I’m sure you’ve already seen the news that Lightroom 4.1 was released a few hours ago. Early reports are that it solves many of the performance issues which have plagued Lightroom 4 so far. Great news!
I’ve been busy updating Adobe Lightroom 4 – The Missing FAQ, as new features were added to 4.1.
If you’ve previously purchased the Lightroom 4 book, the updated version is already in your Members Area ready for download. Emails will go out to the mailing list over the next 24 hours, to avoid the server being overloaded by everyone downloading at the same time, but you’re welcome to go ahead and log in to download it now. Your login details will be on your original order confirmation.
If you’ve purchased the paperback from Amazon or another bookstore, and haven’t registered it yet, you can do so now in order to download the updated version and gain access to the Members Area. The next stage of the Members Area is due to go live in the next couple of weeks, so you won’t want to miss it.
And of course, if you don’t currently own the book, it’s time to buy it!
Here’s a list of the changes to look out for:
- Page 76 – the context-sensitive help windows now allow you to quit without closing them
- Page 134 – 32-bit floating point TIFF and DNG files can now be imported into 4.1
- Page 267 – altitude can now be imported from tracklogs or entered manually
- Page 375 – question reworded from “Why do I have Exposure, Recovery, Fill Light, Blacks, Brightness and Contrast instead of Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Blacks?” to “Why is Lightroom showing me the old Develop sliders instead of the new ones?”
- Page 428 – screenshot updated to show extra Lens Corrections tab
- Page 429 – screenshot updated to show extra Lens Corrections tab
- Page 437 – “How do I fix Chromatic Aberration?” completely rewritten to include the new fringe removal tools added to 4.1
- Page 437 onwards – all pages numbers shuffle by +4 due to the length of the new Chromatic Aberration question. Page numbers below show paperback (old) numbering and new updated numbering.
- Page 459/463 – screenshot updated to show new Defringe local adjustment slider
- Page 469/473 – added JPEG as external editor option for secondary editor
- Page 478/482 – added more info on Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop due to 4.1’s new 32-bit capabilities
- Page 481/485 – updated chart for Lightroom 4.1 / ACR compatibility
- Page 487/491 – changed reference to Adobe Revel, which is now a Publish Services plug-in instead of Export plug-in
- Page 520/524 – adding new ‘other’ email account process has changed slightly
- Page 521/525 – screenshot updated to show new username field in Email dialog
- Page 530/534 – screenshot updated as Adobe Revel is now longer shown at top of Export dialog
- Page 535/539 – added Adobe Revel as Publish Service
- Page 555/559 – ‘Working with Pages & Templates’ should have been an uppercase subheading
- Page 556/560 – added JPEG to Book Type
- Page 558/562 – as with PDF books, new JPEG books have no page limit
- Page 562/566 – clarified custom templates
- Page 570/574 – added reference to JPEG books
- Page 573/577 – Book module metadata can now use Filename, in addition to Title/Caption
- Page 574/578 – Book module metadata can now use Filename, in addition to Title/Caption
- Page 574/578 – screenshot updated to show Filename metadata option
- Page 585/589 – added JPEG to Book Type
- Page 586/590 – added JPEG to Book Type
Let me know how you get on with 4.1!