Category Archives: Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom 4.1 released

Well, I fired up LR 4 today to make a quick print of 2-5×7’s for someone and got the pop-up notice that 4.1 has been released. 

Here is a link to fixes and updates.  I won’t bother with typing them in all over as Adobe has a nice page themselves.

However here is a list of new things added:

  • The ability to process HDR TIFF files.  (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files)  This can be useful if you have merged multiple exposures into a single 32-bit image using Photoshop’s HDR Pro.  Using the new basic panel controls can be a very effective and straightforward method of achieving an overall balance across the tonal range.
  • Additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration.  Click here to learn more
  • Save photobooks created in the Book Module as JPEG files
  • Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin

One interesting note however is that 4.1 is over twice the size of what 4.0 was to install in the first place!  I know they added some new features – but that’s pretty unusual for a 4.1 patch to be that big.  So – looking over the list above – may be the larger file size is due to adding in support for working with HDR files.  I’m still working on some of my sunrise and sunset pics from the Caribbean – so it might be interesting to compare these new features to what I’ve normally done with Photomatix’s HDR Pro.

Lightroom 4 Before and After (backslash key)

I am still making it through the entire episode.  Matt has an awesome way of teaching Lightroom.  Backslash key – before and after!  Man – how am I supposed to remember all of the keyboard shortcuts?

Here is the link to his podcast.

Episode Summary 

Ever since I first started using the new sliders in the Basic panel in Lightroom 4, I was hooked. So I started out to record a video on how I use them but realized I use them in different ways for different photos. Then I realized, there were more things I wanted to do to this photo. Before I knew it, I had a full before and after video using Photoshop and all. You gotta love it when your video starts taking over right? 🙂 Anyway, my main goal here is to show you the Basic panel sliders in Lightroom 4 and just how powerful moving 4-5 sliders can be for your photo. In fact, you’ll see that most of the work is done before we ever leave Lightroom to Photoshop. I hope you enjoy!


Lightroom 4

I just got a copy of the new Lightroom 4 for Windows in and upgraded my catalog.  Right now my catalog is sitting around 100k images.  The catalog update went well and wasn’t a problem.  I’ve not had too much time to go through the Develop module yet to see all the new changes.  I’ve been watching some of the podcasts from PhotoshopUserTV and learning about the new features.  It has support now for video which is nice as well as overall enhancements in several areas.