Adobe is giving you the chance to test out Lightroom 5 beta and be a part of a collaborative dialogue before the update’s full release. The tethering software’s newest version includes robust healing options, the ability to create off-center vignettes, and a one-click auto perspective correction tool, as well as the capacity to edit photos when you’re not connected to the original image.
Here’s a brief overview on some of the other popular updates to Lightroom 5:
- Advanced Healing Brush: Enhancements to the Spot Removal tool allow you to heal or clone using brush strokes. A new “Visualize Spots” tool highlights sensor dust spots for easy removal.
- Radial Filter: Apply any of Lightroom’s local adjustment attributes to a circular mask. The area of the mask can be resized, feathered or even inverted to give you maximum control over the focus of your images.
- Upright: Automatically level horizons, straighten buildings, and correct other askew lines.
- Smart Preview: Lightroom allows you to edit offline images by storing a smaller version of the original image, called a smart preview. Edits made to the smart preview will automatically apply to the original once reconnected to Lightroom.
Click here for more information and to download Lightroom 5 beta.