The more I use Lightroom the more I'm convinced that it has the potential to nearly take over a Real Estate Photographer's work-flow. I know, I've been chastized by my Mac user friends for not including Aperture... if I had a Mac I'd try it out.
I'm anxiously awaiting delivery of my copy of Lightroom 1.0 which from all reports has several features that the beta versions didn't have. The most significant is cloning and healing for spots. It looks to me like Lightroom 1.0 is only missing one feature essential for Real Estate Photographers. That is image distortion required for making sure walls are perfectly vertical. However, if you are careful, and use a bubble level or carefully watch the verticals in relation to the edge of the image frame in the view finder you don't have to straighten walls after the fact. I've gotten so used to straightening walls in Photoshop that I don't even pay much attention to keeping them perfectly vertical when shooting. I like straighting walls when I have a vertical guide to help get it perfect.
The other image adjustment Lightroom won't deal with is barrel distortion correction. That is, if you use a wide-angle converter or have a wide-angle lens that has barrel distortion you need to correct it. All zoom lenses have barrel distortion but if you don't have straight lines near the edge of the frame you usually won't notice it. As I've mentioned in other posts PTlens is an effective way to deal with barrel distortion.
I just love the wonderful interface that Lightroom has for fine tuning white-balance, exposure, color etc. This interface combined with the quick and easy interface for selecting and cataloging images is superior to anything I've used. For those who shoot JPG you get all the same benefits as if you were shooting RAW.
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