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Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 now available

Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 and Lightroom 6.6.1 are now available.  The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support and address critical bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 / 6.6.1

  • Fujifilm X-T2

Customer reported issues resolved

Installation Instructions

Please select Help > Updates to update to the latest version.

Give us feedback

Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Report bugs and suggest features

Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting 

Thanks!

Lightroom CC 2015.6 now available

Lightroom CC 2015.6 and Lightroom 6.6 are now available.  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.  This release also includes a new Guided Upright feature for Creative Cloud members.

Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.

Introducing Guided Upright 

We included Upright as a tool that helped Lightroom customers easily straighten images, fix horizons, and reduce or eliminate the keystone effect in buildings.  Upright works well when there are prominent vertical and horizontal lines.  Not all images contain prominent lines, limiting the effectiveness of Upright.

Starting with Lightroom CC 2015.6, Guided Upright allows you to provide ‘hints’ that enable Upright to work its magic.  You draw the vertical and horizontal lines directly on the image and Upright will automatically transform the image.  Here’s how to get started.

  1. Select an image and click on the Develop Module.
  2. Enable Lens Profile Corrections.  Upright works better with Lens Profile Corrections.
  3. Notice that there is a new “Transform” Panel.   Transform includes both Upright and the manual perspective correction sliders together in a convenient place.
  4. Within Transform, click on the “Guided” button.
  5. Draw 2-4 guides on the image.  Upright will transform the image once you draw at least 2 guides.
  6. Fine tune the results (if needed) with the manual transform slides, including the new X and Y transform sliders.  They can be used for  repositioning/moving the image within the canvas after applying strong perspective corrections to choose which part of the (warped, non-rectangular) image to show within the rectangular canvas.

Guided upright

Check out this great video by Julieanne Kost to learn more about Guided Upright!

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • Nikon COOLPIX B700
  • Panasonic DMC-GX85 (DMC-GX80, DMC-GX7MK2)

Also please note that Lightroom CC 2015.6/6.6 also includes camera matching color profiles for the Pentax 645Z, Pentax K-1, and Pentax K-3 II cameras.

Additional Updates in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6

  • Merge to Panorama and HDR now works with Smart Previews.  Previously, Lightroom required the use of original images for the Merge to Panorama or HDR features.
  • The Preferences -> Lightroom mobile section now contains a “Pending Sync Activity” section.  This area is useful for helping identify any potential issues related to image sync across the Lightroom family of applications (desktop, mobile and web).

Tethered Camera Support for the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 1300D / Canon Rebel T6

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6

Mount Name
Canon EF Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EF Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EF TAMRON SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD F016E
Canon EF TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO VC USD F017E
Canon EF-M Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF-M Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Canon EF-M Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
DJI PHANTOM 4 FC330 (RAW + JPEG)
Fujifilm Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Fujifilm Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Fujifilm Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Fujifilm Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Fujifilm Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Fujifilm Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Fujifilm Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Leica M Lomography LOMO LC-A MINITAR-1 Art Lens 2.8/32
Leica M Lomography-Zenit New Jupiter 3+ 1.5/50
Leica M Lomography-Zenit New Russar+ 5.6/20
M42 Fujifilm FUJINON 55mm f/2.2 M42
Minolta SR Minolta MC TELE ROKKOR-PF 135mm F2.8
Nikon F TAMRON SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD F016N
Nikon F TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO VC USD F017N
Nikon Coolpix Nikon COOLPIX B700
Olympus Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Olympus Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Olympus Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Olympus Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Olympus Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Olympus Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Olympus Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Panasonic Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Panasonic Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Panasonic Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Panasonic Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Panasonic Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Panasonic Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR
Pentax HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW
Samsung NX  Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Samsung NX Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Samsung NX Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Samsung NX Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Samsung NX Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Samsung NX Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Sony E Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony E Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony E Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony FE Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Sony FE Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Sony FE Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Sony FE Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Sony FE Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Sony FE Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter
Sony FE Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter
Sony FE Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS
Sony FE Voigtlander SUPER WIDE-HELIAR 15mm F4.5 III
Sony FE Zeiss Batis 2.8/18

Customer reported issues resolved

Installation Instructions

Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

Give us feedback

Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Report bugs and suggest features

Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting 

Thanks!

