Lightroom 3 first beta available (+ list of changes)

John Francis johnf at
Fri Oct 23 00:39:39 EDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 02:20:36PM -0400, John Francis wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:59:13AM -0700, Godfrey DiGiorgi wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:21 AM, John Francis <johnf at> wrote:
> > >
> > > Murphy must be on vacation.
> > >
> > > As soon as I upgrade Photoshop Elements (from 3 to 7!) Adobe come out
> > > with Version 8. ?And I was supposed to be upgrading Lightroom on my
> > > new machine (from V1 to V2). ?In fact I had it on my "to do" list for
> > > this week, but never got round to it.
> > >
> > > i guess I'll be going straight to V3
> > 
> > I do expect that it will be six months or more before the LR3 release
> > is finished. This is a Public Beta, not a Release Candidate.
> Indeed.  But I'm in a good position to participate in a Beta - I've got
> everything (in LR1) on the old system, and I want to do some significant
> rearrangement as part of the transition to a new version of LR.  I was
> part of the original Beta, too, and didn't have significant problems.

Forgot to add:  As the LR3 develop module looks to be significantly
enhanced over the earlier versions, it makes sense to switch over to
it now, as I'm planning on revisiting some of my earlier conversions
now I understand Lightroom a little better; converting to LR2 now, and
switching to LR3 in six months, just seems like a lot of extra effort.

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