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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 -Old Version

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Windows Vista / XP, Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)


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Product Features

  • Enhance specific areas of a photo, or precisely adjust overall color, exposure, and tonal range nondestructively
  • Present your work in dynamic slide shows, interactive web galleries, and a variety of flexible print templates;
  • Easily upload your photos to popular online photo-sharing sites
  • Configure your workspace to manage image workflow and presentation more efficiently thanks to support for multiple monitors
  • Every change you make to an image is automatically tracked, so you can return to any state with a single click
  • Automatically import, rename, and sort your entire shoot; find your photos quickly with powerful yet flexible sorting and selecting tools
  • Present your work in dynamic slide shows, interactive web galleries, and a variety of flexible print templates

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / XP, Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.7 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0018VH8S2
  • Item model number: 65007312
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 4, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,931 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software helps you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 software is essential for today's digital photography workflow. Now you can quickly import, process, manage, and showcase your images--from one shot to an entire shoot. Quickly batch process, convert, and apply metadata to your photos on import. Easily make selections with multiple viewing and comparison options. Adjust and enhance color, exposure, and tonal curves nondestructively on more than 190 camera raw file formats, as well as JPEG, TIFF, and PSD files. Every change you make to an image is automatically tracked, so you can return to any state with a single click. With Lightroom 2, you spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, designed for photographers, features an elegant, uncluttered interface that puts just the tools you need at your fingertips.

Enjoy more flexible, accurate enhancements by targeting a specific area for dodging and burning.

Sort and filter large volumes of photos using powerful metadata filters to quickly find just the photo you want.

Enjoy robust support for more than 190 camera raw file formats, and experiment with confidence. Adjustments you make to images in Lightroom won't alter the original data, whether you're working on a JPEG, TIFF, DNG, or camera raw file.

Enjoy tight integration with Adobe Photoshop software for streamlined use of Smart Objects, panorama stitching, high dynamic range (HDR) functionality, multiple layer workflow, and more.

Work with a tool focused on photographers' needs
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is designed expressly for both amateur and professional photographers. From its elegant, uncluttered interface to its carefully tailored tools and features, Lightroom helps you process photographs faster, giving you more time to shoot. With the new and enhanced features in Lightroom 2, you canfind the photos you want faster, make more accurate adjustments, and easily present your work in more ways than ever before.

Accelerate your workflow
Lightroom is a nimble tool that moves you efficiently through every step of your workflow, from image capture to client presentation. Use flexible tools and features to manage the processing of large volumes of photographs. Customize a wide range of importing, renaming, and metadata stamping functions to suit your needs. Keep track of the changes you've made to images, including alternate versions, easily and automatically with the History panel. And when you're ready to present your work to clients, easily assemble and output high-quality printed contact sheets, online web galleries, and slide shows, or upload your photos to popular online photo-sharing sites.

Use it your way
Lightroom is adaptable and compatible with the way you work, most of the hardware you use, and open standards, so you're less likely to be limited by proprietary systems and formats. Lightroom runs on both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. Work with more than 190 camera raw file formats, as well as JPEG, TIFF, and PSD files. Convert your images to the universal DNG format without loss of image quality. Store your photographs in the Lightroom Library--even if they're located on offline media. Using Lightroom for developing images, together with Adobe Photoshop for retouching, digital photographers now have the essential photography software toolkit. Take advantage of robust metadata support and advanced keywording capabilities help you tag and find the photographs you need quickly and easily. From developing images to presenting them, Lightroom together with Photoshop provides digital photographers with the essential photography software toolkit.

Who's It For?

Professional photographers
Photographers who shoot large volumes of images in every specialty, from fashion and fine art to portraiture and photojournalism.

Advanced amateur photographers
Photographers who don't earn a living from their images but have a deep passion for photography; take large numbers of photos, typically with a digital SLR camera; and value professional tools and results.

Educators
University and community college instructors who are shooters themselves and who teach the best tools and practices to the next generation of photographers.

The top reasons to buy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Enhance specific areas of a photo
Enjoy more flexible, accurate enhancements by targeting a specific area for dodging and burning.

