PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Labs Posts Lightroom 3.5, Camera Raw 6.5 Release Candidates
Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 Release Candidates on Adobe Labs. The Release Candidates bring camera support to 12 new Raw file formats including the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 and add over 25 new lens profiles including support for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f1.4-GB ED and Canon EF 14mm f2.8 L USM lenses to help photographers automatically correct unwanted distortion and chromatic aberration.
In addition, the Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 updates address a number of issues reported by customers on the previous releases. Adobe encourages the community to provide feedback on the updates so it can ensure the highest quality experience for customers working on diverse hardware and software configurations.
Lightroom has become an important digital photography workflow solution, helping serious amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images within one application. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in provides fast and easy access to raw image formats produced by many leading digital camera.
Pricing and Availability
The Lightroom 3.5 update is available as a free download for Lightroom 3 customers and the Photoshop Camera Raw 6.5 plug-in is available as a free download for Photoshop CS5 customers. For more information and to test out the updates, visit http://labs.adobe.com/. Feedback can be provided on the Adobe User to User forum at http://forums.adobe.com.
Visit the Lightroom Journal for more information on these Release Candidates at http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal. Users can connect with the Lightroom team directly on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/lightroom) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/lightroom).
Newly Supported Camera Models
• Fuji FinePix F600EXR
• Olympus E-P3
• Olympus E-PL3
• Olympus E-PM1
• Panasonic DMC-G3
• Panasonic DMC-GF3
• Phase One IQ140
• Phase One IQ160
• Phase One P40+
• Phase One P65+
• Sony Alpha NEX-C3
• Sony SLT-A35
• Using the arrow keys to modify image adjustment settings lacked responsiveness
• A Publish Collection targeting a hard drive on Windows would not behave properly if the designated folder was deleted from hard drive
• After editing the capture time in Lightroom, "Date Time Digitized" was incorrectly changed (only "Date Time Original" should be modified)
• On Windows computers, Lightroom would interpret the wrong time zone per the following customer report: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/xmp_metadatadate_has_wrong_time_zone
• Changing Lightroom's date created field to a date prior to 1933 resulted in unexpected values
• Lightroom 3.2 introduced preview cache inefficiencies
• GPS Altitude metadata was incorrectly excluded from files converted to DNG or exported as DNG files from Lightroom 3.4.1
• For non-English language operating systems, folder names in the import dialog may not have been translating properly
• When exporting images with the "Write Keywords as Lightroom Hierarchy" enabled, keywords with "Include on Export" deselected would still have been included on export
• Saving metadata to a JPEG file in Lightroom 3.4 could have caused Lightroom to quit unexpectedly
• A Publish Collection in Lightroom 3.4 set to publish original files would fail to include XMP files for proprietary raw formats.
• RECONYX images did not open properly in Lightroom 3.4
• When applying automatic lens profile correction, Lightroom 3.4 did not automatically recognize the following lens: "Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f1.4-GB ED"
• Using the plus or minus key to increment Develop Module parameters did not work properly on the Mac
• The Limit File Size export option was incorrectly including Exif metadata on export when the Minimize Embedded Metadata option was selected
• On Mac OS X 10.7, the Lightroom import dialog did not properly display network volumes
• On Windows computers, using Shift + Scroll wheel to adjust the Adjustment Brush feather size, the expected result of the scroll wheel movement was reversed per the following feedback post: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_adjustment_brush_why_is_mouse_wheel_direction_reversed_for_feather
• Lightroom would not provide the correct error message when attempting to delete photos published to Facebook
• Lightroom would experience tether capture failures on computers utilizing OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7• Develop load time performance was inconsistent
(First posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 17:01 EDT)