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Lightroom Update 3.4.1 available

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

Adobe has released an update to Lightroom, 3.4.1.  According to their website it includes:

 Additional camera support for several new camera models including the Canon Rebel T3i, Nikon D5100 and Fuji FinePix X100
• Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom 3
• The Lightroom 3.4.1 update includes an important correction for a bug introduced in the Lightroom 3.4 release

If you have jpegs in your catalog, installing the update is very important, as the bug can corrupt a jpeg as you work on it/add a lot of metadata to it (it is rare, but why risk it).

If you open Lightroom and it doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Check for Updates and download.  Once it is downloaded, double-click on the folder to open it, and double-click on the installer program file to launch the process. 

So that Lightroom prompts you when future updates come out, go to Edit (Lightroom on a Mac)>Preferences, and on the General tab, check the box “Automatically check for updates.”

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Lightroom 3.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.2 Released

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

These include support for 16 new cameras including the Canon 60D, many many new lens profiles, and, from Tom Hogarty on the Lightroom Journal,

For Lightroom:

  • Direct publishing to Facebook and SmugMug is now available (great news!)
  • Tethered capture now supports the Leica S2
  • A larger list of corrected issues has been included as part of the Lightroom 3.2 Release Candidate notes. Additional issues have been address in the final Lightroom 3.2 update:
  • Fixed authentication issues that could be experienced with the Facebook publish collection
  • Adressed performance issues that could occur while reviewing images in Loupe view
  • Corrected several Adobe Photoshop Elements upgrade issues
  • Corrected a file renaming bug involving date or time fields
  • Export with watermark will now function correctly when choosing the Limit File Size option

For Adobe Camera Raw:

  • Scroll bar arrow performance has been improved
  • Fixed: Slow Scrolling could occur when working with the Mac Trackpad and a multiple image selection
  • Full screen performance issues have been addressed

For the full announcement from Tom, click here.  If when you open your software it doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Check for Updates.

Lightroom 3.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.2 Available on Adobe Labs

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Lightroom 3.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.2 are available as release candidates on Adobe Labs.  (Programs are available as release candidates to allow for additional user testing before official releases are made.)  These have support for 12 new cameras, 50 new lens profiles, bug fixes, and in Lightroom only, publishing to Facebook.  Click HERE for Adobe’s announcement and the link to the software download.

Note that there was no Lightroom 3.1 release — by moving to #2, Adobe is syncing the numbering of ACR and Lightroom releases.

Lightroom 2.6 / Camera Raw 5.6 Available

In Uncategorized on December 18, 2009 at 12:22 am

The latest updates to LR and ACR are available.  In Lightroom, go to Help>Check for Updates.  Download the file, then double-click on it to launch the installation wizard.  In Bridge or Photoshop, go to Help>Updates, and the update will be downloaded and automatically installed.  If you use both Lightroom and Photoshop, be sure to update both.

From product manager Tom Hogarty:

These updates include camera support for the following models:
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 7D
Canon PowerShot G11
Canon PowerShot S90
Leaf Aptus-II 5
Mamiya DM22
Mamiya DM28
Mamiya DM33
Mamiya DM56
Mamiya M18
Mamiya M22
Mamiya M31
Nikon D3s
Olympus E-P2
Panasonic DMC-FZ38
Pentax K-x
Sigma DP1s
Sony A500
Sony A550
Sony A850

Release Notes:
Camera Raw 5.6 and Lightroom 2.6 provide a fix for an issue affecting PowerPC customers using the final Lightroom 2.5, Camera Raw 5.5 and DNG Converter 5.5 updates on the Mac. The issue, introduced in the demosaic change to address sensors with unequal green response, has the potential to create artifacts in highlight areas when processing raw files from Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and various medium format digital camera backs.
The Lightroom 3 beta has not been updated with this new camera support. If you’re working with one of these newer cameras and the Lightroom 3 beta, please use the DNG Converter 5.6 to convert proprietary formats to DNG files that can be used in the Lightroom 3 beta.
This release includes improved camera profiles for the Leica M9 and Ricoh GXR.

Lightroom 2.5 and Camera Raw 5.5 Are Now Available

In Uncategorized on September 15, 2009 at 12:12 am

If you are not prompted to update when you open LR and Bridge/Photoshop, in these programs go up to Help>Check for Updates.  Downlaod the .exe (PC) or .dmg (Mac) file to your desktop, then double-click to launch the installation.  When it is done, you can throw away the Adobe folder the install process placed on your desktop.    If you use LR and PS, be sure to update ACR as well — when you take a file from LR to PS, ACR is used to render the file.

