Leica has announced it will bundle Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 with many of its cameras. The latest version of Adobe's raw processing and management software offers extensive support for Leica cameras and lenses. It will be included with future purchases of the S2, S2-P, M9, M9-P, X1 and D-Lux 5 cameras.

ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP® LIGHTROOM® 4 NOW SUPPLIED WITH SELECT LEICA CAMERAS

Solms Germany (March 15, 2012) - Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4, the latest version of the powerful image-processing software, is now supplied with Leica S2/S2-P, Leica M9/M9-P, Leica X1 and Leica D-Lux 5 cameras. Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 is the most professional image-processing software currently available. When used in combination with Leica cameras and lenses, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 provides superlative picture quality. This comprehensive set of digital photography tools enables fast and efficient image organization, optimization and presentation options.

Leica Camera AG has maintained a successful partnership with Adobe Systems Incorporated for many years, sharing the mutual goal of providing customers with perfect image quality and intuitive workflow solutions. To this end, Leica utilizes the future-proof Adobe RAW format, DNG (digital negative).

Leica cameras are fully integrated into the Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 workflow (for example, Leica color and lens profiles are now available in the lens correction adjustments). In addition, the speed and stability of tethered shooting with the Leica S2 has been further improved. Advancements have also been made in processing speed, the selective moiré filter, M lens profiles, selective white balance, the soft-proof function and video compatibility.