Professional photo management software Lightroom, which is perhaps our favorite Mac app from Adobe, just recently got a big update to 4.0. There are many nasty, little bugs hiding in the software, as with most big updates, which only come out when a wider audience starts using the app.

Adobe addressed many of the bugs today with its Lightroom 4.1 update (not in Mac App Store yet, as of this writing). The free update includes the following enhancements:

• The ability to process HDR TIFF files. (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files) This can be quite useful if you have merged multiple exposures into a single 32-bit image using Photoshop’s HDR Pro. Using the new basic panel controls can be a very effective and straightforward method of achieving an overall balance across the tonal range. • Additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration. • Save photobooks created in the Book Module to JPEG • Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin 4.1 Bugs – Fixed • Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 and before have been restored. • Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module. • Clarity adds grey tinting to 100% white tones. • Adjustments made in the Develop module were not properly being reflected to photos that have been laid out in the Book Module • Postscript Type 1 Fonts do not appear in the Font menu within the Book module. • Clarity adds grey tinting to 100% white tones. • Edit-in functionality has been restored to external applications including Adobe Photoshop and Nik plugins

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