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Lightroom 3.3, Camera Raw 3.3 and Photoshop CS5 12.0.2 Updates Available

In software on December 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

In case you haven’t already updated, be sure to go to Help>Check for Updates within Lightroom and Bridge or Photoshop to download and install these free updates.   I haven’t kicked the tires sufficiently yet, but I am excited about the Lightroom 3.3 update because I have experienced agonizing performance issues with certain aspects of 3.2, particularly with the spot removal tool.

The Lightroom update:

  • includes support for the following additionala cameras
    • Canon PowerShot G12
      Canon PowerShot S95
      Nikon D7000
      Nikon Coolpix P7000
      Nikon D3100
      Olympus E-5
      Panasonic DMC-GF2
      Panasonic DMC-GH2
      Pentax K-5
      Pentax K-r
      Ricoh GXR, GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5
      Samsung NX100
      Samsung TL350 (WB2000)
      Sony A560
      Sony A580
  • Adds additional lens correction profiles
  • Fixes the following bugs (hooray!):
    • Edit in PS CS4 from LR 3.2 did not give option to render to TIFF/PSD
    • Process Version defaulted to PV 2003 when Lightroom’s installed Develop Presets are applied on Import
    • All Auto-ISO values were not properly handled for the Nikon D3s
    • An error could be generated when sorting by “User Order” in Collections
    • There was an incorrect Profile Name tag for Canon 18-55 and 17-40 lens profiles
    • Facebook album selection only displayed up to 25 albums
    • Lightroom 3 could fail to launch Photoshop CS5 if Photoshop CS4 was uninstalled after the Photoshop CS5 installation
    • Numerous cloning or healing spots could have caused Lightroom to become unresponsive
    • Lightroom could have crashed when the metadata filter is selected and the grid is displaying all images in the catalog
    • Lightroom 3.2 could have failed to import all of the images from an iPhone 4
    • Some Sigma X3F raw files were rendering incorrectly
    • Choosing the “Make a second copy to” option on import would result in incorrect folder structure for the second copy
    • Resetting the crop angle by double-clicking the Angle slider removed a custom aspect ratio
    • A tooltip for the Japanese language version of Lightroom 3 displayed the wrong keyboard shortcut for “Flag as Pick”
    • Paste Settings did not apply to all images in the Develop module Filmstrip
    • Smart collections in Lightroom 3 did not use the same definition of “All Searchable Metadata” previously available in Lightroom 2
    • Text watermarks or portions of text watermarks could have failed to be applied to images on export
    • SmugMug publish collection dialog included a mixture of English text when using a language setting other than English
    • Lightroom would not import files from the Panasonic LX5 that were shot with the iZoom Function set to above 90mm
    • Choosing the Limit File Size option in the export dialog could have stripped certain EXIF fields from the exported file
    • The Targeted Adjustment Tool may have performed slowly in the Lightroom 3.3 release candidate
    • A single image published to multiple collections for a single publish service did not display comments properly
    • Updating an existing Develop preset with all settings could have failed under certain conditions
    • The watermark drop shadow settings behaved differently in Lightroom 3.2 when compared to Lightroom 3.0. They have been returned to the Lightroom 3.0 behavior.
    • The YYYYMMDD file renaming option was not available when the Lightroom language setting was set to Dutch
    • An existing Smart Collection updated to filter for all photos with “Ratings is Zero” would show all images in the catalog
    • Publishing an empty category to SmugMug would cause an error
    • JPEG exports in the Lightroom 3.3 Release Candidate were significantly slower than the same export process in Lightroom 3.2.
    • A graphical Identity Plate included in output was not correctly color managed
    • Deleting all images in a Flickr photoset could have caused Lightroom to return an error message
    • Changing the sort order to “User Order” while in Survey View on the Mac may have caused an error to appear
    • Lightroom could have failed to respond when viewing an image containing numerous cloning or healing spots at 1:1 view
    • RGB values were not displaying properly in the white balance tool
    • The Smart Collection criteria “Folder starts with” was not working properly
    • The navigator panel in the Develop module would incorrectly display threshold information when holding down the alt or option key and applying adjustments
    • Applying a flag, star or label setting to an image via the toolbar in the Develop module while in auto-advance mode would result in an incorrect setting display for the subsequent image
    • The application of color noise reduction at low color temperatures (e.g., tungsten or candlelight) could have provided results below our quality standards
  • Known issues in Lightroom 3.3:
    • A Japanese language file name is not properly preserved when uploading images to SmugMug
    • Raw images shot with the Nikon D7000 in Multi Exposure Mode have a strong magenta color cast. The cast can be partially corrected by setting the white balance using the eye dropper tool. The issue will be corrected in a future update.

 

See THIS LINK for updates to Camera Raw 6.3 (many of the same updates as to LR 3.3.).

See THIS LINK for updates to Photoshop CS5.

Keeping A Blue Light On

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2010 at 11:42 am

I have been away from this blog for quite a while because I was assisting a client and friend of mine, Stacey Sanner, with her book project, Keeping A Blue Light On: A Citizen’s Tribute to the Seattle Police Department.   Stacey was inspired to write this book after the cold-blooded murders of five police officers last fall in the Seattle area.   These crimes led to an outpouring of support for the police force, but as time passed and life returned to normal, Stacey felt that we need to make sure that we appreciate what they do all year round, not just when there is a tragedy.  The book is her way of saying thank you.   It is a wonderful combination of photographs and interviews of 36 Seattle police officers.   Through their stories and the images, we get a real appreciation for what they go through and why they do what they do, and we get a glimpse behind the badge to who they are as people.

You can view and purchase the book on blurb.com by clicking HERE.   Stacey also has a show of photographs and interview excerpts currently running at Photographic Center Northwest here in Seattle, through January 15.

My role was to assist with the technical aspects of the project — among other things, working images using Lightroom and Photoshop, laying out the book in InDesign, building her website, keepingabluelighton.com, and printing and framing images for her show.  It has been a great pleasure, and very inspirational for me.  Stacey wasn’t a portrait photographer before this project, and had no connection to the police department.  She felt passionate about an issue and came up with an idea for a photo project, set tight timelines and high standards for her work, and did whatever it took to get it done, learning as she went.   Now with the book and the publicity it has been getting, she is changing perceptions, and therefore changing the world.

For more information, check out Stacey’s website and blog at www.keepingabluelighton.com.

Now that the project is for the most part over, I will get back to blogging about Lightroom!