Alien Skin Exposure 4 is a Photoshop and Lightroom plugin designed to give you the creative tools of film. The goal of the software is to give your photographs a more human feel with the ease of choosing a preset. [Read more…]
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.
Julieanne Kost introduces several features for image editing in Adobe Lightroom 4.
Adobe has made release candidates of Lightroom 4.1 available for download in Adobe Labs. These versions add RAW file support for the Canon 5D Mark III and corrects issues reported from the initial Lightroom 4.0 release.
Release notes include the following fixed issues. [Read more…]
Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from Jeff Revell. The book covers Lightroom 4 editing; however, Jeff says he wrote the book with the notion in mind that Lightroom version 2 and 3 users would still be able to take advantage of the information.
Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for $13.63 on Amazon.com.
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…]