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SAN JOSE, Calif., – June 8, 2010 – Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software for Windows and Macintosh, the essential digital photography workflow solution that allows photographers to quickly organize, enhance and showcase their images from one application. First released as a public beta in October 2009, the final version of Lightroom 3 introduces a completely redesigned performance architecture that better handles growing image libraries and provides an unrivaled raw processing engine with noise reduction and sharpening tools to achieve the highest image quality. The 64-bit capable Lightroom 3 includes new features that optimize workflows and allow images to be shared in creative ways, including support for DSLR video files and tethered shooting on select cameras.

Visit the pdn Gear Guide for more on today’s press release.

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According to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips Jeffrey Friedl is at it again. If you aren’t familiar with Jeffrey Friedl’s export plugins for Lightroom then you really ought to check out his site. I use the export plugin for Google’s Picassa, Zenfolio, Flickr, and Facebook.

According to Kodak, the plug-in will make it easy for Lightroom users to upload their photos to KODAK Gallery where they can order prints and photo books.

Check out Jeffrey’s blog to download the plugin and/or read more.

I’ve spent most of the last 12 hours checking out the brand new Lightroom 2.0 and I’m stoked. There are about a gazillion new features to talk about in the new version, but I have selected my 10 very best favorites for us Wedding/Portrait shooters. [via Digital ProTalk]

Read the rest of the article and find out what David loves about Lightroom 2.0

Matt Kloskowsi has developed a new preset for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

I got some inspiration for this preset while looking through a magazine this past weekend. I saw a Ralph Lauren/Polo ad and I noticed their photos have a very distinct look to them. As always, I made it my mission to recreate the effect and I think I got pretty darn close. As you’ll see, it’s got a hint of green to it with a slightly desaturated look. I tried it out on some actual polo sport photos but I also tried it on some wedding photos and it had a very neat look to it. It’s worth mentioning that it seems to work best on brighter photos, so darker sunset photos or photos taken indoors probably won’t look as good. [via Lightroom Killer Tips]

Check out the preset here.

Christina Dickson over on DPS had another great tip for maneuvering your way around in Lightroom.

We’re photographers. Our craft is our work. Our work is our art. To be moving forward with our work, we must be constantly on the search for creativity. We must develop; broaden the perspectives we see and the images we produce and the art we define. [via DPS]

I use Lightroom almost exclusively. With the latest version, 2.0, I find there is so much that can be accomplished in Lightroom that I have little need to do any further editing of my work in Photoshop. In fact, there’s so much that can be accomplished in Lightroom that it becomes necessary to take a course or read a very good book on the subject. Helen Bradley over on DPS shares some tips for getting the best of your photos while adjusting the presence features in Lightroom.

Check out her article here.

I’ve just discovered two blog posts on the adjustment brush in Lightroom. The first is

Introduction to Spot Fixing with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

One of the exciting new features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is the adjustment brush which lets you to make spot fixes to your image in Lightroom. These fixes apply to only the area you select rather than the entire image. This means you can make local adjustments for contrast, saturation, exposure, brightness, clarity and sharpness without having to take the image to Photoshop to do this.

In this post I’ll show you how to get started using the adjustment brush in Lightroom. 2

Read more: Introduction to Spot Fixing with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

The other one is:

More on the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

In an earlier post I looked at the basics of using the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 2. In this post I’ll have a look at some advanced features of the adjustment brush which help you make multiple adjustments to the image at one time and to do so more easily.

Read more: More on the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom
Both articles are by Helen Bradley, guest blogger for DPS.