Adobe Creative Cloud 40% Off Deal Ends April 19

Creative Cloud

Adobe is offering Creative Cloud subscriptions at $29.99/mo (reg. $49.99/mo). The deal ends later this week on April 19.

So if you’ve been on the fence about moving to Creative Cloud (and getting access to all of the Adobe apps – e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, etc.), now is the time to lock in your discounted rate for a whole year. More details on Adobe’s website.

I’ve been a Creative Cloud member since day one and really like what I get for the money. The $29.99 intro price is a solid deal to take it for a spin for the first year.

Lightroom 5 Free Beta is Here! [Updated]

Lightroom 4 Main Interface

Adobe should be releasing Lightroom 5 as a free beta any day now based on the early release of an article on TechCrunch (which was quickly taken down).

I expect to see the announcement later this week at the Photoshop World opening keynote, which takes place on Wednesday, April 17, at 9AM ET. Adobe is well-known for dropping big news at Photoshop World openers, and it looks like this one got a bit ahead of them. [Read more...]

Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Now Available; Adds Support for 25 New Cameras

Lightroom 4

Adobe has released final versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available on Adobe.com.

Part of the update includes improved demosaic algorithm for better raw file support on cameras with X-Trans sensors – the X-Pro1, X100S, X-E1 and X20.

Additionally, Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer RAW support for the following cameras: [Read more...]

Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidates Now Available

Lightroom 4

Adobe just announced release candidates for Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available in Adobe Labs.  Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer support for the following cameras:

Additionally, the updates including corrections to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor (e.g., the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1).

Remember, these are release candidates, which means they’ve been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks they are ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official releases drop.  Expect those to come soon though.  Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.