Adobe Adds Support for MM and 50AA

Adobe has launched final versions of Photoshop Lightroom v4.1 and Adobe Camera Raw v7.1 that include support for the Leica M Monochrom and APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lenses, as well as the X2. Both versions include the advanced defringing tools introduced in the Release Candidate versions they replace as well as promising to address 'performance issues.' They can be downloaded from the Adobe website now. Adobe Camera Raw 7.1 works with Photoshop CS6. Read more below for links to the updates:

Leica to Offer Photoshop Lightroom 4

There have been some questions raised by the community as to whether or not Leica will provide new M9 and M9-P owners the latest version of Photoshop Lightroom 4 which was released earlier this week. The good news is that they will - but there's an expected one week delay before it becomes available on their servers. If you have not yet downloaded Lightroom with your provided TAN, give it a little time. Those that have already downloaded Lightroom 3 in the past are eligible for the $79 upgrade pricing from Adobe. Read more for the statement from Leica:

Easy Photoshop Black/White Points

Alex Wise brings us this great Photoshop tutorial on easily finding your black and white points in an image... This is useful for a number of reasons, but namely removing color casts and adjusting contrast:

Adobe LR4 and ACR6.7 Include M Lens Corrections

Both the newly released Adobe Lightroom 4 and Camera Raw 6.7 release candidate include lens corrections for 21 Leica M lenses. You can view the Adobe product page for Lightroom 4 (which can be purchased for $149 or upgraded from LR3 for $79) - as well as download the Camera Raw 6.7 release candidate (which is a free update) to get started today with your existing Adobe applications. Read more below for the full list of lenses covered.