For all the Lightroom users out there, Lightroom 4 Beta is now available for testing and (as far as I know) is open to the public. I downloaded my Beta last night and am eager to test it out after work today. Pro Photographer Adam Lerner made a nice little Youtube video talking about the upgrade here. Here are some of the new features as stated on Adobe’s website:
- Highlight and shadow recovery brings out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights.
- Photo book creation with easy-to-use elegant templates.
- Location-based organization lets you find and group images by location, assign locations to images, and display data from GPS-enabled cameras.
- White balance brush to refine and adjust white balance in specific areas of your images.
- Additional local editing controls let you adjust noise reduction and remove moiré in targeted areas of your images.
- Extended video support for organizing, viewing, and making adjustments and edits to video clips.
- Easy video publishing lets you edit and share video clips on Facebook and Flickr®.
- Soft proofing to preview how an image will look when printed with color-managed printers.
- Email directly from Lightroom using the email account of your choice.
The Beta trial period is available until March, when it will expire and you can choose to buy the full version. You can get to Adobe’s download page here.
Below is another shot from last weekend’s hike up Mt. Vesuvius in Naples, Italy. Views like this were plentiful, and the variation of scenery was astounding. It was pretty amazing to find such an amazing forest atmosphere in such a hustle and bustle place like Naples.
I processed this with Lightroom 3 and Silver Efex Pro. You can get your free Silver Efex Pro trial here!
Thanks for the visit!