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Adobe Updates Lightroom 2

Techstination feature for Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More control over your digital images. I'm Fred Fishkin with Boot Camp, a report on gadgets and gear. With falling prices for digital SLR cameras ...the ones that feature interchangeable lenses and let you see what the camera sees...more consumers have been taking up photography as a serious hobby. Count me in. That is growing the market for software that lets you make those pictures even better. While the full version of Adobe Photoshop is out of the price range of many, Adobe's Lightroom 2 is more affordable. Not cheap mind you, at about 300 dollars, but many enthusiasts are finding the tools worth the investment. Adobe senior product manager Tom Hogarty...

"It just helps photographers get their images off the camera, manage them on their laptop or their desktop, do some basic photo editing, just pure photography editing. And then help them share those, whether they're doing prints or sharing them online."

Adobe makes Photoshop Elements for those who don't need all of the controls Lightroom or Photoshop offer. For more simple editing and storage tasks, Google's Picasa or for Mac users, iPhoto...are good alternatives. You can find us at I'm Fred Fishkin.