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Adobe Announces Lightroom 4

Adobe Systems Inc. today announced that it is shipping Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom 4

Lightroom 4 is the latest & greatest version of Adobe’s powerful software that helps professional and enthusiast photographers alike to edit, manage, and showcase their photographs, all in one application. It  includes vast improvements in the image-processing engine as well as cool new features such as the Map module for encoding your photos with the location where they were taken and the Book module for producing pro-quality photo books.

Take a tour of all that’s new in Lightroom 4 in this video with Lightroom expert Mikkel Aaland:

According to Scott Kelby, you’re really going to love Lightroom 4:
"I think this there is going to be a tidal wave of people upgrading to Lightroom 4 when it comes out, and it’s the most basic reason of all: Your photos look better processed in Lightroom 4. Period."

We’ve just launched a site full of great new Lightroom 4 resources. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting FREE articles, sample chapters, video tutorials, and podcasts from our expert Lightroom authors, including Martin Evening, Scott Kelby, and more. Head over to the site now to sign up to be notified as soon as new content becomes available.

Speaking of Martin Evening, check out this new video where he reveals his favorite new features of Lightroom 4:

As you can see, we’re very excited about this over at Peachpit! Take a sneak peek at the Lightroom 4 books and videos that will be available from us soon:

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, Martin Evening, Available: 3/8
This critically acclaimed and best-selling title from renowned commercial photographer and Lightroom expert Martin Evening is one of the most thorough and comprehensive guides to Lightroom. Completely revised for Lightroom 4, this title also features a companion website <> which includes a slew of movie tutorials, sample images, templates and PDF downloads.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers, Scott Kelby, Available 5/8
 The number one Lightroom book from the world’s number one photography book author, Scott Kelby. Completely revised from the ground up, the #1 bestselling Lightroom book is back and it’s better than ever!

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book, Adobe Creative Team, Available 4/15
Classroom in a Book is the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks in the world, offering what no other book or training program does – an official series from Adobe Systems incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe Product Experts. The project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop Lightroom 4.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4: Learn by Video, Mikkel Aaland and video2brain, Available, 4/18
This critically acclaimed training from video2brain includes 10 hours of high quality HD video tutorials presented by Lightroom expert Mikkel Aaland, as well as lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials.

Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jeff Revell, Available 4/15
Beautiful images, a clear design, and Jeff Revell’s friendly and knowledgeable voice throughout will keep you inspired as you learn all the fundamentals of Lightroom that will help you turn your snapshots into great shots!

We'd love to hear from you! What do you think about Lightroom 4? What are you most excited about?