Lightroom 4.2 and Camera RAW 7.2 Update

Great news for those of us that use Lightroom or Photoshop – Adobe has just released the final versions of Lightroom 4.2 and Camera RAW 7.2 that add support to a bunch of new cameras, including the Nikon D600 (preliminary suppport). A bunch of Lightroom bugs have been fixed and tethered support has been added to cameras like Nikon D4, D800, D800E, Canon 5D Mark III and 1D X. Many new lens profiles have also been added, including the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 that we recently reviewed. This is primarily a bugfix and camera support release, which means that the final version of Lightroom 4.2 does not contain any new features compared to the last release candidate.

Lightroom 4

Here is the list of all bugfixes:

  1. Stacked photos were hidden in both the Grid view and Filmstrip. This occurred when photos get unstacked as a result of enabling auto-stacking.
  2. Folder stacks with virtual copies were unstacked when moving to another folder.
  3. When scrolling through the filmstrip (at somewhat fast rate), occasionally a “gray” image was displayed for an instant and then replaced by the correct image preview.
  4. The Navigator Panel in Map did not pan correctly.
  5. Parents and synonyms of “do not export” keywords also did not export.
  6. Occasionally were unable to publish videos to Facebook
  7. Audio did not play in video files after creating a slideshow that contains music (Win 7 only)
  8. Image select arrow on keyword list didn’t display when keyword list contained a large number of keywords
  9. Unable to edit Lightroom photos as jpegs in Photoshop Elements
  10. Carriage Return in either the Title or Caption field invalidated a Flickr upload.
  11. Tether capture bar disappeared after deleting photo (Win only).
  12. Back Cover of Book layout had Horizontal text on spine rather than Vertical
  13. Sharpening was not applied to books that were exported as JPEG files
  14. Double-byte characters were not exported to Books saved as PDF files
  15. Unable to type accented character in book module in LR4
  16. Luminance Noise slider was unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.
  17. Develop keyboard shortcuts (+ and – keys) no longer worked in older process versions such as PV2010

And here is the full list of new cameras that are now fully supported in Lightroom 4.2 and for RAW conversion by ACR 7.2:

  1. Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
  2. Canon EOS M
  3. Fujifilm XF1
  4. Fujifilm X-E1
  5. Fuji FinePix F800EXR
  6. Leaf Credo 40
  7. Leaf Credo 60
  8. Leica S
  9. Leica D-LUX 6
  10. Leica V-LUX 4
  11. Nikon Coolpix P7700
  12. Nikon 1 J2
  13. Nikon D600*
  14. Panasonic DMC-G5
  15. Panasonic DMC-LX7
  16. Panasonic DMC-FZ200
  17. Pentax K-30
  18. Samsung EX2F
  19. Sony Alpha NEX-5R
  20. Sony Alpha NEX-6
  21. Sony Alpha SLT-A99V
  22. Sony DSC-RX100

* Please note that the support for Nikon D600 is preliminary and there is a minor risk that the appearance of your images may change when the final support for Nikon D600 is available in an upcoming release.

Newly supported cameras for tethered capture:

  1. Canon EOS Kiss X5
  2. Canon EOS Kiss REBEL T3i
  3. Canon EOS 600D
  4. Canon EOS Kiss X50
  5. Canon EOS REBEL T3
  6. Canon EOS 1100D
  7. Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  8. Canon EOS 1D X
  9. Nikon D4
  10. Nikon D800
  11. Nikon D800e

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 4.2 (Lens Name – Lens Mount):

