Adobe has released a new update to its Photoshop Lightroom software, the second Lightroom update this fall. The new update includes several refinements such as enhanced performance of the local adjustment tools. In addition, Adobe’s Camera Profiles are now available natively within Lightroom 2.2 and are provided automatically as part of this release. As the visual starting point for the raw processing workflow, camera profiles provide flexibility that allows photographers to quickly achieve their desired rendering. Lightroom 2.2 supports these seven new camera models: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon PowerShot G10, Panasonic DMC-G1, Panasonic DMC-FX150, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Panasonic DMC-LX3 and Leica D-LUX 4.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.2 is available now.

It’s a free download for existing Lightroom 2 customers.

It’s USD$99 as an upgrade for Lightroom 1 users.

It’s USD$299 for new users.

Lightroom 2 can be purchased through the Adobe Store here.

Check here for more information on Photoshop Lightroom 2.

Check out NAPP’s Lightroom 2 Learning Center here.

Check out PhotoshopCafe’s Lightroom 2 Learning site here.

16 Bit Printing

November 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment |

16 bit printing is finally possible. It wasn’t before? That’s right.

Only Photoshop CS4 / Lightroom 2 actually deliver all 16 bits to the printer.

Only OSX 10.5 allows this; not Windows yet.

And only the latest updated drivers.

What improvements can you expect to see? Smoother gradations. Slightly more precise edge rendition.  As printer dot structures get finer and more precise, expect to see more improvements. Higher quality digital capture (higher bit, lower noise, greater resolution) will also improve output.

Find CS4 and Lightroom here.
Find Epson drivers here.

Learn more in my Fine Digital Print workshops.


PhotoshopCafe offers a Lightroom 2 online Learning Center. Read an illustrated overview of new Lightroom 2 features. Watch four new free videos online – Dual Monitors, Photoshop Integration, Smart Collections, Local Adjustment and interviews with Tom Hogarty (Lightroom Senior Product Manager) and Frederick Johnson (Lightroom Senior Marketing Manager). It’s excellent content. It’s free!

Visit PhotoshopCafe’s Lightroom 2 Learning Center here.

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Check out my DVDs here.

Check out my upcoming seminars here.

Learn Photoshop CS4 in my workshops.


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