Adobe Lightroom 4 Released

Included video editing, better shadow & highlight recovery

By Scott Gietler

 
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Adobe Lightroom 4.0 has just been announced, after a 2 month beta period, for $149. This is half the price of Lightroom 3! Users upgrading & students pay just $79. Lightroom is a great tool for photographers to edit, organize, and catalog their photos.

 

 

 

Here are some of the exciting new features in Lightroom 4.0:

  • Adjustment controls that maximize dynamic range from cameras, recover exceptional shadow details and highlights.

  • Ability to catalog video clips alongside images, and adds basic editing capabilities, such as the ability to play and trim clips, make adjustments and export frames / stills from videos

  • Improved auto adjustments to dynamically set values for exposure and contrast

  • Additional local adjustment controls including Noise Reduction, Moire and White Balance

  • Presets that take advantage of new processing technology for speedy results

  • Soft proofing that helps photographers tune images in a destination color space to ensure content looks its best.

  • Ability to email images directly from Lightroom using an email account of your choice

  • Photo book creation

 

I'm excited to try out the new adjustment controls, and to try out the video editing on my D7000 underwater videos! Lightroom is quickly becoming a must-have for both professional photographers and serious amateurs.

Download and Class info

Lightroom can be downloaded here. Our partner Bluewater Photo offers great Lightroom classes each month in Santa Monica, CA.

 


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