Adobe has released the first commercial version of its Photoshop Lightroom photographic software. Creatives who purchase the software before April 30 will pay £125 plus VAT, which rises to £175 plus VAT after that date.
The software costs initially $199 in the US, rising to $299 after April 30. Adobe has said that Lightroom will not be included in the current or next versions of the Creative Suite.
Photoshop Lightroom runs under Mac OS X 10.4 or Windows XP, though Adobe has not said whether Windows Vista is officially supported. The company says that the recommended system requirements for the software are a 1GHz Power PC or an Intel Pentium processor, 768MB RAM and a 1,024-x-768-resolution screen. The Mac version of Photoshop Lightroom is a Universal Binary application that runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs.