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

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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.

Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidate now available

Camera Raw 7.4 and DNG Converter 7.4 Release Candidates are now available on Adobe Labs  This release includes bug fixes, new camera support, and new lens profiles.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidate

  • 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

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidate

Lens Name

Lens Mount

Canon 24-70 f/4L IS

Canon

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon

Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8

Nikon

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM

Pentax, Sony

Sigma APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sony

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012

Canon, Nikon, Sigma

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013

Canon, Sigma

Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS

Sony

 

These items have been FIXED in Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidate:

  • The grayscale visualization associated with Noise Reduction Luminance was visible after mouse release. This occurred when positive Clarity was present.
  • The command/control + A “select all” keyboard shortcut did not select all photos.
  • Modifying the brush size using the Right-click + Drag method did not increase or decrease the brush size by the desired amount.
  • The crop overlay tool resized incorrectly when used in conjunction with the “Constrain to Crop” checkbox in the Lens Correction panel.
  • Hovering the mouse over a local adjustment pin would turn off the desired mask.
  • Horizontal artifacts occasionally appeared in DNG files.Improved interactive performance at intermediate zoom levels (e.g., 33% and 66%)

Release Notes

Camera Raw 7.4 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 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 4.3 Now Available

Lightroom 4.3 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.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 4.3:

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:

  • Autolayout produces a Book with the correct amount of pages but without any images added. Please note that this only occurs when the filter is set to “Unused”.
  • Uploading large panorama images to Revel caused Lightroom to crash.
  • The “Unused” filter was not properly filtering images within the Book Module.
  • Lightroom hangs while changing the Exposure adjustment by typing in a numeric adjustment. Please note that this only occurs when the Enter key is not typed to confirm the adjustment and another Develop adjustment is tried. Also please note that this only occurs on Windows.
  • After creating a new folder in Lightroom, attempting to undo that folder can sometimes cause a corrupt catalog.
  • An image can be simultaneously flagged as both a Pick and Reject at the same time.
  • Using multiple colors within a single text cell within the Book Module can cause Lightroom to crash.
  • Unable to post photos to Flickr when the image filename contains an apostrophe.
  • The active Develop slider, the one controlled with + and – keys, defaults to Exposure when moving from one photo to another.
  • Catalogs from Photoshop Elements 11 would not update in Lightroom.
  • Site titles longer than 70 characters created in the Web Module can cause Lightroom to freeze.
  • Cell padding linking lost between sessions.
  • Deleting the top image in a stack causes the entire stack to disappear.
  • Tethered capture fails when turning camera off and back on. This also can occur if the camera goes to sleep and then wakes. This occurs only with Canon cameras and on Mac only.
  • Cropping an image to a small size sometimes causes the image in Develop to become blurry.
  • AVCHD video formats are not properly importing into Lightroom. Please note that this only occurred on Mac.
  • Enable Profile Corrections does not auto find iPhone 4 profile.
  • Crop doesn’t update in second monitor if navigator panel closed. Please note that this only occurred on Mac.
  • TIFF files can experience tonal shifts within Lightroom.
  • Mask overlay are displayed in filmstrip and navigator. They should only be displayed in the Develop Loupe.
  • Video files created on an iPhone 4 flickers when played in Lightroom.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.3:

  1. Canon EOS 6D
  2. Canon PowerShot S110
  3. Canon PowerShot G15
  4. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  5. Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  6. Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  7. Leica M-E
  8. Nikon 1 V2
  9. Nikon D5200
  10. Nikon D600*
  11. Olympus PEN E-PL5
  12. Olympus PEN E-PM2
  13. Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  14. Panasonic DMC-GH3
  15. Pentax K-5 II
  16. Pentax K-5 IIs
  17. Pentax Q10
  18. Sony DSC-RX1
  19. Sony NEX-VG30
  20. Sony NEX-VG900

* Please note that preliminary support was available in Lightroom 4.2.  This release adds full support for the Nikon D600.

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 4.3:

Lens Name Lens Mount
Apple iPhone 4S Apple
Apple iPhone 5 Apple
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Canon
Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Canon
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC A009E Canon
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro Di VC USD F004E Canon
LEICA APO-ELMARIT-R 180 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-R 100 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-R 90 mm f/2 ASPH. Leica
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-R 180 mm f/2 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/4 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/4 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/4 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/5.6 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 800 mm f/5.6 Leica
LEICA ELMARIT-R 19 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA ELMARIT-R 28 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA MACRO-ELMARIT-R 60 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA SUMMICRON-R 35 mm f/2 Leica
LEICA SUMMICRON-R 50 mm f/2 Leica
LEICA SUMMILUX-R 35 mm f/1.4 Leica
LEICA SUMMILUX-R 50 mm f/1.4 Leica
LEICA SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4 Leica
Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-R 28-90 mm f/2,8-4,5 ASPH. Leica
Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 80-200 mm f/4 Leica
Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 35-70 mm f/4 Leica
Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 21-35 mm f/3,5-4 ASPH. Leica
Leica VARIO-APO-ELMARIT-R 70-180 mm f/2.8 Leica
Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon
PENTAX 06 Telephoto Zoom Pentax
Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sigma
Sigma DP1 Merrill Compact Digital Camera Sigma
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE Sony
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sony
Sony E 24mm F1.8 Sony
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Sony
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sony
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony
Sony DSC-RX1 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.

