Lightroom 5 has been released….yay! I have been a devotee of Adobe Lightroom for years, since Version One. I was quickly won over. It’s such a fantastic photo organizer and so intuitive to use. Whilst it’s not got all the bells and whistles of Photoshop, for a photographer’s requirements it’s perhaps an even more powerful tool due to it’s specific feature set, and those tools have developed nicely over the years.
I am so relieved that Adobe has seen fit to leave Lightroom alone and out of the cloud. I, like many others, am not a fan of Adobe’s new Creative Cloud. I’m looking forward to seeing the improvements that have been introduced in this latest iteration. You can download a trial from Adobe’s website – if you’ve never used it before, you’ve been missing out. It’s the best couple of hundred bucks you could spend on any software currently on sale.