Camera Raw 9.6 now available!

Camera Raw 9.6 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.

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.  This release also includes a new Guided Upright feature.

As mentioned in an update to our camera support policy here, Camera Raw 9.6 is only available in Photoshop CC or later.  Customers using older versions of Photoshop can utilize the DNG Converter for continued camera support.

Please note that this version of Camera Raw on Mac requires the use of OSX 10.9 and greater.

Introducing Guided Upright 

We included Upright as a tool that helped Camera Raw customers easily straighten images, fix horizons, and reduce or eliminate the keystone effect in buildings.  Upright works well when there are prominent vertical and horizontal lines.  Not all images contain prominent lines, limiting the effectiveness of Upright.

Starting with Camera Raw 9.6, Guided Upright allows you to provide ‘hints’ that enable Upright to work its magic.  You draw the vertical and horizontal lines directly on the image and Upright will automatically transform the image.  Here’s how to get started.

  1. Select an image and open it in Camera Raw.
  2. Enable Lens Profile Corrections.  Upright works better with Lens Profile Corrections.
  3. Notice that there is a new “Transform” Panel.   Transform includes both Upright and the manual perspective correction sliders together in a convenient place.
  4. Within Transform, click on the “Guided” button.
  5. Draw 2-4 guides on the image.  Upright will transform the image once you’ve draw at least 2 guides.
  6. Fine tune the results (if needed) with the manual transform slides, including the new X and Y transform sliders.  They can be used for  repositioning/moving the image within the canvas after applying strong perspective corrections to choose which part of the (warped, non-rectangular) image to show within the rectangular canvas.

Guided upright

Check out this great video by Julieanne Kost to learn more about Guided Upright!

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.6

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • Nikon COOLPIX B700
  • Panasonic DMC-GX85 (DMC-GX80, DMC-GX7MK2)

Also please note that Camera Raw 9.6 includes camera matching color profiles for the Pentax 645Z, Pentax K-1, and Pentax K-3 II cameras.

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.6

Mount Name
Canon EF Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EF Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EF TAMRON SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD F016E
Canon EF TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO VC USD F017E
Canon EF-M Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF-M Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Canon EF-M Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
DJI PHANTOM 4 FC330 (RAW + JPEG)
Fujifilm Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Fujifilm Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Fujifilm Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Fujifilm Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Fujifilm Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Fujifilm Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Fujifilm Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Leica M Lomography LOMO LC-A MINITAR-1 Art Lens 2.8/32
Leica M Lomography-Zenit New Jupiter 3+ 1.5/50
Leica M Lomography-Zenit New Russar+ 5.6/20
M42 Fujifilm FUJINON 55mm f/2.2 M42
Minolta SR Minolta MC TELE ROKKOR-PF 135mm F2.8
Nikon F TAMRON SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD F016N
Nikon F TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO VC USD F017N
Nikon Coolpix Nikon COOLPIX B700
Olympus Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Olympus Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Olympus Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Olympus Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Olympus Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Olympus Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Olympus Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Panasonic Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Panasonic Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Panasonic Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Panasonic Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Panasonic Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Panasonic Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR
Pentax HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW
Samsung NX  Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Samsung NX Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Samsung NX Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Samsung NX Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Samsung NX Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Samsung NX Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Sony E Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony E Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony E Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony FE Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Sony FE Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Sony FE Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Sony FE Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Sony FE Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Sony FE Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter
Sony FE Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter
Sony FE Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS
Sony FE Voigtlander SUPER WIDE-HELIAR 15mm F4.5 III
Sony FE Zeiss Batis 2.8/18

Customer reported issues resolved

Installation Instructions

Camera Raw 9.6 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html

DNG Converter 9.6 download links:  Win | Mac

Thanks!

Camera Raw 9.5.1 now available

Camera Raw 9.5.1 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application. Our focus with this release was to add support for new cameras and also fix reported customer issues.

Please note that this is the final version of Camera Raw that will work using Mac OSX 10.7 and OSX 10.8.  Upcoming releases, starting with Camera Raw 9.6, will require the use of OSX 10.9 or later.

Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Camera Raw.

Bugs Fixed in Camera Raw 9.5.1

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.5.1

  • Pentax K-1
  • Sony DSC-RX10M3

Known Issue

  • Image flickers when moving an adjustment slider.  Note that this only occurs when using certain AMD graphics cards (such as 6450M and 6970M) on Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan). We are working with our partners to resolve this issue. In the meantime, you can workaround this issue by disabling “Use Graphics Processor” in Camera Raw’s preferences.

Installation Instructions

Camera Raw 9.5.1 – Win | Mac

Please select Help>Updates to install the update. See Keeping Photoshop & Camera Raw up-to-date.

Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html

DNG Converter Links:  Win | Mac

Give us feedback

Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Camera Raw, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Camera Raw wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Report bugs and suggest features

Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting 

Thanks!

Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 now available

Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 and Lightroom 6.5.1 are now available.  Our focus with this release was to add support for new cameras and also fix reported customer issues.

Lightroom for iOS v2.3 is now live as well. Check it out here!

Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.

Bugs Fixed in Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1

  • Pentax K-1
  • Sony DSC-RX10M3

Known Issue

  • Image flickers when moving an adjustment slider.  Note that this only occurs when using certain AMD graphics cards (such as 6450M and 6970M) on Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan). We are working with our partners to resolve this issue. In the meantime, you can workaround this issue by disabling “Use Graphics Processor” in Lightroom’s preferences.

Installation Instructions

Please select Help > Updates to install the update.  See Keeping Lightroom up-to-date.

Direct download links:  Win | Mac

Give us feedback

Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Report bugs and suggest features

Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting 

Thanks!

Lightroom FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I’ve put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about Lightroom.

Continue reading…

Keeping Lightroom Up-to-Date

Many software issues are resolved by simply updating to the latest version, below are resources to help you keep Lightroom up to date.

For a localized, translated version of this document, see: Lightroom Help / Keeping Lightroom up-to-date

Table of Contents:

What is the most current version?

Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6

  • The most current version of Lightroom CC is 2015.6.1 & Lightroom 6 is 6.6.1

Lightroom 5

  • The most current version of Lightroom 5 is 5.7.1

Lightroom 4

  • The most current version of Lightroom 4 is 4.4.

Lightroom 3

  • The most current version of Lightroom 3 is 3.6.

How do I check for and install the most current updates?

Creative Cloud:

Launch the Creative Cloud app from your Applications (Mac) or Programs (Win) folder if it’s not already open.

Click on the Creative Cloud icon in the top menu (Mac) or the system tray in the lower left (Win) to open the Creative Cloud window. Click on Apps to display available updates:

updateLRCC

Note: If you encounter errors or problems updating see: Troubleshoot Updates Errors

Lightroom 5 or earlier (this will also work for Lightroom CC):

Choose Help>Check for Updates…:

CheckForUpdates

How do I verify which version of Lightroom I have?

To verify you have the latest version of Lightroom:

Lightroom 2015.6.1 & 6.6.1

  • Choose Help > System Info… 

LR661

Lightroom 5.7.1 and older

  • Mac: Choose Lightroom > About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Win: Choose Help > About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

LR5.7.1

What if the computer that Lightroom is on is not connected to the internet?

You’ll need to find a computer that is connected to the internet, and download the update to an external drive or media that you can move to the computer that’s not connected. (Note: You can install the product and updates offline, but you will need to have momentary internet access to sign-in and activate your software)

Lightroom 6 (the same links work for Lightroom CC):

Lightroom 5

For perpetual license customers, download here:

Lightroom 4.4

Lightroom 3.6

All updates/All versions:

** Important direct download instructions (only required for links that are followed by ** See important download instructions below) To avoid the error “Access Denied: You don’t have permission to access “http://trials3.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/…” on this server” follow the instructions below:

      1. Temporarily turn off firewalls, website/cookie blocking,  or antivirus software.
      2. Visit this page then sign in with your Adobe ID (if asked) before clicking any of the download links above.
      3. Close any windows that popped up and cancel any downloads that started.
      4. Download an installer – click or right-click on the desired link above and choose “Save Link As…” from the popup menu – and save all files to the same place (e.g. your Desktop).

