I’m particularly excited about this as Lightroom is such a fantastic tool for photographers, and the amount of the great new features packed in this release. Something else that surprised me is that they lowered the price significantly. The full version is only $149 (down from $299) and the upgrade for previous users is just $79.
The beta was released to the public not too long ago, and now the full version is available.
“Lightroom 4 is a major release, adding significant new capabilities and innovations. New adjustment controls maximize dynamic range from cameras, recovering exceptional shadow details and highlights. The software features new and improved auto adjustments to dynamically set values for exposure and contrast, and additional local adjustment controls including Noise Reduction, Moire and White Balance.”
More info including links to the free trial are available at the Lightroom website.