Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta – The Missing FAQ Book available now!

To coincide with the release of Lightroom 3 Beta, I am proud to announce the release of my new book – Adobe Lightroom 3 – The Missing FAQ – and the rough cut is available for immediate download.

The Lightroom 2 version of the book’s had such great reviews, I had to update it for version 3!

You can pre-order the final Lightroom 3 PDF or paperback, which are due for release at the same time as Lightroom 3 final, and anyone pre-ordering gets immediate access to the PDF rough cut free of charge.

What’s a rough cut?
A rough cut of a book is like a beta version – it’s not finished, but it’s in pretty good shape. I’ve still got lots more to add yet, but just like the beta of the program itself, I’d love to hear your feedback, whether you come across a question that I’ve missed, or something that’s not clear, or you just want to tell me how much you love the book, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

What’s in this new release so far?

  • Questions about the new Lightroom 3 features
  • Lots of general new Lightroom questions that have appeared on the forums in the last 15 months since Lightroom 2’s release.
  • Existing questions have been updated for the changes in Lightroom 3 beta.
  • A new page layout which is easier to read, with space in the sidebars for notes.

What’s yet to come?

  • No doubt lots more Lightroom 3 questions – I’ll be watching the forums carefully during the beta period to pick up the new questions, and depending on how many there are and the length of the beta period, there may be a rough cut update or two along the way.
  • The new Lightroom 3 features in the final release – the beta is far from feature-complete.
  • Lots of other general questions – I have a database of 6000 interesting forum threads and complete email conversations I’m still sorting through!
  • A full index in the back.
  • Anything else you suggest – I’m open to suggestions.

So what are you waiting for?

Pre-order Lightroom 3 PDF version – and get access to the rough cut now – £14.95 (approx. $25 US)*

Pre-order Lightroom 3 Paperback & PDF version – and get access to the rough cut now – £24.95 plus £3.50 shipping (approx. $48 US total)*

* The boring legal blurb – exchange rates are approximate and will be charged by your PayPal or your credit card company.  Payment will be taken at the time of placing the order. Pre-orders can’t be cancelled – but you won’t want to anyway.


  1. Atma Singh says:

    Hi Victoria,

    Do you know if they plan to include a ‘book-making’ feature, a la Aperture, in the final release? Personally, I really think they need to as it’s the only major trump-feature that Aperture has over LR, and I believe that many LR-users would genuinely appreciate having it at their disposal.

    [Sorry Atma, I can’t comment on anything that isn’t already public. – VB]


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