Adobe's Lightroom to be switched on for Windows' users in June

Windows' users will be able to download the beta version of Adobe's Lightroom photographic suite in June.

The free beta trial, available at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom/ has to date only been available to Mac users since going live in January.

According to a source from the company, the Windows beta version will be available in mid June. It is believed only Windows XP will be supported.

Lightroom, like Apple's Aperture, is an environment for quickly managing and processing groups of photographs, using the workflow of a professional photographer as its starting point.

Lightroom combines features and technologies from a number of the applications within the Creative Suite. The majority comes from Photoshop's Camera Raw plug-in and the Adobe Bridge asset manager, though other parts have their heritage in the InDesign and GoLive layout packages.

The application is split into four "rooms": Library, Develop, Slideshow, and Print -- charting the workflow from organisation of images to processing to output as final prints or contact sheets (printed or online) for a client to choose from.

Jane Brady, Adobe's creative segment marketing manager said it was the first time the company had opened up a beta trial to the public. Previous trials have always been limited to private testers.

She said the product, which should ship later this year, will slot between Adobe's Photoshop Elements suite, which sells for around $200, and its flagship Photoshop product, which sells for $1800.

(Additional reporting from Digit Magazine staff.)

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Howard Dahdah

PC World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?