Adobe Photoshop Express and Lightroom 2

I’d be shirking my duties as an avid digital photographer and lover of Adobe products if I didn’t let you know about a couple of betas that Adobe currently has going on.

First off is Photoshop Express. Photoshop Express is an online photo editing application where you can upload photos and edit them directly in your web browser. You can share them with other people as well, and Adobe gives you 2GB of web space free. Having the capability to edit via a browser will be very nice when I’m away from my main machine and Photoshop proper. You have a lot of editing options: Red Eye Removal, Hue, Tint, White Balance, Crop, Sharpen, Touch-Up, Auto Correct and more. One thing that mystified me was lack of a simple Resize where you could choose your own dimensions. Hopefully that will get added later, or maybe I’m just missing it. Also, the site allows you to login to Facebook, Photobucket, and Picasa to post your pictures. Flickr support is supposedly in the works.

This is a great way for Adobe to keep it’s brand in front of people, and I think I’ll find it pretty useful as well. Go check out the beta now.

The other thing that Adobe just announced was version 2 of Lightroom. Lightroom is a cataloging and workflow application for your digital photographs. If you shoot in RAW (which I think you should) then Lightroom is one of the best choices for your digital workflow. I love it, and version 2 looks like it’s going to fix any of the little complaints I currently have. Adobe Lightroom has a beta of version 2 available now.

I’m excited to see how both of these products work out. Should be cool