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Adobe has released an update to its Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta software, available immediately through Adobe Labs (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom3/). It incorporates feedback from the first iteration of the beta while offering users several new features and improved performance throughout the application.
New features in this release include tethered shooting support for select Nikon and Canon cameras, the ability to import and manage video files from DSLR cameras for a streamlined workflow and additional behind-the-scenes architecture enhancements for faster importing and loading of images. The addition of luminance noise reduction to the color noise reduction options already available in the beta helps photographers achieve overall exceptional image quality from high ISO images, according to the folks at Adobe.
The import experience and watermarking functionality have also been modified to reflect feedback received from the Lightroom community during the first beta period. Lightroom is a digital photography workflow solution for serious amateur and professional photographers.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta 2 is available as a free download to anyone on a Mac or Windows platform and is available in 12 languages. Just remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.