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The Photoshop Lightroom Workbook by Jamie Spritzer, Seth Resnick

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Introduction

Why did Adobe developed Lightroom as a new product? Photoshop’s core engine really wasn’t designed for raw image processing or digital asset management. To answer the needs of photographers, Adobe introduced Bridge, which was first featured in Photoshop CS2. For the past several years however, Adobe or rather Mark Hamburg has been working on an entirely new idea for dealing with the needs of today’s photographer. This idea was finally given the go ahead, and what was once a secret known as Shadowland, turned into Lightroom. Lightroom was introduced as a public beta meaning quite simply that it was a work in progress being tweaked daily from the input provided by the public. The first release of Lightroom 1.0 was in February 2007. ...

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