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PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Releases Lightroom 2.2
Support for seven new cameras, improved local adjustment tools and native camera profiles highlight the new release.
Adobe has released an update to its Photoshop Lightroom software, available immediately as a free upgrade for existing Lightroom 2 users. Lightroom 2.2 adds raw support for seven new camera models including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon PowerShot G10. The update also includes several refinements such as enhanced performance of the local adjustment tools.
In addition, Adobe's Camera Profiles are now available natively within Lightroom 2.2 and are provided automatically as part of this release. As the visual starting point for the raw processing workflow, camera profiles provide flexibility that allows photographers to quickly achieve their desired rendering.
Product Manager Tom Hogarty notes that beta camera profiles can be found and deleted from the following directories:
• Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles/
• XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
• Vista: C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Local\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is essential for today's digital photography workflow with quick options for importing, processing, managing and showcasing images. With its second Lightroom update this fall, Adobe continues to show its commitment to the photographic community, allowing photographers to take advantage of the latest cameras and technology.
Lightroom 2.2 supports the following additional camera models: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon PowerShot G10, Panasonic DMC-G1, Panasonic DMC-FX150, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Panasonic DMC-LX3 and Leica D-LUX 4.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.2 is available now as a free download for existing Lightroom 2 customers at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/. Lightroom 2 can be purchased through the Adobe Store at http://www.adobe.com/store. The estimated street price is USD$299 for new users with an upgrade price of USD$99 for qualifying Lightroom customers.
For more information on Photoshop Lightroom 2 or to purchase the software, visit http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/.
(First posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:49 EST)