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Lr 5 beta resources

This is a list of various resources dedicated to educating photographers about Lightroom 5 public beta.  Please submit additional content through the comment field and I’ll add them to the list.  Adobe maintains an official YouTube channel that provides information about Lightroom 5 public beta but it’s often helpful to review other resources for a different perspective.

 

Lightroom 5 Beta Now Available!

The Lightroom team is proud to introduce the fifth major version of the product designed for and by photographers. It was 7 years ago when we introduced the very first public beta of Lightroom at MacWorld on January 9, 2006. Since 2006 we’ve been hard at work improving an application that’s intended to be as easy to use as it is powerful.  This release builds on the image quality improvements in Lightroom 4 to provide a truly complete workflow and imaging solution.  We keep hearing from customers that they love Lightroom but needed to leave Lightroom to complete X, Y, or Z.  Lightroom 5 beta solves those issues.

Lightroom 5 Beta Splash Screen

Download the beta 

Talk about the beta 

Learn about the beta 

IMPORTANT NOTES, PLEASE READ

Primary Known Issues

  • Lightroom 5 beta is not complete but please provide feedback on the available enhancements.
  • Lightroom 5 beta will not upgrade Lightroom 1.x, Lightroom 2.x, Lightroom 3.x, or Lightroom 4.x catalogs. The beta is intended to be used for testing and feedback purposes. Lightroom 1.x, 2.x, 3.x , 4.x and 5 beta libraries will be able to be migrated to the finished version of Lightroom 5.
  • While data loss is not expected, this is an early ‘beta’ quality build and you should always work on duplicates of files that are securely backed up.
  • Lightroom 5 beta will not overwrite or interfere with a machine that currently has Lightroom 1, Lightroom 2, Lightroom 3, or Lightroom 4 installed.
  • Develop settings applied in Lightroom 5 beta are not guaranteed to transfer correctly to the final version of Lightroom 5
  • The Lightroom 5 beta will expire after Lightroom 5.0 is available
  • Additional known issues are listed below.

Minimum system requirements

Windows®

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor*
  • DirectX 10–capable or later graphics card
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024×768 display
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services†

* Dual-core processor recommended for HD or AVCHD video functionality.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.7 or v10.8
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024×768 display
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services†

Install Lightroom 5 beta

Download the beta 

Mac
1. Download Lightroom 5 beta from labs.adobe.com
2. Unzip the download, open the disk image, and double-click the Lightroom Beta 5 package in the resulting window.  Follow the on-screen instructions

Windows 7, Windows 8
1. Download Lightroom 5 beta from labs.adobe.com
2. Unzip the download, open the disk image, and double-click the Lightroom Beta 5 package in the resulting window.  Follow the on-screen instructions.

Serial Numbers

Anyone can download and work with the Lightroom 5 beta for the duration of the beta program. There is no serial number requirement.

Supported File Formats

  • JPEG
  • TIFF (8 bit, 16 bit)
  • PSD (8 bit, 16 bit)
  • PNG
  • DNG
  • Raw (Please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html for a full list of raw file support. File support for Lightroom 5 beta, aligns with Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4)

Important File Format Support Exceptions (Formats not supported)

• PSD files saved without a composite image. (Saved without “Maximize Compatibility” setting)
• Files with dimensions greater than 65,000 pixels per side

High Level Summary of What’s New

  • Advanced Healing Brush
  • Upright
  • Radial Gradient
  • Smart Previews
  • Improved Photo Book Creation
  • Slideshows with Videos and Still Images

Lightroom 5 beta Enhancements

Advanced Healing Brush
Lightroom 2 added the ability to quickly remove spots and imperfections from your images.  Photographers could only heal circular areas, but many unwanted elements in photographs have irregular shapes. In Lightroom 5 beta we’ve overhauled the Spot Removal algorithm.

