Posted by: Chris Barylick
Date: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012, 05:53
Category: News, Software
You can’t knock a decent update.
Per Electronista, Adobe is offering an official upgrade to Lightroom after an extended beta release in conjunction with an update to Camera Raw. Lightroom has been updated to version 4.1, addressing several bugs introduced in prior versions of the software, as well as introducing the ability to process HDR TIFF files. Camera Raw is now on version 7.1 and adds support for 28 more cameras and 24 new lenses. Both upgrades are available now from Adobe.com or the update mechanism in Lightroom 4.
Other bug fixes in Lightroom 4.1 include the following:
- The ability to process HDR TIFF files. (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files).
- Additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration.
- Save photobooks created in the Book Module to JPEG.
- Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin.
- Additional camera support for several new cameras including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Fujifilm X-Pro1, Nikon D800, and Olympus OM-D E-M5.
- Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom.
One issue that remains is double-byte fonts such as Chinese or Japanese characters are still not being exported to PDF.
Bugs addressed in Camera Raw 7.1 include Windows keyboard shortcut fixes, increased stability in metadata editing, and point curve adjustments. A defringe control has been added to the Lens Correction panel. The DNG Converter 7.1 application duplicates this functionality for versions of Photoshop prior to CS6.
Lightroom 4.1 and Camera Raw 7.1 require an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried the new version of Lightroom, please let us know what you think in the comments.