It looks like a minor release to me (unless of course you own one of these new cameras and have been waiting to be able to process your raw files!)   According to Tom Hogarty, product manager at Adobe,the updates include the following:

Camera support for the following models:

  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D3000
  • Olympus E-P1
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ35**
  • Panasonic DMC-GF1

**Note that in Europe and Japan this model is marketed as the DMC-FZ38. Unfortunately, due to a metadata difference between these cameras, files from the DMC-FZ38 will *not* be supported until the next Camera Raw and Lightroom updates.

Release Notes:

  • Camera Raw 5.5 and Lightroom 2.5 include a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Bayer sensor cameras with unequal green response. Olympus, Panasonic and Sony are among the more popular camera manufacturers affected by this change. But the demosaic correction provides only a subtle visual improvement to the processing of those raw files.
  • Lightroom 2.5 corrects for the following problem in Lightroom 2.4. Lightroom 2.4 on Windows continued to display the import dialog when a memory card was detected regardless of the preference setting “Show import dialog when a memory card is detected.”

Lightroom 2.4 and Camera Raw 5.4 Updates Released

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2009 at 8:39 pm

If you don’t get prompted to perform an automatic update, in Lightroom and in Bridge, go to Help>Check for Updates to update to the new releases.   Lightroom uses Camera Raw when you use the  Edit in Photoshop command on a raw image, so be sure to update both.    Adobe only provides these updates to Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4, so if you have an earlier version, you are out of luck until you purchase an upgrade.

Information from Adobe:

Lightroom 2 Bugs – Fixed

  • Web galleries with a Collection Title of six characters would not export or upload
  • The crop aspect ratio could revert to the last selected ratio even when reset to original
  • The crop aspect ratio in Quick Develop could be lost after a crop adjustment The crop aspect ratio lock could be lost after an orientation switch
  • Images could preview incorrectly when imported using the MTP/PTP USB protocol
  • Sony .ARW files may not have been recognized by Lightroom’s import dialog
  • The Japanese language configuration of Lightroom on Mac OS X 10.5 could fail to switch to the print module if the HP B9180 was set as the default printer
  • Metadata options that are intended for use were dimmed incorrectly when exporting DNG files
  • The Japanese language configuration of Lightroom on Mac OS X was missing a shortcut for “Zoom Out”
    Several translation and shortcut corrections were made for the eight additional languages introduced with Lightroom 2.3

New Supported Cameras:
Support for the following cameras has been added in this update.
Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3 Digital)
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Epson R-D1x
Hasselblad CF-22
Hasselblad CF-22MS
Hasselblad CF-39
Hasselblad CF-39MS
Hasselblad CFH-22
Hasselblad CFH-39
Hasselblad CFV
Hasselblad 503CWD
Hasselblad H2D-22
Hasselblad H2D-39
Hasselblad H3D-22
Hasselblad H3D-31
Hasselblad H3D-39
Hasselblad H3DII-22
Hasselblad H3DII-31
Hasselblad H3DII-39
Hasselblad H3DII-39MS
Hasselblad H3DII-50
Kodak EasyShare Z980
Nikon D5000
Olympus E-450
Olympus E-620
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
Pentax K-7
Sigma DP2
Sony A230
Sony A330
Sony A380

Lightroom 2.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.3 Released

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Hooray — the official 2.3 release of Lightroom is out.  This fixes a number of bugs in 2.2 that I am happy to have behind me.

From Adobe:
The goal of this release is to address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom 2 and provide additional camera raw support. A comprehensive list of issues fixed in this release is included below:

  • In the Windows 64-bit version of Lightroom an sFTP upload process could cause Lightroom to crash.
  • Slideshows could return to the first image randomly during playback.
  • A memory leak could cause Lightroom to crash while attempting to process files with local adjustments.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mk II sRAW files could process with artifacts in Lightroom 2.2.
  • Lightroom 2.2 could cause disc burning to fail for Windows customers.
  • Attempting to undo(CTRL-Z) a single step in Lightroom 2.2 on Windows could cause a series of previous actions to be undone.

I actually installed the early release of this a few weeks ago, and no longer experience the crashes that I had with 2.2.

LR 2.3  and ACR 5.3  also introduce support for the Nikon D3X  and the Olympus E-30.

Updates are free.  In Lightroom, go to Help>Check for Updates to install LR 2.3.  In Bridge, go to Help> Check for Updates to install ACR 5.3.