Podcast 319 : Lightroom 4 Public Beta New Feature Overview (Video)

LR4 Overview Video Screenshot

Podcast 319 : Lightroom 4 Public Beta New Feature Overview (Video)

Last week, Adobe released the Public Beta version of Lightroom 4, the lastest version of the software that many of us use and love. I’ve not gone crazy with LR4 yet, but I’ve had a bit of a play with it, so figured I’d do a video this week to show you some of the major new features that I’ve excited about, such as Soft Proofing, Maps, Books and some Video handling enhancements. You can actually edit how the video looks using Develop presets too, but it seems a bit fiddly at the moment. I’m hoping that Adobe make it possible to just make Develop module changes directly to video rather than relying on creating presets for this.

If you want to download Lightroom 4 Beta yourself, you can grab that here:

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom4/

And here’s a link to Jeffrey Friedl’s “GPS-Support” Geoencoding Plugin for Lightroom too:

http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/gps

Here’s the video. Don’t forget to hit the full-screen button Full-Screen Button in the video window, or click on the Vimeo link and go full-screen from there.

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Lightroom 4 Public Beta New Feature Overview

Note that there is an iPod/iPhone version of this video in iTunes, but when watching on a computer, the video above is better.

2 Comments
  • Mark Kendall
    Posted at 19:49h, 10 February Reply

    Love the overview. Gives a real good taste for what’s in the new Lightroom. So thanks for the overview Martin. Intrigued to know what the application launcher is you used to launch Lightroom.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 09:33h, 11 February Reply

      Thanks for watching Mark.

      The program launcher comes with the Wacom Intuos4 Tablet, and is customizable depending on what program you have open. The menu you saw was my default (no program open) menu, that I use for quick access to some of my key programs.

      Hope that helps!

      Martin.

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