Lightroom 4.3 and Camera RAW 7.3 Update

If you happened to launch Lightroom today, you might have been notified that a new version of Lightroom 4 is available. Today, Adobe released the final production version of Lightroom 4.3. As usual, plenty of bugs have been fixed and a lot more cameras and lenses have been added to the release. Full RAW support for Nikon D600 has now been finalized and new cameras like Canon EOS 6D, Nikon 1 V2 and Sony RX-1 have been added to the database. Lots of expensive Leica lenses, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II and other third party lenses have also been added to the Lightroom Lens Correction module.

Lightroom 4

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

  1. Autolayout produces a Book with the correct amount of pages but without any images added. Please note that this only occurs when the filter is set to “Unused”.
  2. Uploading large panorama images to Revel cased Lightroom to crash.
  3. The “Unused” filter was not properly filtering images within the Book Module.
  4. Lightroom hangs while changing the Exposure adjustment by typing in a numeric adjustment. Please note that this only occurs when the Enter key is not typed to confirm the adjustment and another Develop adjustment is tried. Also please note that this only occurs on Windows.
  5. After creating a new folder in Lightroom, attempting to undo that folder can sometimes cause a corrupt catalog.
  6. An image can be simultaneously flagged as both a Pick and Reject at the same time.
  7. Using multiple colors within a single text cell within the Book Module can cause Lightroom to crash.
  8. Unable to post photos to Flickr when the image filename contains an apostrophe.
  9. The active Develop slider, the one controlled with + and – keys, defaults to Exposure when moving from one photo to another.
  10. Catalogs from Photoshop Elements 11 would not update in Lightroom.
  11. Site titles longer than 70 characters created in the Web Module can cause Lightroom to freeze.
  12. Cell padding linking lost between sessions.
  13. Deleting the top image in a stack causes the entire stack to disappear.
  14. Tethered capture fails when turning camera off and back on. This also can occur if the camera goes to sleep and then wakes. This occurs only with Canon cameras and on Mac only.
  15. Cropping an image to a small size sometimes causes the image in Develop to become blurry.
  16. AVCHD video formats are not properly importing into Lightroom. Please note that this only occurred on Mac.
  17. Enable Profile Corrections does not auto find iPhone 4 profile.
  18. Crop doesn’t update in second monitor if navigator panel closed. Please note that this only occurred on Mac.
  19. TIFF files can experience tonal shifts within Lightroom.
  20. Mask overlay are displayed in filmstrip and navigator. They should only be displayed in the Develop Loupe.
  21. Video files created on an iPhone 4 flickers when played in Lightroom.

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

  1. Canon EOS 6D
  2. Canon PowerShot S110
  3. Canon PowerShot G15
  4. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  5. Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  6. Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  7. Leica M-E
  8. Nikon 1 V2
  9. Nikon D5200
  10. Nikon D600
  11. Olympus PEN E-PL5
  12. Olympus PEN E-PM2
  13. Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  14. Panasonic DMC-GH3
  15. Pentax K-5 II
  16. Pentax K-5 IIs
  17. Pentax Q10
  18. Sony DSC-RX1
  19. Sony NEX-VG30
  20. Sony NEX-VG900

Lastly, newly supported lenses:

  1. Apple iPhone 4S Apple
  2. Apple iPhone 5 Apple
  3. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Canon
  4. Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Canon
  5. Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC A009E Canon
  6. Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro Di VC USD F004E Canon
  7. LEICA APO-ELMARIT-R 180 mm f/2.8 Leica
  8. LEICA APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-R 100 mm f/2.8 Leica
  9. LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-R 90 mm f/2 ASPH. Leica
  10. LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-R 180 mm f/2 Leica
  11. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/2.8 Leica
  12. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 280 mm f/4 Leica
  13. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/2.8 Leica
  14. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 400 mm f/4 Leica
  15. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/4 Leica
  16. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 560 mm f/5.6 Leica
  17. LEICA APO-TELYT-R 800 mm f/5.6 Leica
  18. LEICA ELMARIT-R 19 mm f/2.8 Leica
  19. LEICA ELMARIT-R 28 mm f/2.8 Leica
  20. LEICA MACRO-ELMARIT-R 60 mm f/2.8 Leica
  21. LEICA SUMMICRON-R 35 mm f/2 Leica
  22. LEICA SUMMICRON-R 50 mm f/2 Leica
  23. LEICA SUMMILUX-R 35 mm f/1.4 Leica
  24. LEICA SUMMILUX-R 50 mm f/1.4 Leica
  25. LEICA SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4 Leica
  26. Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-R 28-90 mm f/2,8-4,5 ASPH. Leica
  27. Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 80-200 mm f/4 Leica
  28. Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 35-70 mm f/4 Leica
  29. Leica VARIO-ELMAR-R 21-35 mm f/3,5-4 ASPH. Leica
  30. Leica VARIO-APO-ELMARIT-R 70-180 mm f/2.8 Leica
  31. Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon
  32. PENTAX 06 Telephoto Zoom Pentax
  33. Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sigma
  34. Sigma DP1 Merrill Compact Digital Camera Sigma

Here are the download links for both:

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

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

And if you use Microsoft Windows, check out Microsoft’s updated Codec Pack, which adds support for 34 new cameras.


  1. 1) Jon McGuffin
    December 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

    But does the most important needed get fixed in 4.3; performance?!!!?

