Quoted from Photoshop.com Blog by Cari Gushiken
The Lightroom team thanks you – all the photographers out there that downloaded Lightroom 4 Beta and provided us with comments and feedback. Lightroom 4 Beta was about validating the work that was done to leverage performance and image quality enhancements, like the ability to geotag photos and view them on a map, the new book module or entirely new features like enhanced video support. The community response was fantastic and we’ve made over 800 tweaks in response to your feedback.
Lightroom 4 is now feature complete and final. In this video, Julieanne Kost Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist shares some of the new enhancements in Lightroom 4:
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.
Download Lightroom 4 today for Mac and Windows and tell us what you love about it. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more updates and information and watch videos about the new features on our YouTube channel.
We hope you enjoy Lightroom 4!