Lightroom 4.1 RC2 and Camera RAW 6.7

Adobe has released an update to Lightroom 4 and Camera RAW that fixes some bugs and adds support for some new cameras and lenses. Lightroom has been updated to 4.1 Release Candidate 2, while Camera RAW 6.7 is now final and stable.

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It is always a good idea to update to the latest versions of both Lightroom and Camera RAW, so that you work with the latest and greatest software with the fewer bugs, RAW support for more cameras and more lens profiles so that you could fix optical issues such as distortion and chromatic aberration with a single click using the Lightroom “Lens Corrections” module. Every once in a while a beta release might contain bugs, but if it is anything serious, Adobe will typically pull it out quickly and replace it with a better version.

Here is the list of cameras and lenses that are added with the Lightroom 4.1 RC2 release:

  1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  2. Canon EOS 60Da
  3. Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  4. Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  5. Nikon D3200
  6. Olympus OM-D EM-5
  7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
  8. Pentax K-01
  9. RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
  10. Samsung NX20
  11. Samsung NX210
  12. Samsung NX1000
  13. Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  14. Sony SLT-A57

Note that the Nikon D3200 is now officially supported.
See this page for a full list of bug fixes.

Camera RAW 6.7 adds support for the following cameras:

  1. Canon EOS 1D X
  2. Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  3. Canon PowerShot G1 X
  4. Canon PowerShot S100V
  5. Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  6. Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  7. Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  8. Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  9. Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  10. Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  11. Fuji FinePix X-S1
  12. Nikon D4
  13. Nikon D800
  14. Nikon D800E
  15. Olympus E-M5
  16. Pentax K-01
  17. Samsung NX20
  18. Samsung NX210
  19. Samsung NX1000
  20. Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  21. Sony SLT-A57

Now here is the sad part that you might not like – Camera RAW 6.7 is the FINAL version of Camera RAW for CS5. This means that going forward, you will not be able to install any future Camera RAW versions unless you update to Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Here are the links to download Lightroom 4.1 RC2 and Camera RAW 6.7:

  1. Lightroom 4.1 RC2
  2. Camera RAW 6.7

Comments

  1. 1
    ) Frederic Manansala
    May 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm

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    • May 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Frederic, we are planning to do a photo contest soon, once this giveaway is over. Thank you for your suggestion!

  2. May 2, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I was able to download Camera Raw 6.7 (not easy to find on Adobe’s website), and I’m relieved that it finally produces a perfect match to LR4 when a raw file is opened in Photoshop. The experimental version from Adobe I had been using was close, but no proverbial cigar (Camera Raw 6.6 was a disaster with LR4; the experimental version was at least usable).

    That said, I could find no mention of LR4.1 and when I open LR4, no upgrade is available through the upgrade command. Perhaps there is no Mac version of 4.1 yet.

    • May 3, 2012 at 10:33 am

      Will, the link to LR4.1 RC2 is provided above, at the very end of the article.

  3. 3
    ) Jagan
    May 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Nasim – can you post the links where these updates can be found. Thank you.

  4. 10
    ) Casey
    May 5, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Hi, I’m trying to process images with LR4 then PSE9 but the images aren’t opening in elements! I have PSE9 set up in LR4 in photo/edit with/elements9 but when I click this option nothing happens! Please help as this is holding my post-processing back & I have a wedding next week!

  5. 11
    ) Souvik
    May 13, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Hi Nasim,

    Thanks for providing this vital information as always. I have just one question, will LR4 support NEF raw files format from D800? I am not sure if I should use TIFF or NEF format, The NEF files size is 74.4 MB and TIF (RGB) is 108.8 MB, so with NEF format my 32gb 600x Iexar can store more images.

    Which format do you recommend I should use? I have read user complaining that they are having trouble opening NEF files in LR4

    Thanks
    Souvik

    • May 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Check in Adobe labs, however I believe the D800/800E is fully supported in the latest updates to the raw converter (ACR) be that in LR4 or through ACR/Bridge/PS. Nikon’s NEF format is fully supported, it is just that new cameras (regardless of manufacturer) have to be ‘profiled’ to get them into updates to ACR. You may just need to update the version of ACR and/or Lightroom you re using.

  6. 13
    ) Steve
    July 9, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Hi Nasim,

    I wanted to use the Nikon D800 and new HDR in Lightroom 4.1. Do I also need Photoshop to convert 32 bit TIFF files or is there a plug in for Lightroom 4.1. Any good alternatives? Maybe open source plug in for Lightroom or another program?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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