Lightroom 4.0 is released

Lightroom 4.0 is released

Mar 6, 2012

Adobe Lightroom 4.0 is released today and available for purchase / upgrade. Though it is not directly meant for stereo photography, it is still great for preparing stereoscopic images. With this release Adobe adding support for grading HD videos, making Blurb books and geotagging photos with the extensive toolset. Comparing to the 3.0 release, this is a real breakthrough. My favorite feature so far is support for videos. Lightroom supports pretty much all the video formats you can find in consumer and prosumer cameras. This makes color grading for videos much easier and gives better results. If you ever tried to color grade videos in Premiere, you know the pain.

List of features from the release notes:

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

Official Lightroom page on Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html

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