Lightroom 4 Beta – Enhancements to the Develop Module

Adobe Lightroom Classic

• Snapshots now auto name with a time/date stamp.

• The White Balance Selector Tool’s sample area is dependent on zoom level. (Zoom in to sample a smaller area.)

• Noise reduction adjustments are always displayed (regardless of the zoom viewed).

• The Navigator panels in both the Library and Develop Module  have two new options for zooming 1:8 and 1:16.

• This one isn’t new, but when using the Adjustment Brush, clicking on the disclosure triangle to the right of “Effect” displays an amount slider to increase/decrease all of the adjustments applied to that adjustment at one time.

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Posted on 01-24-2012


  • By Mike Nelson Pedde - 10:57 AM on January 24, 2012  

    A little confused on the wording of the last one; is that the same as hovering over the control point for a brush and dragging right/left to relatively adjust all of the sliders used with that brush?


  • By Julieanne Kost - 6:46 PM on January 24, 2012  

    Exactly Mike!

  • By noise reduction insulation - 3:47 AM on February 7, 2012  

    excellent ! i have not seen such idea of article before ! excellent !

  • By David G. - 1:15 PM on February 17, 2012  

    White balance is awesome, I just wish there were a way to tell what colour tempuratures you were using with the tool.

    For example if I shoot at night, and there is a street light that I know will be tungstun, and an interior light, and I know it’s flourecent. I can easily adjust for either one of those colours with the global white point tool, but now it’s a guessing game how to balance the other colour…. if only the local tool were more like the global tool!

    • By Julieanne Kost - 9:23 AM on February 22, 2012  

      David, I think you will be very happy with LR4 as there is the ability to paint color temperature with the Adjustment brush. You can check out the beta here: