June 28, 2007
Author: Ian Lyons
Over on Computer-Darkroom.com, Lightroom guru and lightroom alpha tester Ian Lyons, has written detailed review titled: Summary of What’s New in Lightroom 1.1:
Lightroom 1.0 made its public debut in mid February 2007. At the time, I along with around 40 other photographers and fellow Lightroom alpha testers (Michael Reichmann, Jeff Schewe and Seth Resnick) were on a photo shoot to Antarctica, so we missed all the fun and games of the official launch day. Anyway, time marches and Lightroom 1.1 is now with us, maybe we’ll have another party.
So what’s with the reference to a photo shoot to Antarctica? The photo shoot was memorable for many reasons, not least of which was the opportunity it provided to put Lightroom through its paces away from the comfort of home and our very speedy desktop computers. It allowed us to see how the application performed in the hands of those less familiar with its operation. It also provided an opportunity for those who had influenced much of what had gone into Lightroom 1.0 to hear what others really thought. Much was learned (good points and bad) and I think it’s fair to say that many of the frustrations experienced by a much larger group of users since the public launch was also experienced by those on board the good ship Professor Multanovskiy. Did much of what we learned find it’s way back into Lightroom 1.1? Some of it did and some didn’t, but then again Rome wasn’t built in a day. Remember, Lightroom still hasn’t celebrated its first birthday, so expectations of major enhancements are unrealistic, or are they?