In the last week two new photo software programs have become available. Lightroom 4 beta is being tested until the end of March and Snapseed for Mac (desktop) is building on its popular iPad/iPhone app. I hope to put the new Lightroom through its paces over the next few months but I did manage to experiment with Snapseed this weekend. We went for a brisk (as in the weather was brisk) walk along the south side of False Creek and I snapped a few photos. I imported these into the new desktop version of Snapseed hit a few presets, adjusted some sliders and got an almost infinite amount of different looks. It’s great software for producing “art” photography or just plain “foolin’ around” and it’s very easy to use. It’s too early for me to comment on Lightroom 4 beta, although it seems to run more slowly than the current LR 3 version.