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LightZone is the essential desktop photo-editing software for people who value their photographs. LightZone is purpose-built for photography and allows anyone, regardless of photographic skillset, to edit photographs quickly and easily. Check out some of the tutorial videos at the learning center!

LightZone uses patented image-processing to analyze every photograph allowing users to make "smart" visual edits, instantly and with ease. The new built-in instant styles, such as Black and White, High Dynamic Range, Local Contrast, and Toning, give you the instant more...

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Version 3.9: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later
  • PowerPC G4 or G5, or Intel processor
  • Java 1.5 Release 5


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Moogan Member IconComment+70
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Lightzone has been open sourced, see http://lightzoneproject.org . Support for Macs, Linux and Windows. They are looking for Mac developers to help.

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Version 3.9
privor Member IconReview+0
privor
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so lightzone has been discontinued -- i am desperately trying to find an app / program that is similiar to lightzone. i am looking for a program that allows me to create vignettes around objects in the photograph and manipulate just that section of the photo. can someone please refer me to a program.

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Version 3.9
Moxiesozo Member IconComment+152
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Company is out of business. Software completely unavailable. Word on the street is that the founder/developer was hired by Apple. Too bad he killed the web site.

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Version 3.9
Regular-Warren
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Thanks for pointing that out! I've disabled the listing.

Moogan
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Lightzone has been open sourced, see http://lightzoneproject.org . Support for Macs, Linux and Windows. They are looking for Mac developers to help.

Chris Reed Member IconReview+11
Chris Reed
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Server not found. App no longer works.
Buyer beware indeed.

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Version 3.9
Dewd864
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I've used this infrequently for a few years now, and just discovered that it is no longer working for me either. Luckily I often keep older versions of software around (just for this kind of instance), and was able to get v. 3.8.5 running. But that's in Leopard - don't know about Lion.

EndoLab Member IconComment+95
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« LightZone understands the technology of photography, so its users don't need to. »

Can you explain it please, I don't know any photographers who do not understand the technology of photography.

And : how can you make photo without a minimum of knowledges ?

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Version 3.9
Levelbest Member IconReview+22
Levelbest
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CAUTION - Buyer beware. Developers are non-responsive. First, this is a very nice little app. I have used it for a few years now. My registration went south from a computer issue and it said "to many licenses" and stopped working. I wrote cust svcs asked for help. Month later I wrote again. Reply: sorry but you don't have a current license. I replied with the current license that they supplied me with and which was still working on my laptop. No response. Wrote everyone in the company with an email address, CEO to tech. No responses at all from anyone, weeks went by. Stonewalled. I finally dug though my backed up files and found a way around the problem myself. Very bad, non-existent customer support, and worse, they knew there was a problem and chose to deal with it by ignoring the customer. Buyer beware.

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Version 3.9
Oas Member IconReview+0
Oas
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Super!

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Version 3.9
Eveningclouds Member IconComment+49
Eveningclouds
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Don't the developers read the reviews here? That all the comments about crashing go unanswered really makes me worry about the usefulness of the program AND the responsiveness of tech support. Has anyone had any experience getting these crash issues resolved?

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Version 3.9
Levelbest Member IconComment+22
Levelbest
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Five Stars all the way! This is a fantastic app. It's a steal at the one day price, even the 7 day price. I first bought Lightroom V1 and bought Lightzone as a $100 (reduced from $150) bargain if you bought them at the same time. I have been confused about how to manage my photos so I ended up also buying, Bibble Pro and Photo Mechanic.

All in all I would say, Lightzone has been a delight the whole way through. It's a bit weak on the cataloging side, IMHO, but it is always snappy and has some very cool image processing features. In short, Lightzone just works. Of course, I usually want to complicate things so I sometimes forget how simple Lightzone can be and that it really does make such a difference. It does.

If I did it all over again I would just stick with Lightroom and upgrade that to V3 now, and keep Lightzone as well. You can use Lightzone as an external editor with Lightroom, or at least it used to be that way so I assume it is still that way.

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Version 3.9
Roberts2424 Member IconComment+23
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I stand correct at $99 even though the listing here says $200. It would make it more difficult to go with Adobe Lightroom. Considering standards and adoption I would still have to crawl to Adobe's line but just with more pocketbook hurt.

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Downloads 56,738
Version Downloads 7,225
License Demo
Date 02 Apr 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $99.95