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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding, searching, and sorting images
Find your images whenever you need them. Intuitive tools for file renaming, sorting, tagging, and searching let you quickly locate your best shots.
Find and group images by location, easily assign locations to images, or plot a photo journey. Automatically display location data from GPS-enabled cameras and camera phones.
Simple, customized keywording
Track your photos with the keywords that make sense to you — just type and apply.
Manual photo sorting
Freely sort your photos by selecting any number of images in the Library — contiguous or not — and then dragging them to a new location in the grid. It's that simple.
Single or group metadata stamping
Add information to photos individually or to groups of selected images. Store metadata sets as presets and apply them to one photo or to hundreds with a single click.
Advanced search and sort
Use a wide range of searching, sorting, and powerful metadata filtering criteria to quickly find just the photo you want, whether your library is big or small.
IPTC/EXIF/XMP metadata support
Make your photos easier to identify, track, find, and analyze. View and edit a full range of metadata entries, including standard IPTC, EXIF, and XMP data.
Replace default camera file names with more logical names that make your images easier to find and sort. Rename photos individually, in batches, or automatically on import.
Importing and exporting
Easily import images with a clear, intuitive interface. Save time with import and export presets.
Import of other libraries
Bring the power and elegance of Lightroom to all your images, new and old. Easily import photos from other applications.
Import or export of keywords sets
Create a system for categorizing your images with keywords and then easily transfer keyword sets between computers, so you can use the same keywords in every image library.
Metadata stamp on import
Efficiently combine image management tasks by applying custom metadata or metadata presets to images as you import them.
Metadata stamp on output
Add metadata stamps with your copyright, instructions for contacting you, or other information to every photo you print or send out.
Timesaving presets for import or export
Easily save frequently used settings such as metadata, keywords, naming rules, and more. Apply your presets anytime, including on import, and create custom export presets.
Sharing and printing
Share your images easily on popular social network and photo sharing sites, and make an impact with creative print layouts.1 Use soft-proofing to preview how your images will look in print.
Photo book creation
Create beautiful photo books from your images with a variety of easy-to-use templates included in Lightroom. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks. Receive 20% off from Blurb on your first book created using Lightroom 4 software.
Enhanced online sharing integration
Easily post images to social media and photo sharing sites like Facebook and Flickr®. With selected sites, online comments about your images are visible within Lightroom.
Easily share video clips in HD format on Facebook and Flickr. Or save HD clips formatted for phones, tablets, TV, and more.1
Save time and ink and ensure your prints meet your expectations. Soft-proofing lets you preview how an image will look when printed with color-managed printers.
Emailing within Lightroom
Email images directly from Lightroom using the email account of your choice.
Flexible print layouts
Showcase your work in customizable print layouts, which you can save as templates. Just drag one or several images onto a page and resize or reposition them as you like.
Easy-to-share slide shows with music
Show your images to clients, friends, or family with more style and flair using elegant slide shows with music. Share them easily by exporting them as HD videos.