Archive for October, 2010

Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 Available on Adobe Labs

Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 are now available as Release Candidates on Adobe Labs.   The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers.  The final releases of Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 may have additional corrections or camera support.

This release also introduces the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader.  The Lens Profile Downloader is a free companion application to Photoshop CS5, Photoshop Lightroom 3, and the Camera Raw 6 plug-in. It allows customers to search, download, rate and comment on the online lens correction profiles that are created and shared by the user community

New Camera Support in Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 Release Candidates

  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000
  • Nikon D3100
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
  • Samsung NX100
  • Samsung TL350 (WB2000)

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 Release Candidates

Lens Mount Lens Name
Canon Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM
Canon Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM
Canon Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Canon Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Nikon Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D
Nikon Nikon AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Nikon Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D
Nikon Nikon AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8D
Nikon Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D
Nikon Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D
Nikon Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
Nikon Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon Nikon AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Canon Canon PowerShot G11
Canon Canon PowerShot G12
Samsung Samsung TL350 (WB2000)
Canon TAMRON SP AF Aspherical Di LD [IF] 17-35mm f/2.8-4 o77
Sigma SIGMA DP1
Sigma SIGMA DP1S
Sigma SIGMA DP1X
Sigma SIGMA DP2
Sigma SIGMA DP2S
Canon Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM**
Canon Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM**
Canon Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS**
Nikon Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D**

**These lens profiles were in the previous release but have been updated to address quality concerns.

Bugs Corrected in the Lightroom 3.3 Release Candidate

The following bugs that were part of previous Lightroom 3 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 3 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED

  • Edit in PS CS4 from LR 3.2 did not give option to render to TIFF/PSD
  • Process Version defaulted to PV 2003 when Lightroom’s installed Develop Presets are applied on Import
  • All Auto-ISO values are not properly handled for the Nikon D3s
  • An error could be generated when sorting by “User Order” in Collections
  • There was an incorrect Profile Name tag for Canon 18-55 and 17-40 lens profiles
  • Facebook album selection only displayed up to 25 albums
  • Lightroom 3 could fail to launch Photoshop CS5 if Photoshop CS4 was uninstalled after the Photoshop CS5 installation
  • Numerous cloning or healing spots could have caused Lightroom to become unresponsive
  • Lightroom could have crashed when the metadata filter is selected and the grid is displaying all images in the catalog
  • Lightroom 3.2 could have failed to import all of the images from an iPhone 4
  • Some Sigma X3F raw files were rendering incorrectly
  • Choosing the “Make a second copy to” option on import would result in incorrect folder structure for the second copy
  • Resetting the crop angle by double-clicking the Angle slider removed a custom aspect ratio
  • A tooltip for the Japanese language version of Lightroom 3 displayed the wrong keyboard shortcut for “Flag as Pick”
  • Paste Settings did not apply to all images in the Develop module Filmstrip
  • Smart collections in Lightroom 3 did not use the same definition of “All Searchable Metadata” previously available in Lightroom 2
  • Text watermarks or portions of text watermarks could have failed to be applied to images on export
  • The Japanese version of the SmugMug publish collection dialog was a mixture of English and Japanese language text
  • Lightroom would not import files from the Panasonic LX5 that were shot with the iZoom Function set to above 90mm
  • Choosing the Limit File Size option in the export dialog could have stripped certain EXIF fields from the exported file
  • Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 3.3 Release Candidate Bug Report Form.

Camera Raw 6.3 Release Notes

  • Camera Raw would not correctly read files from the Panasonic LX5 that were shot with the iZoom Function set to above 90mm
  • The scroll bar could stop working properly with over 150 images in the filmstrip
  • The DNG Converter could prevent customers from setting a “Destination” folder outside of their Home directory
  • Some Sigma X3F raw files were rendering incorrectly
  • Embedding GPS information into a Sony ARW file using third party solutions utilizing Exiftool could result in a color shift
  • All Auto-ISO values were not properly handled for the Nikon D3s
  • Please provide feedback on your experience with the Camera Raw 6.3 plug-in and the DNG Converter on the Camera Raw User to User forum.

Thank You

A big thanks to everyone who submitted bug reports, posted entries in the U2U forums and blogged their issues so that we could improve both Lightroom and Camera Raw in this update.