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Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe finalizes Lightroom 3.3, Camera Raw 6.3, Lens Profile Downloader
(Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 00:50 EST)

Adobe has today finalized the latest versions of its Lightroom, DNG Converter, and Lens Profile Creator applications, as well as its Camera Raw plugin, which were first issued as release candidates last October.

As well as the eight camera models from four manufacturers that were added in the release candidate versions, Adobe has added support for a further seven camera models from Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh, and Sony in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.3 for Windows and Macintosh, Camera Raw 6.3 for Windows and Macintosh, and DNG Converter 6.3 for Windows and Macintosh. The updates also include new profiles for 64 lenses from six manufacturers -- almost double the number included in the release candidates -- and further update profiles for five models. In addition, a variety of issues in Lightroom 3.2, Camera Raw 6.2, and DNG Converter 6.2 have been corrected.

In full, the list of newly supported cameras in Adobe's release candidates includes Canon's PowerShot G12 and S95 compacts, the Nikon D3100 and D7000 digital SLRs, the fixed-lens Nikon Coolpix P7000, Olympus E-5 DSLR, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and DMC-GH2 SLDs, Pentax K-5 and K-r DSLRs, Ricoh GXR with GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5 module, Samsung NX100 SLD, Samsung TL350 compact (aka WB2000), plus the Sony A560 and A580 DSLRs. Newly profiled lenses are as follows:

Canon EF and EF-S mount lenses / Canon fixed-lens cameras
Manufacturer Lens / Camera Name
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM
Canon EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon PowerShot G11
Canon PowerShot G12
Tamron SP AF Aspherical Di LD [IF] 17-35mm f/2.8-4 o77
Tamron TAMRON SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD A005E
Nikon F-mount lenses / Nikon fixed-lens cameras
Manufacturer Lens / Camera Name
Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D
Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D
Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED
Nikon AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
Nikon COOLPIX P7000
Tamron TAMRON SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD A005N
Pentax K-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA*16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8AL Limited
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA*50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA*55mm F1.4 SDM
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA*60-250mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA*200mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Pentax smc PENTAX-DA*300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
Ricoh GXR lens / sensor modules
Manufacturer Module Name
Ricoh A12 28mm F2.5 (GR Lens)
Samsung fixed-lens cameras
Manufacturer Camera Name
Samsung Samsung TL350 (WB2000)
Sigma fixed-lens cameras
Manufacturer Camera Name

In addition, the profiles for one Canon fixed-lens camera, three Canon lenses, and one Nikon lens have been updated. These are the Canon PowerShot G10 camera, the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses, as well as the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens.

Lightroom 3.3 fixes the following issues:

  • Edit in PS CS4 from LR 3.2 did not give option to render to TIFF/PSD

  • Process Version defaulted to PV 2003 when Lightroom’s installed Develop Presets are applied on Import

  • All Auto-ISO values were not properly handled for the Nikon D3s

  • An error could be generated when sorting by “User Order” in Collections

  • There was an incorrect Profile Name tag for Canon 18-55 and 17-40 lens profiles

  • Facebook album selection only displayed up to 25 albums

  • Lightroom 3 could fail to launch Photoshop CS5 if Photoshop CS4 was uninstalled after the Photoshop CS5 installation

  • Numerous cloning or healing spots could have caused Lightroom to become unresponsive

  • Lightroom could have crashed when the metadata filter is selected and the grid is displaying all images in the catalog

  • Lightroom 3.2 could have failed to import all of the images from an iPhone 4

  • Some Sigma X3F raw files were rendering incorrectly

  • Choosing the “Make a second copy to” option on import would result in incorrect folder structure for the second copy

  • Resetting the crop angle by double-clicking the Angle slider removed a custom aspect ratio

  • A tooltip for the Japanese language version of Lightroom 3 displayed the wrong keyboard shortcut for “Flag as Pick”

  • Paste Settings did not apply to all images in the Develop module Filmstrip

  • Smart collections in Lightroom 3 did not use the same definition of “All Searchable Metadata” previously available in Lightroom 2

  • Text watermarks or portions of text watermarks could have f
    ailed to be applied to images on export

  • SmugMug publish collection dialog included a mixture of English text when using a language setting other than English

  • Lightroom would not import files from the Panasonic LX5 that were shot with the iZoom Function set to above 90mm

  • Choosing the Limit File Size option in the export dialog could have stripped certain EXIF fields from the exported file

  • The Targeted Adjustment Tool may have performed slowly in the Lightroom 3.3 release candidate

  • A single image published to multiple collections for a single publish service did not display comments properly

  • Updating an existing Develop preset with all settings could have failed under certain conditions

  • The watermark drop shadow settings behaved differently in Lightroom 3.2 when compared to Lightroom 3.0. They have been returned to the Lightroom 3.0 behavior.

  • The YYYYMMDD file renaming option was not available when the Lightroom language setting was set to Dutch

  • An existing Smart Collection updated to filter for all photos with “Ratings is Zero” would show all images in the catalog

  • Publishing an empty category to SmugMug would cause an error

  • JPEG exports in the Lightroom 3.3 Release Candidate were significantly slower than the same export process in Lightroom 3.2.

  • A graphical Identity Plate included in output was not correctly color managed

  • Deleting all images in a Flickr photoset could have caused Lightroom to return an error message

  • Changing the sort order to “User Order” while in Survey View on the Mac may have caused an error to appear

  • Lightroom could have failed to respond when viewing an image containing numerous cloning or healing spots at 1:1 view

  • RGB values were not displaying properly in the white balance tool

  • The Smart Collection criteria “Folder starts with” was not working properly

  • The navigator panel in the Develop module would incorrectly display threshold information when holding down the alt or option key and applying adjustments

  • Applying a flag, star or label setting to an image via the toolbar in the Develop module while in auto-advance mode would result in an incorrect setting display for the subsequent image

  • The application of color noise reduction at low color temperatures (e.g., tungsten or candlelight) could have provided results below our quality standards

Camera Raw 6.3 Release Candidate corrects the following:

  • Camera Raw would not correctly read files from the Panasonic LX5 that were shot with the iZoom Function set to above 90mm

  • The scroll bar could stop working properly with over 150 images in the filmstrip

  • Some Sigma X3F raw files were rendering incorrectly

  • Embedding GPS information into a Sony ARW file using third party solutions utilizing Exiftool could result in a color shift

  • All Auto-ISO values were not properly handled for the Nikon D3s

  • Updated Camera Raw default settings were not respected in Bridge thumbnails or previews after applying a rating

  • JPEG and TIFF Previews re-rendered as over-exposed after cropping in Camera Raw

  • Adjustment settings via the numeric entry field could have failed with multiple raw files selected

Finally, DNG Converter 6.3 Release Candidate fixes one problem, whereby it could prevent customers from setting a "Destination" folder outside of their Home directory. One known issue apiece exists in the final release versions of Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3. For Lightroom 3.3, Japanese language file name aren't properly preserved when uploading images to SmugMug. For Camera Raw 6.3, raw images shot with th
e Nikon D7000 in Multi Exposure Mode have a strong magenta color cast, which will be corrected in a future update.

The Lens Profile Creator Prerelease 3, meanwhile, now includes an Adobe Air application called the Lens Profile Downloader 1.0, for searching and downloading profiles created by other Adobe Lens Profile Creator users. No other changes in the Lens Profile Creator are noted.

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