Lightroom 4.1 and Camera RAW 7.1 Update

Great news for those of us that use Lightroom or Photoshop – Adobe has just released the final versions of Lightroom 4.1 and Camera RAW 7.1 that finally add Fuji X-Pro1 support! It took a long time for the X-Pro1 support to become available and I am happy that I can now go back and replace all JPEG images from my Lightroom catalog with RAW files. I am also planning to update my Fuji X-Pro1 Review with some RAW samples sometime this week.

Lightroom 4

In addition to a boatload of bugfixes from previous Lightroom beta releases, here is the list of new features and enhancements:

  1. The ability to process HDR TIFF files (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files)
  2. Additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration
  3. Save photobooks created in the Book Module to JPEG
  4. Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin
  5. 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
  6. Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom

I am hoping that Adobe has fixed some performance issues of Lightroom 4 and some annoying known bugs that have been there since the Lightroom 4 came out. The latest release of Lightroom (4.1 RC2) had some serious issues with displaying photographs when using multiple screens – changing a photograph would not update the preview on the second monitor. Both Lola and I use a dual monitor setup and this has been a very annoying bug that has caused a lot of frustration for both of us. Looks like Lightroom 4.1 finally resolves this particular issue.

And here is the full list of new cameras that are now fully supported for RAW conversion by ACR 7.1:

  1. Canon EOS 1D X
  2. Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  3. Canon EOS 60Da
  4. Canon PowerShot G1 X
  5. Canon PowerShot S100V
  6. Fuji X-Pro1
  7. Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  8. Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  9. Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  10. Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  11. Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  12. Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  13. Fuji FinePix X-S1
  14. Leaf Credo 80
  15. Leica M Monochrome
  16. Leica X2
  17. Nikon D3200
  18. Nikon D4
  19. Nikon D800
  20. Nikon D800E
  21. Olympus E-M5
  22. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
  23. Pentax K-01
  24. Samsung NX20
  25. Samsung NX210
  26. Samsung NX1000
  27. Sony Alpha NEX-F3
  28. Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  29. Sony Alpha SLT-A37
  30. Sony SLT-A57

And here are the download links for both:

  1. Adobe Lightroom 4.1 Update for Windows / for Mac
  2. Adobe Camera RAW 7.1 Update for Windows / for Mac

Comments

  1. 1
    ) urosm
    May 30, 2012 at 4:04 am

    That’s great news. Liked it a lot even before.

    My trial epired, so does anybody have any info when LR4 will become part of the Creative Cloud solution? LR4 is the only missing piece I need (and many others) from Cloud.

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:17 am

      I think Adobe is planning to launch LR4 in CC later this year. There is no set date, but towards the end of the year is my best guess…

  2. 2
    ) Daniel
    May 30, 2012 at 9:50 am

    This is good news. Hopefully they fixed the crashes I’ve been experiencing with RC2

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Daniel, so far so good for me! Looks like many of the bugs did get addressed, so I am quite happy with LR4.1

  3. 3
    ) Clarence
    May 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

    How do I install Camera RAW 7.1 on LR4?

    Thanks!

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Clarence, you don’t install Camera RAW on Lightroom. Camera RAW 7.1 is for Adobe Photoshop CS6 only. If you have the latter, just download the file, unzip it and launch the installer.

  4. 4
    ) Myron
    May 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I second Clarence’s question: How do I install Camera RAW 7.1 on LR4?

    Thanks. I hope some knowledgeable person replies soon.

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Please see my response above – CR 7.1 is not for LR4…

  5. May 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    The links are only good for windows.

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Allan, thanks for letting me know – not sure how I missed that. The article has been updated with links to Mac versions as well.

  6. 11
    ) naftoli
    May 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    i have CS5 and and i got LR4 when i open a photo in PS from lightroom it gives me a warning, it says somthing like “u do not have the latest camera raw plugin do u want to open the photo anyway or render it with LR? or somthing like that, what does this mean? thanx

  7. June 1, 2012 at 4:15 am

    The update worked fine for me. I see some major performance improvements.

  8. 13
    ) Souvik
    June 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Nasim, some users are complaining that Fujifilm x-pro1 raw conversion in LR4.1 is not good, they have noticed smearing of details/colors, so a big downside on the image quality once raw files are converted to jpegs, can you please shed some light on this matter? I think the jpeg out of x-pro1 looks great but I would like to see the raw conversion files of it.

    Thanks as always
    Souvik

  9. 14
    ) John
    June 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Nasim,
    I have been learning Lightroom 3 over the last few months leading up to the release of Lightroom 4. Am I better to upgrade to new version and continue learning on the latest upgrades or am I fine to continue using and learning on 3. I would hate to find out when I finally learn L3 I will be way behind on L4 and have to start my learning curve all over again.

    Any thoughts?

    • June 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      John,
      You are not far behind on the learning curve. LR is not difficult. There are plenty of on line resources to use. While LR4 has more modules and an improved engine, it is still basically the same tool. I am happy I upgraded from LR 3 to 4, so have fun with the upgrade – it is worth it.
      Allan

  10. 16
    ) Annabelle Venter
    November 25, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Hi Nasim
    I have LR 4.0 and have been using it for a while with Canon 50D camera. Just bought new Canon 5D Mklll and I can’t open raw files in LR. Have downloaded adobe RAW 7.1 ( been using 6.7) but am unable to install it on my computer. cant find the anwers…please help!
    Annabelle

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