With the Advanced Healing Brush, photographers can now adjust the size of the brush and move it in precise paths, so unwanted objects and flaws—even those with irregular shapes like threads—just disappear. Lightroom 5 even let’s portrait photographers achieve subtle, natural looking results when they smooth wrinkles or fix blemishes on their subjects.

Advanced Healing Brush

Upright

There are many things that can come between a photographer and the perfect photo. Not holding a camera straight, or taking a picture from an odd perspective or with the wrong lens, can cause a subject to appear tilted or askew when imported into the Lightroom catalog and viewed on a computer screen. Correcting such images often requires a number of separate adjustments. A photographer might rotate an image, adjust it vertically and horizontally, and change its aspect and perspective. Finding the optimal combination of these settings often relies on a time-consuming trial and error approach.

Lightroom 5 extends the range of image enhancements available to photographers with Upright. The new Upright tool gives photographers four easy methods to straighten tilted images with a single click. Upright analyzes images and detects skewed horizontal and vertical lines, even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden.

Upright

Radial Filter

Busy backgrounds or bright colors can distract viewers from the focal point of an image. Photographers may try to reduce the distraction by cropping an image, but this can result in the loss of interesting detail and balance. Another approach to focusing the viewer’s attention is to create a vignette effect, but this only works if a subject is in the center of an image.

The Radial Gradient tool in Lightroom 5 now offers photographers more flexibility and control in how they guide a viewer’s eye to emphasize the important parts of an image. Using this tool, photographers can create off-center vignette effects or multiple vignette areas in a single image. This local adjustment control lets photographers minimize distractions and focus a viewer’s attention exactly where it should be.

Radial Filter

Smart Previews

Photographers need flexibility, and new solid state drives and ultra-light laptops let them work from anywhere. However, the limited storage capacity of these devices restricts access to complete image libraries and original raw files, which are often stored on detachable storage devices or desktop computers. Inability to access to the files they need impacts their ability to edit and share high-quality images while on the go.

New Smart Previews in Lightroom 5 let photographers easily work with images without bringing their entire library with them. They just generate smaller, stand-in files called Smart Previews and leave the originals back at the studio. Photographers can make adjustments or metadata additions to Smart Previews and apply their changes to the fullsize originals later when they reconnect to the device holding the original files, all nondestructively, of course.

For many photographers, generating Smart Previews as they import their images gives them the freedom to disconnect from their storage device at any time, leave the originals at home or in the studio, and edit the Smart Previews from wherever they are. Building Smart Previews while importing is easy, just check the Build Smart Previews checkbox within the File Handling panel in the Import dialog box.

Improved Photo Book Creation

In Lightroom 4, Adobe introduced a robust Photo Book creation workflow. The Book Module makes it easy for photographers to create beautiful, custom books for clients, friends, or for their own personal enjoyment. The Book module provides everything photographers need to create a Photo Book and export it to a PDF for online viewing or directly upload it to the online printing site, Blurb.

Now Lightroom 5 lets photographers customize Photo Books more than ever, with a variety of easy-to-use book templates that you can now edit to create a customized look. Photographers can add page numbers, individual photo captions, and page captions.

Slideshows with Videos and Still Images

Lightroom 4 provided photographers tools to do more with video clips—from organizing, viewing, and making adjustments and edits to playing and trimming clips and extracting still images from video footage. With Lightroom 5 photographers can now easily combine still images, video clips, and music in creative HD video slideshows that can be viewed on almost any computer or device.

Lightroom 5 Additional Features and JDIs

  • PNG file support
  • True Full Screen Mode
  • Configurable grid overlays
  • Additional search criteria for filters and smart collections
  • Lock zoom position preference settings
  • Direction field in EXIF metadata panel
  • “Set as Target Collection” checkbox in Create Collections dialogue
  • Integrity verification of DNG files
  • LAB color readout
  • Aspect slider added to the Manual tab in the Lens Correction panel
  • Persistent clipping indicators between Lightroom sessions
  • Crop overlay aspect ratios
  • Visual indicator of Favorite book pages
  • Transparent buttons for improved Text creation in Books

Additional Known Issues

General

  • Localization is still in progress. The UI for all new features has not been translated to non-English languages.
  • Offline photos can go missing from Lightroom when moving folder of images to a different volume.

