Adobe has updated Photoshop Lightroom to version 4, featuring improved highlights and shadow recovery, etc.
Update: We’ll be receiving stock of the boxed upgrade and full versions next week, retailing at R945 and R1795 respectively.
New features include improved highlights and shadow recovery, a new map module for geolocation with GPS metadata, a white balance brush, and extended video support. You can now also use Lightroom 4 to create your own custom photo books, which should be compatible with the Pics2Book printing service if you export them as PDFs.
Roger de la Harpe from Africa Imagery has had a chance to test it out:
“I have been playing with Lightroom 4 ever since they launched Lightroom 4 Beta and I have to say there are some awesome new features to it. There is now a Map Module where you can easily geotag you images (including from a GPS track log) and the new Develop Module with it’s additional sliders and functionality is a winner. You can also create ebooks directly from Lightroom.”
Here’s a video covering the new features:
We’ll know more about the local pricing and availability info of the boxed version later this week, but right now you can download a trial version of the software from Adobe’s website.