Adobe Releases Lightroom 1.4, Camera Raw 4.4, DNG Converter 4.4|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, March 14, 2008 - 11:07 EDT)
Nine new cameras supported plus a Lightroom printer driver update
Adobe has simultaneously updated Lightroom, its Camera Raw plug-in and its free DNG Converter to support Raw files from nine additional cameras and fixes a couple of issues. In addition, Lightroom 1.4 includes updated printer drivers for Mac OS 10.5.
New Raw Support
Bringing the total number of supported cameras to nearly 200, the updates add support for the Canon EOS 450D, Fujifilm S100FS, Nikon D60, Olympus SP-570 UZ, Pentax K20D and K200D, and Sony A200, A300 and A350.
Two issues have also been addressed by the updates, according to the release notes:
• Previous camera profiles identified in the Calibrate panel of the Develop module may have displayed poor results at extreme ends of the temperature and tint ranges. A new camera profile identified as Camera Raw 4.4 is now available and will be applied by default to all images without existing Camera Raw or Lightroom settings. The creation of new default profiles will also include the updated Camera Raw 4.4 profile. Images edited in Camera Raw or Lightroom with earlier profiles will retain the earlier profile value and visual appearance.
&• In previous grayscale conversions the Color Noise setting was disabled and this could result in an image with excessive noise when grayscale channel mixing is applied. Both the tool and effect have been enabled in Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 providing the ability to reduce noise in grayscale conversions. In order to return to the prior visual appearance, Color Noise reduction can be set to zero.
The updates are free to licensed users. Following are the download links:
• Windows: Camera Raw with DNG Converter
• Windows: Lightroom
• Mac: Camera Raw with DNG Converter
• Mac: Lightroom