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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 (and ACR 7.1) released

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

After a few weeks as an Adobe Labs release, Lightroom 4.1 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.1 have seen the light of day. The version of Lightroom is a later build than the RC2 which was posted on Labs and contains more bug fixes and Camera support. The main new features from the RC versions are unchanged. They include:

  • Ability to process HDR TIFF files
  • The new colour fringing tools
  • Save photobooks created in the Book Module as JPEG files
  • Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin

Download Links

Lightroom 4.1 Windows and Macintosh (or use the built in update mechanism). If you have the Mac App Store version, this will be updated soon.

Adobe Camera Raw 7.1 Windows and Macintosh

DNG Converter 7.1 Windows and Macintosh

Camera Support

These new cameras are supported:

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 60Da
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji X-Pro1
  • Leaf Credo 80
  • Leica M Monochrom
  • Leica X2
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
  • Pentax K-01
  • RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Sony Alpha NEX-F3
  • Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A37
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A57

For more information on Bug Fixes and Lens Support, visit Tom Hogarty’s Lightroom Journal

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 and DNG Convertor 6.7 are released

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 and the DNG Converter have now been released. This is the last release which will support Photoshop CS5.

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mk III
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100V
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X-S1
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • Pentax K-01
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  • Sony SLT-A57

For more information and links to downloads, check out Lightroom Journal.

Photoshop CS6 Public Beta Released

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Following many Sneak Peeks, for the first time Adobe are releasing a Public Beta of the class-leading imaging app Photoshop CS6 and it is available right now on Adobe Labs.

Containing UI refinements, numerous JDIs (Just Do Its) and of course, new features, such as:

  • Content Aware Patch
  • New Blur Effects
  • New Dark UI
  • Adaptive Wide Angle – for straightening out distortions)
  • A new graphics engine which provides much faster performance
  • Re-engineered tools
  • New Camera Raw 7 (for Lightoom Compatibility)

Adobe recommends that you check out the videos from Russell Brown and the Kelby Learning Center, then download and play with the new version.

Lightroom 4 Video Tutorials

Friday, March 9th, 2012

As ever with a new release of Lightroom there are plenty of video tutorials around, some are here already and some are coming shortly.

Luminous Landscape, one of the sites that has consistently produced a full video series for each release of Lightroom, now has an updated set for Lightroom 4. This is in the usual format, where Michael Reichman and Jeff Schewe give the viewer a more homespun (but very in-depth guide to the new release). Currently available for $59.95 (the price will change when the series is complete). This combo release contains a New User series and an Advanced series.

Laura Shoe has produced 10.5 hours of content for her Lightroom 4: Fundamentals and Beyond tutorials. These are available for $49.95 or ($57.95 for the DVD).

George Jardine the original Adobe Lightroom evangelist produces very high quality videos as can be seen by his previous Lightroom 3 Library, Develop, Camera Raw and Photoshop Integration video sets. He will shortly be releasing some for Lightroom 4. Keep an eye on his site!

Lightroom Journal also have a great list of resources and some of these include video tutorials

I will update further as I hear of new video tutorials

Lightroom 4 Released with new Pricing

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

After a very short time as a Public Beta, Lightroom 4 has been fully released to the public. Adobe have also lowered the price to $149 (£103.88, €130,36) and upgrades are $79 (£59.09, €74,15). Upgrades can be from any version.

Since the Public Beta was released, there have been some changes, not a huge list as in the past, but that is reflected in the short time between Public Beta and this release.

  • Reverse geocoding now available in the Map Module
  • Revamped and improved auto tone in Develop based on new controls
  • Increased range of local white balance controls (temperature and tint)
  • Updated Develop presets plus added new presets for video
  • Maximum Blurb book size is now 240 pages
  • Over 800 bugs found and fixed!

There are the usual crop of new Cameras and Lenses supported, unfortunately there will be a bit of a wait for the just released Canon 5D Mk III for Lightroom users, but ACR and DNG users do have support in the Release Candidates mentioned below:

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100V
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X-S1
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E

A further set of lenses from Tokina, Leica, Nikon, Sigma and Tamron are now supported (the full list is available on Tom Hogarty’s Lightroom Journal.)

