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Bella Notte Linens

Bella Notte Linens book in progress

Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom 4 was released this morning. As usual with adobe, it’s an upgrade that’s well worth getting. Adobe has also lowered the price from $299 to $149 for the full version. The upgrade is just $79.

Now you can make Blurb books within Lightroom 4 – no plug-in download required, no need to use another tool to design your book. It was so easy to switch between proofing and editing. Any changes that I needed to make to an image were just a click away. Never leaving the program you’ve gotten used to and use for everything from organizing and archiving your library to final output is awesome. Nice to be using just one piece of software. I am always blown away by the quality of Blurb books. I just received my Large Square (12 x 12) book, Bella Notte Linens (one of my favorite clients),  this morning. It’s one of my favorite books so far. You can check it out here.

What’s new in Lightoom 4:

• 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 with Blurb
• Email from directly within Lightroom
• Publish videos directly to Facebook or Flickr
• Enhanced DNG workflows

My favorite tool just got better!


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