Adobe Systems Inc. has released Lightroom 4.1, an app designed to assist Adobe Photoshop users in post production work, as well as to manage large quantities of digital images. The highlights of this release include additional tools to help fix color fringing and the ability to tone map HDR TIFF files.
According to the makers of the popular Flash Player, the goal of this release was to provide additional support for camera RAW formats, lens profile support, as well as bug fixes.
The new Lightroom now has the ability to process HDR TIFF files (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF), and it delivers additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration.
Users can save photobooks created in the Book Module to JPEG, and publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible thanks to a Publish plugin.
Additional camera support for several new devices brings aboard the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Fujifilm X-Pro1, Nikon D800, and the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
Adobe has also made some corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom. Other fixed bugs are listed in the Lightroom 4.1 readme file. For example, Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 and before have been restored.
A number of previously-known issues have been addressed, including one where Norton Antivirus 2012 incorrectly flagged video related program files in Lightroom 4 as possible threats.
The system requirements for this release include:
Processor: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or MAC OS X 10.7 (Lion) RAM:2GB
Hard Disk: 1 GB of available hard-disk space
Media: DVD-ROM drive
Display: 1024 x 768 Monitor Resolution
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