For help installing after downloading the files complete , see this document: Start the installer after downloading.

How do I verify Photoshop and Camera Raw are up to date

If you use Photoshop and Camera Raw together with Lightroom, head over to Jeffrey Tranberry’s article for instructions on how to verify that Photoshop and Camera Raw are up to date.

Lightroom: Basic troubleshooting to fix most issues

lr5_totemHere is a set of basic troubleshooting steps that should resolve most problems encountered while using Lightroom.

For a localized, translated version of this document, see: Basic troubleshooting steps to fix most issues in Lightroom

If you encounter a crash, be sure to submit all crash reports and include your email address with the crash report.
If you submit a crash report for a known issue, we will be able to offer you a solution for correcting the problem.

Please try all the steps below prior to reporting a problem, posting on the forums or contacting support for Lightroom specific issues.

For mostly non-technical questions like How-to’s or What’s New, please see the Lightroom FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

If your issue is with getting up and running, please see the following document: Help with Downloading, Installing or Activating

 


Continue reading…

DNG 1.4 Specification Notes

I’ve received a number of questions about what’s new in the DNG 1.4 specification that we posted earlier this week.  If you’re not comfortable diving into the 101 page document, here’s a quick summary with a few of the potential implications of the new enhancements to the file format.  [Please note that this content is an adaptation of a presentation created by Thomas Knoll, co-creator of Photoshop and creator of Adobe Camera Raw and the DNG file format.]  Before we dig into the new changes I think it’s worth looking at the history of DNG format innovations:

DNG Revision History

DNG Version 1.0 – September 2004

  • Initial Release

DNG Version 1.1 – February 2005

  • Preserving Masked Pixels

DNG Version 1.2 – April 2008

  • Camera Profiles (See also, DNG Profile Editor)

DNG Version 1.3 – June 2009

  • Opcodes (e.g. Lens Corrections)

DNG Version 1.4 – October 2012

  • Default User Crop
  • Transparency
  • Floating Point (HDR)
  • Lossy Compression
  • Proxies

 

Default User Crop

Many cameras have aspect ratio crop modes, e.g. 4:3 or 16:9, yet still save the entire sensor image to the raw file.  In the image below you can see that the raw file contains the entire black area within both of the camera’s crop modes.  The new tags allows the crop setting to be respected but to also allow the customer to “un-crop” the image to see the entire sensor area.  (See the new DNG Recover Edges Plug-in for Lightroom on Adobe Labs to “un-crop” a DNG file: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroomplugins/)

 

Transparency

When images are “stitched together” in an alignment process or panorama process the resulting image could have “undefined” pixels around the edges.  The new specification update now allows for those undefined areas to exist in a raw file format.

 

Floating Point (HDR)

HDR images have a high dynamic range that will not fit into a 16-bit linear integer encoding.  Floating point storage of information allows for a larger amount of dynamic range to be stored within a file:

  • 16-bit integer data can only store 16 f-stops of image detail.
  • 16-bit floating point data can store over 30 f-stops of image detail.
  • 32-bit floating point data can store hundreds of f-stops of image detail.

Lossy Compression

The current tradeoff in image quality and file size between a DNG and JPEG file:

A lossy compressed DNG file is much smaller but maintains the flexibility of raw data:

DNG Proxies combine the ability to utilize lossy compression with downsampling.

Summary

These new features to the DNG file format are exciting imaging advances that enable numerous workflow opportunities.

Lightroom 4.1 Now Available on Adobe Labs

Lightroom 4.1 is 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 release of Lightroom 4.1 may have additional corrections or camera support.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 4.1 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:

  • Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 and before have been restored.
  • Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.
  • Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module.
  • Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored.
  • This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos.
  • It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.
  • Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate in our Feedback Portal.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate

  • Canon EOS 5D Mk III

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.