Check it out: Lightroom 4 Beta Released by Adobe

Lightroom 4 Beta Released:

Sorry for all the general announcements today.  I promise that I’ll have some more posts with photo content soon, especially some cool reviews (Fuji X100 review and a 50 Summicron review).  It’s just that I’ve been on the computer all day editing/checking out some photographic related content, and I’m just running into cool stuff over and over again.  Well, for those of you who use Lightroom, you can check out Lightroom 4 Beta.  I found it at the Adobe blog.  More information and new features are listed below:

Some New Features from Lightroom 4 Beta:

New Features in Lightroom 4 Beta

  • 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 4 Beta using the email account of your choice.

If you’re interested, you can download Lightroom 4 Beta at the Adobe site.  There are also instructions on how to download, and install it, although it will probably be pretty straight forward.  Even though my Leica M9 came with Lightroom, I’m really a heavy Photoshop user, especially the new Photoshop CS5.  I actually don’t know my way around Lightroom too much but I’m still going to download Lightroom 4 Beta myself to check it out.  It looks pretty cool, and best of all, it’s free :).  Lightroom 4 Beta is available to anyone, and you can use it until it expires on March 31, 2012.

 

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