Just yesterday I was poking a bit around the net thinking “shouldn’t Lightroom 2 be baked by now?” All the indicators pointed towards September. Six hours later Adobe released it. “Missed it by that much!”
I had played with the beta just a bit several months ago and have been (im)patiently waiting ever since. It has arrived and I’m in my happy place (except that I really need to add another few gigabytes of RAM so I can have Lightroom and FCP comfortably resident).
2008 has been a very heavy shooting year for me and I’m thrilled to have such great tools available. I’m ready to master the new features in LR2. With the sharpening tools derived from PixelGenius, Photoshop will be collecting even more dust now in my workflow.
[By the way, that's a Green Heron waiting for dinner. Assabet Reservoir, Westborough -- my first exported image from LR2]