Adobe Releases Lightroom 3 Beta Update


More than 350,000 photographers downloaded the Beta version of Lightroom 3, and Adobe's hoping still more pick up the update.

Lightroom 3 Beta 2 has improvements based directly on feedback from the first Beta in addition to new and improved features and what Adobe calls "greatly improved performance." 

New features include the addition of a tethered shooting mode for some Nikon and Canon cameras, enhancements for a better workflow and faster image loading, and a new luminance noise reduction function to complement the already existing color noise reduction feature.

The second build of the Lightroom 3 Beta is available now directly from Adobe.  It's compatible with Windows and Mac machines, and available in twelve different languages.  

The Beta will expire on June 30th, 2010, which is plenty of time to decide whether it merits a purchase, and offer some useful feedback to the developers.