  1. Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM – Canon
  2. Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM – Canon
  3. Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM – Canon
  4. Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM – Canon
  5. Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – Canon
  6. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – Canon
  7. Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM – Canon
  8. Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE – Canon
  9. Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE – Canon
  10. LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. – Leica
  11. LEICA APO MACRO SUMMARIT-S 120 mm f/2.5 (CS) – Leica
  12. LEICA ELMARIT-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. (CS) – Leica
  13. LEICA SUMMARIT-S 35 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS) – Leica
  14. LEICA SUMMARIT-S 70 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS) – Leica
  15. LEICA APO ELMAR-S 180 mm f/3.5 (CS) – Leica
  16. LEICA VARIO-ELMAR-S 30-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. – Leica
  17. LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH – Leica
  18. Hasselblad HCD 4/28 – Leica
  19. Hasselblad HC 3,5/35 – Leica
  20. Hasselblad HC 3,5/50 – Leica
  21. Hasselblad HC 2,8/80 – Leica
  22. Hasselblad HC 2,2/100 – Leica
  23. Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120 – Leica
  24. Hasselblad HC 3,2/150 – Leica
  25. Hasselblad HC 4/210 – Leica
  26. Hasselblad HC 4,5/300 – Leica
  27. Hasselblad HC 3,5-4,5/50-110 – Leica
  28. Hasselblad HCD 4-5,6/35-90 – Leica
  29. Nikon 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 – Nikon
  30. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR – Nikon
  31. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR – Nikon
  32. Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM – Nikon
  33. Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A007N – Nikon
  34. Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZF.2 – Nikon
  35. Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF.2 – Nikon
  36. Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS – Pentax
  37. Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8 – Pentax
  38. Pentax smc DA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW – Pentax
  39. Pentax smc D FA 645 25mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM AW – Pentax
  40. Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM – Pentax
  41. Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM – Sigma
  42. Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM – Sony
  43. Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro – Sony

And here are the download links for both:

  1. Adobe Lightroom 4.2 Update for Windows / for Mac
  2. Adobe Camera RAW 7.2 Update for Windows / for Mac


  1. October 3, 2012 at 9:32 am


    Have they done anything with the complaints of Lightroom 4 slowing to a crawl when editing pictures? Sometimes I feel like I’m back in the days of Photoshop on a x386 machine. The redraws take forever. I had to drop back to Process 2010 and Lightroom 3 to edit my last run because I didn’t have time to wait on Lightroom 4 to process them.

    Any ideas?

    • 1.1) Russ
      October 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

      I have this same issue, and one thing i realized that if i work on photos that are on external hard drive the LR comes to a crawl if i copy a picture to a local drive it works like a champ. I am using Mac book pro and running Snow Leopard, USB 2.0 and 3TB seagate 72k rpm hd. Not sure if it’s just my set up or LR issue

      • 1.1.1) tcknight
        October 3, 2012 at 10:59 am

        @Russ : That’s not the issue here. I’m running PC but with dual core and 16 mg of Ram and a 750 rpm HD, with Win 7 Pro.

        When I purchased LR 4, my workflow slowed to a crawl compared to LR3.5. This is on 12 mp images. When I tried to work on 36 mp images from the D800, I could just forget it. Simply removing a spot took 2 to 3 minutes.

        • Profile photo of Nasim Mansurov Nasim Mansurov
          October 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

          Two to three minutes to remove a spot is absolutely abnormal. Check your PC, there is something wrong it…

        • tcknight
          October 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

          @tcknight Of course these are typos…should be 7500 rpm and 16 gb of ram.

          @Nasim I don’t see how I could have PC problems Nasim. When I reverted back to LR 3.6 there were no problems. Loaded back up LR 4.0 and slow again. Two to three minutes was an exageration spawned from frustration…it is more like 45 seconds. Still about 44 seconds longer than LR 3.6. ;>) Am I missing something that should be set…like memory management settings?

      • October 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

        Russ, it is a bad idea to run photos on an external storage, unless it is very fast. I only move my photos to an external drive after I am done editing them…

        • Russ
          October 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm

          Ok i see, so how do you preserve your catalog if you move your photos to an external HD.

          • Profile photo of Nasim Mansurov Nasim Mansurov
            October 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

            I save a backup of the catalog to an external drive as well. I typically move everything at the end of the year, since I organize my LR catalogs by year. Some people organize catalogs by event, which is too much maintenance for me.

            When you open a catalog with moved photos, LR will ask you to locate it. Once you do it, everything is back in working order…

            • Russ
              October 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

              Nasim you have shed some new light into my workflow Thank You

            • Ryan Beuke
              October 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm


              When talking about storing your drives and speed would it not be faster to put your OS/App/Catalog on a SSD, then have your images on something like a estata raid 0 G-raid drive. Then have a secondary normal external disk to back that up to?

    • October 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

      What operating system are you running LR4 on? I would not run it on anything other than Windows 7 64-bit. My LR4 got a little slower with D800 RAW files, but it is not bad. I am running on Intel i7 Quad Core with 16 GB of RAM, SSD drive for primary partition (that’s where the LR catalog is) and two drives in RAID 1 configuration for secondary partition (that’s where the photos are).