Quickly find any photo
Sort and filter large volumes of photos using powerful metadata filters to quickly find just the photo you want.

Automatically import and process your way
Import and process large volumes of photos according to your customized settings. Rename files, organize them into folders, add metadata, and convert file formats for an entire shoot simultaneously.

Native 64-bit architecture
Utilize the advanced memory-handling capabilities on the latest Mac OS and Windows systems.

Work smoothly with Adobe Photoshop software (sold separately)
Enjoy tight integration with Adobe Photoshop software for streamlined use of Smart Objects, panorama stitching, high dynamic range (HDR) functionality, multiple layer workflow, and more. See your edits automatically updated in Lightroom.

Multiple monitor support
Add a second monitor and enjoy more room to work. Support for multiple monitors allows you to configure your workspace to manage image workflow and presentation more efficiently.

Be productive quickly
Ease your learning curve with task-oriented modules that speed you through typical workflow tasks by placing just the tools you need at your fingertips.

Edit nondestructively
Enjoy robust support for more than 190 camera raw file formats, and experiment with confidence. Adjustments you make to images in Lightroom won't alter the original data, whether you're working on a JPEG, TIFF, DNG, or camera raw file.

Easily show off your photos online
Create dynamic web galleries based on Adobe Flash technology without programming. In a few clicks, you can assemble and upload an interactive gallery to your website. Or easily upload your images to popular photo-sharing sites directly from Lightroom.



Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
176 of 179 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full Featured Workflow September 26, 2008
Format:CD-ROM
I am not a professional but I have alot of photos I need to keep organized. I used iPhoto, but between it and Photoshop, there were some steps that just slowed down the process. Basically Lightroom is a combination of an organizational application with basic photo editing capabilities. It integrates well with Photoshop for more advanced editing. For my family snapshots though I rarely have to edit outside of Lightroom.

Navigating:
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Basic key commands:
G - Grid view, thumbnails of your photos
E - Loupe, highlighted photo fullscreen
D - Single photo in Develop mode
C - Compare, see two photos side by side, nice when you are looking for the perfect shot.
Command+Option+5 - Web module, I use this frequently to upload behind my site, via Lightroom's ftp upload option.
Command [ or ] - rotates image CW and CCW

Organization:
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I am an organization obsessive, especially about my family photos. I have all of my photos on an external drive and LR is pointed to them. There are basically two types of "folders" in LR Folders and Collections.

-Folders
are just that, they refer to the physical folders/subfolders on your hard-drive and reflect the same structure in LR. If you have a folder named 2008>January>01 on your hard-drive, it will be so within LR. When you import into LR you can choose to 1. add photos without moving. 2. copy them to a new location. or 3. move them to a new location.

-Collections
are "virtual folders" within LR and these actually do not move the photo physically on your hard-drive.
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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource August 30, 2008
Format:CD-ROM
Lightroom 2 is a great resource for photographers, combining cataloging, development and print capabilities. The develop module is the knockout here. It's similar in many respects to Photoshop's Camera Raw, but in my opinion the Lightroom interface is superior. Though it's easy to open images in Photoshop, Lightroom's local adjustment brush often makes that additional step unnecessary, and the saving in file size is significant. I'm also a fan of Photoshop, but given its high price, those who don't have it already should consider whether Lightroom alone satisfies their needs.

The lack of a printed manual is regrettable, but a pdf version is available from Adobe at [...]
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112 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird, Wild and Wonderful October 15, 2008
Format:CD-ROM
This is the story of three bears. Papa Bear, AKA Photoshop, Mama Bear, AKA Lightroom, and Baby Bear, AKA Bridge. Papa Bear carries the weight and does the heavy lifting. Mama Bear organizes everything and gets lots of important work done behind the scenes. Baby Bear is smaller, but still important to the family. Together, the three bears are a powerful family, especially to the photographers who revere and adore them.

Okay, lets kick the bear metaphor to the curb and take a look at this marvelous thing we call Lightroom 2. Who needs it? You do, if you are an enthusiast amateur or professional photographer. You need it if you take hundreds of photos every week and you have thousands of photos in your archives. You need it if you shoot events--reunions, weddings, mitzvahs, company events--and you have to output hundreds of photos in a relatively short time. Lightroom is that part of your workflow.

