With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, Adobe is introducing a new version of its well-known workflow and picture processing software. Thanks to its intuitive user-guidance, the programme is a good tool for optimising and organizing all Leica photographs. Lightroom 4 is part of the package delivered with the purchase of new Leica S, M and X series cameras, as well as the D-Lux 5.
Amongst the most important functions are the integrated colour and lens profiles available for all S and M system lenses. In addition, the speed of the tethered binding of the Leica S2 was increased, and the stability further improved. With the new version of Lightroom, individual areas of the picture can be adjusted; a brush for white balance correction ensures consistent colours in shots taken in uneven lighting; in addition, there is a correction brush for the targeted reduction of noise and Moiré. Upgraded video support offers new functions with which owners of a D-Lux 5, for example, can organ ize and process their video material.