Lightroom 4.1 release candidate squashes bugs, adds 5D III support


posted Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 3:43 PM EDT

Photoshop Lightroom 4 packaging. Click here to visit the Adobe website!A new release candidate of Adobe's photographer-centric imaging application Photoshop Lightroom released today aims to squash bugs in the major release that debuted about three weeks ago. Simultaneously, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate adds support for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR.

Beyond the Canon 5D III support, there are six main changes noted in the new release candidate, described by Adobe as follows:

  • Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 and before have been restored.

  • Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.

  • Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module.

  • Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored.

  • This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos.

  • It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.

For more details, visit the official Lightroom Journal blog, and to get the release candidate download for Mac OS or Windows, visit Adobe Labs.


Editor's Note: Although Adobe is calling v4.1 a release candidate, the install (on the Mac at least) overwrites the v4.0 release. That isn't typical behavior for a release candidate.