Also released are Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 RC and DNG Converter 6.7 RC which help maintain compatibility with Photoshop CS 5. These are available on Adobe Labs and are not final, but they have been extensively tested. As mentioned they contain support for the Canon 5D Mk III. So the way to get Lightroom support is to convert your 5D Mk III files to DNG using the DNG Converter, then import them into Lightroom.

Links

Many of the testers and Adobe staff have further links about the release:

Lightroom 3.6 and ACR 6.6 available

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Lightroom 3.6 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.6 have been released from Adobe Labs and are now available for download. The releases contain the usual mix of newly supported cameras, new lens profiles and bug fixes.

New Cameras Supported

  • Canon PowerShot S100
  • Fuji FinePix X10
  • Leica V-LUX 3
  • Nikon 1 V1
  • Nikon 1 J1
  • Panasonic DMC-GX1
  • Ricoh GR Digital IV
  • Samsung NX5
  • Samsung NX200
  • Sony NEX-7

For more info check out Lightroom Journal and download the updates

Lightroom 3.6 and Camera Raw 6.6 Release Candidates on Adobe Labs

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Adobe have posted Release Candidates of Lightroom 3.6 and Camera Raw 6.6 to Adobe Labs.

These releases contain support for new cameras and new Lens Profiles.

The new cameras supported are:

  • Canon PowerShot S100
  • Nikon 1 J1
  • Nikon 1 V1
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
  • Samsung NX5

For more info, either see the Lightroom Journal announcement page, or head over to Adobe Labs to download them.

 

Lightroom 3.5 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.5 Released

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Adobe have released Lightroom 3.5 after a while in Adobe Labs. The released version is newer than the one which had last been released for testing and contains the usual support for new cameras and new lenses. For photographers who use digital medium format cameras, this release adds support for Hassleblad, Leaf, and PhaseOne models.

For more details see Tom Hogarty’s blog. To download the updates, either use the Adobe Updater or visit the Adobe website.

George Jardine releases Adobe Camera Raw video tutorials

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

George Jardine, one of the original Lightroom evangelists, has added a new set of videos to his growing collection of video tutorials. George started with 15 video tutorials explaining Lightroom Library Workflow, then followed with 15 Develop Module Tutorials. He has now added 15 Camera Raw Tutorials.

The new tutorials cover some of the same ground as the Lightroom Develop Module videos, but explain the different workflow required in Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw. To that end users who have purchased the Develop Module videos can email George for a special price.

For new users the 6 hours of video are available for $34.95 and cover the following topics:

    1   The Camera Raw Plug-In Overview   –  17:14
    2   Plug-In Navigation Basics and Cropping   –  25:51
    3   The Basic Panel – White Balance   –  28:13
    4   The Basic Panel – Tone Controls   –  28:45
    5   The Basic Tab – Presence Controls   –  13:58
    6   The Tone Curve   –  30:37
    7   The Detail Controls   –  44:34
    8   The HSL Controls   –  14:05
    9   The Black & White and Split Toning Controls   –  31:20
    10   The Lens Correction Controls   –  23:45
    11   The Effects Controls   –  13:43
    12   The Camera Calibration Controls and ACR Defaults   –  25:41
    13   Presets, Snapshots, and Workflow Options   –  32:03
    14   The Localized Corrections   –  28:58
    15   Working with Multiple Images, RGB Images, and the ACR Preferences   –  24:40

 

Lightroom 3.4 & Camera Raw 6.4 posted to Labs

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

As has now become traditional Release Candidates of Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 have been posted to Adobe Labs for a final once-over by the user community.

This release supports the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i / Kiss X5)
  • Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3 / Kiss X50)
  • Hasselblad H4D-40
  • Olympus E-PL1s
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Olympus XZ-1
  • Samsung NX11

12 new lenses have been supported in this release, with one updated to improve the quality.

8 major bugs have been fixed in Lightroom and 6 in Camera Raw.

Full details of the lenses supported and the bugs fixed are available on Tom Hogarty’s blog.