Adobe Lightroom 4 Released
Included video editing, better shadow & highlight recovery
By Scott Gietler
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.
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