Book Module

  • Make sure to review your book carefully before printing. In particular, please avoid using the ‘Creative’ templates in this build due to a issue where the borders will not be printed.

Develop

  • Clipping Indicators turn on automatically with each new session

Smart Previews

  • Please build Smart Previews in batches of 1000 images or less.

Slideshow

  • The audio of trimmed video keeps playing even if the video slides is passed
  • The exported slideshow video does not applied the develop presets
  • Occasionally the exported slideshow video cannot be played
  • Stroke border draws incorrectly during transitions between slides.
  • Occasionally the slideshow will not allow you to stop playback.  In this case, please Force Quit Lightroom 5 beta.
  • Most of the keyboard shortcuts will be disabled during slideshow playing in the preview/full screen mode.
  • Quick Develop Adjustments will not be applied to exported video clips as part of Video Slideshows

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 support in Lightroom 4.4

Lightroom 4.4 has full raw support for the recently released Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6.  If you are currently on Lightroom 4.4, there’s no further action required, it’ll just work with your new DMC-GF6.

Lightroom 4 customers can update their version to 4.4 using the Update Mechanism within Lightroom.

Camera Raw 7.4 and DNG Converter 7.4 Now Available

Camera Raw 7.4 is now available as a final release through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6.  The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw.  Customers of previous versions of Photoshop can utilize DNG Converter 7.4 for raw file support for newly added cameras.

Changes to Existing Camera Support:

Camera Raw 7.4  includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor. This specifically impacts the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X-E1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20

(*) Based on user feedback, the default sharpening amount applied to Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujifilm X-E1 raw files has been increased between Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidate and the final Camera Raw 7.4 release.

Camera Raw 7.4 includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the EXR sensor. This correction applies only to raw images captured using the “EXR HR” mode with the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X10
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Fujifilm X-S1
  • Fujifilm S200EXR
  • Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Fujifilm F550EXR
  • Fujifilm F600EXR
  • Fujifilm F770EXR
  • Fujifilm F800EXR

Adjusted Nikon default white balance for the following camera models:

  • NikonD2X
  • NikonD2Xs
  • NikonD2Hs
  • NikonD200
  • NikonD40
  • NikonD50
  • NikonD80

- Fix default aspect ratio support for Fujifilm X-E1 raw files.

Bugs Corrected in Camera Raw 7.4:

The following bugs that were part the Camera Raw 7 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Camera Raw 7 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • Improve interactive performance at intermediate zoom levels (e.g., 33% and 66%).
  • Remove strong color cast when converting images to grayscale.
  • Rendering of floating-point HDR images with unexpected embedded ICC profiles (non-linear gamma).
  • Ensure that local adjustments are synced properly when copying & pasting settings in Bridge.
  • Prevent point curve adjustments from disappearing off the top and bottom when using the arrow keys to adjust curve points.
  • Square tile artifacts while painting with local adjustment brush.
  • Grid overlay artifacts in Lens Correction panel when adjusting crop rectangle.
  • Shortcut (control-click, right-click) to adjust local adjustment brush size and feather size.
  • Local adjustment redrawing incorrectly after selecting a pin.
  • Redraw error with the noise reduction option-drag visualization.
  • Redraw error when local adjustment mouse over rollover mask, etc.
  • Crash when adding a custom input/output values in per-channel RGB point curves.
  • Color casts when using the Camera Calibration saturation sliders.
  • Line artifacts when processing floating-point images with a rotated crop.
  • Crash when using the local adjustment brush. This only occurs on images with a large number of local adjustments and on a system with limited RAM.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 7.4:

  1. Canon EOS 1D C
  2. Canon EOS 100D (Digital Rebel SL1 / EOS Kiss Digital X7)
  3. Canon EOS 700D (Digital Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss Digital X7i)
  4. Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  5. Casio Exilim EX-ZR710
  6. Casio Exilim EX-ZR750
  7. Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
  8. Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
  9. Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
  10. Fujifilm X100s
  11. Fujifilm X20
  12. Hasselblad H5D-40
  13. Hasselblad H5D-50
  14. Hasselblad Lunar
  15. LEICA M (Typ 240)
  16. Nikon 1 J3
  17. Nikon 1 S1
  18. Nikon D7100
  19. Nikon Coolpix A
  20. Nikon Coolpix P330 (**)
  21. Olympus XZ-10
  22. Pentax MX-1
  23. Samsung NX300
  24. Sony Alpha NEX-3N
  25. Sony Alpha SLT-A58

** denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 7.4:

Lens Name Lens Mount
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Canon
SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013 Canon
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 Canon
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Nikon
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 Nikon
TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A009N Nikon
TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Nikon
F004N Nikon
SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Pentax
SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013 Sigma
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 Sigma
SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Sony
SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sony
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony
TAMRON SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD A007S Sony

Download Links

Camera Raw 7.4 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6

DNG Converter 7.4 - WindowsMac

Lightroom 4.4 Now Available

Lightroom 4.4 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 4.  The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Changes to Existing Camera Support:

Lightroom 4.4  includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor. This specifically impacts the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X-E1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20

(*) Based on user feedback, the default sharpening amount applied to Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujifilm X-E1 raw files has been increased between Lightroom 4.4 Release Candidate and the final Lightroom 4.4 release. 

Lightroom 4.4 includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the EXR sensor. This correction applies only to raw images captured using the “EXR HR” mode with the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X10
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Fujifilm X-S1
  • Fujifilm S200EXR
  • Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Fujifilm F550EXR
  • Fujifilm F600EXR
  • Fujifilm F770EXR
  • Fujifilm F800EXR

Adjusted Nikon default white balance for the following camera models:

  • NikonD2X
  • NikonD2Xs
  • NikonD2Hs
  • NikonD200
  • NikonD40
  • NikonD50
  • NikonD80

- Fix default aspect ratio support for Fujifilm X-E1 raw files.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 4.4:

The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 4 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 4 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • The crop overlay tool resized incorrectly when used in conjunction with the “Constrain to Crop” checkbox in the Lens Correction panel.
  • Background graphics were not correctly rendered within the Book Module.
  • Reading metadata from file would sometimes result in keyword and and GPS metadata to not save for video files.
  • Updated the “Missing File Icon” for HiDPI / Retina displays
  • The supplied lens profile for the Sony RX-1 did not contain vignette information.
  • Preview in Develop Module was not updated with the latest adjustments.
  • Square tile artifacts while painting with brush.
  • Previews of photos in portrait orientation were blurry when viewed in the filmstrip in the Develop module. (Mac only).
  • Image in Book Disappears After Changing Modules.
  • Error changing modules when in Slideshow with second monitor connected.
  • Stack badges displayed the wrong count when creating new stack that included a preexisting stack.
  • Local Adjustment Effect (Brushed Adjustment) Disappears (temporarily) After Selecting a Pin (Win only).
  • Book changes are not saved after switching between modules.
  • The Filter scrollbar within the Library module was not rendering properly.
  • Auto-tone was not working properly when used in conjunction with the Exposure adjustment slider. (Win only)
  • The Black&White button was not creating a History state within the Develop module. (Win only)
  • When switching from image to image, remnants of previous image visible on fringes of new photo. This occurred on Retina screens only.
  • RGB color readouts were specified in the Adobe RGB colorspace rather than the ProPhoto linear colorspace. This occurred when working in Soft Proofing within the Develop module.
  • Horizontal artifacts would occassionally appear in DNG files.
  • Adding a page behaved inconsistently in the Book module depending on the method used to add a page.
  • The state of the “Remove Chromatic Aberrations” checkbox within the Lens Correction was not persistent between sessions of Lightroom.
  • Cannot add contacts from Address Book to email on Mac.
  • Sliders can no longer be moved on Win by using mouse wheel.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.4:

