Adobe Announce The Release of Lightroom 4.0

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0
Price: $149, upgrade $79 US
Company: Adobe

On March 6, 2012, Adobe announced the immediate availability of Lightroom 4.0 for sale. The photography workflow solution from Adobe is now available at the lower price of $149 for the full version; users of previous version of Lightroom can upgrade for the low price of $79.

Lightroom 4.0 offers some amazing new features to the user. Among the most visible, a Map module that shows the user’s pictures on a world map, and helps users geotag their pictures if they do not already have this information embedded. Also new, the Book module provides tools to the user to create photo books that can be printed to Blurb directly, or exported to PDF for custom printing and sharing.

Lightroom 4 also offers some brilliant capabilities that are less visible at first. For example, the Basic panel for adjustments has been improve to facilitate the workflow. A better video integration helps the user adjust basic parameters in the Develop module. Soft proofing adds the possibility to adjust an image for a specific output process; for a printer or to the web, for example. Lightroom also brings with it improved capability to the DNG file format.

Lightroom 4 is available for Macs with Intel processors running Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion), and Windows machines running Intel or AMD processors with Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Windows XP is no longer supported with this release.

Stay tuned to for a complete review of Lightroom 4.0 in the near future.

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About Steve Hammond

Steve is a computer geek, and he has been for many years. He has studied computer science for 15 years, with a college degree in computer science, a backchelor degree in computer with a minor in mathematics, and a Master degree in computer science. In high school he was initiated to computer on an Apple II, then his parents bought him a Commodore 64, then a Mac Plus. But in computer science, DOS and Windows PC were used mostly, so he switched to the dark side for a while. In 2000 he began doing some photography, then discovered iPhoto which make him come back to the Macintosh in 2002. Since, he became a Mac geek again and he sure won't turn back to the PC.

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