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.
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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