, flexibly rate and label them, and find them easily using a wide range of metadata tags and information.

Superior noise reduction
Achieve amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images with all-new state-of-the-art noise reduction technology. You won't need more than what's built in to Lightroom 3 to get the cleanest images at any ISO.

One-click adjustments for multiple images
Save time when processing photographs that were shot under consistent conditions by applying the same Develop settings to all the images in a group at once using presets or the sync feature.

Flickr integration
Use Lightroom seamlessly with Flickr, a Yahoo! service. When friends or clients post comments and ratings on your Flickr galleries, you can immediately see their feedback in the Lightroom 3 Library alongside your images.

Fast performance across platforms
Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process your images faster by taking advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support. Use the advanced memory handling capabilities of the latest Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

Develop presets
Save time by instantly applying favorite looks to images. When you've perfected a look that you particularly like for an image—a high-contrast black-and-white effect or a super saturated color look, for example—you simply save the settings as a preset and apply it to your other photographs at any time. Many presets are included with Lightroom, and thousands more are available from the thriving worldwide community of Lightroom photographers and experts.

Easy-to-share slide show videos with music
Show your images to clients, friends, or family with more style and flair using elegant slide shows with music. Slide shows are a breeze to create, and you can share them easily by exporting them as videos, even in high definition.

Tethered shooting
Instantly import and view images as you shoot them with tethered capture, available for select cameras. Use it to make an immediate, highly detailed check of your shot, the lighting, or the shooting setup. Or get instant feedback from clients or subjects.

Tight Photoshop integration
Select one or multiple photos and then automatically open them in Adobe Photoshop for detailed, pixel-level editing or to merge multiple photos into a panorama, a high dynamic range photo, or a multilayered file. After making your edits in Photoshop, see the results immediately back in Lightroom.



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502 of 509 people found the following review helpful
Format:CD-ROM|Verified Purchase
Those familiar with Photoshop might wonder why an additional product should be needed to manage digital images. I would offer this difference: Photoshop is a program for image manipulation; it's for folks who want to change their photographs or create new substance in an image. Lightroom is a program that, primarily, expedites photography workflow. [By using the term "workflow," I don't mean to imply that it's geared only to those who are in the profession of photography; amateurs and hobbyists alike (like I am), who also wish to prepare quickly and print images, can benefit from this highly-practical and time-efficient program.] You can "tweak" pics very nicely with Lightroom, but Photoshop's the paragon for substantial alteration.

Lightroom 3 simplifies enormously the process of preparing photo captures for use, whether as web or print applications. It facilitates quick organization & preview, raw enhancement, printing, and web uploading of photos.

The "library" module permits quick organization of picture groups. The amazing, work-saving catalog system allows rapid naming, labeling & flagging, copying, metadata editing & review, and filtering of files, then presents a robust preview for easy access to the rest of the photographic workflow. A stellar feature of the file handling is the (relatively) low memory burden placed on computer RAM -- most all of these activities originate from small files that make good use of the .dng formatting.
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344 of 350 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LR 3 Very good for for the right person August 24, 2010
By Hank
Format:CD-ROM|Verified Purchase
I'll start off by saying I thought $300 for a photo program was more than I wanted to spend. I had tried the 30 day trial when LR2 came out, but couldn't get in enough keyboard time during the 30 day trial period. I decided to try the Beta when LR3 B1 came out and actually got about 70 days under my belt before B2 expired.
I had bought and used Elements 3 and 7, and while pretty good enhancers, there organizational abilities were weak. By weak, I mean, once they were catalogued and or key worded, they were fine, but the key wording was tedious.

Enter LR3. It doesn't have the capability of Elements (or photoshop either, I assume) but it does have enough capability to handle 90+% of what I do. What I usually do is correct color and exposure, saturate or desatureate some colors to enhance the image or de-emphasize the back ground, sharpen things up a bit and or decrease noise, mostly luminous, and apply the lens correction feature. I have also used the curves feature and the section I think they call shade, saturation and Lumination to make local adjustment to brightness and color. All in all, I can make almost all reasonably exposed photos, (+-2.5 stops) look pretty good. The program doesnot have the capability to distort shape, color or texture for artistic purposes, which I do not do at this time. The program does have a perspective correction section which I have had reasonable success with on the small number of uses I have had with it.

I have dabbled in the other features, such as healingand red eye reduction (easy and effecetive), paint brushing, tinting etc. My experience here is limited, but the features seem to be effective.

Its real standout is organization.
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91 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome for processing high volumes... July 7, 2010
By Adam
Format:CD-ROM
Lightroom 3 was an awesome addition to my studio. Prior to using lightroom I was using Bridge and PhotoShop to process all my photos. If you go out and shoot a few photos a week I would not recommend dropping the cash to get lightroom. If you shoot or want to shoot 1000+ images a day and don't want to spend most of your time in front of a computer doing post work, buy lightroom 3.

Performance: Lightroom 3 works amazingly well on computer running a 64bit OS like win7. After watching a few tutorial videos on the program I was able to add lightroom to my work-flow and get files edited and to my clients about twice as fast as just using BR/PS.

Great for:
1.Noise reduction (simple and awesome)
2.Making small to medium adjustments to photos quickly
3.Managing photo meta data
4.cataloging and sorting
5.getting images to the web
6.printing packages
7.slide shows
8....
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287 of 313 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Software with a lot of depth, many excellent features... September 8, 2010
Format:CD-ROM
Lightroom3 is a fantastic piece of software that is an excellent tool for the professional or serious amateur. There are many reviews here and elsewhere on the web that describe its functionality in great detail, so there is no need for me to bother with that here.. I use the software and recommend it highly. I would suggest that you take the time to tour the Adobe Learning site that has many excellent video tutorials that will give you an in depth look at the software in actual use in real life situations. A picture (or video in this case) is definitely worth a thousand words.
See on the web: [...]

However, I want to bring to your attention one serious potential technical problem with software designs like Lightroom. My own professional background has included a stint in software design and programming so the following is information that I want to share with you, but it is information that you will most likely not hear about in the photographic press or other locations that are likely to be talking about Lightroom. Here is the issue: * Central to its core and necessary for operation of Lightroom is a proprietary database system that holds all user entered data for recipe or change files to your RAW development, as well as dozens of other variables and user entered and program generated data and variables. Lightroom *does not* embed the change information into the image files. This is a very dangerous design leap in the making of Lightroom. Why do I say that? What can go wrong here?
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