May 31, 2012
Lightroom 4.1 is now available via the update mechanisim in Lightroom, or via Adobe.com (Win | Mac).
There’s been a number of bugs fixed. The biggies were Point Curves from Lightroom 3 have been restored, and the Edit In functionality returned to software such as Nik plugins.
There’s been a series of performance related fixes for GPS logs, 2nd screen usage and Develop controls.
Other bug fixes include updating previews for 100+ DNG files, improved viewing for subfolders and large stacks (I had a bug based on creating large stacks to manage timelapse sets that was fixed).
Further bugs, camera updates and lens updates can be had from Lightroom Journal.
It’s worth noting that Camera Raw has also been updated to match at 7.1, and that the DNG convertor has also been updated. This means that users of Lightroom 3 can process newer camera files, such as the 5DIII, albiet without the new Process Version 2012 controls.
December 7, 2010
Lightroom 3.3 final is now available, along with Camera Raw 6.3, on Lightroom Journal (the official Adobe blog for Lightroom) by Product Manager, Tom Hogarty. Both are available via the in program updater in Lightroom and Photoshop CS5. You can also download them directly. There is an update for Photoshop CS5 to 12.0.2.
PS CS5 update: Mac, Win
Camera Raw 6.3 Mac, Win
Lightroom 3.3 Mac, Win
There is an extensive list of bug fixes, new camera support (e.g. Canon G2, S95, Nikon D7000, Olympus E-5) and news lens profile over on Lightroom Journal.
October 25, 2010
As per recent releases, Adobe are sending out Release Candidate versions of forthcoming software. These have been tested, but are being put before a wider audience in case of missed major bugs.
Additionally, this is the first showing of the Adobe Lens Profile downloader. This companion application allows users to download, rate and comment on lens profiles for Lightroom, Camera Raw and Photoshop.
Newly supported cameras include
Nikon Coolpix P7000
Canon PowerShot S95
Canon PowerShot G12
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
Samsung TL350 (WB2000)
More information can be had at Lightroom Journal, or from the individual pages on Adobe Labs: Lightroom 3.3, Camera Raw 6.3, Lens Profiler Downloader
August 31, 2010
Lightroom Journal has announced that Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 are now available as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3. These updates include bug fixes, new camera support and new features for Lightroom.
There’s over 120 new lens profiles, most of which are made in conjunction with the lens manufacturer.
New Camera Support
Canon EOS 60D
Casio EXILIM EX-FH100*
Fuji FinePix HS10
Leica S2 (DNG*)
Panasonic DMC-FZ40 (FZ45)
Samsung TL500 (EX1)
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Sony Alpha NEX-5
*The DNG raw file format is supported in previous versions of Lightroom and Camera Raw. This update improves the color and noise profiles for these models.
June 8, 2010
Major Release Advances Image Quality, Performance and Workflow Flexibility for Photographers
SAN JOSE, Calif., – June 8, 2010 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) Lightroom(r) 3 software for Windows(r) and Macintosh, the essential digital photography workflow solution that allows photographers to quickly organize, enhance and showcase their images from one application. First released as a public beta in October 2009, the final version of Lightroom 3 introduces a completely redesigned performance architecture that better handles growing image libraries and provides an unrivaled raw processing engine with noise reduction and sharpening tools to achieve the highest image quality. The 64-bit capable Lightroom 3 includes new features that optimize workflows and allow images to be shared in creative ways, including support for DSLR video files and tethered shooting on select cameras.
March 23, 2010
Last night, Lightroom Product Manager, Tom Hogarty announced the availability of Lightroom 3 Beta 2. This second Beta adds and improves on the features of the first Beta.
- Camera Parity with LR 2.6 along with preliminary support for new cameras
- Tethered shooting for Nikon and Canon Cameras
- Luminance Noise reduction added
- Improved Import, including Video handling, Loupe from cards, and dockable folders
- Improved Watermarking
- Point Curve now available
- Improved visibility of Process Version, including year naming (2003 and 2010)
- Crop rotation via shortcut, increased Print resolution, local lens blur
For more detail check out the official Lightroom Journal announcement post.
December 18, 2009
Tom Hogarty has announced the availability of Lightroom 2.6 and Camera Raw 5.6 as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2. 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,
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.
Camera Raw 5.6 Download: Mac, PC. Lightroom 2.6 Download: Mac, PC.
November 18, 2009
Tom Hogarty has announced the availability of Lightroom 2.6 and Camera Raw 5.6 at Adobe Labs.
Improved camera support includes the following cameras: Canon EOS 7D, Canon PowerShot G11, Canon PowerShot S90, Leaf Aptus II 5, Mamiya DM22, DM28, DM33, DM56, M18, M22, M31, Nikon D3s, Olympus E-P2, Pentax K-x, Panasonic FZ38, Sigma DP1s, Sony A500, Sony A550 and Sony A850.
There are a number of bug fixes also. An issue limited to Mac customers using PowerPC hardware has been corrected. 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. In addition there is a fix for a visual glitch on Snow Leopard in loupe when panning.
The additional camera support is not available for Lightroom 3 Beta, but users can access this functionality using the DNG Convertor.
October 21, 2009
Lightroom Product Manager, Tom Hogarty has announced the availabilty of Lightroom 3 Beta over at Lightroom Journal. In a similar fashion to Lightroom 1 and 2, Adobe are providing a public preview of the application. In this case it’s much more like the original Beta preview, in that it’s less polished. Hence Adobe warn that it is not to be used as a production tool, but for testing and commenting only.
New features include: Improved Import, Watermarking, better Noise Reduction, Slideshow Video Export, Grain amongst others. Discussion can be had on the Adobe Labs Forum and more information and the download can be had from Adobe Labs.
September 15, 2009
After a short public beta Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom have been updated to 5.5 and 2.5 respectively and are available through the Adobe software update mechanisms or at the Adobe.com updates page.