Explore the exciting new tools in the free beta of Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom 5
The Lightroom 5 Beta has been available for some time now, but the official version is now ready for sale. It costs the same $149 ($79 if you're upgrading), but comes with a whole pile of new functions and fixes. Here's a look at what's new so you can best decide whether you should make the leap.
Among the best new features in the Develop module are three that make retouching easier and more efficient: The Upright Lens Correction tool can automatically level the horizon and minimize vertical distortion; you can use the Visualize Spots setting to find and then quickly fix dots caused by dust on the sensor; and, in a long-anticipated move, Adobe has given the clone/heal tool the ability to be painted on to fix irregular, non-circular areas. (Unfortunately this isn’t pressure-sensitive for now.)
Download the free public beta at labs.adobe.com to try these tools for yourself.