December 15, 2008

Lightroom 2.2 now available

The Lightroom 2.2 update is now available for download (Mac|Win) from  The release includes new camera support for the following models:


  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G10
  • Panasonic DMC-G1
  • Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ28
  • Panasonic DMC-LX3
  • Leica D-LUX 4


The Calibration panel in Lightroom’s Develop module now features an extensible set of camera profiles, designed to provide different interpretations of raw capture.  In addition the update fixes a few bugs that were introduced with the Lightroom 2.0 release; the ReadMe file (PDF) has the details on those.


[Update: Tom Hogarty says, "Beta profiles can be found and deleted from the following directories:


  • Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles/
  • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
  • Vista: C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles]
Posted by John Nack at 8:45 PM on December 15, 2008


  • James Snape — 1:55 AM on December 16, 2008

    Do you know how to get rid of the beta camera profiles?
    I can’t find an uninstaller for them in Add/Remove Programs.

  • Jason Sheesley — 8:05 AM on December 16, 2008

    The new color profile feature is fantastic! This may remove an entire app from my workflow.

  • — 8:50 AM on December 16, 2008

    Seems to make my Lightroom “a bit” better, so I’m happy, but I hope they still work on the performance issues. It seems that Lightroom works better on my 30″ display if I DON’T have the window maximized to fit the whole screen..? I might be wrong, don”t know..? Maybe my older video card has something to do with it? Either way, the update seems to be a step in the right direction, so that’s a good thing. Thanks John.

  • Mike Schelhorn — 9:26 AM on December 16, 2008

    Regarding Tom Hogartys update: Don´t remove Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles/ when final profiles for ACR 5.2 are installed. Otherwise PS/Bridge can´t use the new profile styles.

  • Greg — 9:49 AM on December 16, 2008

    Dude, its right at the end of the post from J Nack. Just take a look, get the location and remove the beta profiles.
    [I posted the update in response to James’s question. –J.]

  • Carson — 10:53 AM on December 16, 2008

    Not sure why, but for me, on Vista (64) the profiles were actually found here:
    C:\Users\All Users\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
    Hope that helps anyone as stumped as I was.

  • Richard GIllin — 12:35 PM on December 16, 2008

    And for me they were in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Camera Raw…

  • Damien Jemison — 2:47 PM on December 16, 2008

    I took the adjustment brush for a spin after updating (with auto mask on) and it performs much smoother than before. I actually stopped using it in 2.1, now it seems to keep up with my pen strokes. Good work Lightroom team!

  • Rory — 7:44 PM on December 16, 2008

    The path for Vista is wrong. It should be:
    as documented in the DNG profiles FAQ at
    [Sorry about that; now fixed. Thanks to everyone for the heads-up. –J.]

  • Noir Sébastien — 4:59 AM on December 27, 2008

    I just wonder how it behaves with Photoshop CS3…
    I prefer to export to Photoshop using SmartObject, but LR 2.2 is tailored to work with the new ACR, shipped only with CS4…
    [The last update to ACR for CS3 has the ability to display, but not edit, adjustments applied in LR2/CS4. Therefore I’d expect you to be able to see everything as you applied it, and to tweak the settings that are common to CS3. –J.]

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