Adobe Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 Now Available

Adobe has released final versions of Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3, which are now available on Adobe.com.  The update adds HiDPI support within the Lightroom Library and Develop modules for the MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display and includes additional raw file format support for 20 new cameras.

Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 offer RAW support for the following cameras: [Read more...]

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook – New Book

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook is a new book from Adobe Certified Instructor Stephen Laskevitch.  In the new book, Laskevitch pulls from “his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in Photoshop CS6 and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 4. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this book is designed to get you working quickly in these applications.”

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available from Amazon for $23.71.

Lightroom 4 Now Available on Creative Cloud

Lightroom 4

Adobe has made Lightroom 4 available on Creative Cloud for subscribers to download now.  Lightroom 4 normally runs $149 at retail or $79 for an upgrade from Lightroom 3.

If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber, however, Lightroom 4 is included in the package deal, along with all the other apps from Adobe Creative Suite CS6.

I signed up for Creative Cloud earlier this month.  Being an existing Production Premium customer, I was able to get the introductory rate of $29.99 per month.  I’ve installed a number of CS6 apps with zero hiccups thus far.  If you aren’t an existing Creative Suite customer, you can still get Creative Cloud for $49.99 per month if you commit to a one year subscription.

Of course, I had already upgraded to Lightroom 4 and it is a solid update to an already fantastic RAW image processing application.  If you’re on Creative Cloud already and you aren’t using Lightroom for your image processing, nothing is stopping you now.  If you’re not on Creative Cloud, this is just the more incentive to pull the trigger.