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…]


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…


Alien Skin Exposure 4 Released

Light Leak After

Exposure 4 Light Leak

Following up on the preview of Exposure 4 from last week, Alien Skin has officially released Exposure 4, which is a plug-in for Photoshop CS4+, Elements 9+ and Lightroom 2+.

Exposure 4 allows for post-processing photos with a number of film presets, texture overlays, light leaks and more.  Check out the preview video below.

Exposure 4 is available direct from Alien Skin’s website.  It costs $249 for the full version.  Upgrades from any prior version of Exposure is $99.  Exposure 3 users who bought in since November 2011 can get the Exposure 4 upgrade for free.

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

Alien Skin Exposure 4 Preview

The above video shows off a preview of processing a glamour photo with Alien Skin Exposure 4.

I’ll pass along full details once the software is officially released later this month.  Exposure 4 will run $249 for the full version, or $99 for upgrades from Exposure 3.  If you’ve bought Exposure 3 since November, the upgrade is free.

Also, check out Alien Skin’s Exposure page for updates.