June 23, 2009

Lightroom 2.4 and Camera Raw 5.4 Now Available

Lightroom 2.4 (Mac|Win) and Camera Raw 5.4 (Mac|Win) are now available as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms (Help->Updates) in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2. According to the Lightroom Journal, these updates include camera support for the following models:

  • Canon   EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3 Digital)
  • Canon   PowerShot SX1 IS
  • Epson     R-D1x
  • Hasselblad   CF-22
  • Hasselblad   CF-22MS
  • Hasselblad   CF-39
  • Hasselblad   CF-39MS
  • Hasselblad   CFH-22
  • Hasselblad   CFH-39
  • Hasselblad   CFV
  • Hasselblad   503CWD
  • Hasselblad   H2D-22
  • Hasselblad   H2D-39
  • Hasselblad   H3D-22
  • Hasselblad   H3D-31
  • Hasselblad   H3D-39
  • Hasselblad   H3DII-22
  • Hasselblad   H3DII-31
  • Hasselblad   H3DII-39
  • Hasselblad   H3DII-39MS
  • Hasselblad   H3DII-50
  • Kodak   EasyShare Z980
  • Nikon   D5000
  • Olympus   E-450
  • Olympus   E-620
  • Panasonic   Lumix DMC-GH1
  • Pentax   K-7
  • Sigma   DP2
  • Sony   A230
  • Sony   A330
  • Sony   A380

Note: Hasselblad support is for the 3FR file format only. The Hasselblad FFF file format is not currently supported.

Check out the rest of the entry for details on Lightroom bug fixes, as well as DNG format options and & spec updates.

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A special GridIron event on Monday

By now you’ve probably heard my enthusiasm about GridIron Flow–a very cool workflow management tool. If you have time & want to see more, come to a special event on Monday (June 29th at 12pm EST; time zone calculator). I’ll be making an appearance* to show off some slick Creative Suite integration the GridIron guys have put together. Hope you can join us.

* Caveat: If Project El Segundo launches early, all bets are off!

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Tip: Committing a text edit in PS and AI

Reader “ray” brought up a good point:

“On the mac, when editing text in Photoshop, hitting the enter key finishes the edit* and deselects the text. Hitting escape cancels the edit and reverts the changes.

In Illustrator, hitting enter inserts a carriage return (line break), while hitting escape finishes the edit. This inconsistency is very frustrating, as my muscle memory for these actions is constantly wrong.”

Understood. There is a consistent alternative, though: in both apps, hitting Cmd-Return/Ctrl-Return will commit your changes. Hope that helps.

* Note that on the Mac, Return & Enter are different keys. Return inserts a carriage return (line break), and Enter finishes the edit. Cmd-Return and Cmd-Enter both finish the edit. So, when you want to be done editing text, just remember to add the Cmd/Ctrl key + Return/Enter regardless of app/OS and you should be all set.

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