Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Adobe Lightroom 4 is out, with a new price tag

Today Adobe just officially released Lightroom 4 and some changes have been made since the public beta version.

The full version costs $149.00,

Upgrade $79,

Student and Teacher Edition $79.

Downloads available at adobe.com.

Changes since the public beta:
  • Reverse geocoding now available in the Map Module
  • Revamped and improved auto tone in Develop based on new controls
  • Increased range of local white balance controls (temperature and tint)
  • Updated Develop presets plus added new presets for video
  • Maximum Blurb book size is now 240 pages
  • Over 800 bugs found and fixed! (Thank you Lightroom 4 beta customers!)
Important Release Notes
  • We found a late bug in the Lightroom 4 book module that would cause text errors if Courier New or Times is the selected font.  Please preview your books as a PDF before submitting to blurb when using those fonts
  • Norton Antivirus 2012 incorrectly flags video related program files in Lightroom 4 as possible threats. Please instruct Norton Antivirus 2012 to exclude Lightroom 4 files from its scan.
  • McAfee Virus Scan prevents emails from being sent from Lightroom 4. Please instruct McAfee Virus Scan to exclude Lightroom 4 files from its scan.
  • AVCHD support is limited to MTS and M2TS video files. Dedicated video editors (such as Premiere Pro) may need the AVCHD file structure to process the files.
  • Lightroom can sometimes crash when printing to PDF in Windows 7. Lowering the resolution of the PDF in the print driver can help mitigate this.
New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.0
  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100V
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X-S1
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
New Lens Profiles Supported in Lightroom 4.0

Lens MountLens Name
CanonTokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX 12-24mm f/4 (IF)
CanonTokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX II 12-24mm f/4 (IF)
CanonTokina AT-X 165 PRO DX 16-50mm f/2.8 (IF) ASPHERICAL
CanonTokina AT-X 535 PRO DX  50-135mm f/2.8 (IF)
CanonTokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35mm f/2.8 Macro
CanonTokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D 100mm f/2.8 Macro
CanonTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16mm f/2.8
NikonTokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX 12-24mm f/4 (IF)
NikonTokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX II 12-24mm f/4 (IF)
NikonTokina AT-X 165 PRO DX 16-50mm f/2.8 (IF) ASPHERICAL
NikonTokina AT-X 535 PRO DX  50-135mm f/2.8 (IF)
NikonTokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35mm f/2.8 Macro
NikonTokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D 100mm f/2.8 Macro
NikonTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16mm f/2.8
NikonNikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
NikonSigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM
LeicaLEICA APO-TELYT-M 135 mm f/3.4 ASPH.
LeicaLEICA ELMAR-M 24 mm f/3.8 ASPH.
LeicaLEICA ELMARIT-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH.
LeicaLEICA ELMARIT-M 90 mm f/2.8
LeicaLEICA MACRO-ELMAR-M 90 mm f/4
LeicaLEICA NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH.
LeicaLEICA SUMMARIT-M 35 mm f/2.5
LeicaLEICA SUMMARIT-M 50 mm f/2.5
LeicaLEICA SUMMARIT-M 75 mm f/2.5
LeicaLEICA SUMMARIT-M 90 mm f/2.5
LeicaLEICA SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2
LeicaLEICA SUMMILUX-M 21 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
LeicaLEICA SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
LeicaLEICA SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
LeicaLEICA SUMMILUX-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
LeicaLEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH.
LeicaLEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH.
PentaxSigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
PentaxSigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC HSM
SonyTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16mm f/2.8
SonyTamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC B011
SonySigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
SonySigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC HSM
SigmaSigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM

Press release:
Innovative Shadow and Highlight Recovery and Enhanced Digital Photography Workflows Mark A Milestone Release
SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 6, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software for Mac OS and Windows. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase their images.
First released as a public beta in January 2012, the final version of Lightroom 4 is now available for US$149 for the full version and US$79 for the upgrade, providing an incredible value for photographers. Lightroom 4 introduces refined technology for superior shadow and highlight processing, ability to create photo books, additional local adjustment controls, and enhanced video support.
“Feedback from our customers is invaluable in developing Lightroom and the real trick to a great release is to combine these insights with Adobe’s unrivalled image processing innovation,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Lightroom 4 is a stunning new release that will enhance photography workflows and help photographs stand out from the crowd.”
New Features in Lightroom 4
Lightroom 4 is a major release, adding significant new capabilities and innovations. New adjustment controls maximize 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 beautiful 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 or published directly to Facebook or Flickr*.
In the Develop module, presets fully utilize new processing technology and the addition of soft proofing helps photographers tune images in a destination color 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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