Archive for September, 2008

Lightroom 2.1 Available on Adobe Labs

A release candidate of Lightroom 2.1 is now available on Adobe Labs.  The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this release is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing to validate the corrections and changes included in this update. The Lightroom team would like the community to help verify the quality of Lightroom 2.1 through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.
The goal of this release is to address bugs that were introduced with the release of Lightroom 2.0 and provide additional camera raw support. A comprehensive list of issues fixed in this release is provided on Adobe Labs. If you experience any issues with this release please report them on our User to User forums or through the bug report form.
The Lightroom team would like to thank all of the photographers on the Lightroom User to User forum who helped provide constructive insight into the issues that we have fixed in this release.
The camera support added in this release is identical to the support provided in the recent Camera Raw 4.6 update:

  • Fuji Finepix IS Pro
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D90
  • Nikon Coolpix P6000

See my blog post for additional details on preliminary raw support for newer camera models.

Camera Raw 4.6 and DNG Converter available on Adobe Labs

The Camera Raw 4.6 and DNG Converter Release Candidates (RC) are now available on Adobe Labs. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that the plug-in is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The Camera Raw team would like the community to help verify the quality of the plug-in through normal usage as this will ensure that the plug-in is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.

This release includes official camera support for the following cameras:

  • Fuji Finepix IS Pro
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D90
  • Nikon Coolpix P6000

Please provide feedback on your experience with the Camera Raw 4.6 plug-in and the DNG Converter on the Camera Raw User to User forum.

Camera Raw provided ‘unofficial’ support for the Nikon D700 raw format in Camera Raw 4.5.(And Lightroom 2.0)   That support has been certified without requiring any changes to the previous implementation.  Camera Raw is often able to provide unofficial or preliminary support for new camera raw formats.  While this support is not fully tested and certified by our Quality Engineering team it does allow photographers who have acquired more recent camera models to open and work with their raw files.  In Camera Raw 4.6, photographers with the following cameras will be able to utilize this preliminary support:  Canon Rebel XS, Canon 50D, Olympus SP-565 UZ, Sony A900 and Sigma DP1.  (Sigma DP1 support is not finalized due to an unresolved white balance bug that will require additional testing)