Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
is a photography software program
developed by Adobe Systems
for Mac OS X
and Microsoft Windows
, designed to assist Adobe Photoshop
users in managing large quantities of digital images and doing post production work. It is not a file browser
like Adobe Bridge
, but rather an image management application database which helps in viewing, editing, and managing digital photos, the same way photographers used to do in the non-digital world.
In 2002, veteran Photoshop developer Mark Hamburg
began a new project, code-named "Shadowland". Hamburg reached out to Andrei Herasimchuk, former interface designer for the Adobe Creative Suite, to get the project off the ground. The new project was a deliberate departure from many of Adobe's established conventions. 40% of Photoshop Lightroom is written using the Lua
scripting language. After a few years of research by Hamburg, Herasimchuk, Sandy Alves, the former interface designer on the Photoshop team, and Grace Kim, a product researcher at Adobe, the Shadowland project got momentum around 2004. Herasimchuk chose to leave Adobe Systems at that time to start a design company in the Valley, and then Hamburg chose Phil Clevenger
, a former associate of Kai Krause
's, to create a new look for the application.
Photoshop Lightroom's (LR) engineering talent is based largely in Minnesota, comprising the team that had... Read More