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#1 Guest_WPalank_*

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 18:06

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that either Light Room 4 or LR4 Beta will be announced/released tomorrow Jan 10?
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 20:40

Perhaps the Beta but not the complete release.

Its getting close to an update time but I think the Beta is still a couple of months off.

I hope you are right... I'm looking forward to a few more PP goodies.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:34

Seems like you know something?
Post a link, please.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:18

Just a little Sherlock Holmes sort of stuff.

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, commonly known as NAPP, has been advertising for over a week that there is a "Big Surprise" that will be announced Jan 10. If you hover your mouse over the image it says "napp_3743_lr4beta-teaser_412x234.jpeg.

It seems someone forgot to check their LR naming conventions before posting.

Also, it is common knowledge that "The Photoshop Guys" have been testing the software for a while now.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:57

as anticipated:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 | photo management software beta - Adobe Labs

Photoshop Lightroom 4 training at PhotoshopCAFE. Lightroom 4 learning site.

Lightroom 4 Public Beta: What's New: Digital Photography Review
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:58

Cha-ching (Actually late Jan 9):

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 | photo management software beta - Adobe Labs
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:24

excellent- I am now extra glad I got a new M9-p rather than upgrading the M9. I have my code ready ;-)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:26

Don't count on it working for LR4
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:26

A quick read of the new features indicates that this is a great release with some superb features for image management.
The book production module, despite not being able to create a non-templated page (this will surely come later?), and direct link to Blurb is a useful and time saving feature.
Soft-proofing ability alone makes the upgrade well worthwhile IMO.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:34

Don't count on it working for LR4



I do and it will...

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:53

Luminous Landscape has a 20 minute review of the new features of LR4. It really looks exciting. Perhaps the biggest new addition is the ability to soft proof.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:00

I do and it will...


Have you had this confirmed by Leica?

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:57

I played around with the Beta this morning. Looks promising; the new “process” engine (2012) seems to render M9 files more reminiscend to CaptureOne than the 2010 engine did. Skin tones especially lost the (very slight) sickly tint I often ended up with in LR3. But then, this might be due to the test files I used, hence the “seems”. The overall look appears smoother than LR3/process 2010, anyway.

The new tonality panel is excellent and makes adjustments much easier for me. I would have to get used to the way the Clarity tool now works; it’s much more aggressive than what I remember. Pulling it all the way down produces a nigh cell-shaded look.

Purple fringing correction doesn’t seem to work at all for me which is an issue; one of my favourite lenses is the CV Nokton 50mm which fringes quite a lot depending on light situation. CaptureOne does the much better job here.

Noise reduction and input sharpening control remain excellent. Color noise reduction even improved, I think, compared to LR3. Output sharpening remains the same, i.e. three settings per medium type. They work very well I must say; I need lots of fine-tuning in Photoline when trying to come close to what is one simple export option in Lightroom.

LR4 is not as responsive as LR3, but I guess that’s due to debug code. The full installation gobbles up almost 1 Gig of space, mostly due to book and Flash gallery templates.

All impressions from the Mac version.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 13:49

Looks good, time for a play at the weekend.

Certainly enough in the Beta for an LR4 purchase. Blurb integration is interesting, I may finally get off my backside and put a book together.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 13:57

Have you had this confirmed by Leica?


no- I am just supremely confident:rolleyes:

It worked when it went from Lr2 to Lr3 as well..

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 14:19

Some of the new feature videos by NAPP:
Launch Center – Lightroom 4 | Learn Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Digital Photography | NAPP
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 16:14

Have you had this confirmed by Leica?


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 16:23

I too have downloaded the LR4 beta, it seems to be running without a hitch on my imac. At one time I was a devoted Capture 1 user but over the last few months I have become very comfortable with LR3. With all of these Raw softwares it takes time to become comfortable with what the myriad of sliders do and how they influence each other. I have reached that stage with LR3 and can quickly assess an image and adjust the silders in the basic tab of the develop modules intuitively.

Now with LR4 the sllders and what they do and how they interact have all changed, for the better claim Adobe. But now I have to learn them over again because they function differently. It wont be a problem but just take time.

They have added some new features, book printing with Blurb of via pdf, soft proofing which is good but I still prefer printing from PS where you have control over sizeing your files for printing.

There's good stuff but I feel that Adobe have made sure that most of us will still need PS.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 17:47

Just curious if anyone has tried the moire removal tool.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 17:56

There is a demo on the Lula site, in Michael Reichman's video, did not look to effective to me.

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