Adobe has issued a software update for Lightroom 4, just a short time after the company launched Lightroom 5.
Adobe is not abandoning Lightroom fans as the company will keep supporting the program as a standalone application. Lightroom 5 has just been released and it comes packed with a lot of features, which can also be found in the new Photoshop CC.
Adobe releases Lightroom 4.4.1 software update for users who have not upgraded to Lightroom 5
Still, this does not mean that Lightroom 4 users should throw away their program or upgrade to the latest version, because Adobe will keep providing support, albeit limited. As a result, the Adobe Lightroom 4.4.1 software update has just been released for download.
Adobe Lightroom 4.4.1 software update changelog
Downloading and installing the update will not bring you any new features, but it is going to fix a couple of issues. The first one and the most important of them refers to a correction that is necessary for preventing artifacts from appearing in Process Version 2003/2010 images with Fill Light improvements.
Apparently, those artifacts are appearing constantly in version 4.4, so upgrading to 4.4.1 should correct this issue.
Furthermore, Samsung NX300 users are now receiving proper RAW image support. Photos captured with the mirrorless camera will now appear in an appropriate manner, courtesy of the 4.4.1 software update.
The company has admitted that users should open the program, then hit Preferences, File Handling, Purge Cache. In this menu, they will be able to re-generate the RAW image file previews and everything should turn out just fine.
Download links for the Adobe Lightroom 4.4.1 update
The latest version of Lightroom 4 is available for download on both Mac OS X
Meanwhile, Amazon is offering Lightroom 4 for $97.88 and Lightroom 5 for $139.99. The new version comes packed with an Advanced Healing Brush, Upright tool, Radial Gradient, new photo book creation, and improved noise reduction technology.