Is now available for download! Many things different about LR3 in the image quality area, i'm not sure if it's for the better, but this is what i saw mostly at ISO 6400, and these examples pretty much sum it up. I think the sharpening algorithm in LR3 is MUCH improved. Profiles seem to work the same. It's FASTER, for sure, and i think it uses less RAM too. But i'm not sure about the noise handling. I can see noise at Lo 1 and ISO200 on my D700 NEFs through LR3. There should be NO noise at all at those settings, ESPECIALLY Lo1. They're super clean in LR 2.5 and in the Jpegs, but still have a fine grain in LR3. I'm going to have to experiment with it more, but i'm still undecided. I LOVE the new sharpening, LOVE the speed, still need to check out the grayscale mixer, but I think I like the OVERALL image quality out of LR 2.5 simply because low ISO's are cleaner. Nikon D700, 50mm f/1.4G @ f/5.6, ISO 6400. Jpeg Out of Camera (with my funky D2x picture control [i like it]) NEF through LIGHTROOM 2.5 (import, than export at total defaults) NEF through LIGHTROOM 3 (import, than export at total defaults) Honestly, i'm not exactly sure what to think of it. I like how LR 2.5 doesn't have the white speckles, but it's chunkier. low ISO's i'll take a look at tomorrow if I decide to take my camera with me for the day. (saving up for a GF1, D700's too big to take it with me on a daily basis) Hope this helps!