With a comprehensive range of exceptional image processing tools, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software lets you creatively edit your images to produce amazing photographs that inspire. A wholly non-destructive workflow environment allows you complete freedom to follow your creative expression: from easy one-click adjustments using presets; to advanced corrections and selective editing tools. With many time-saving features, Lightroom 4 allows you to manage your workflow efficiently, from import to export, sharing and printing, and organising and managing your image library. With new features such as powerful highlight and shadow recovery tools, seamless photo book creation, location-based organisation, and extended video support, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 image-editing software is the cutting-edge post-processing solution for the creative photographer.
Superior image processing - Get the absolute best from your images with state-of-the-art image processing controls. Make precise overall adjustments or correct targeted areas.
Non-destructive Environment - Set your creativity free in a non-destructive editing environment that encourages experimentation. Your original images are never altered, and it's easy to reverse your steps.
Selective editing brushes - Extend your creative control with a flexible brush that lets you adjust selected areas of your photo for just the look you want.
Extended video support - Organise, view, and make adjustments to video clips. Play and trim clips, extract still images from them, or adjust clips with the Quick Develop tool.
Advanced black-and-white conversion - Gain powerful control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. Precisely mix information from eight colour channels when you convert to grayscale.
Advanced colour editing - Enhance colour saturation and remove colour casts with control over eight colour channels each for hue, saturation, and luminance.
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 create great images in challenging light.
Superior noise reduction - Achieve amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images with state-of-the-art noise reduction technology. Apply noise reduction to the entire image or target specific areas.
White balance brush - Get more consistent colour 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.
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.
Colour fringe correction controls - Easily correct chromatic aberration including purple and green fringes with a single click. Apply corrections across the entire image or target specific areas.
Lens correction - Quickly and easily perfect your images by automatically reducing lens defects like geometric distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting with single-click profiles.
Perspective correction - Get truer images by correcting perspective distortion that occurs when you shoot with your camera tilted, causing a building, for example, to look as if it's leaning.
Intelligent sharpening - Make sharp, natural-looking images with intelligent sharpening, which enhances detail without introducing harmful artefacts. Tailor sharpening for print, web, and more.
Film grain simulation - Use sliders to easily control the amount, size, and roughness of grain that you can add to your images to simulate the look of film.
Dust busting - Easily remove distracting spots and specks in your images with a single click.
Red-eye removal - Instantly fix red eye in flash photos.
One toolset for your photography tasks - Get your digital photography essentials in one package that includes what you need to organize, perfect, and share all your images.
Intuitive environment - Be more productive and efficient. The intuitive environment and controls of Lightroom are easy to master and let you quickly and smoothly accomplish your photography tasks.
Develop presets - Save time by instantly applying favourite looks to images. Just save Develop settings as a preset and apply it to your other photographs at any time with one click.
Tight Photoshop integration - Select one or multiple photos and automatically open them in Photoshop to perform detailed, pixel-level editing. See your results immediately back in Lightroom.
One-click adjustments of multiple images - Save time when processing many images. Apply the same Develop settings — exposure or contrast, for example — to all the photographs in a group at once using presets or syncing.
Fast performance across platforms - Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process images faster with cross-platform 64-bit support for the latest Mac OS and Windows® operating systems.
Tethered shooting - 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.
Image versions - Let Lightroom track the changes you make to an image, with as many remembered set points as you choose. Then switch between versions of the photo with a single click.
Image watermarking - Easily embed your name or business identity in your images and customize their look. Apply text or graphic watermarks to a photo with adjustable size, position, and opacity.
Multiple monitor support - Gain even more speed and efficiency by using a second monitor to enlarge your workspace.
Manage and refine many images at once - Automatically import, rename, group, and even process any number of images from cameras or camera memory cards as they're connected to your compute
Multiple viewing options - See and evaluate your images quickly and clearly using the Grid, Compare, and Loupe views to browse large groups of images, see them side by side, and zoom in on details.
Fast zooming - Check for critical sharpness and see small details by zooming in and out of any area of a photo with simple keyboard commands or a click of the mouse.
Image management features - Use a powerful set of image management features to organize your photographs, flexibly rate and label them, and find them easily using metadata tags and information.
Offline photo management - Work with the photos in your Lightroom Library even when the actual image files are stored on drives or media that are not currently connected to your computer.
DNG conversion - Increase the compatibility and archival security of your proprietary raw format images by converting them to the universal DNG format, on import or in the Lightroom library.
Location-based 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.
Simple, customised keywording - Track your photos with the keywords that make sense to you — just type and apply.
Manual photo sorting - Freely sort your photos by selecting any number of images in the Library — contiguous or not — and then dragging them to a new location in the grid. It's that simple.
Single or group metadata stamping - Add information to photos individually or to groups of selected images. Store metadata sets as presets and apply them to one photo or to hundreds with a single click.
Advanced search and sort - Use a wide range of searching, sorting, and powerful metadata filtering criteria to quickly find just the photo you want, whether your library is big or small.
IPTC/EXIF/XMP metadata support - Make your photos easier to identify, track, find, and analyse. View and edit a full range of metadata entries, including standard IPTC, EXIF, and XMP data.
File renaming - Replace default camera file names with more logical names that make your images easier to find and sort. Rename photos individually, in batches, or automatically on import.
Import of other libraries - Bring the power and elegance of Lightroom to all your images, new and old. Easily import photos from other applications.
Import or export of keywords sets - Create a system for categorizing your images with keywords and then easily transfer keyword sets between computers, so you can use the same keywords in every image library.
Metadata stamp on import - Efficiently combine image management tasks by applying custom metadata or metadata presets to images as you import them.
Metadata stamp on output - Add metadata stamps with your copyright, instructions for contacting you, or other information to every photo you print or send out.
Timesaving presets for import or export - Easily save frequently used settings such as metadata, keywords, naming rules, and more. Apply your presets anytime, including on import, and create custom export presets.
Photo book creation - Create beautiful photo books from your images with a variety of easy-to-use templates included in Lightroom. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks
Enhanced online sharing integration - Easily post images to social media and photo sharing sites like Adobe Revel™, Facebook, and Flickr®. With selected sites, online comments about your images are visible within Lightroom.
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 ensure your prints meet your expectations. Soft-proofing lets you preview how an image will look when printed with colour-managed printers.
Emailing within Lightroom - Email images directly from Lightroom using the email account of your choice.
Flexible print layouts - Showcase your work in customisable print layouts, which you can save as templates. Just drag one or several images onto a page and resize or reposition them as you like.
Easy-to-share slide shows with music - Show your images to clients, friends, or family with more style and flair using elegant slide shows with music. Share them easily by exporting them as HD videos.
One-click publishing to your website - Export your HTML or Adobe Flash® Player compatible web galleries directly to the web in a single click — there's no need for a separate FTP application.
Output web galleries to HTML or Flash - Easily present your photos in an HTML or Adobe Flash Player compatible web gallery, which you can preview before publishing. Use built-in templates or create your own.
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor Microsoft® Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2 or Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 2GB of RAM 1GB of available hard-disk space 1024x768 display DVD-ROM drive Internet connection required for Internet-based services*
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7 2GB of RAM 1GB of available hard-disk space 1024x768 display DVD-ROM drive Internet connection required for Internet-based services*
* specifications subject to change by the manufacturer
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