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Adobe Updates Lightroom

Adobe Systems yesterday released an update to the photo management solution Photoshop Lightroom. Version 1.1 includes support for multi-computer workflow, updated noise reduction and sharpening technology, and support for 13 new RAW file formats.

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June 28, 2007 – Adobe Systems this week released an update to its photo management software Photoshop Lightroom. Version 1.1 includes support for multi-computer workflow, updates to the noise reduction and sharpening tools, and support for 13 new RAW file formats. 

"This support means that photographers can use Lightroom with even the newest cameras on the market, knowing that the image files will be recognized today and in the future," stated a company press release.

The newly supported cameras include:

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Fuji FinePix S5 Pro

Nikon D40x

Olympus E-410 and Olympus SP-550 UZ

Ricoh Caplio GX 100

Sigma SD 14

Phase One H 20, Phase One H 25, Phase One P 20, Phase One P 21, Phase One P 25, Phase One P 30, and Phase One P 45.

Lightroom 1.1 includes multiple-computer support, allowing users to work from multiple stations. Other updates include improved noise reduction and sharpening functions. The PC version of Lightroom 1.1 is also now compatible with Windows Vista operating systems.

Adobe Lightroom 1.0 launched in January 2007 after a year of beta testing.

'Although the beta period has ended, we are happy to say that Photoshop Lightroom continues to incorporate user feedback with this latest update,' said Photoshop Lightroom product manager Tom Hogarty in a company press release. 'We are committed to continuing this partnership with our customer base by working together to make a program that best suits their digital imaging workflow needs.'

For existing Adobe Lightroom users, the upgrade is free and available for download here. Lightroom version 1.1 retails for $299.

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