Camera Raw 7.3 and DNG Converter 7.3 Now Available

Camera Raw 7.3 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 7.3 for raw file support for newly added cameras.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 7.3:

  1. Canon EOS 6D
  2. Canon PowerShot S110
  3. Canon PowerShot G15
  4. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  5. Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  6. Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  7. Leica M-E
  8. Nikon 1 V2
  9. Nikon D5200
  10. Nikon D600*
  11. Olympus PEN E-PL5
  12. Olympus PEN E-PM2
  13. Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  14. Panasonic DMC-GH3
  15. Pentax K-5 II
  16. Pentax K-5 IIs
  17. Pentax Q10
  18. Sony DSC-RX1
  19. Sony NEX-VG30
  20. Sony NEX-VG900

* Please note that preliminary support for Nikon D600 was available in Camera Raw 7.2  Full support for Nikon D600 was added in Camera Raw 7.3.

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 7.3:

Lens Name Lens Mount
Apple iPhone 4S Apple
Apple iPhone 5 Apple
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Canon
Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Canon
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC A009E Canon
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro Di VC USD F004E Canon
LEICA APO-ELMARIT-R 180 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-R 100 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-R 90 mm f/2 ASPH. Leica
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-R 180 mm f/2 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/4 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/4 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/4 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/5.6 Leica
LEICA APO-TELYT-R 800 mm f/5.6 Leica
LEICA ELMARIT-R 19 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA ELMARIT-R 28 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA MACRO-ELMARIT-R 60 mm f/2.8 Leica
LEICA SUMMICRON-R 35 mm f/2 Leica
LEICA SUMMICRON-R 50 mm f/2 Leica
LEICA SUMMILUX-R 35 mm f/1.4 Leica
LEICA SUMMILUX-R 50 mm f/1.4 Leica
LEICA SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4 Leica
Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-R 28-90 mm f/2,8-4,5 ASPH. Leica
Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 80-200 mm f/4 Leica
Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 35-70 mm f/4 Leica
Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 21-35 mm f/3,5-4 ASPH. Leica
Leica VARIO-APO-ELMARIT-R 70-180 mm f/2.8 Leica
Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon
PENTAX 06 Telephoto Zoom Pentax
Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sigma
Sigma DP1 Merrill Compact Digital Camera Sigma
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE Sony
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sony
Sony E 24mm F1.8 Sony
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Sony
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sony
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony
Sony DSC-RX1 Sony

These items have been FIXED in Camera Raw 7.3:

  • Lens correction does not auto find iPhone 4 profile
  • TIFF files can experience tonal shifts within Lightroom
  • Bridge is unable to show TIFF files

Download Links

Camera Raw 7.3 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6

DNG Converter 7.3 – WindowsMac

Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidate now available

Lightroom 4.3  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 4.3 may have additional corrections or camera support.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 4.3 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:

  • Unable to upload a large panorama to Adobe Revel via the Revel Publish Plugin
  • Unable to add a second photo to a page layout in a Book. This only occurred when the “Show Unused Photos” filter is selected in the filmstrip.
  • A photo can be flagged as both a “Pick” and “Reject” at the same time when using the Toolbar to apply flags
  • Using multiple fonts within the same text cell inside a Book can sometimes cause Lightroom to crash
  • Exposure becomes the active adjustment slider in the Basic panel (within Develop) when moving from image to image
  • Customers using Photoshop Elements 11 were unable to upgrade their catalogs in Lightroom 4
  • Custom Cell padding options in the Book Module reset in between Lightroom sessions
  • 1080p video files shot on iPhone 4S flicker on replay
  • Leaving the Book Module after using multiple text colors in the same text cell can sometimes cause the book to be lost.

Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidate in our Feedback Portal (link – http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family)

New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidates

  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Nikon D600 *
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10
* denotes Full Support.  Preliminary support was available in Lightroom 4.2

Release Notes

  • Lightroom 4.3 RC now supports HiDPI displays within the Develop Module.

Thank You

Camera Raw 7.3 Release Candidate now available

Camera Raw 7.3 and DNG Convertor 7.3 Release Candidates are now available on Adobe Labs  This release includes bug fixes, new camera support, and new lens profiles.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 7.3 Release Candidate

  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Nikon D600 *
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10
* denotes Full Support.  Preliminary Support was available in Camera Raw 7.2.

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 7.2 Release Candidate

Lens Name

Lens Mount

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon

LEICA APO-ELMARIT-R 180 mm f/2.8

Leica

LEICA APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-R 100 mm f/2.8

Leica

LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-R 90 mm f/2 ASPH.

Leica

LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-R 180 mm f/2

Leica

LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/2.8

Leica

LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/4

Leica

LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/2.8

Leica

LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/4

Leica

LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/4

Leica

LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/5.6

Leica

LEICA APO-TELYT-R 800 mm f/5.6

Leica

LEICA ELMARIT-R 19 mm f/2.8

Leica

LEICA ELMARIT-R 28 mm f/2.8

Leica

LEICA MACRO-ELMARIT-R 60 mm f/2.8

Leica

LEICA SUMMICRON-R 35 mm f/2

Leica

LEICA SUMMICRON-R 50 mm f/2

Leica

LEICA SUMMILUX-R 35 mm f/1.4

Leica

LEICA SUMMILUX-R 50 mm f/1.4

Leica

LEICA SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4

Leica

Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-R 28-90 mm f/2,8-4,5 ASPH.

Leica

Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 80-200 mm f/4

Leica

Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 35-70 mm f/4

Leica

Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 21-35 mm f/3,5-4 ASPH.

Leica

Leica VARIO-APO-ELMARIT-R 70-180 mm f/2.8

Leica

PENTAX 06 Telephoto Zoom

Pentax

These items have been FIXED in Camera Raw 7.3 Release Candidate:

  • The Windows taskbar appeared on top of the ACR window when operating in Full Screen mode. (Windows 8 only)
  • Unable to open TIFF files in Photoshop from Bridge. Browsing TIFF images caused Bridge to crash.

Thank You