Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4


Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software provides a comprehensive set of digital photography tools, from powerfully simple one-click adjustments to cutting-edge advanced controls. Create images that inspire, inform, and delight.

Creativity and flexibility

Bring out the best in every image with Lightroom 4. Experiment freely with comprehensive image processing tools in a nondestructive environment.

Superior image processing

Get the absolute best from your images with state-of-the-art image processing controls. Make precise overall adjustments or correct targeted areas.

Nondestructive environment

Set your creativity free in a nondestructive editing environment that encourages experimentation. Your original images are never altered, and it's easy to reverse your steps.

Selective editing brushes

Extend your creative control with a flexible brush that lets you adjust selected areas of your photo for just the look you want.

Extended video support

Organize, view, and make adjustments to video clips. Play and trim clips, extract still images from them, or adjust clips with the Quick Develop tool.

Tone and color

Precisely adjust color, tone, and contrast. Easily make beautiful black-and-white conversions.

Advanced black-and-white conversion

Gain powerful control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. Precisely mix information from eight color channels when you convert to grayscale.

Advanced color editing

Enhance color saturation and remove color casts with control over eight color channels each for hue, saturation, and luminance.

Detail and correction

Use powerful tools to maximize detail and perfect your images. Sharpen, reduce noise, add grain, and correct lens defects and perspective distortion.

Highlight and shadow recovery

Bring out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights. Now you have more power than ever before to create great images in challenging light.

Superior noise reduction

Achieve amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images with state-of-the-art noise reduction technology. Apply noise reduction to the entire image or target specific areas.

White balance brush

Get more consistent color across your image in scenes with mixed lighting sources. A flexible brush lets you refine and adjust white balance in targeted areas of your shot.

Additional editing brushes

Expand your creative control by targeting particular areas of your images using new local editing brushes for noise reduction and moiré removal.

Lens correction

Quickly and easily perfect your images by automatically reducing lens defects like geometric distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting with single-click profiles.

Perspective correction

Get truer images by correcting perspective distortion that occurs when you shoot with your camera tilted, causing a building, for example, to look as if it's leaning.

Film grain simulation

Use sliders to easily control the amount, size, and roughness of grain that you can add to your images to simulate the look of film.

Intelligent sharpening

Make sharp, natural-looking images with intelligent sharpening, which enhances detail without introducing harmful artifacts. Tailor sharpening for print, web, and more.

Dust busting

Easily remove distracting spots and specks in your images with a single click.

Red-eye removal

Instantly fix red eye in flash photos.

Saving time and working efficiently

Get all your digital photography tools in one intuitive solution. Make one-click adjustments to multiple images, create and store timesaving presets, and more.

One toolset for your photography tasks

Get your digital photography essentials in one package that includes what you need to organize, perfect, and share all your images.

Intuitive environment

Be more productive and efficient. The intuitive environment and controls of Lightroom are easy to master and let you quickly and smoothly accomplish your photography tasks.

Develop presets

Save time by instantly applying favorite looks to images. Just save Develop settings as a preset and apply it to your other photographs at any time with one click.

Tight Photoshop integration

Select one or multiple photos and automatically open them in Photoshop to perform detailed, pixel-level editing. See your results immediately back in Lightroom.

One-click adjustments of multiple images

Save time when processing many images. Apply the same Develop settings — exposure or contrast, for example — to all the photographs in a group at once using presets or syncing.

Fast performance across platforms

Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process images faster with cross-platform 64-bit support for the latest Mac OS and Windows® operating systems.

Tethered shooting

Instantly import and view images in detail as you shoot them with tethered capture, available for select cameras. Check the shot, the lighting, and more as you work.

Image versions

Let Lightroom track the changes you make to an image, with as many remembered set points as you choose. Then switch between versions of the photo with a single click.

Image watermarking

Easily embed your name or business identity in your images and customize their look. Apply text or graphic watermarks to a photo with adjustable size, position, and opacity.

Multiple monitor support

Gain even more speed and efficiency by using a second monitor to enlarge your workspace.

Manage and refine many images at once

Automatically import, rename, group, and even process any number of images from cameras or camera memory cards as they're connected to your computer.

Multiple viewing options

See and evaluate your images quickly and clearly using the Grid, Compare, and Loupe views to browse large groups of images, see them side by side, and zoom in on details.

Fast zooming

Check for critical sharpness and see small details by zooming in and out of any area of a photo with simple keyboard commands or a click of the mouse.

Image management features

Use a powerful set of image management features to organize your photographs, flexibly rate and label them, and find them easily using metadata tags and information.


Plan Price Details
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 $149 General pricing. No student and teacher edition available.


April 5, 2012

I use LR4 for processing and cataloging digital photos. I shoot all of my photos in RAW. Then I use LR4 to color-correct and process them into jpegs. LR has mostly replaced Photoshop for my photography needs. LR4 now has a great tool for creating books. I found it extremely intuitive and I was quite pleased with the Blurb book I created entirely in LR. If you are working with digital photos, you need LR.