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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Released

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Released - The final version of Lightroom 4 is now available for purchase.

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Adobe have announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 for Mac OS and Windows. First released as a public beta in January 2012, the final version of Lightroom 4 is now available for £86.57 ex VAT for the full version and £49.24 ex VAT for the upgrade.

What's New?

New adjustment controls in the software maximise dynamic range from cameras, recovering exceptional shadow details and highlights. The software features new and improved auto adjustments to dynamically set values for exposure and contrast, and additional local adjustment controls including Noise Reduction, Moire and White Balance.

Lightroom 4 provides photographers the tools to create photo books with text controls and a variety of easy-to-use templates, as well as a direct link for photo book creation from within the new Book module. A new intuitive Map module displays images already assigned a location, provides location tagging and reverse geo-tagging controls and saved locations for easy assignment of a photographer’s common locations.

Now, native video support gives photographers the capability to play, trim and extract frames from video clips shot on DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones. Video-specific presets and many standard Lightroom image adjustment controls can be applied to video clips, and adjusted videos can be exported as a H.264 file.

In the Develop module, presets fully utilise new processing technology and the addition of soft proofing helps photographers tune images in a destination colour space to ensure content looks its best. In addition, customers can now email images directly from Lightroom using an email account of their choice.

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JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 11:27AM
After the LR4 Demo and a few shoots where i needed to bulk process images and export them on mass I think I'm just convinced that LR4 is a worthwhile tool for me - But only in conjunction with Photoshop Elements as i still need to more heavily process some images at a more detailed level.
If LR 4 had been, as i originally expected, twice this cost i would have not bought it as it would be just too much. So i'm very happy with this release - Just waiting to order it through amazon.co.uk now as i have a voucher to use up.

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6 Mar 2012 4:47PM
A lot of the new features sound like ones that came out in Aperture v3, the Current version.
JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2012 12:21PM
So far this only seems to be available direct from Adobe - ideally I'd buy it from Amazon with a gift voucher I have.
Does anyone know if retailers other than Adobe or Amazon in the states will be stocking this?

Many thanks,
Stuart
thatmanbrian 2 342 3 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2012 1:33PM
I've read the Adobe technical blog and the detailed look at the new "hdr" and enhanced details controls. These have the potential for creating some stunning images from the right subject matter.

I installed LR 4 and told it to convert my LR 3 catalog (which I'd backed up!) It did this flawlessly. Opening an image which has adjustments made in LR 3 results in LR 3 adjustment tools appearing in the develop side panel. Clicking the update process box almost instantly converts the adjustments to the new LR 4 engine and the new LR 4 controls then appear.

LR 4 runs as fast as my LR 3 did as far as I can tell although a lot of forums have complaints of slow reaction to adjustment sliders. I suspect those persons LR 3 was slow too?
JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2012 10:06AM
Though, Amazon quickly sold out and its now on back order - "Not in stock; order now and we'll deliver when available"

Estimated delivery is just before the end of the month, which is also when the LR 4 beta trial runs out. Fingers crossed then...
thatmanbrian 2 342 3 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2012 3:39PM
Just buy in from Adobe like I did.

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