Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2 Now Available

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2

Adobe Labs just dropped Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2.  This is the first time I recall Adobe issuing a second release candidate for a particular update version, which is likely due to bugs reported in the first Release Candidate for 4.1 as noted below.

This update corrects issues reported from the initial Lightroom 4.0 release and Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate.  The Lightroom team would like to thank all of the customers who helped track down the details of these issues.  This update also allows Lightroom to support HDR files and provide new controls to correct for color fringing. This update also adds raw file format support for a number of cameras, including Canon EOS 60Da, Olympus OM-D E-M5, Samsung NX1000 and Sony Alpha NEX-VG20.

Remember, this is a release candidate, which means it has been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks it is ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to a prior version until the official releases drop.  Given some of the problems with the 4.0 release, this release candidate may be a necessary upgrade for some users. Expect the full version update to come soon though.  Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.


Adobe CS6 Ship Date is May 7, 2012

Adobe CS6

I have confirmed that Adobe CS6 products will ship and be available for download on May 7, 2012.

  • CS6 Ship Date (English, Americas, and European versions): May 7, 2012
  • CS6 Ship Date (Rest of the world): May 10, 2012

Pre-orders for Adobe CS6 products are available direct from Adobe here.

Upgrades to CS6 from other CS products are only available from Adobe here.

CS6 Student & Teacher editions are available from the Adobe Education Site.

The new Adobe CS6 products available are listed below. [Read more…]

Adobe Creative Cloud Launches, Gives You All CS6 Programs for $50/mo

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud has finally launched with a subscription model for Creative Suite apps and cloud integration across many apps. The launch event will be streaming live today at 10AM PT / 1PM ET and is viewable here on Adobe’s site.

Creative Cloud will offer users access to all of the Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Illustrator for as low as $49.99 per month if you commit to a one year subscription.  An introductory offer is available for existing individual users at $29.99/mo.

Of course, you can still purchase the retail products as well.  Production Premium CS6 runs $1899, Photoshop CS6 is $699 and Photoshop CS6 Extended is $999.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended Launched, Available for Pre-Order

Photoshop CS6

Adobe has officially launched Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended.  For those who have been playing with the beta for the past month or so, you kinda know what you are getting into.

Photoshop CS6 retails for $699, while Photoshop CS6 Extended retails for $999.  Additionally, Photoshop CS6 will be available via Creative Cloud subscription for as little as $49.95/mo. for the full Creative Suite.  Adobe will be holding a launch event today, April 23, at 10AM PT/1PM ET here online.

Pre-orders for Photoshop CS6 are already available on Adobe’s website and at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Adobe Revel 1.2

Adobe Revel 1.2 adds several new features:

[via Blog]

Adobe Production Premium CS6 Coming to NAB 2012

Premiere Pro CS6

Adobe will unveil Production Premium CS6 at NAB 2012 next week.  Production Premium CS6 wil feature the following products from Adobe:

  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Story
  • Media Encoder
  • Photoshop
  • SpeedGrade
  • Prelude

The new SpeedGrade CS6 was teased in late 2011 on Adobe TV with very little about it revealed since then.  SpeedGrade will be a pro grading tool, while Prelude is a new solution for the process of ingest, logging and transcoding.

I’ll have a better look at Production Premium CS6 next Monday.  In the mean time, the full press release teaser from Adobe is below. [Read more…]