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Lightroom 4 Officially Released

Lightroom 4 Now Available!

March 5, 2012 9:00 PM By: Cari Gushiken

Lightroom 4 is now feature complete and final. Starting today

Lightroom 4 is available for just US$149 for the full version and US$79 for the upgrade.

If you’ve had a chance to check out Lightroom 4 Beta, you probably have played with the enhanced Develop module and all of its powerful new tools, like:

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

After editing and adjusting images, the next step is to find a way to showcase them.  A professionally bound book with high quality paper is a great way to highlight your photographic work. Lightroom 4 has built in tools to create them with text controls and a variety of easy-to-use templates, as well as a direct link for publishing your photo book with Blurb.

The intuitive Map module lets you pin photos to locations and easily import your geotagged photos. Seeing your photos on a Map can sometimes help you evoke memories of incredible vacations and favorite photo shoots.  At the very least, the new Map module will make organizing your photos more easy and fun.

Now, native video support allows you 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.

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