I’m delighted to report that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1, a free update that adds numerous feature enhancements while squashing bugs, is available for download* from Adobe.com (Mac|Win). Besides adding the sharpening and clarity controls that debuted in Camera Raw 4.1, Lightroom 1.1 adds a ton of polish around catalog management, keywording, easier metadata synching, and more.
There’s too much to list here, so check out LightroomNews for a run-down of what’s new, or see the product ReadMe file (PDF). LightroomNews plans an eight-part series covering the update, starting with a terrifically detailed overview of new menu items here. Lots of other good info will be forthcoming on the Lightroom team blog and elsewhere. I’ll try to update this post & subsequent ones as resources become available. In the meantime, you’re welcome to suggest links via the comments.
*The English update is available now; French, German, and Japanese editions are expected shortly.