More cameras, less bugs: Adobe offers release candidate trio


posted Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM EST

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website!It's that time again, fans of the bleeding edge: Adobe has just issued release candidate versions of Camera Raw 7.2, DNG Converter 7.2, and Lightroom 4.2. All three share support for much the same raft of brand-new cameras and camera backs. The release candidates of Lightroom and Camera Raw also fix a variety of bugs found in their previous incarnations, and the latter adds support for more than two dozen lens profiles on a variety of mounts.

All three release candidates now support raw files from the following cameras:

Lightroom 4's product totem.
Image courtesy of Adobe.

Bugs fixed in Lightroom 4.2 Release Candidate include:

  • Folder stacks with virtual copies get unstacked when moving to another folder

  • Stacked photos get hidden in both the Grid view and Filmstrip.  This occurs when photos get unstacked as a result of enabling auto-stacking.

  • Errors encountered when publishing videos to Facebook through the Facebook Publish Service

  • Users may have occurred problems when trying to enter the Web Module from Library.

  • Unable to edit JPEG photos in Photoshop Elements

  • Unable to upload files to Flickr if there is a carriage return in either the Title or Caption fields (Win only).

  • Background graphics that are applied to a Book globally may not appear as expected in a Saved PDF.

  • Certain book covers had spine text positioned in a Horizontal manner, not Vertical.

  • Double byte characters are not being exported to PDF in Books

  • Photos were exported with original GPS coordinates recorded by the camera, not with the GPS coordinates updated in Lightroom.

  • Keyboard shortcuts in the Develop module sometimes do not work when editing an image in Process Version PV2010.

  • Parents and synonyms of “do not export” keywords also do not export.

  • Audio does not play in video files after creating a slideshow containing music (Windows 7 only)

  • Tether support not working for Nikon D4, D800 , and D800E (Windows only)

The product totem for Photoshop CS6.
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Issues fixed in Camera Raw 7.2 Release Candidate, meanwhile, are as follows:

  • Cannot change “Erase” size, feather and flow settings while utilizing the Option key.

  • Cannot write metadata to images previously opened in some 3rd party software.

  • Luminance Noise slider is unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.

  • In certain cases, the new Defringe controls can cause vertical streaks to appear.

  • Some images from Canon 5D Mark II exhibited pattern noise in the form of maze/green split artifacts.

  • Adjusting the Blue channel does not affect monochrome images.

  • Certain TIFF files can cause Bridge to become unstable.

  • Defringe settings are not retained when editing the file in Photoshop as a Smart Object and then returning to ACR.

Photoshop CS6 Extended's product totem.
Image provided by Adobe.

And finally, newly-profiles lenses in Camera Raw 7.2 RC:

Canon EF mount lenses
Manufacturer Camera Model / Lens Name
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE
Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE
Leica M-mount and S-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Leica APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.
Leica APO MACRO SUMMARIT-S 120 mm f/2.5 (CS)
Leica ELMARIT-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. (CS)
Leica SUMMARIT-S 35 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS)
Leica SUMMARIT-S 70 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS)
Leica APO ELMAR-S 180 mm f/3.5 (CS)
Leica VARIO-ELMAR-S 30-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.
Leica SUPER-ELMAR-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH.
Nikon F-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A007N
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZF.2
Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF.2
Pentax K-mount and 645-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS
Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8
Pentax smc DA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW
Pentax smc D FA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM
Sigma SA-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
Sony Alpha-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

Shooting some of the newly-supported hardware, battling a bug that's now been squashed, or just want to try the release candidates for yourself? Visit the Camera Raw / DNG Converter 7.2 Release Candidate or Lightroom 4.2 Release Candidate pages on Adobe labs...