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Today, Adobe has released the latest version of Lightroom: Adobe Lightroom 4.1. Most notable for Leica users is the added support of two recently announced Leica products, the Leica M Monochrom and Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. It also should address some of the performance issues that users have been experiencing. The official summary from Adobe:

Lightroom 4.1 is now available as a final release on and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 4. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. In addition, Lightroom 4.1 introduces the following new features:

  • The ability to process HDR TIFF files. (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files) This can be useful if you have merged multiple exposures into a single 32-bit image using Photoshop’s HDR Pro. Using the new basic panel controls can be a very effective and straightforward method of achieving an overall balance across the tonal range.
  • Additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration. Click here to learn more
  • Save photobooks created in the Book Module as JPEG files
  • Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin

To purchase or learn more, visit the Adobe Lightroom 4 product page. We'll be posting updates here with our thoughts on the performance enhancements and new features. Visit the discussion on Red Dot Forum about image workflow and processing with your thoughts on this latest update from Adobe.

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