Lightroom 4.3 and Camera RAW 7.3 RC Update

I typically cover Lightroom and Camera RAW updates pretty quickly, but this time I am a little late in the game. For those who have not yet updated, last week Adobe released the release candidate versions of Lightroom 4.3 and Camera RAW 7.3. If you own one of those new Macbook Pro laptops with a retina display, you will be happy with this Lightroom update, because it makes the interface more compatible and easier to read in the Develop module. Aside from the usual bugfixes, Lightroom got additional support for new cameras. If you are a Nikon D600 owner, you should update as soon as possible, since the release now has full support for the camera (Lightroom 4.2 only had partial or “beta” support for the D600). A long list of newly supported lenses (mostly Leica) is provided below.

Lightroom 4

Here is a summary of the bugs that have been corrected in Lightroom:

  1. Unable to upload a large panorama to Adobe Revel via the Revel Publish Plugin
  2. Unable to add a second photo to a page layout in a Book. This only occurred when the “Show Unused Photos” filter is selected in the filmstrip.
  3. A photo can be flagged as both a “Pick” and “Reject” at the same time when using the Toolbar to apply flags
  4. Using multiple fonts within the same text cell inside a Book can sometimes cause Lightroom to crash
  5. Exposure becomes the active adjustment slider in the Basic panel (within Develop) when moving from image to image
  6. Customers using Photoshop Elements 11 were unable to upgrade their catalogs in Lightroom 4
  7. Custom Cell padding options in the Book Module reset in between Lightroom sessions
  8. 1080p video files shot on iPhone 4S flicker on replay
  9. Leaving the Book Module after using multiple text colors in the same text cell can sometimes cause the book to be lost.

And here are the new and existing cameras that got RAW support:

  1. Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Canon PowerShot G15
  3. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  4. Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  5. Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  6. Nikon D600
  7. Olympus PEN E-PL5
  8. Olympus PEN E-PM2
  9. Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  10. Panasonic DMC-GH3
  11. Pentax K-5 II
  12. Pentax K-5 IIs
  13. Pentax Q10

Lastly, newly supported lenses:

  1. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  2. LEICA APO-ELMARIT-R 180 mm f/2.8
  3. LEICA APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-R 100 mm f/2.8
  5. LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-R 180 mm f/2
  6. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/2.8
  7. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/4
  8. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/2.8
  9. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/4
  10. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/4
  11. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/5.6
  12. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 800 mm f/5.6
  13. LEICA ELMARIT-R 19 mm f/2.8
  14. LEICA ELMARIT-R 28 mm f/2.8
  15. LEICA MACRO-ELMARIT-R 60 mm f/2.8
  16. LEICA SUMMICRON-R 35 mm f/2
  17. LEICA SUMMICRON-R 50 mm f/2
  18. LEICA SUMMILUX-R 35 mm f/1.4
  19. LEICA SUMMILUX-R 50 mm f/1.4
  20. LEICA SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4
  21. Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-R 28-90 mm f/2,8-4,5 ASPH.
  22. Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 80-200 mm f/4
  23. Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 35-70 mm f/4
  24. Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 21-35 mm f/3,5-4 ASPH.
  25. Leica VARIO-APO-ELMARIT-R 70-180 mm f/2.8
  26. PENTAX 06 Telephoto Zoom

Here are the download links for both:

  1. Adobe Lightroom 4.3 RC Update for Windows / for Mac
  2. Adobe Camera RAW 7.3 RC Update for Windows / for Mac

Additional information for the above releases is provided in Adobe’s Lightroom Journal.


  1. November 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Huh, I totally missed it too!

    • November 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Aaron, now that my hand is better, I will try to catch up with all the news :)

      • 1.1.1) Aaron Priest
        November 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

        Glad to hear your recovery has been speedy! Did it improve things much? Wasn’t aware you were having trouble until you mentioned the surgery. I had to quit concert piano for what it was doing to me–arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendinitis, the works. My camera doesn’t bother me because I’m often on a tripod anyway, don’t shoot a lot of events. I do have an R-strap and handstrap to make it easier on my wrist and fingers though. Typing only bothers me on my laptop. My editing workstation is setup quite ergonomically for me with a custom desk I built in high school.

