Scott Kelby is the source for all things Photoshop! In a recent blog post Scott tells us that Adobe Lightroom Product Manager, Tom Hogarty, previewed some of the features in the upcoming ... say it with me now... FREE upgrade to Lightroom 1.1. Not much detail is given in Scott's post but it would appear that Adobe is listening to the photographers out there and reacting quickly. If this keeps up then Aperture may fade into oblivion.
If you are interested in Lightroom and the National Asscociation of Photoshop Professionals have I got a deal for you! Jump on over to the NAPP site and join. It's $99 for a one year membership. Members are able to get $100 off the purchase of Lightroom for the next few months. So, instead of paying $299 for Lightroom you'd pay $199 plus $99 for the membership. Not only are you $1 ahead but now you have access to all of the member benefits of NAPP. You'll get Photoshop User Magazine as well as Darkroom NAPP's new Lightroom only magazine. It's really worth it so take a look.