Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 introduces refined technology for superior shadow and highlight processing, the ability to create photo books, additional local adjustment controls, and has enhanced video support. It’s $149 for new customers, or $79 for those upgrading from a previous version.
“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 unrivaled image processing innovation,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products of Creative Media Solutions at Adobe. “Lightroom 4 is a stunning new release that will enhance photography workflows and help photographs stand out from the crowd.”
Adobe said on Tuesday that Photoshop Lightroom 4 features significant new capabilities and innovations, including new adjustment controls that maximize dynamic range from cameras for recovering shadow details and highlights. New auto adjustments dynamically set values for exposure and contrast, and additional local adjustments are now available, including “Noise Reduction,” “Moire” and “White Balance.”
The latest version of Lightroom also provides photographers with tools to create photo books with text controls and a number of templates. There’s also a direct link for photo book creation within the software’s new “Book” module.