Two For, One Against… Sort Of

Did you hear that Lightroom 2.0 came out this week? No? Have you been living under a photographic rock?

I am a LR geek. Totally. I’ve been using it since about Beta 2 of v1.0 and have never looked back. In the interest of fairness I have given Aperture a spin once or twice, checked under the hood, and kicked the tires, but I always go back to Lightroom with stars in my eyes and a song in my heart. We were meant for each other.

So this week LR v2.0 came out and I’m sitting here thinking how much I “need” it. But do I? Do I need it enough to justify the cost when I’m on my tightest budget in years and taking about 2 photos per month? (Yeah, I’m exaggerating, but not that much!)

Yes?

Convince me.  John Nack tried and Scott Kelby came close, but I still haven’t actually hit the BUY NOW button yet. What’s even more interesting is that so far even I haven’t been able to convince myself, and anyone who has known me for any length of time knows that that’s impressive!

If only they’d added the option to export slideshows to a QuickTime file… *sigh*

LISTENING TO: “Slave To Love” – Bryan Ferry

Lightroom Accolades

All I’m saying is that it’s winning major awards and it hasn’t even been released yet…

EUROPEAN PHOTO SOFTWARE
Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom features RAW conversion and high-speed handling of RAW files. The well-organized structure and the clear graphical interface makes working with large RAW files a breeze. The ease-of-use and the supreme quality of the output this software yields is unrivalled, and the expertise of Adobe in imaging is clearly visible in the end result.