Posts Tagged ‘LR4’

Comparing Histogram Areas Affected by LR4 vs. LR3 Sliders

January 30th, 2012 2 comments

With the release of Lightroom 4 Beta (LR4b), Adobe introduced a new process called Process Version 2012 (PV2012). There seems to be significant improvement in the quality of the final image as Adobe claims “to extract all of the dynamic range in a single capture”.

This new process comes with some major changes to our Develop workflow… the “Tone” sliders in Develop’s  “Basic” panel have changed from LR3’s (PV2010):
–    a new “Highlights” slider was added
–    some sliders have different names BUT SIMILAR functions !
–    one slider “Exposure” has same name BUT CHANGED function !
–    only one slider “Black” has same name AND SIMILAR functions!
We have a lot to observe, learn and adapt to with this new process – this will come with time and experience.

Histogram Observation
I observed an interesting relationship with the sliders in LR4’s (PV2012) vs, the sliders in LR3’s (PV2010) Read more…

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Integrating LR4b in Your Workflow

January 16th, 2012 3 comments

Upon downloading and installing Lightroom 4 beta, Adobe provides assurances that the installation will not affect any of your existing catalogs.  Then, they continue with a lot of disclaimers on its use:
  • Intended to be used for testing and feedback purposes.
  • Develop settings applied in Lightroom 4 beta are not guaranteed to transfer correctly to the final version
  • While data loss is not expected, this is an early ‘beta’ quality build and you should always work on duplicates of files that are securely backed up.

…So how do we proceed? Read more…

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Adobe Announces Lightroom 4 Beta

January 13th, 2012 6 comments

Biggest LR4b Surprise

On Tuesday Jan 10th, Adobe announced a new beta version of Lightroom.  It has been a few days and I am still trying to put my arms around this new version of Lightroom 4 Beta [LR4b].  LR4b is not just the explosion of new capabilities but the expansion of existing tools for nondestructive digital image processing.  I have been viewing videos, reading blogs, taking notes, pulling and poking sliders in LR4b all with the thought of trying to distill this new version’s features and their effect on real-world digital image processing.

To say the least, LR4b is a very exciting release… it not only expands the scope of our processing capability but will change how we process and work with our digital photos. In this post, I offer my initial Most Exciting New Features, Biggest Surprise, initial video and blog links to explore along with considerations when using LR4b.

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