I am running the Lightroom 2.0 Public Beta and like what I see so far. I love the dual monitor support and the many many keyboard shortcuts (e.g. '<' and '>' to cycle through basic adjustments in develop, ';' to reset the adjustment, plus/minus to make the adjustments go up and down and command/control f11 to toggle the the second monitor on and off). Haven't tried the localized adjustment too much; initially it's a bit confusing to me because it doesn't have a preview, otherwise the fantastic what's new in Lightroom instructions by Ian Lyons are very helpful. Looking forward to the upcoming Lightroom 2.0 videos from Michael Reichmann . It's non production-quality but I don't see any reason for early adopter enthusiastic amateurs like myself not to try it out.
From Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Public Beta: <p>QUOTE</p> <blockquote> <p>As a result of user feedback the engineers have enhanced the Basic adjustment panel so that it's now possible to cycle through the controls using either the comma '< 'or period '>' keys. The keyboard '+/-' keys now increase/decrease the active control, and larger adjustments can be obtained by holding down the 'Shift' key when holding down the '+/-' keys. Tapping the semi-colon ';' key resets the active control to its default value.</p> <p>The Clarity control can now be adjusted for negative values, which has the effect of softening images. This particular feature is likely to be ore useful when applied as a local correction brush than globally.</p> </blockquote> <p>END QUOTE</p>