Adobe has released Lightroom 4.3 today with various improvements and additional camera support. Lightroom is the top app for photographers to catalog, edit, process, and publish their photographs.
New in 4.3:
- HiDPI support within the Library and Develop Modules. HiDPI provides support for Retina-enabled Macs.
- Additional raw file support for 19 cameras including the Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D600 and Olympus PEN E-PL5
- Corrections and bug fixes for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom.
This update is free for Lightroom 4 users, and can be downloaded here.
Upgrades from previous versions of Lightroom start at $79, and the full version is $149.
Note: Amazon currently has Lightroom 4 for a low price of $113.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 [Download]
Adobe’s Creative Cloud is a subscription service which gives you access to nearly the entire collection of Creative Suite apps along with much more. Pay a monthly fee and you have all the latest apps along with any updates for as long as your subscription is valid.
Adobe has now announced that the popular Lightroom 4 application will also be part of the Creative Cloud.
“The addition of Lightroom to Creative Cloud delivers on our promise to bring the best in Adobe innovation to Creative Cloud members,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Over the next few months we’ll continue to add new products and services, keeping Creative Cloud members up to date with the latest advancements in Adobe software and services.”
More info about the Creative Cloud can be found here.
Adobe has released the 4.1 update to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. This release fixes several issues and introduces some new features such as HDR processing.
- The ability to process HDR TIFF files. (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files)
- Additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration.
- Save photobooks created in the Book Module to JPEG
- Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin
- Additional camera support for several new cameras including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Fujifilm X-Pro1, Nikon D800, and Olympus OM-D E-M5.
- Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom.
Download the Lightroom 4.1 update here.
We have been a talking a lot about this for a while, but today marks the official release of Adobe Creative Suite 6.
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software. The CS6 product line includes powerful new releases of Photoshop®, InDesign®, lllustrator®, Dreamweaver®, Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Flash® Professional and other products as well as four suite versions – Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium; Creative Suite 6 Design Standard; Creative Suite 6 Production Premium; and Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.
Adobe Creative Cloud™, a radical new way of providing tools and services* for creatives worldwide is expected to be available on Friday, May 11. A subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work and it is centered around a powerful release of Adobe Creative Suite® 6 software, packed with innovation across its industry-defining design, Web, video and digital imaging tools. CS6 point product subscriptions will also be available May 11.
More about CS6 here - http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite.html
Adobe has officially released Creative Suite 6 and the new Creative Cloud. CS6 includes the popular line of applications from Adobe such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, and many more.
There are way too many new features and improvements to list, but Adobe focused on these areas:
- Application Performance. The Mercury performance work we started a couple years ago has now made its way to our imaging, video and illustration tools.
- Enhanced User Interface. Our tools are increasingly enabling direct, on-canvas editing of your content.
- Efficient development for Multiple Devices. Our tools are taking a practical approach to creating responsive content, so your web sites or apps look great regardless of the device or orientation they’re viewed in.
- Adobe’s unique secret sauce. The stuff that make things previously impossible suddenly possible.
The new Creative Cloud is a new service that – for a monthly fee – allows you to have access to all the applications in Creative Suite 6 and a host of other features as well.
Creative Cloud features:
- Great Tools. Members can download and install all of our CS6 tools and can use them even when disconnected from the internet. Members also get access to Muse (our new HTML5 tool for designers) and Edge Preview (our new HTML5 tool for interaction designers). They also benefit from deep integration with our touch tools like Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas.
- Storage and Sharing. Members content can be automatically synchronized across of their PCs, mobile devices and the cloud. The files are accessible from anywhere, on any device and easily shared with colleagues or clients.
- Publishing Web Sites and Apps. Members are able to host up to five websites for free and will be able to create and deploy digital brochures and catalogues to the iPad and iPhone.
- Ongoing Innovation. We view the Creative Cloud as a journey and intend to update its services often. Members will be guaranteed to always have access to the most up-to-date products and services all included as part of their membership.
More detailed information will come today at their live launch event. The Creative Cloud starts at $50 a month, which has some advantages especially for users who can’t afford the entire suite of products at one time. However, there are obviously some drawbacks as well. We’ll take a closer look at the Creative Cloud soon.
You can get more information about Creative Suite 6 and the Creative Cloud at the Adobe website.
Adobe released Lightroom 4 just a few weeks ago. Although I haven’t had any issues with it some users have reported some performance issues, and Adobe has released an update release client on the Adobe Labs site.
This update includes:
New Camera Support
- Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.
- Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 have been restored.
- Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module.
- Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored.
- This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos.
- It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.
You can download the Lightroom 4.1 RC for either Mac or PC from here.
Adobe has released the public beta for PhotoShop CS6. This is free to download and use until the final retail release.
This is a significant update for Photoshop and includes several new features and enhancements.
- Content-Aware Patch
- Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI
- New and re-engineered design tools
More info can be found at - http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/photoshopcs6/
Download the CS6 beta from here.
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.
After an accidental release over the weekend, it’s no surprise that today the Adobe PhotoShop Touch app has officially been released.
- Work with core Photoshop tools designed for tablets.
- Use your tablet camera to fill area on a layer.
- Select part of image to extract by scribbling.
- Perform Google searches and share images on Facebook right in the app.
- Sync files to Adobe Creative Cloud and open in Photoshop.
PhotoShop Touch is only available for the iPad 2, and can be purchased for $9.99 on the App Store.
With all the news coming out of CES this week I didn’t see this until now. Given that Adobe has been putting significant discounts on Lightroom 3, I knew LR4 wasn’t too far off. Yesterday they finally unveiled news and the public beta for Adobe Lightroom 4.
Some of the new features in Lightroom 4:
- 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 free public beta is available for download now, and will expire in March. No set date was announced but Lightroom 4 should be available in the next couple of months.