        • Profile photo of Nasim Mansurov Nasim Mansurov
          November 19, 2012 at 12:44 am

          Aaron, I was surprised myself that the hand has been recovering so fast. The hand surgery was the “new method”, where they cut a hole on the arm instead of the hand, then use a tube with a razor + camera to navigate to the ligament that needs to be cut. The whole process takes like 10-15 minutes…pretty amazing stuff!

          Interesting that your hand hurts when using a laptop – I am the other way around. Using a normal keyboard + mouse is quite more painful for me, so I spend 90% of my time on a laptop…

          • Aaron Priest
            November 19, 2012 at 6:59 am

            I have a laptop-style keyboard on my desktop, with a short throw and chicklet keys. So perhaps that is what you like about your laptop. I can type far faster on it than a normal keyboard (with the sole exception of the early 80’s Model F IBM keyboard I have on my server that I need to adapt to USB someday, but then I miss the Windows key, hahaha). My wrists rest too high on my laptop because the keyboard is flat instead of angled like my desktop. And tilting my laptop does no good because the plane is still flat whereas on my desktop my wrists can rest lower than the keys due to the slope. :-)

          • Theresa
            December 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm

            Just curious Nasim, what was the reason for the surgery you had on your hand? Was it for carpal tunnel? Was wondering how you are doing by now and what your experience was like. Would you let me know. Thank you.

  2. 2) Michael
    November 18, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Is there any cost involved?

  3. 3) David B
    November 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    no Lenses?? This finally adds RAW support for my Canon 24-70 F/2.8 II

    • November 18, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      David, you are right – looks like there is lens support (a rather huge list with mostly Leica lenses) – the info was not on Lightroom, but on Camera RAW instead. I will update the article. Thanks for pointing this out!

  4. 4) Brian
    November 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Hi Nasim,

    Any idea’s the difference between “partial” and fully support between 4.2, 4.3, as in, what’s the difference?

    Also, any thoughts in the future about a potential article about using Apple computers for computer workflow compared to native Windows versions? there seems to be a lot of people who assume that apple computers are right away better for photo editing, but I do not believe that this is the case.

    • November 19, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Brian, I am assuming that you are referring to the partial D600 support quote from the above article. Basically, LR 4.2 only had minimal support for the D600 RAW files, which is why they called it partial or “Beta”. I used LR 4.2 for processing RAW files from the D600 – while noise and other parameters looked fine, the colors were not matching Nikon colors for some reason (compared to D800, etc). I have not played with this version and D600 files yet, but I bet the colors will look much better…

      As for Apple articles, one of our writers uses Aperture to process his images, so I will ask him to write some. Personally, I do not have a Mac, so I cannot really talk about workflow or write articles about it :)

      • 4.1.1) Brian
        November 19, 2012 at 12:43 am


      • 4.1.2) DavidL
        November 19, 2012 at 12:57 am

        Thanks for that Nasim. I’m really looking forward to that.

  5. 5) Michael
    November 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    The 4.3 update does not include a “recovery” option. I often used this to reduce sunlight on faces. Am I just overlooking the “recovery” or is there another option which performs likewise.

    • 5.1) Rory
      November 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

      The “recovery” control is part of develop process 2010, which has been superseded by process 2012 in 4.0 and later. The 2012 process uses adaptive processing algorithms which work much better once you get used to them, albeit at the expense of taking a little longer on many computers. While updating the tonal algorithms Adobe also changed the naming of the controls and made them all consistent, with zero in the center, so you can make both positive and negative adjustments. To make a recovery type adjustment in process 2012 try using the “highlights”.

      You can still use “recovery” if you change the develop process to 2010 in the camera calibration panel.

      • 5.1.1) Michael
        November 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm

        Thank You, Thank You !!!

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