I just found out that OnOne Software has just released a Free Public Beta version (a pre-release version) of a plug-in that I think is going to be a real game-changer for Lightroom (and Aperture) users.

It’s called “Perfect Layers” and this plug-in brings layers functionality to Lightroom (I got to work with OnOne on this plug-in, and although this public beta doesn’t have all the features the final shipping version will have, I can tell you—it’s going to expand what you can do in Lightroom to a whole new level!. We’re talking multiple layers, blend modes, layer masks, a brush—the works!)

You can download it now for free, and have a chance to try it out, and share your feedback with OnOne’s development team. They’ve got a sample movie and just a few examples of what you can do. I’m working on a video to show some collaging, portrait retouching, and other stuff we wouldn’t normally be able to do in Lightroom.

My hearty congratulations to OnOne for giving us the tools we need to work faster and more efficiently!!!! Yay!!!! :)  Here’s the link to download it in case you missed that one above.