Archive for the ‘Lightroom 4’ Category

Lightroom 4 Video Tutorials

Friday, March 9th, 2012

As ever with a new release of Lightroom there are plenty of video tutorials around, some are here already and some are coming shortly.

Luminous Landscape, one of the sites that has consistently produced a full video series for each release of Lightroom, now has an updated set for Lightroom 4. This is in the usual format, where Michael Reichman and Jeff Schewe give the viewer a more homespun (but very in-depth guide to the new release). Currently available for $59.95 (the price will change when the series is complete). This combo release contains a New User series and an Advanced series.

Laura Shoe has produced 10.5 hours of content for her Lightroom 4: Fundamentals and Beyond tutorials. These are available for $49.95 or ($57.95 for the DVD).

George Jardine the original Adobe Lightroom evangelist produces very high quality videos as can be seen by his previous Lightroom 3 Library, Develop, Camera Raw and Photoshop Integration video sets. He will shortly be releasing some for Lightroom 4. Keep an eye on his site!

Lightroom Journal also have a great list of resources and some of these include video tutorials

I will update further as I hear of new video tutorials

How to organise your Lightroom Catalog 2012 edition

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Eric Scouten, former Lightroom engineer, now working on Adobe Revel, has posted an update to his previous articles on Catalog organisation. These are always useful articles, mainly because they make you analyse your own workflow, to either improve or validate it! And if we can improve it then we can work faster and smarter!

Lightroom 4 Released with new Pricing

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

After a very short time as a Public Beta, Lightroom 4 has been fully released to the public. Adobe have also lowered the price to $149 (£103.88, €130,36) and upgrades are $79 (£59.09, €74,15). Upgrades can be from any version.

Since the Public Beta was released, there have been some changes, not a huge list as in the past, but that is reflected in the short time between Public Beta and this release.

  • Reverse geocoding now available in the Map Module
  • Revamped and improved auto tone in Develop based on new controls
  • Increased range of local white balance controls (temperature and tint)
  • Updated Develop presets plus added new presets for video
  • Maximum Blurb book size is now 240 pages
  • Over 800 bugs found and fixed!

There are the usual crop of new Cameras and Lenses supported, unfortunately there will be a bit of a wait for the just released Canon 5D Mk III for Lightroom users, but ACR and DNG users do have support in the Release Candidates mentioned below:

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100V
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X-S1
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E

A further set of lenses from Tokina, Leica, Nikon, Sigma and Tamron are now supported (the full list is available on Tom Hogarty’s Lightroom Journal.)

Also released are Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 RC and DNG Converter 6.7 RC which help maintain compatibility with Photoshop CS 5. These are available on Adobe Labs and are not final, but they have been extensively tested. As mentioned they contain support for the Canon 5D Mk III. So the way to get Lightroom support is to convert your 5D Mk III files to DNG using the DNG Converter, then import them into Lightroom.

Links

Many of the testers and Adobe staff have further links about the release: