Adobe Lightroom 4 Launches at $149, Upgrades Only $79

Adobe Lightroom 4

Adobe Lightroom 4 is officially out of the gate after a brief leak last week.  The price for the full version at launch is $149 (half off the $299 list).  Upgrades drop $20 less, down to $79.

If you’ve been following along with the beta release, then you have a pretty good idea what Lightroom 4 is like; however, we’ll hit the highlights below for those wondering what all the fuss is about. [Read more…]


Lightroom 4 Pre-Order for $149.99 [Breaking]

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. [Read more…]

Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek

Here’s another Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek.  This one shows off a selective focus tool that can be quickly applied.

Note the available options include field blur and tilt shift in addition to the iris blur demonstrated in the video.  It will be interesting to see how this works when you want to show some shallow depth of field behind a subject while the subject remains in place.  I would imagine that that you’ll be able to mask your subject out and then apply the blur to the background layer similar to how we already do in Alien Skin’s Bokeh 2.

Hopefully, the wait won’t be much longer…