Lightroom 4 Pre-Order for $149.99 [Breaking]

by on February 29, 2012

in Photoshop

Lightroom 4

Whoa!  Looks like Amazon may have just outed Lightroom 4′s launch date and shiny new retail price.  [UPDATE: The link now appears to be broken. (Alternate link.) Feature list from the description is below.]

Lightroom 4 Pre-Order

If this is the real deal (and it sure looks like it), then Adobe is looking to shake things with more than just the subscription pricing scheme coming up for the CS6 launch.


Official Description

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Overview

The Lightroom 4 software helps you create amazing images that inspire, inform, and delight. Bring out the best in every shot with powerfully simple one-click adjustments and a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Craft elegant photo books and effortlessly share your best shots on social networks, in web galleries, and more. Perfect your images, organize all your photographs, and share your vision—all with one fast, intuitive application.

Lightroom 4 Main Interface

The before-and-after comparison tool helps distinguish image adjustments

New for Lightroom 4

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 in challenging lighting conditions.

Hightlight/Shadow Recovery - Before

Hightlight/Shadow Recovery - Before

Highlight/Shadow Recovery - After

Highlight/Shadow Recovery - After

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.

Photo Books in Lightroom 4

Photo Books in Lightroom 4

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.

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.

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 color channels when you convert to grayscale.

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.

One-Click Adjustments to 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.

Lightroom 4 Map Module

Lightroom 4 Map Module

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does Adobe Photoshop Lightroom differ from Adobe Photoshop? - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software provides all the tools you need for digital photography in one intuitive solution. Lightroom helps photographers work fast and efficiently, while maintaining the highest quality. Adobe Photoshop software is the industry standard in digital image editing, with advanced tools for detailed, pixel-level editing and working with multilayered files.

Q: Why should I use Lightroom if I already have Photoshop? - Lightroom is designed to boost your efficiency by handling all the tasks a digital photographer faces in one intuitive environment. It includes powerfully simple one-click adjustments, as well as the widest range of advanced tools for efficiently processing sets of images, organizing photo libraries, and sharing images.

System Requirements


  • 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
  • 1024×768 display
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services

Mac OS

  • 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
  • 1024×768 display
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services
Lightroom 4 Comparison Chart

Lightroom 4 Comparison Chart

Stay tuned. This could get interesting…

[via PhotoRumors]




1 kim March 2, 2012 at 8:46 am

neither link you provided are any good.

now, is this a limited time only price? Is there a student teacher price that is less expensive?

what is the regular retail price?

Can you assist?

Thank you so much!

2 Eric Reagan March 3, 2012 at 1:07 am

It looks like Amazon jumped the gun and took the links down after the fact. It appears that it will officially release on March 6 for a retail of $149 and the student version was around $75 (sorry, I didn’t get a screen cap of it). These features/specs all seem legit based on what we know about the beta. Keep your eyes peeled next week and we should have more (official) info on Lightroom 4 with definite pre-order options.

3 joefitz March 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Import libraries from other software? Good bye aperture! Finally not locked in any more. I love all its features, but its so slow I want to kill myself.

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