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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Now Available

by Philippe Dame on March 6th, 2012

It’s been a week of great new releases for Canon hardware and now some new Adobe software. The latest version of Lightroom is out. It’s full name is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. It’s available for US$149 or you can upgrade from any previous version for only US$79. .

You may recall that a beta version has been available for free since January 9th. Those beta versions will cease to work on March 31st but that also means you have one month left to decide. If you don’t have that, you can get the 384 MB trial version from Adobe.

New Features in Lightroom 4

  • Highlight and shadow recovery brings out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights.
  • Photo book creation with easy-to-use elegant templates.
  • Location-based organization lets you find and group images by location, assign locations to images, and display data from GPS-enabled cameras.
  • White balance brush to refine and adjust white balance in specific areas of your images.
  • Additional local editing controls let you adjust noise reduction and remove moiré in targeted areas of your images.
  • Extended video support for organizing, viewing, and making adjustments and edits to video clips.
  • Easy video publishing lets you edit and share video clips on Facebook and Flickr®.
  • Soft proofing to preview how an image will look when printed with color-managed printers.
  • Email directly from Lightroom using the email account of your choice.

Learn about more about Lightroom’s new and existing features.

What’s New in Lightroom 4

Watch more videos in this series by Adobe

Quick Tips & Tricks

Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski share some very helpful tips from their experiences using Adobe Lightroom 4.

Your Thoughts?

I will make the upgrade for sure as this is my #1 software tool. I’ll share more of my thoughts in time. I had hope to review the beta version but never found the time. If you get it, let me know what you think by posting a comment.

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