Review: Lightroom 4 Beta Offers Subtle, but Worthwhile Improvements. Adobe has released the first public beta of what will become Photoshop Lightroom 4, a subtle but important upgrade for Adobe’s Camera Raw image editor.
This release sees Adobe primarily focused on improving the Lightroom interface, particularly the core Develop Module which offers a revamped, more intuitive set of image controls. Lightroom 4 beta is a free download available from the Adobe Labs website, but do keep in mind that this is beta software intended for testing.
Be sure to use duplicates of images that have been backed up elsewhere when testing Lightroom 4. While many of Lightroom 4′s upgrades are subtle tweaks there are some bigger changes as well, including two new modules — a new Map Module for adding and storing geodata and a Book Module for designing and printing books. The new Map Module requires an internet connection and uses Google Maps to show satellite, hybrid and other Google Maps views. The Develop Module Other Improvements Conclusion. Recorded Webinar: What's New in the Lightroom 4 Beta.
What’s New in Lightroom 4.0 Beta? Adobe have just announced the release of Adobe Lightroom 4.0 Public Beta!
Here’s the official announcement: And the download link, of course! And finally the forums: Official Adobe Beta Forum and Lightroom Forums The Lightroom team have been busy – very busy – so it’s a looooooong list. If you don’t have time to read it all right now, the highlights are marked in red. System Specs The minimum system specs have been updated for Lightroom 4. Import Library module Develop module Process Version 2012 (PV2012)Basic Panel has completely new sliders for PV2012 – Exposure, Highlights, Shadows, Whites & BlacksThese changes need their own own blog post, so we’ll just cover a quick summary of sliders here.
Map module. Discussing FAQ - read before posting your question in Adobe Lightroom. Ambient troutmask says: Sharpening This is © Godfrey DiGiorgi and is posted here because it is the best explanation of Lightroom and sharpening I have come acrossSharpening (one of the biggest misnomers in digital image processing, IMO) should be looked upon as having three separate components, or phases, or contexts. - Digital capture sensors typically have an antialiasing filter in front of the sensor which help to eliminate moire artifacts as edges come into conjunction at the resolution of the photosite array.
Input sharpening is the operation of setting edge boundary contrasts to recover the perception of resolution to reduce this problem. - In the course of rendering an image, there are times when it is valuable to decrease the perceptual sharpness in some areas relative to other areas, and increase the perceptual sharpness in some areas relative to other areas, in order to guide the viewers' eyes to what and where you want their attention focused. This is called Creative sharpening.
Release Notes Lightroom 4 beta now available « Lightroom Journal. The Lightroom team is proud to introduce the fourth major version of the product designed for and by photographers.
It was 6 years ago today when we introduced the very first public beta of Lightroom at MacWorld on January 9, 2006. (Yes, it was Mac only, smaller in footprint than most raw files and didn’t have a crop tool!) Since 2006 we’ve been hard at work improving an application that’s intended to be as easy to use as it is powerful. This release builds on the fundamental performance architecture and image quality improvements in Lightroom 3 to provide a truly complete workflow solution. I kept hearing from customers that they love Lightroom but needed to leave the Lightroom to complete X, Y or Z.
Download the beta Talk about the beta Learn about the beta Primary Known Issues Lightroom 4 beta is not complete but please provide feedback on the available enhancements.Lightroom 4 beta will not upgrade Lightroom 1.x, Lightroom 2.x or Lightroom 3.x catalogs. Minimum system requirements. Download Photoshop Lightroom 4. Lightroom 4 video - creative looks for video and colorizing.