Adobe today announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 beta for Windows and Mac. Adobe Lightroom is the essential photography workflow application allowing photography enthusiasts and professionals to enhance, organise and share photos. The Lightroom 5 beta offers a free, public preview of new features and tools that will be offered in the final release, expected later this year.
Lightroom 5 beta offers photographers and enthusiasts many new features including:
Advanced Healing Brush allows users to heal imperfections and remove distracting elements.
Upright tool analyses an image to automatically level horizons and straighten objects like buildings to correct a keystone effect.
Radial Gradient tool creates off-centre or multiple vignette effects.
Smart Previews allow customers to edit images without needing the original raw file.
Video slideshow enables customers to combine still images, video clips and music in a creative HD slideshow.
Upgrades to the Book module enhancing the ability to create, customise and order elegant photo books using a variety of tailored templates.
To see some of the new tools in action, take a look at this article: Lightroom 5 Beta New Tools
Lightroom 5 beta marks the fifth consecutive version Adobe has offered the software for public preview and testing prior to the final release. Adobe encourages customers to provide comments through its community forums on both new and legacy features. Feedback offered may be integrated into updates added before the final version of the software is released.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 beta is available immediately as a free download on both Windows and Mac at the Adobe Labs website
. Customers can submit feedback on the community powered feedback site