  1. Canon EOS 1D C 
  2. Canon EOS 100D (Digital Rebel SL1 / EOS Kiss Digital X7)
  3. Canon EOS 700D (Digital Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss Digital X7i)
  4. Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  5. Casio Exilim EX-ZR710
  6. Casio Exilim EX-ZR750
  7. Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
  8. Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
  9. Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
  10. Fujifilm X100s
  11. Fujifilm X20
  12. Hasselblad H5D-40
  13. Hasselblad H5D-50
  14. Hasselblad Lunar
  15. LEICA M (Typ 240)
  16. Nikon 1 J3
  17. Nikon 1 S1
  18. Nikon D7100
  19. Nikon Coolpix A
  20. Nikon Coolpix P330 (**)
  21. Olympus XZ-10
  22. Pentax MX-1
  23. Samsung NX300
  24. Sony Alpha NEX-3N
  25. Sony Alpha SLT-A58

* denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 4.4:

Lens Name Lens Mount
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Canon
SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013 Canon
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 Canon
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Nikon
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 Nikon
TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A009N Nikon
TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Nikon
F004N Nikon
SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Pentax
SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013 Sigma
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 Sigma
SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Sony
SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sony
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony
TAMRON SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD A007S Sony

Download Links

WindowsMac

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 the Lightroom 4 experience in this update. Thank you.

Lightroom 4.4 Release Candidate Now Availabile

Lightroom 4.4  is now available as a Release Candidate  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 release of Lightroom 4.4 may have additional corrections or camera support.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 4.4 Release Candidate

The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 4 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 4 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • The crop overlay tool resized incorrectly when used in conjunction with the “Constrain to Crop” checkbox in the Lens Correction panel
  • Background graphics were not correctly rendered within the Book Module
  • The supplied lens profile for the Sony RX-1 did not contain vignette information
  • Previews of photos in portrait orientation were blurry when viewed in the filmstrip in the Develop module. (Mac only)
  • Stack badges displayed the wrong count when creating new stack that included a preexisting stack.
  • The Filter scrollbar within the Library module was not rendering properly.
  • Auto-tone was not working properly when used in conjunction with the Exposure adjustment slider. (Win only)
  • The Black&White button was not creating a History state within the Develop module. (Win only)
  • RGB color readouts were specified in the Adobe RGB colorspace rather than the ProPhoto linear colorspace. This occurred when working in Soft Proofing within the Develop module.
  • Adding a page behaved inconsistently in the Book module depending on the method used to add a page.
  • The state of the “Remove Chromatic Aberrations” checkbox within the Lens Correction was not persistent between sessions of Lightroom.

Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 4.4 Release Candidate in our Feedback Portal (link - http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family)

New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.4 Release Candidates

  • Canon EOS 1D C
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  • Fujifilm X100s
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Hasselblad Lunar
  • Leica M
  • Nikon 1 J3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Pentax MX-1

Release Notes

Lightroom 4.4 RC includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor. This specifically impacts the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • Fujifilm X-E1
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20

Thank You

Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 now available

Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 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

  • Fuji FinePix F600EXR
  • Hasselblad H4D-60
  • Leaf Aptus II 12
  • Leaf Aptus II 12R
  • Nikon Coolpix P7100
  • Olympus E-P3
  • Olympus E-PL3
  • Olympus E-PM1
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ150
  • Panasonic DMC-G3
  • Panasonic DMC-GF3
  • Pentax Q
  • Phase One  IQ140
  • Phase One  IQ160
  • Phase One  IQ180
  • Phase One  P40+
  • Phase One  P65+
  • Ricoh GXR MOUNT A12
  • Sony Alpha NEX-C3
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5N
  • Sony SLT-A35
  • Sony SLT-A65
  • Sony SLT-A77
  • Hasselblad “FFF” files created by the Hasselblad Phocus software for currently supported models are also now supported. (FFF files created using the FlexColor software are not supported)*

