Monday, January 09, 2006

Consider this...Lightroom!


AdobeLabs has released a pretty cool image sorter/processor. I've been tooling around with Lightroom this morning, and i'm pretty impressed with it. Even some minimal batching abilities. Give it a whirl and post some feedback. The best part, of course, is that you can import and edit Photoshop documents - something that you can't do in iPhoto.

UPDATE: It's sweet.

UPDATE2: I forgot to include a link to the download

UPDATE3: Lightroom, by default, creates a library in your Pictures folder similar to iphoto, but you can change that to anywhere including external drives. Plus you can choose to either copy them to a new library or referece them from their existing location. It gets sweeter and sweeter as i use it. Performance seems pretty fluid as well even with these larger psd's and my tiny laptop.

UPDATE:4 Todd, check out the slideshow export options. It will export a flash gallery, html, etc... Taggart, check out the printing options.

4 comments:

Pablo said...

Dang. This looks pretty neat. I wonder how much the app will cost. I like the Library flexibility that you mentioned. I am scared of iPhoto's library. It kind of creeps me out to use iPhoto, even though I use it exclusively, because I feel like I am somehow locking myself into it...

killy said...

Gonna try this tonight when i get home: i'm going to try and import 2 gigs worth of photos all nested in iphotos labyrinthine folder structure. If it can handle that performance-wise, i'm sold.

todd said...

keep us posted! i have poked at it, but i need to update the desktop to 10.4+ before i can run it on anything but my laptop.

Adolph said...

Gus Mueller's Website had some interesting commentary and an interesting movie about how the palettes work.