Cloud sync with mobile devices is rapidly becoming mandatory for Mac and PC software as consumers increasingly prefer to free themselves from the desktop. Adobe is receiving this message loud and clear, countering with a new app that delivers the core functionality of Lightroom 5 for iPad. This isn’t just a tablet version of Adobe’s popular photo software—it’s a robust companion app allowing Creative Cloud subscribers to sync image collections and edit them using gesture-based tools specifically designed for touchscreen devices (an iPhone version is planned for later this year).
We're still waiting for that Retina Display-enabled Adobe Photoshop update, but the company is inching a bit closer with the availability of a release candidate for Adobe Lightroom that adds this coveted feature.
Every photographer needs a good tool for organizing digital photos on their computer--it’s almost more crucial than a photo editor, since not ever photo necessarily needs edits, but they all need somewhere to live, where they can be found again. Apple’s options include iPhoto (free with new Macs or $14.99 in the Mac App Store) and Aperture ($79.99). If you’re an Adobe fan, you can use a folder-browsing program like Adobe Bridge (part of Creative Suite 5) or, if you have one of the most recent versions of Photoshop Elements ($79.99), you might be using the Elements Organizer.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have liftoff! The International Consumer Electronics Show is officially in full gear for 2012 in Las Vegas, with new product announcements coming fast and furious. If you’ve had enough CES news for opening day already, keep reading -- we’ve got a handful of other tech news that you might enjoy on this fine Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
Adobe has posted two new release candidates, Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2
Lightroom 3.2 adds the abilities to publish photos directly to Facebook. It also supports a few more cameras, including the Casio EXILIM EX-FH100; the Panasonic DMC-FZ100, DMC FZ40/FZ45, and DMC-LX5; the Samsung NX10 and TL500/EX1; and finally, Sony's A290, A390, NEX-3 and NEX-5.