As many of you know I’m a great fan of Adobe’s Lightroom for processing and cataloguing my images. Now, just as my review of Lightroom 4 Beta hits the magazine shelves in Advanced Photographer March edition, Adobe have today announced the availability of the production version.
I was pretty impressed by the new features and, even better, Adobe have reduced the prices to £103.88 for the full version and £59.09 for an upgrade from any previous version. It stiill looks expensive compared with new competitors such as Corel’s AfterShot Pro at £79.99 but it’s a step in the right direction.
Some of the highlights are:
- Improved processing in the Develop module
- New book making module – linked to Blurb but you can use other services
- New Map module – Link your images to locations on a map
- Added video support – basic editing in LR
- Email straight from LR
If you’ve downloaded the Beta version it will still work up to 31st March.
So I’ve upgraded and will be having a root around to see if they have slipped any more last minute goodies (no sign of layers as yet )!
If you have a copy of Lightroom and are still baffled by what it does and how to get the best out of it I’m running workshops as part of the Epson Print Academy provided by Aspect2i. See my Workshops page for dates.