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LightZone Basic now available at a discount to Aperture and Lightroom users  
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 | by Mike Sturk
Light Crafts has announced that LightZone Basic, its zone system-based image editing and RAW conversion software for Mac and Windows, is now available for US$99.95 to Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom owners. The discount runs until June 30, 2007. LightZone Basic is normally US$149.95.
 
To qualify for the discounted price, proof of purchase for Aperture or Lightroom must be submitted to Light Crafts. The price for the full version of LightZone, which includes photo management capabilities and batch processing in addition to editing and RAW conversion, is not discounted and remains at US$249.95.
 
The company recently released LightZone 2.3 in both full and Basic flavours. Changes include a new save preference that enables files to be saved directly to the Aperture, iPhoto or Lightroom environment, a red-eye reduction tool and a revamped black and white tool.
 
More information is in the press release below.
 

Press Release


LIGHT CRAFTS DELIVERS BEST-OF-BREED PHOTO EDITING TO ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP® LIGHTROOMTM, APPLE® APERTURETM AND APPLE IPHOTOTM USERS

Award-winning LightZone adds visual photo editing to photo management suites
 
PALO ALTO, CA—March 19, 2007—Light Crafts, creators of LightZone photo- editing software, today announced the integration of LightZone with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto. Beginning today, Light Crafts will offer LightZone Basic, its best-of-breed photo-editing package, for the
discounted rate of $99.95 (regular price: $149.95) to Lightroom, Aperture and iPhoto users, enabling them to take advantage of patented visual editing technology seamlessly within these proprietary photo databases.

As the premier photo editing software for both amateur and professional photographers, LightZone empowers users to edit photographs the way they shoot them--visually. Unlike traditional photo-editing software, LightZone enables users to retouch and enhance photos in a simple and natural way, without the need to learn a new editing language or mathematical representations that have no meaning to most photographers,

“Light Crafts is fundamentally changing digital photo editing to reduce complexity and return control to photographers,” said Georges van Hoegaerden, chief executive officer, Light Crafts. “We’re introducing the power of visual photo editing to all photographers, independent of their photo management software environment.”

Users simply select LightZone as the external photo editor from the preferences menu within Lightroom, Aperture or iPhoto to get started. From editing RAW photographs or JPEG, TIFF or DNG photos, LightZone's intelligent editing features help adjust exposures, boost overall color, correct color shifts and white balance errors, selectively sharpen or blur images or parts of images, remove dust spots and reduce the noise often found in high-ISO digital images.

LightZone is available in two versions, LightZone 2.0 and LightZone Basic. LightZone Basic is a best-of-breed photo editor. LightZone 2.0 is a complete photo editing and photo management suite, incorporating all the features of LightZone Basic, plus comprehensive workflow and photo management capabilities.

LightZone Basic and LightZone 2.0 are currently available for download at www.LightCrafts.com. LightZone Basic is offered at an introductory price of $99.95 to eligible Lightroom and Aperture users until June 30, 2007. LightZone 2.0 is offered at $249.95.
About Light Crafts, Inc.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Light Crafts is the expert in photo-editing software. LightZone, the essential photo-editing application, enables photographers of all experience levels to effectively and efficiently edit digital images--visually. LightZone’s patented digital signal processing technology powers a suite of intelligent tools that simplifies photo editing while increasing photographer control. For more
information about Light Crafts, please visit our website, www.lightcrafts.com.

Adobe, Photoshop and Lightroom are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc. Apple and iPhoto are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc.
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