New Lens Profile Support

Lens Mount Lens Name
Canon Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L USM
Canon SIGMA APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 2.2/100
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 2.8/80
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.2/150
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.2/150N
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5/35
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5/50-II
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5/50
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5-4.5/50-110
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 4/210
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 4.5/300
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120-II
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120
Hasselblad Hasselblad HCD 4/28
Hasselblad Hasselblad HCD 4-5.6/35-90
Nikon Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon SIGMA APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Pentax PENTAX 01 Standard Prime
Pentax PENTAX 02 Standard Zoom
Pentax SIGMA 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Sony SIGMA 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Sony TAMRON 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD B008S
Sony TAMRON SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD A005S

Lightroom 3.5 Bugs – Fixed

  • Using the arrow keys to modify image adjustment settings lacked responsiveness
  • A Publish Collection targeting a hard drive on Windows would not behave properly if the designated folder was deleted from hard drive
  • After editing the capture time in Lightroom, “Date Time Digitized” was incorrectly changed. (Only “Date Time Original” should be modified)
  • On Windows computers, Lightroom would interpret the wrong time zone per the following customer report: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/xmp_metadatadate_has_wrong_time_zone
  • Changing Lightroom’s date created field to a date prior to 1933 resulted in unexpected values
  • Lightroom 3.2 introduced preview cache inefficiencies
  • GPS Altitude metadata was incorrectly excluded from files converted to DNG or exported as DNG files from Lightroom 3.4.1
  • For non-English language operating systems, folder names in the import dialog may not have been translating properly
  • When exporting images with the “Write Keywords as Lightroom Hierarchy” enabled, keywords with “Include on Export” deselected would still have been included on export
  • Saving metadata to a JPEG file in Lightroom 3.4 could have caused Lightroom to quit unexpectedly
  • A Publish Collection in Lightroom 3.4 set to publish original files would fail to include XMP files for proprietary raw formats.
  • RECONYX images did not open properly in Lightroom 3.4
  • When applying automatic lens profile correction, Lightroom 3.4 did not automatically recognize the following lens:  “Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED”
  • Using the plus or minus key to increment Develop Module parameters did not work properly on the Mac
  • The Limit File Size export option was incorrectly including EXIF metadata on export when the Minimize Embedded Metadata option was selected
  • On Mac OS X 10.7, the Lightroom import dialog did not properly display network volumes
  • On Windows computers, using Shift + Scroll wheel to adjust the Adjustment Brush feather size, the expected result of the scroll wheel movement was reversed per the following feedback post
  • Lightroom would not provide the correct error message when attempting to delete photos published to Facebook
  • Lightroom would experience tether capture failures on computers utilizing OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7
  • Develop load time performance was inconsistent

Camera Raw 6.5 Release Notes
These items have been FIXED in Camera Raw 6.5:

  • 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

Known Issues

Customers on the Mac platform utilizing OS X 10.7 will no longer have tethered support in Lightroom 3 for the following Canon cameras: (Please note that this issue is not specific to Lightroom 3.5 but is an OS X 10.7 limitation that was identified during this update)

  • EOS 5D
  • EOS 350D (Rebel XT/EOS Kiss Digital N)
  • EOS 20D
*Please note Camera Raw and Lightroom now have Camera Standard profiles for all Hasselblad digital backs (from 16 MP to 60 MP) [Updated 9:40AM PT, 9/29]

Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 available on Adobe Labs

Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 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 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 may have additional corrections or camera support.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 Release Candidates

