January 10, 2012
Lightroom 4 Beta Released

Well, as many predicted a beta of Lightroom 4 has been released. For photographers this is a pretty good deal. I haven't had a chance to really dig in, but here are the high points:

  • New and improved basic adjustment panel, highlights are now whites, fill light is now shadows.
  • Adjustment brushes have access to everything, so you can brush in white balance adjustments, noise, etc.
  • Video editing and scrubbing support. Not full editing, but still more than nothing.
  • Book creation (a la Aperture)
  • Maps (a la Aperture), but no face support :(
  • Soft proofing
  • Overall better/faster/more awesomness

As with the other Lightroom betas, you can't upgrade your current libraries to the new format (a good thing), so you have to create a new library to play with things. This is a free download that expires March 31, 2012, so download and play around with it!

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Posted by Arcterex at January 10, 2012 11:56 AM