Adobe Lightroom 5 beta – free to use until June 2013

Adobe has released the beta version of Adobe Lightroom 5, free to use until June 2013.

I’ve just opened the application and the first impressions aren’t so many yet, accept that it’s always so evident that these kind of softwares really tries to “get you” in their own file vaults. But; compared to Aperture you will still be relatively free with Adobe.

Some of the news:

  • Radial filter
  • Fix perspectives and converging verticals
  • Advanced healing brush
  • and supposedly better workflow

I’ll get back with more impressions in a new post.

Link to download Adobe Lightroom Beta

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Adobe releases beta for Photoshop CS6

Two hours ago Adobe released their beta for Photoshop CS6. The beta is free to download at, as long as you have an Adobe id.

This is a screenshot I took earlier this morning of the new workspace.

Screenshot from the new beta

Watch the Russell Brown’s 6 Favorite Features in Photoshop CS6 beta video

From Adobes homepage:

Photoshop CS6 Highlights

Content-Aware Patch — Patch images with greater control using the newest member of the Content-Aware family of technologies. Choose the sample area you want to use to create your patch, and then watch Content-Aware Patch magically blend pixels for a stunning result.

Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI — Experience unprecedented performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine, which gives you near-instant results when you edit with key tools such as Liquify, Puppet Warp, and Crop.* Plus, a refined, fresh, and elegant Photoshop interface features dark background options that make your images pop.

New and re-engineered design tools — Create superior designs fast. Get consistent formatting with type styles, create and apply custom strokes and dashed lines to shapes, quickly search layers, and much more.

The first impressions are really good.