Archive for August, 2011

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.