Now that Adobe Lightroom is out of Beta, I wanted to see how the final version has improved over the betas I'd tried. I enjoy Lightroom, but I find it to be a little slow and a lot flaky. Crashes were common, as were freezes and lengthy vacations where it was unresponsive.
Having played with the final version for about an hour now, I can say two things:
- I like some of the new features. Stacking, flagging, colors: these are useful, and some of these were things that made me want to use Bridge instead of Lightroom.
- It doesn't seem to be a lot more stable. In the past half-hour, it's gone down on me three times. While searching for information, I see that Adobe already has a very lengthy page of potential fixes. This is not a good sign when we're talking about a new product.