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Bring out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights. Now you have more power than ever before to make great images under challenging lighting conditions.
Highlight and shadow recovery tool--before
Highlight and shadow recovery tool--after
Create beautiful photo books from your images with a variety of easy-to-use templates included in Lightroom, and then upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.
Get the very best from your images with state-of-the-art image processing controls. Make precise overall adjustments, or correct specific targeted areas.
Set your creativity free in a non-destructive editing environment that encourages you to experiment. Your original images are never altered and it's easy to reverse your steps.
A flexible brush lets you adjust selected areas of your photo for just the look you want.
Gain powerful control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. Lightroom 4 allows you to precisely mix information from eight colour channels when you convert to grayscale.
Organise, view, and make adjustments and edits to video clips. Play and trim clips, extract still images from them, or adjust clips with the Quick Develop tool.
Achieve amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images with state-of-the-art noise reduction technology. You can apply noise reduction to the entire image or target specific areas.
Save time when processing many images. Apply the same Develop settings--exposure or contrast, for example--to all photos in a group at once using presets or syncing.
Select one or multiple photos and automatically open them in Adobe Photoshop software to perform detailed, pixel-level editing. See your results immediately in Lightroom 4.
Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process images faster with cross-platform 64-bit support for the latest Mac OS or Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Be more productive and efficient. The intuitive environment and controls of Lightroom 4 are easy to master and let you quickly and smoothly accomplish your photography tasks.
Instantly import and view images in detail as you shoot them with tethered capture, available for select cameras. Check the shot, the lighting and more, as you work.
Save time by instantly applying favorite looks to images. Just save Develop settings as a preset and apply it to your other photos at any time with one click.
Use a powerful set of image management features to organise your photos, flexibly rate and label them, and find them easily using metadata tags and information.
Easily post images to more social media and photo sharing sites. With selected sites, online comments about your images are visible within Lightroom 4.*
Distinguish image adjustments using the before-and-after comparison tool
Lightroom 4 extends your ability to make great images and share your vision. New tools provide greater detail in highlights and shadows and let you make targeted adjustments to white balance, noise reduction and more. Lightroom 4 allows you to organise images by location; craft elegant photo books; and easily share your images on social media and photo sharing sites including Facebook and Flickr. You can also view video clips, make simple edits and upload HD clips to the web.*
Lightroom provides all the tools you need for digital photography in one intuitive solution. Lightroom helps photographers work fast and efficiently, while maintaining the highest quality. Adobe Photoshop software is the industry standard in digital image editing, with advanced tools for detailed, pixel-level editing and working with multi-layered files.
|Get Everything You Need Beyond the Camera||Version 2 ||Version 3 ||Version 4 |
Location-based photo organisation
Extended video support
Importing libraries from other software
|Basic support for video files |
|Improved watermarking |
|Cross-platform 64-bit support |
|Multiple monitor support |
|Off-line photo management |
|Batch application of Develop settings |
|Adobe Photoshop integration |
|Develop presets |
|Tools to manage and refine many images at once |
|Comprehensive image management |
|Multiple viewing options |
|DNG file conversion |
|Single or group metadata stamping |
|File renaming |
|Advanced search and sort |
|Simple, customised keywording |
|IPTC/EXIF/XMP metadata support |
|Time-saving presets for import and export |
|Metadata stamp on import |
|Get the Best from Every Image||Version 2 ||Version 3 ||Version 4 |
Highlight and shadow recovery
White balance brush
Additional adjustment brush options
|Advanced noise reduction |
|Film grain simulation |
|Lens correction |
|Perspective correction and crop |
|Selective editing brush |
|Non-destructive environment |
|Superior image processing |
|Tracking of editing adjustments |
|Before-and-after comparison |
|Advanced black-and-white conversion |
|Simplified tone curve tools |
|Advanced hue, saturation and luminance editing |
|Intelligent sharpening |
|Dust busting |
|Red-eye removal |
|Share Effortlessly||Version 2 ||Version 3 ||Version 4 |
Photo book creation
Direct email support
|Enhanced online sharing integration |
|Improved customisable print packages |
|Portable, easy-to-share video slide shows |
|Flexible online publishing directly from Lightroom |
|HTML or Adobe Flash Player compatible web gallery output |
|One-click publishing to your website |