Also, Lightroom 3 heavily discounted. This one via Island Dog (thank you!).
You can give Adobe Lightroom 4 a whirl for free (at least until March 31 when the RTM arrives) according to The Verge.
- It’s dropping support for XP. Vista and W7 are supported, Mac OSX, Lion are supported but Lion not in full screen mode.
- More support for video files, allowing users to trim clips nondestructively and extract individual frames as JPEGs. Editing adjustments can now be applied to both video and stills.
- Lightroom 4 has all new basic controls for highlights and shadows to extract the complete dynamic range from images.
- There are also new local adjustment controls, which let users to edit specific regions of an image for items like white balance or noise reduction.
- Lightroom 4 adds in geolocation support for images and videos manually, or use data from dedicated GPS devices to sync their photos to the software's built-in Google Map.
- Once edited, a new publish services pane allows users to upload to the web without having to export first. Adobe includes support for Facebook and Flickr.
- Lightroom 4 is the first version to support the “lossy" RAW file format, which promises to maintain image quality and preserve Lightroom metadata, while shrinking the size of RAW files by up to 75%.
Hankers (thanks, my friend) sent me the really cool “Unveil” Lightroom beta 4 “Unveil” webcast which you can see here:
http://kelbytraining.com/unveil There’s a download link in the upper right corner of that page.
I hope some really cool Dreams can be done with this new stuff… and while it’s free, take full advantage for whatever!