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Download and Test Lightroom 4 for Free

Over the last week, with the launch of our brand new Guide to Post Processing eBook, there’s been a lot of discussion around dPS around post processing – particularly about software and tools.

One of the common threads of conversation that I’ve been hearing is around the expense of some of the better post processing software tools and a hesitancy to spend so much on a tool when one doesn’t know if it suits you.

I can relate to that feeling. I still remember the first time I looked at Photoshop and considered purchasing it but balked at the price. It seemed a big risk to invest in something that I wasn’t completely sure would suit my needs.

Things have progressed a lot since those days – now many software tools give you trials before you buy. One of the exciting trials currently on offer is the ability to test the brand new beta of Lightroom 4.

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Lightroom has been a product that many photographers of all levels have adopted as their preferred option and it has evolved in its first 3 versions into a very useful tool. It’s how I manage and edit my own images and I’m pumped to see them releasing Lightroom 4 soon.

In the lead up to the full launch Adobe are allowing everyone to download and trial Lightroom 4 for free. Download it today and you get to use it until the trial ends on March 31 2012. That’s over 2 months of free use of one of the most popular post processing tools on the planet! More than enough time to see if it’s right for you and the perfect time to take your post processing stills up a notch with our new Post Processing Guide.

So what are you waiting for? Download the free beta of Lightroom 4 today and tell us what you think!

Update: Worth noting are the system requirements for using Lightroom 4 beta:

The minimum system requirements for Lightroom 4 beta are as follows:

Windows
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
2GB of RAM
1GB of available hard-disk space
1024×768 display
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection required for Internet-based services*

Mac OS
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
2GB of RAM
1GB of available hard-disk space
1024×768 display
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection required for Internet-based services*

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • http://worldsenz.blogspot.com pohanginapete

    A brief warning before you attempt the 400 Mb download — Windows XP isn’t supported.

  • http://www.sunpech.com Steven

    The download link on Adobe’s website to Lightroom 4 beta doesn’t work.

    All I get is:

    Not Found

    The requested URL /cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm was not found on this server.

  • Shawn7656

    It doesn’t seem to have too many new features. That’s kinda sad. The local-editing options are huge though!

  • Steven

    Nevermind, I got it working. Please disregard my previous comment posting.

  • http://ajopaul.com Ajo Paul

    Great news!. Sadly this is isn’t available for Linux. My main computer is linux and all I use is gimp for advanced editing and picasa for minor.

  • http://www.erikrichardunger.com Erik Richard Unger

    “It doesn’t seem to have too many new features. That’s kinda sad. The local-editing options are huge though!”

    A lot of changes can be found in the RAW editor. Noise reduction and the like. I haven’t compared the NR from 3 to 4, though I did notice a huge difference from ACR with PS CS4 to LR 3.

    The new sliders in the Exposure panel as well as the new sliders in Adjustment Tool are huge welcomes from me.

  • Laura

    Does light room allow you to edit photo in a similar way that you do in RAW, with photoshop? Would that be the benefit of purchasing it over C6?

  • Lynnelle

    How does Lightroom differ from Elements besides the price?

  • http://www.erikrichardunger.com Erik Richard Unger

    You can’t get much of a better RAW editor than LR.

  • Ian

    i am just testing the new elements is lightroom
    1 better
    2 easier to work with

  • Simone

    system requirements “DVD-ROM”? Why is the dvd-rom a requirement and what will be the purchase price? if you purchase apples “Aperture” from a retailer it is $299.00 and if you download it from their site it is $79.99 Is LR sold the same way?

    Thanks in advance

  • Joe

    Running XP Professional. Am I shut out??

  • Patrick

    For Ajo and other Linux users, you might want to try darktable (darktable.org)

  • Michael

    The link isn’t working for me, how’d you get it to work Steven?

  • http://prophoto.com.au Prophoto – Wedding Photographer Perth

    as a professional wedding photographer I use lightroom 4 to do most of my post processing its fast and efficient I would be lost without it.

  • al diguilio

    Cannot get lightroom 4 beta to download. I have windows 7 and 64 bit processor on PC. Any suggestions.

    Thanks

  • http://arbazena.com Jasa Photography

    Sebagai seorang professional Photographer lightroom banyak sekali membantu dalam pekerjaan saya, thanks for sharing :)

  • ar mukul

    need light room 4 serial no please

Some older comments

  • Jasa Photography

    June 23, 2013 05:58 pm

    Sebagai seorang professional Photographer lightroom banyak sekali membantu dalam pekerjaan saya, thanks for sharing :)

  • al diguilio

    February 26, 2012 09:09 am

    Cannot get lightroom 4 beta to download. I have windows 7 and 64 bit processor on PC. Any suggestions.

    Thanks

  • Prophoto - Wedding Photographer Perth

    February 14, 2012 08:56 pm

    as a professional wedding photographer I use lightroom 4 to do most of my post processing its fast and efficient I would be lost without it.

  • Michael

    February 12, 2012 10:29 pm

    The link isn't working for me, how'd you get it to work Steven?

  • Patrick

    February 10, 2012 06:37 am

    For Ajo and other Linux users, you might want to try darktable (darktable.org)

  • Joe

    February 10, 2012 05:23 am

    Running XP Professional. Am I shut out??

  • Simone

    February 6, 2012 05:42 am

    system requirements "DVD-ROM"? Why is the dvd-rom a requirement and what will be the purchase price? if you purchase apples "Aperture" from a retailer it is $299.00 and if you download it from their site it is $79.99 Is LR sold the same way?

    Thanks in advance

  • Ian

    February 5, 2012 01:28 pm

    i am just testing the new elements is lightroom
    1 better
    2 easier to work with

  • Erik Richard Unger

    February 4, 2012 12:59 pm

    You can't get much of a better RAW editor than LR.

  • Lynnelle

    February 3, 2012 10:17 pm

    How does Lightroom differ from Elements besides the price?

  • Laura

    February 3, 2012 05:55 am

    Does light room allow you to edit photo in a similar way that you do in RAW, with photoshop? Would that be the benefit of purchasing it over C6?

  • Erik Richard Unger

    February 2, 2012 06:33 am

    "It doesn’t seem to have too many new features. That’s kinda sad. The local-editing options are huge though!"

    A lot of changes can be found in the RAW editor. Noise reduction and the like. I haven't compared the NR from 3 to 4, though I did notice a huge difference from ACR with PS CS4 to LR 3.

    The new sliders in the Exposure panel as well as the new sliders in Adjustment Tool are huge welcomes from me.

  • Ajo Paul

    January 31, 2012 11:04 pm

    Great news!. Sadly this is isn't available for Linux. My main computer is linux and all I use is gimp for advanced editing and picasa for minor.

  • Steven

    January 31, 2012 10:15 am

    Nevermind, I got it working. Please disregard my previous comment posting.

  • Shawn7656

    January 31, 2012 10:00 am

    It doesn't seem to have too many new features. That's kinda sad. The local-editing options are huge though!

  • Steven

    January 31, 2012 09:26 am

    The download link on Adobe's website to Lightroom 4 beta doesn't work.

    All I get is:

    Not Found

    The requested URL /cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm was not found on this server.

  • pohanginapete

    January 31, 2012 08:01 am

    A brief warning before you attempt the 400 Mb download — Windows XP isn't supported.

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