      • 1.2.1) tcknight
        October 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

        Nasim: I’m running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1. The machine is an AMD X2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.00 GHz with 16 GB of Ram. Maybe it is a little underpowered for 36 MP NEF files but this machine is a screamer when using LR3.6 working on files derived from D3 NEF’s and 60 mg TIFF files. It is a frustrating crawler when working on D3 NEF’s with LR 4.

  2. 2) mike
    October 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

    you say prelim. support of D600, does that mean we will have to wait 3 months for full support?? adobe updates once a quarter, is that correct??? what about pse and ps, do they have prelim. support also?? ty

    • October 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Mike, preliminary support means that they probably just copied the algorithm from another camera like D800 without tuning the output specifically for the D600. I will be checking the RAW files tonight to see if I can spot any problems. I doubt we will see any major differences in the final version, which is probably going to be released towards the end of the year…

  3. 3) me
    October 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

    What I don’t understand is why Adobe has to add each new camera that comes out??

    You would think Nikon would have a standard NEF format, that all their cameras meet, so, Adobe only has to deal with that single NEF file.

    I just don’t get D700 NEF does NOT equal D800 NEF does not equal D600 NEF, etc….

    • October 3, 2012 at 11:11 am

      That’s why I have been ranting about the proprietary Nikon / Canon RAW files for a while now. Nikon needs to add support for DNG format and all this nightmare will be gone. Otherwise, Adobe has to receive specifications from Nikon every time a new camera comes out, since RAW files for each camera will be different!

  4. 4) BPR
    October 3, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I upgraded this morning and only had time to edit a few photos to see…it’s DEFINITELY faster. Since it was only a couple photos the jury remains out on if this is something that sticks, or if it will begin to lag with increased use. But so far so good. MUCH faster.

    • October 3, 2012 at 11:12 am

      That’s good news! I will check it out tonight and see how it compares to the previous release candidate. I very much hope the D600 RAW support works fine without any big bugs.

      • 4.1.1) me
        October 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

        No doubt, I’m 2nd shooting a wedding this weekend with the D600, I want to be able to use the RAW files.

  5. October 3, 2012 at 10:55 am

    That’s good to hear BPR. It was virtually useless to me as it was. Thanks!

    • October 3, 2012 at 11:12 am

      See my response above – something is wrong with your PC/Lightroom install.

  6. 6) victor
    October 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Got a D600 recently,has anyone have problem with WA on auto and NOT doing its job of correcting the tungsten color (yellow). It was doing OK 1st time then when I turn off/on not performing even after 2 mins.

  7. October 3, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Hello, the update for lightroom is ok, but i’ve download the update for Acr and it update only the dng converter and not Acr. Anyone have the save problem?.

    thank you.


    • October 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Antonio, use the Adobe Updater installed on your machine to update Camera RAW to the latest version. You can only update if you have Adobe CS6 though…

  8. 8) Peter
    October 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Wow! what an improvement in speed when going for a 1:1 view or even looking at the next photo. Using a D800, Mac OS 6, 8 gig memory and now LR 4.2 For my machine a very worthwhile update. Thanks for pointing out its availability.

  9. 9) Jan Fervers
    October 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Still the same crappy x-trans demosaicing… :(

  10. October 12, 2012 at 7:25 am

    I have not been keeping up with the latest news regarding the autofocus problem with the Nikon d800. I am still in the market to buy a d800e but did not want to purchase one until Nikon had worked out the problems. I was wondering if the latest cameras being shipped still have a autofocus problem? I am not in a huge hurry to buy the d800e since my d3x is still a great camera.

    I would be really interested in hearing what you have heard regarding the d800e cameras that are now shipping to consumers.

    As always, than you in advance for your help in this matter.

    jack mitchell

  11. 11) Michael
    October 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    What is the best online photo lab?

  12. 12) David
    October 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    My question is about which software is best to use, aperture or Lightroom? I use apple hardware.

  13. 13) David
    October 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Question about which editor to purchase Lightroom or aperture? I use apple computers.

  14. 14) john
    November 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Nasim
    Your colossal job is highly appreciated.Just quick question,is lightroom compatible with macbook retina?
    All the best-john.

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