Lightroom 4 – The New Stuff

When: Thursday March 29 2012. Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Park Station. 5851 Park Boulevard Pinellas Park, FL 33781

You may have downloaded the Beta version and played with it for a while or you may have recently upgraded from a previous version but Lightroom 4 is here to stay. At this meeting we will discover some of the new and improved features.

If youre new to Lightroom and this is your first version you should come too.

Lightroom 4 Box shot

Some of the new features include:

Highlight and shadow recovery—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.

Photo book creation—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.

Location-based photo organization—Find and group images by location, easily assign locations to images, or plot a photo journey. Automatically display location data from GPS-enabled cameras and camera phones.

Extended video support—Organize, 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. 

White balance brush—Get more consistent color across your image in scenes with mixed lighting sources. A flexible brush lets you refine and adjust white balance in targeted areas of your shot.4 

Additional editing brushes—Expand your creative control by targeting particular areas of your images using new local editing brushes for noise reduction and moiré removal.

Video publishing—Easily share video clips in HD format on Facebook and Flickr.® Or save HD clips formatted for phones, tablets, TV, and more.*

Soft proofing—Save time and ink and help ensure your prints meet your expectations. Soft proofing lets you preview how an image will look when printed with color-managed printers.

Emailing from Lightroom—Email images directly from Lightroom using the email account of your choice.

In fact there are so many we may have to have two meetings!
The location for the meeting is the Park Station in Largo. Its the building that looks like an old railway station. It even has a rail car outside to help you locate it.

No RSVP is necessary but it would be great if you could leave a comment below if you are planning to attend or have any requests for specific features to cover.

Whats new on the site since the last meeting?

Creative Printing – Part 1 – One thing Lightroom does really well is print. Since the first version it has allowed photographers to print images fast. You can send multiple documents to the printer and still continue to work in other areas of Lightroom because of the way it simply queues the jobs and goes to work on them until its done.

Creative Printing – Part 2 – Continuing from part one, we can now use Lightroom to use the Photoshop file to create a very flexible Print template with Drop Shadows!.

Upgrading Your Catalogs – Some important information about those who need to upgrade their catalogs or are concerned about the new Process Version.


3 Responses to Lightroom 4 – The New Stuff
  1. Kathy Porupski

    Going to try to make it… :-)

  2. Rhys Lynn

    I plan on attending, looking forward to seeing what’s new in LR this release. From what little I’ve seen, it looks promising!

  3. Christopher DiViccaro

    I will be there, David. Looking forward to it. I really like LR4’s new processing, it just keeps improving with each new release. The new layout of the develop module’s top down processing is very nice too.