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Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe: Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter updates released
(Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 17:44 EDT)

Adobe has today finalized the recent release candidates of its Lightroom and DNG Converter applications, as well as its Camera Raw plugin.

All three updates add support for the same list of thirteen new camera models, and three new models have tethering support in Lightroom. Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 also add a selection of thirty new lens profiles. Lightroom 3.4 further fixes 27 issues in the previous release, while Camera Raw 6.4's release notes lists nine corrected bugs.

Both Windows and Mac users can now access new Raw file formats from seven manufacturers -- Canon, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, and Samsung. The full list of newly supported cameras is as follows:

  • Canon EOS 600D (aka Rebel T3i / Kiss X5)

  • Canon EOS 1100D (aka Rebel T3 / Kiss X50)

  • Fujifilm FinePix S200 EXR

  • Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

  • Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

  • Fujifilm FinePix X100

  • Hasselblad H4D-40

  • Kodak EasyShare Z990

  • Nikon D5100

  • Olympus E-PL1s

  • Olympus E-PL2

  • Olympus XZ-1

  • Samsung NX11

Three existing camera models are now supported for tethered shooting in Lightroom:

  • Canon EOS 60D

  • Canon EOS 550D (aka Rebel T2i / Kiss X4)

  • Nikon D7000

The new lens profiles cover a variety of lenses from six manufacturers for Canon, Leica, Nikon, and Pentax mounts, including lenses produced by Canon, Leica, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, and Tamron. In full, the list of newly added lens profiles is as follows:

Canon EF mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens / Camera Name
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3DiII VC PZD B008E
Leica S-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Leica APO-MACRO-SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/120mm
Leica SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/35mm ASPH.
Leica SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/70 mm ASPH.
Nikon F-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Pentax K-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 ED AL [IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 14mm F2.8 ED [IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL [IF]
Pentax smc PENTAX-D FA 100mm F2.8 MACRO
Pentax smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2. WR
Pentax smc PENTAX-D FA 50mm F2.8 MACRO

The full list of bugs fixed in the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.4 is as follows:

  • Lightroom encountered issues presenting double-byte character metadata after the image was edited on Photoshop.com

  • Video files were allowed to be added to a SmugMug publish collection not capable of supporting video uploads

  • The up and down arrow keys did not work properly when trying to adjust a point tone curve with the Targeted Adjustment Tool

  • In a Flickr publish collection an error would occur when attempting to republish an image marked as “Hide from Public areas”

  • Images rotated once in a publish collection could have displayed inconsistent rotations between the grid view and the filmstrip (Windows only)

  • Mouse movements when a secondary window had been enabled would cause unnecessary processor activity

  • The SmugMug Smart Publish Collection dialog on a 1024×768 display could have closed without warning and prevented access to the main Lightroom window

  • Keyword completion was broken when spaces were included

  • Multiple Facebook publishing errors have been corrected in Lightroom 3.4

  • Publish collections did not work properly if the sort order is set to descending. (“Z to A”)

  • Cropped images could have momentarily appeared without a crop while moving from image to image in the Develop module

  • Image counts were not updating properly when nested collection sets were separated

  • If image files were located on an unavailable network volume, it might have taken several minutes for Lightroom to properly display the thumbnails in the grid view (Windows only)

  • Using the up/down arrow keys or the mouse wheel to adjust a parameter while the graduated filter is activated caused increments of plus or minus 100 instead of 1

  • Interlacing artifacts, and a slight magenta cast in the deepest shadows could have appeared on some high-contrast edges of Canon mRaw files.

  • Video files captured by an Apple iPhone and imported into Lightroom showed the incorrect capture date of December 31, 1903

  • In some instances, photos labeled as “Modified Photos to Re-Publish” in a Publish Collection would fail to be re-categorized as “Published” after a succesfull publish operation

  • A magenta color cast could have appeared on Nikon D7000 or Pentax K-5 images if the multi-exposure feature was used with raw capture

  • Updates have been made to Lightroom 3.4 to comply with Metadata Working Group standards

  • An image at zoom level “1:2″ may have momentarily blurred when the mouse is released from a slider (Windows only)

  • Folder creation caused an expanded folder hierarchy to close unexpectedly in the Library Module

  • Virtual Copies added to a Publish to Hard Drive collection could fail to export properly if the original image had already been published

  • Updating the metadata of a file by selecting the update button in the Metadata panel would fail to update the metadata

  • A Japanese language file name is not properly preserved when uploading images to SmugMug

  • Color Noise reduction values were not properly saved in presets

  • Not all appropriate metadata fields were excluded when choosing the Minimize Embedded Metadata export option

  • The Lightroom Plug-in Manager may not have displayed correctly when operating Lightroom with the French language selected

For Camera Raw 6.4, the full list of bugs that have been squashed includes:

  • Camera Raw did not allow write-back capability for the EXIF GPS properties.

  • The DNG File format did not support XMP Media Management.

  • A JPEG file with a specific characteristic was found to have a pink cast.

  • The undo command (Command+z) was failing to undo crop adjustments.

  • Single images marked for deletion were not moved to the trash.

  • A magenta color cast could have appeared on Nikon D7000 or Pentax K-5 images if the multi-exposure feature was used with raw capture.

  • Applying Sigma 10-20mm Lens Profile to Nikon D7000 raw files could have produced dark or black corners

  • Some EXIF fields of Panasonic raw files appeared to be blank in Bridge Metadata panel

  • Applying the exposure adjustment brush to a high ISO image could have caused excessive noise reduction correction to the entire image

For more details, visit Adobe's Product Updates page.

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