Archive for September, 2013

Lightroom 5.2 now available

Lightroom 5.2 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  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.

The Lightroom 5 Software Development Kit (SDK) is also now available.  The Lightroom SDK allows developers to extend and customize Lightroom through the use of plug-ins.

Release Notes

New Features in Lightroom 5.2

  • A Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel under Color Noise Reduction. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts
  • Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool:
    • New Feather control
    • Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark, and foliage
    • Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
  • Auto Exposure has been improved to be more consistent across images and across different image sizes.
  • Smart Preview size has been updated to 2560 pixels on the long edge.
  • Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:
    • Right Click (PC) / Control-click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete
    • Control+Alt+Drag (PC) / Command+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment

Newly added support for Tethered Capture in Lightroom 5.2

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D / EOS Kiss X7i
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D / EOS Kiss X7
  • Nikon D7100

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.2

  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon PowerShot G16
  • Canon PowerShot S120*
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR800
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS22EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix S205EXR
  • Fujifilm X-A1
  • Fujifilm X-M1
  • Leica C (Typ 112)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1*
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72
  • Pentax Q7
  • Pentax K-50
  • Pentax K-500
  • Sony DSC-RX100 II
  • Sony A3000 (ILCE-3000)
  • Sony NEX-5T

* denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.2

Mount Name
Sony Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF16mm F2.8
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
GoPro GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
GoPro GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition
GoPro GoPro Hero 3 White Edition
Leica Leica TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21 mm f/4 ASPH.
Canon SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013
Canon, Nikon, Sigma SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S013
Nikon SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013
Olympus, Sony SIGMA 60mm F2.8 DN A013
Pentax, Sony SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013
Pentax, Sony SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2
Sony Sony DSC-RX1R

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.2

  • Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction were not applied to exported images that were resized to less than 1/3 of the original image size.
  • Slideshow Exporting process fails for time-lapse sequences.
  • Unable to export a Book.  This only occurred after a customer deleted a background photo.
  • Catalog containing images processed with PV2003 were adding a post-crop vignette when catalog upgraded to Lightroom 5.
  • JPEG decoding produced a red colorcast.
  • Unable to scroll through photos when in Full screen mode.  This only occurs when more than 1 photo is selected.
  • “Store presets with this catalog” preference is not preserved when upgrading catalog from previous versions of Lightroom.
  • Crash when scrubbing Size slider with existing spot selected.
  • Landscape crop not maintained on portrait oriented photos
  • Pressing the Reset button while holding the Shift key results in an internal error.
  • Crash when attempting to move brush spots.
  • Gray area is shown when zooming in/out after cropping image.
  • A row of vertical artifacts appears along bottom edge of photo when applying Grain.
  • Defringe Color Sampler is inaccurate on photos that have Upright applied.
  • All of the images on a Compact Flash card did not appear in the Import Dialogue.
  • Metadata panel displayed incorrect information after modifying published photo. Please note that this only occurred when metadata was changed after the photo was published.
  • Soundtrack does not fade at the end of a slideshow.
  • The Esc key did not exit the slideshow after right clicking screen with mouse during slideshow playing.
  • Import dialog remained blank for folders that contain PNG files with XMP sidecars.

Download Links:

Lightroom 5.2: Windows | Mac

Lightroom 5 SDK – http://www.adobe.com/devnet/photoshoplightroom.html

 Thank You

Camera Raw 8.2 and DNG Converter 8.2 Now Available

Camera Raw 8.2 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.  This release provides new features including an interactive histogram, workflow presets, and refinements to the Spot Healing Tool and Local Adjustment Brush.  In addition, this release also includes bug fixes, support for 19 new cameras and 21 new lenses.  DNG Converter 8.2 is provided for customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6.

As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC.

Release Notes

New Features in Camera Raw 8.2:

  • The Histogram is now interactive. This enables the ability to click and drag on the Histogram to adjust the Blacks, Shadows, Exposure, Highlights, and Whites sliders.
  • A Color Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts.
  • Added new “rectangle mode” to white balance eyedropper tool.  Click-and-drag with the eyedropper tool to define a rectangular pixel area.  Upon releasing mouse, Camera Raw will use all the pixels within the marked rectangle to set the global White Balance.
  • Workflow presets are now available and can be selected by context-clicking the workflow link.
  • Presets have been added to the Save dialog box.
  • Auto Exposure has been improved to be more consistent across images and across different image sizes.
  • Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool:
    • New Feather control
    • Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark, and foliage
    • Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
  • Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:
    • Move brush adjustments by clicking and dragging on brush adjustment pins
    • Right Click (PC) / Control-click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete
    • Control+Alt+Drag (PC) / Command+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment o Alt+Click (PC) / Option+Click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to delete the adjustment

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.2

  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon PowerShot G16
  • Canon PowerShot S120*
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR800
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS22EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix S205EXR
  • Fujifilm X-M1
  • Leica C (Typ 112)
  • Olympus E-M1*
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72
  • Pentax Q7
  • Pentax K-50
  • Pentax K-500
  • Sony DSC-RX100 II
  • Sony A3000 (ILCE-3000)
  • Sony NEX-5T

* denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.2

Mount Name
Sony Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF16mm F2.8
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
GoPro GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
GoPro GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition
GoPro GoPro Hero 3 White Edition
Leica Leica TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21 mm f/4 ASPH.
Canon SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013
Canon, Nikon, Sigma SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S013
Nikon SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013
Olympus, Sony SIGMA 60mm F2.8 DN A013
Pentax, Sony SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013
Pentax, Sony SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2
Sony Sony DSC-RX1R

Bugs Corrected in Camera Raw 8.2

  • JPEG decoding produced a red color cast.
  • Bridge always recomputed cropped image thumbnails when lens profile corrections are enabled rather than when necessary.
  • Feathering for healing brush operations were not the same strength as feathering for circular spot removals.
  • When selecting and adjusting multiple images, the Crop adjustment was not applied to the most selected image.
  • Local adjustment brush pin were not redrawing properly after moving from one location to another.
  • When using Camera Raw as a Filter in Photoshop CC, pressing the “Cancel” button on a Smart Object would rest the Smart Object to default settings.
  • There was no visual for the Heads-Up Display when control-dragging to resize a healing brush.  This only occurred when the “Show Overlay” option is turned off.

Installation instructions

Please install the Camera Raw 8.2 update using the Update Mechanism found in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6.

DNG Converter 8.2 – Windows | Mac

Thank You