Adobe has released the beta version of Lightroom which allows users to manage photography workflows. This software has been released with the intent that it will provide some stiff competition to Aperture, but I guess we will have to wait to see how that plays out. Since Adobe and Macromedia have teamed up I am sure they want to develop software for everything and try to become another name like Microsoft.
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