Adobe Lightroom 4 has been in beta since January, but the final version of the popular photo editing tool is now available for Mac OS and Windows. New users will be able to purchase a license for $149, down from the previous $299 for Lightroom 3. Anyone looking to upgrade will need to pay $79.
One of the biggest new features of Lightroom 4 includes adjustment controls to maximize dynamic range from cameras, enabling users to get the best highlight and shadow details. Additional controls allow you to dynamically set exposure and contrast, as well as the usual features such as noise reduction and moire removal.
Native video support also allows footage to be pulled from DSLRs and smartphones to be adjusted from within Lightroom itself. You’ll be able to trim and edit footage, as well as make similar image adjustments to your video. When you’re done, you can export as H.264, or publish straight to Facebook and Flickr.