January 10, 2012

Download the Lightroom 4 beta

I’m delighted to say that exactly six years after the first Lightroom public beta debuted,a preview of Lightroom 4.0 is available for download from Adobe Labs. Anyone can download and work with the beta (i.e. there’s no serial number requirement).

Feature highlights:

  • Robust video support
  • Manage images by location with the Map Module
  • Simplified basic adjustments
  • Powerful new Shadow & Highlight controls
  • Additional local adjustments including Noise Reduction and White Balance
  • Soft proofing reinvented
  • Elegant photo book creation
  • Email from directly within Lightroom
  • Publish videos directly to Facebook or Flickr
  • Enhanced DNG workflows
  • Adobe Revel (Carousel) export workflow


Check out Tom Hogarty’s Lightroom Journal post for many more details, and browse Julieanne Kost’s video overviews for in-depth demos.  The NAPP folks have put together a Lightroom 4 launch center, highlighting Scott Kelby’s favorite features & more, and Tom has pulled together a list of more great resources covering LR4.


Posted by John Nack at 7:20 AM on January 10, 2012


  • Lucky — 9:22 AM on January 10, 2012

    Native fullscreen on Lion is missing… any idea why?

    • dave null — 10:40 AM on January 10, 2012

      perhaps its because this is a beta, waiting for our collective feedback?

  • George — 3:39 PM on January 10, 2012

    Any info on iPhone import and automated iOS slideshows or more .html5 gallery export options to replace Flash export options?

  • Sean — 1:28 PM on January 11, 2012

    Version 4 and still no ability to customize keyboard shortcuts? Cmon…

  • nene — 12:25 PM on February 22, 2012

    it would be awesome to know how to use lightroom 4.

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