I Love Lightroom 4 Beta!

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Mini review:

Regarding the basic 4 (raw conversion, color, tone, detail)

- Raw conversion: I didn't notice any changes. It was excellent before @Lr3, and so didn't need much. Only down point is that it can interact with the sharpening to produce a subtle zipper-effect sometimes on high-contrast edges, still...

- Color: Temp/Tint locals and RGB curve help round out color control.

- Tone: Big changes, big improvement. Much easier to achieve desired tone, recover detail in highlights, and open shadows. Takes some serious getting used to, but really great... Clarity is wow now, and will be tweaked again before final release, to hopefully handle the cases where it's effect is non-optimal in some photos.

- Detail: The only change I've noticed is local noise reduction, which helps not only to control noise, but to allow further local sharpening without exacerbating noise.

Love it! - Praise be to Adobe and the Lightroom team!!!

Rob
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I'm liking it too. The shadow and highlight adjustments with 2012 process make a nice improvement in my landscape shots.
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Indeed. I kinda freaked when my beloved 'Fill Light' was missing, but the replacement set affords more control, *and* the new basic tone adjustments seem to maintain color integrity better.
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Yeap!
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lovin LR4.0?
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Hey Hamish. A love follow-up...

After acclimatizing, PV2012 is just delightful when it works well for the image being adjusted, which is usually, but not always.

Knowing when and how to use the tone curve to supplement the basics has been a big boon, and simply resorting to the improved locals for primping has made me even happier.

On the downside, it really seems to me that some images just don't like PV2012 as well, or maybe it's the vice versa. I'm now in the process of learning the telltale signs and being at least willing to use PV2010 for those images. Maybe I'll learn enough tricks where I don't have to do that, but so far there are still those cases...

But all-in-all, I'm lovin' Lr4.0!

Thanks for asking,
Rob