Adobe Lightroom 4 Now Available! 0

If you’ve been keeping tabs on Adobe Lightroom, you probably already knew that the release of the newest version was just around the corner. Retailers have been busy slashing prices and putting the previous version on sale to prepare for the coming of the newest edition of Lightroom.

B&H started the ball rolling by putting Adobe Lightroom 3 for sale at $69.95, while Amazon followed suit by cutting the price of the software down to $89.99.

The beta version of Adobe Lightroom 4 went live in early January, where interested users were invited to download the program for free as long as the beta program was running.

Adobe Lightroom 4

Adobe Lightroom 4 brings in a lot of added features and increased functionality. These include:

  • New adjustment controls to maximize dynamic range from cameras and recover exceptional shadow details and highlights
  • New and improved auto adjustments to dynamically set values for exposure and contrast
  • Additional local adjustment controls including Noise Reduction, Moire and White Balance.

Lightroom 4 supports the Nikon D4, D800, D800E and includes the following new lens profiles for Nikon mount lenses:

Lens Mount Lens Name
Nikon Tokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX 12-24mm f/4 (IF)
Nikon Tokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX II 12-24mm f/4 (IF)
Nikon Tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX 16-50mm f/2.8 (IF) ASPHERICAL
Nikon Tokina AT-X 535 PRO DX  50-135mm f/2.8 (IF)
Nikon Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35mm f/2.8 Macro
Nikon Tokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Nikon Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16mm f/2.8
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Nikon Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM

It also has new lens profiles for 21 Leica M lenses as follows:

Lens Mount Lens Name
Leica LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 75 mm f/2 ASPH.
Leica LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 90 mm f/2 ASPH.
Leica LEICA APO-TELYT-M 135 mm f/3.4 ASPH.
Leica LEICA ELMAR-M 24 mm f/3.8 ASPH.
Leica LEICA ELMARIT-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH.
Leica LEICA ELMARIT-M 90 mm f/2.8
Leica LEICA MACRO-ELMAR-M 90 mm f/4
Leica LEICA NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH.
Leica LEICA SUMMARIT-M 35 mm f/2.5
Leica LEICA SUMMARIT-M 50 mm f/2.5
Leica LEICA SUMMARIT-M 75 mm f/2.5
Leica LEICA SUMMARIT-M 90 mm f/2.5
Leica LEICA SUMMICRON-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH.
Leica LEICA SUMMICRON-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH.
Leica LEICA SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2
Leica LEICA SUMMILUX-M 21 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
Leica LEICA SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
Leica LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
Leica LEICA SUMMILUX-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
Leica LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH.
Leica LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH.

The full price of Lightroom 4 for new users is $149, while those who own a previous version of Lightroom can get an upgrade for $79.

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