  • Fuji FinePix F600EXR
  • Olympus E-P3
  • Olympus E-PL3
  • Olympus E-PM1
  • Panasonic DMC-G3
  • Panasonic DMC-GF3
  • Phase One IQ140
  • Phase One IQ160
  • Phase One P40+
  • Phase One P65+
  • Sony Alpha NEX-C3
  • Sony SLT-A35
  • Hasselblad “FFF” files created by the Hasselblad Phocus software for currently supported models are also now supported. (FFF files created using the FlexColor software are not supported)

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 Release Candidates

Lens Mount Lens Name
Canon Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L USM
Canon SIGMA APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 2.2/100
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 2.8/80
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.2/150
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.2/150N
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5/35
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5/50-II
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5/50
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5-4.5/50-110
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 4/210
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 4.5/300
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120-II
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120
Hasselblad Hasselblad HCD 4/28
Hasselblad Hasselblad HCD 4-5.6/35-90
Nikon Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon SIGMA APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Pentax SIGMA 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Sigma SIGMA 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Sony SIGMA 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Sony TAMRON 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD B008S
Sony TAMRON SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD A005S

Bugs Corrected in the Lightroom 3.5 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

  • Using the arrow keys to modify image adjustment settings lacked responsiveness
  • A Publish Collection targeting a hard drive on Windows would not behave properly if the designated folder was deleted from hard drive
  • After editing the capture time in Lightroom, “Date Time Digitized” was incorrectly changed. (Only “Date Time Original” should be modified)
  • On Windows computers, Lightroom would interpret the wrong time zone per the following customer report: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/xmp_metadatadate_has_wrong_time_zone
  • Changing Lightroom’s date created field to a date prior to 1933 resulted in unexpected values
  • Lightroom 3.2 introduced preview cache inefficiencies
  • GPS Altitude metadata was incorrectly excluded from files converted to DNG or exported as DNG files from Lightroom 3.4.1
  • For non-English language operating systems, folder names in the import dialog may not have been translating properly
  • When exporting images with the “Write Keywords as Lightroom Hierarchy” enabled, keywords with “Include on Export” deselected would still have been included on export
  • Saving metadata to a JPEG file in Lightroom 3.4 could have caused Lightroom to quit unexpectedly
  • A Publish Collection in Lightroom 3.4 set to publish original files would fail to include XMP files for proprietary raw formats.
  • RECONYX images did not open properly in Lightroom 3.4
  • When applying automatic lens profile correction, Lightroom 3.4 did not automatically recognize the following lens:  “Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED”
  • Using the plus or minus key to increment Develop Module parameters did not work properly on the Mac
  • The Limit File Size export option was incorrectly including EXIF metadata on export when the Minimize Embedded Metadata option was selected
  • On Mac OS X 10.7, the Lightroom import dialog did not properly display network volumes
  • On Windows computers, using Shift + Scroll wheel to adjust the Adjustment Brush feather size, the expected result of the scroll wheel movement was reversed per the following feedback post: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_adjustment_brush_why_is_mouse_wheel_direction_reversed_for_feather
  • Lightroom would not provide the correct error message when attempting to delete photos published to Facebook
  • Lightroom would experience tether capture failures on computers utilizing OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7
  • Develop load time performance was inconsistent
  • Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 3.5 Release Candidate Bug Report Form.

Camera Raw 6.5 Release Notes

  • GPS Altitude metadata was incorrectly excluded from files converted to DNG or exported as DNG files from Lightroom 3.4.1
  • When utilizing the Canon sRaw setting in a 5D Mk II camera with the white balance set to daylight a magenta cast could have appeared on the image
  • RECONYX images did not open properly in Camera Raw 6.4
  • When Camera Raw 6.4 or the DNG Converter 6.4 converted a raw file with a sidecar that includes GPS in the EXIF namespace (but no real GPS EXIF in the raw file) to DNG or another format (ex: JPEG), the Date Component of the GPS TimeStamp was lost
  • The DNG Converter 6.5 no longer supports PowerPC-based Mac computers.(Please see previous post)
  • Please provide feedback on your experience with the Camera Raw 6.5 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.

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