Archive for April, 2011

Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 now available

Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 are now available as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3.  These updates include bug fixes, new camera support and new lens profiles.

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i / Kiss X5 Digital)
  • Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3 / Kiss X50 Digital)
  • Fuji FinePix S200 EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F550 EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS20 EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X100
  • Hasselblad H4D-40
  • Kodak EasyShare Z990
  • Nikon D5100
  • Olympus E-PL1s
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Olympus XZ-1
  • Samsung NX11

New Lens Profile Support

Lens Mount Lens Name
Nikon Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
Canon SIGMA 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Nikon SIGMA 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Canon Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Canon Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM
Leica Leica APO-MACRO-SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/120mm
Leica Leica SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/35mm ASPH.
Leica Leica SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/70 mm ASPH.
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 ED AL [IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 17-70mm F4 AL [IF] SDM
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 14mm F2.8 ED[IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL [IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-D FA 100mm F2.8 MACRO
Pentax smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR
Pentax smc PENTAX-D FA 50mm F2.8 MACRO
Canon TAMRON 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3DiII VC PZD B008E

New Tethered Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 60D
  • Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
  • Nikon D7000

Lightroom 3.4 Bugs – Fixed

  • Lightroom encountered issues presenting double-byte character metadata after the image was edited on Photoshop.com
  • Video files were allowed to be added to a SmugMug publish collection not capable of supporting video uploads
  • The up and down arrow keys did not work properly when trying to adjust a point tone curve with the Targeted Adjustment Tool
  • In a Flickr publish collection an error would occur when attempting to republish an image marked as “Hide from Public areas”
  • Images rotated once in a publish collection could have displayed inconsistent rotations between the grid view and the filmstrip (Windows only)
  • Mouse movements when a secondary window had been enabled would cause unnecessary processor activity
  • The SmugMug Smart Publish Collection dialog on a 1024×768 display could have closed without warning and prevented access to the main Lightroom window
  • Keyword completion was broken when spaces were included
  • Multiple Facebook publishing errors have been corrected in Lightroom 3.4
  • Publish collections did not work properly if the sort order is set to descending. (“Z to A”)
  • Cropped images could have momentarily appeared without a crop while moving from image to image in the Develop module
  • Image counts were not updating properly when nested collection sets were separated
  • If image files were located on an unavailable network volume, it might have taken several minutes for Lightroom to properly display the thumbnails in the grid view (Windows only)
  • Using the up/down arrow keys or the mouse wheel to adjust a parameter while the graduated filter is activated caused increments of plus or minus 100 instead of 1
  • Interlacing artifacts, and a slight magenta cast in the deepest shadows could have appeared on some high-contrast edges of Canon mRaw files.
  • Video files captured by an Apple iPhone and imported into Lightroom showed the incorrect capture date of December 31, 1903
  • In some instances, photos labeled as “Modified Photos to Re-Publish” in a Publish Collection would fail to be re-categorized as “Published” after a succesfull publish operation
  • A magenta color cast could have appeared on Nikon D7000 or Pentax K-5 images if the multi-exposure feature was used with raw capture
  • Updates have been made to Lightroom 3.4 to comply with Metadata Working Group standards
  • An image at zoom level “1:2″ may have momentarily blurred when the mouse is released from a slider (Windows only)
  • Folder creation caused an expanded folder hierarchy to close unexpectedly in the Library Module
  • Virtual Copies added to a Publish to Hard Drive collection could fail to export properly if the original image had already been published
  • Updating the metadata of a file by selecting the update button in the Metadata panel would fail to update the metadata
  • A Japanese language file name is not properly preserved when uploading images to SmugMug
  • Color Noise reduction values were not properly saved in presets
  • Not all appropriate metadata fields were excluded when choosing the Minimize Embedded Metadata export option
  • The Lightroom Plug-in Manager may not have displayed correctly when operating Lightroom with the French language selected

Camera Raw 6.4 Release Notes
These items have been FIXED in Camera Raw 6.3:

  • Camera Raw did not allow write-back capability for the EXIF GPS properties.
  • The DNG File format did not support XMP Media Management.
  • A JPEG file with a specific characteristic was found to have a pink cast.
  • The undo command (Command+z) was failing to undo crop adjustments.
  • Single images marked for deletion were not moved to the trash.
  • A magenta color cast could have appeared on Nikon D7000 or Pentax K-5 images if the multi-exposure feature was used with raw capture.
  • Applying Sigma 10-20mm Lens Profile to Nikon D7000 raw files could have produced dark or black corners
  • Some EXIF fields of Panasonic raw files appeared to be blank in Bridge Metadata panel
  • Applying the exposure adjustment brush to a high ISO image could have caused excessive noise reduction correction to the entire image

Additional updates posted to Adobe Labs

We’ve posted several updates to the utilities available on Adobe Labs:

Adobe Lens Profile Creator:
Prerelease Version 3

  • Lens profiles can now be created for cameras that already have inherent lens profile correction applied to the raw file.  This allows the application of additional or relative lens profile correction to micro four-thirds cameras or compact cameras such as the Canon S90 or Panasonic LX3
  • The camera and lens names are now required metadata fields
  • The checkerboard print dimension can now be entered in metric units (cm, mm, inches, points)
  • Fixes a bug where the image previews could show blank for some DNG files

DNG Profile Editor
DNG Profile Editor beta 3

  • Updated to address bug fixes and support DNG files utilizing the updated DNG 1.3 Specification

DNG Codec for Windows
DNG 1.1 Codec

  • Updated to provide 32-bit and 64-bit support for Windows 7
  • The DNG 1.1 Codec does not support Windows Vista

Lightroom 3 ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) Exam is now available

The Lightroom 3 Adobe Certification Exam and prep guide is now available for those seeking to become an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) for the latest version of Lightroom.

Visit the Adobe Certified Expert program page for more details on the ACE program.