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.