The moment you pop the installation DVD into your computer, you'll want to start playing with your photos. Resist the temptation. Take a few minutes to personalize the interface by customizing the Identity Plate and Module picker. You can also set up the Panel End Marks and image background. (This is especially handy if you occasionally have clients looking over your shoulder.) Don't forget to set up the interface preferences to suit your style.

Lightroom is a collection of five specific modules: Library, Develop, Slideshow, Print and Web.

The process begins by importing photos into the Lightroom 2 Library. You'll recognize a process similar to bridge. You'll add keywords and import your photos. There are Grid and Loupe views. You can compare two photos or view multiple photos.
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120 of 133 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lightroom 2 vs Aperture 2 November 25, 2008
Format:CD-ROM|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I can only tackle a review of Lightroom 2 from the perspective of a Mac user, since I do all my photo editing on a Macbook Pro. I also must confess at the outset that I am primarily an Aperture user, so I'll keep my brief comments focused on comparing LR vs Aperture.

First, unboxing... upon opening the LR2 box, I was greeted with a couple of ads for some Photoshop magazine, and a standard DVD case with the disc inside. Nowhere did I see any documentation - no manual, no "quick start" guide, not so much as a scrap of paper indicating what Lightroom was, or what I was supposed to do with it once I stuck the disc in my Mac's drive. This is in stark contrast to the Aperture user experience, which includes a very nice, comprehensive getting started guide, as well as the full 400+ page Aperture manual on disc. Yes, that's right, Adobe doesn't even include the manual on the disc! It does include many versions of the Adobe reader, 40MB or so for each language, all there to read the whopping 40KB readme file.

Ok... so Adobe doesn't get the whole end-user experience... fine. On to the application itself. Metadata tagging seemed sufficient, if not a bit tedious. I've found that the tools provided in Aperture for metadata manipulation work really well, and provide a lot of flexibility for different situations. I often tag images to indicate what state they are in, and can assign them to hotkeys to make that process go by very quickly. I couldn't quite figure out how to do that in LR - perhaps it's possible, but it wasn't obvious, particularly without any documentation.

The develop tab is probably the most powerful feature of Lightroom, and in that respect, it absolutely outshines Aperture.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 1 month ago by LYLE F PAULSEN
4.0 out of 5 stars powerful
very powerful program. More than most people need, but sure nice to have the features.
Published 2 months ago by Stuart Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Good deal
I must start on this as it works on my old system and I am new to both this and #5.
Published 4 months ago by DodgeD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to organize many photos at once. Not too hard to learn.
I love using this program, for sorting and cataloging all my photos. Makes life easier. Offers many different options for enhancing photos too.
Published 12 months ago by Linda
4.0 out of 5 stars Get organized!
Lightroom fills an interesting role in Adobe's stable of products. It has some photo editing capability, but is far more robust managing the initial import of files and organizing... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Joseph Boone
5.0 out of 5 stars Even for the non-pro, this is a great, must have, tool
This is a producr that admittedly sat on the shelf for a while before I used it. It was not until a colleague of mine gave me a demo that I realized how ready yet powerful it... Read more
Published on February 25, 2012 by Michael I.
1.0 out of 5 stars Nonrefundable piece of cr*p
Will not load onto my MacBook Pro. Adobe no help in assisting. I wish I had saved my money.
Published on April 24, 2011 by Wiwat
5.0 out of 5 stars Adobe Lightroom
I love this program! It makes editing photos so much more simple and fast. Although it can be used along with Photoshop, it makes simple editing much more efficient and less time... Read more
Published on November 15, 2010 by Jen Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Choose Lightroom!
Being a longtime Mac user and Apple aficionado I was torn between Apple's Aperture and Adobe Lightroom. Read more
Published on October 26, 2010 by J. Chilton
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but a bit slow (and the latest release is even slower)
I received this software to review quite some time ago. To my frustration, just before I could install it, the computer I planned to use died, and the new one wasn't really... Read more
Published on July 11, 2010 by G. M. Arnold
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