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Adobe Unveils Lightroom Beta and Photoshop CS2 at PMA 2006

Lightroom Public Beta 2.0 Photography Community (February 27, 2006)

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced wide-spread support from the photography community and ecosystem partners for Adobe(R) Lightroom(TM) Public Beta 2.0 and Photoshop CS2 software. With two open and extensible architectures, both applications allow for new, customizable workflows and innovative plug-ins and devices.

Lightroom Public Beta 2.0 Momentum

Lightroom Public Beta 2.0, the all-new digital imaging solution for professional photographers, has become a popular download for photographers who want to be a part of the Adobe online forums and public development of the product. With more than 100,000 copies of Lightroom Beta 1.0 downloaded and more than 2,800 photographers actively participating in the online beta discussions, Adobe has already begun to respond to the top feature requests in the forums. Lightroom Beta 2.0 is now available as a Universal Binary for compatibility with PowerPC and Intel-based Apple hardware and includes new features to streamline digital photography workflows. Adobe plans to provide a Windows(R) beta later this year and has already received requests for it in the forums. Over 30,000 people have downloaded Lightroom Beta 2.0, just one week since its posting.

Photoshop CS2 Ecosystem Partner Support

Photoshop CS2 ecosystem partners have also been hard at work developing solutions to help further streamline photographers' workflow and complement the industry-standard digital imaging software application.

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), a leading technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally, has developed a new professional photo printer which includes an HP Photosmart plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2, which automatically synchronizes Photoshop CS2 and the printer driver for a single user interface and color management.

Lexar, a leading manufacturer and marketer of award-winning removable flash memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers and ATA controller technology solutions, has developed a smart image acquisition plug-in module for Adobe Bridge to be released in Spring 2006.

Logitech, a leading manufacturer of computer and video game accessories and peripherals, recently announced its collaboration with Adobe to provide Creative Suite 2 and Photoshop CS2 users with new levels of control. The new Logitech product line comprises the NuLOOQ navigator(TM), an innovative device used in conjunction with a mouse and a keyboard to manipulate images and documents, and the NuLOOQ tooldial(TM), customizable on-demand interface software that provides quick access to design tools.

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