    Love Lightroom 4 but its still a bit of a pig compared to 3..

    • 1.1) Toni
      December 14, 2012 at 2:34 am

      Lightroom 4 is slower than Lightroom 3 as CameraRaw 7.x is slower than CameraRaw 6.x. But new versions have better image quality.

      Anyway, you must try “Renaming the Lightroom Preferences File: 20-50% Improvement” from
      That made a big difference for me (perhaps a 2x to 3x speed improvement).

  2. 2) Gary S
    December 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I down-loaded this upgrade this morning. Now every image stored in LR4 has a “purple fringe”. This is the first time since using LR3 that I had to correct this problem.

    Images were captured with a D600 and nikkor lenses, 50mm f/1.8G, 24-85mm G, 85mm f1.8G. Yesterday these images were without problems now, there is not a straight line that does not have “purple fringe”.

    This morning, I will be taking pictures of birds at my feeder, with camera on tripod and 50mm f/1.8G lens and shoot with remote. I will then upload these new images to LR4 and see what the outcome is.

    • 2.1) Gary S
      December 13, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Sorry for the double post.

  3. 3) Gary S
    December 13, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I installed this upgrade to my iMac this morning. After the download, when I opened LR4, all images were engulfed in “Purple Fringe”. The images were captured with a D600 and Nikkor lenses (50mm f/1.8G, 85mm f/1.8G, and 24-85mm G VR). Yesterday these images were without problems, now every straight line has a “purple fringe”.

    Today, I will take the same pictures that I shot yesterday, “birds at my feeder” with D600 on tri-pod and 50mm f/1.8G lens triggered by remote. I have been using LR since LR3 and I have never had to correct a problem such as this.

    I guess if the “purple fringe” is now a part of my copy of “LR4”, then it is time I try “Aperture”.

  4. 4) Richard
    December 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I’ve never had any major installing new upgrades of Lightroom.

    This morning, I downloaded and have tried to install 4.3, but nothing happens. I see nothing in the Task Manager. I have rebooted several times, and still nothing happens.

    Once, I tried running as Administrator, and the machine went into power save mode. Upon reboot, I ran again as Administrator, and nothing happened.

    I am running Vista, with all the latest upgrades, 32 bit.

    Anyone see any problems like this?

  5. 5) Richard
    December 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Oops….Should have said that “I’ve never had any major problems installing…..”

  6. 6) Richard
    December 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I’m seeing similar complaints on other websites like DPREVIEW and Adobe Lightroom Forums. Seems as if problem so far is that the LR 4.3 EXE will not execute with Vista 32 bit. Also seems as if some are saying the problem exists downloading with Firefox, but I am using IE 8 and see the problem.

    Am looking into other things…..

  7. 7) Richard
    December 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I finally got LR 4.3 to install, and here’s what I did.

    I always try to download and save any upgrades, not only for LR, but other software. I save these upgrades in my Downloads folder, and, in this case, into the Adobe folder whose parent is Downloads. That way, I will have the software if needed in the future in the event I have to reload it.

    I tried doing this a number of times this morning, and the EXE for LR 4.3 just would not run.

    So, what I last did was to, instead of Saving the EXE, I RAN it from the Adobe site. When I hit “RUN,” it saves the EXE to a temporary file in the hidden AppData folder and then proceeds to execute it and install it. This worked.

    Again, I don’t think I’ve ever had a similar problem with LR upgrades in the past. It may be Vista; maybe it’s something in the LR EXE itself. But others are reporting similar problems.

    • 7.1) Arjay
      December 14, 2012 at 5:51 am

      Thank you for your effort, Richard. I have the same problem: Win Vista 32 bit, and the updater just won’t execute.

      I even called Adobe support, and they are clueless…. Go figure.

      > So, what I last did was to, instead of Saving the EXE, I RAN it from the Adobe site. When I hit “RUN,” it saves the EXE to a temporary file in the hidden AppData folder and then proceeds to execute it and install it. This worked.

      How did you do that?The download page only offers a button called “Download Now”. On my computer when I click this button, my system only gives me the options to save the file to disk or to abort.

      • 7.1.1) Arjay
        December 14, 2012 at 6:22 am

        Aah – now I found it:

        My standard browser is Firefox, and if I am downloading a file using this browser, I don’t have the “Run”, only the “Save” option.

        If I use the Internet Explorer, I also get a “Run” option. Going this way actually let me install the update.

        Thank you Richard!

        • Richard
          December 14, 2012 at 7:02 am

          I’m glad you found out how to make it work, Arjay!.

  8. 8) Mike
    December 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I have downloaded the Codec pack, but unfortunatley my D600 is not one of the new cameras supported by the update

  9. 9) Kris Van de Vijver
    December 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Camera Raw is the same as DNG Convertor?

    Lightroom says to upgrade my Camera Raw when I try to edit photos in Photoshop.
    So I’ve downloaded the file from your link above, but I’m redirected to a DNG Convertor 7.3. This update doesn’t change anything : I still get the same message in LR when trying to edit in PS.

    • 9.1) Vitaly
      December 16, 2012 at 1:20 am

      Kris, of course it is not the Camera Raw. CR is only available through the Photoshop’s internal updater. No direct links available yet.

  10. 10) Scott
    December 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Any direct links to the camera raw update yet?

    • December 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      Scott, what do you mean – the above are direct links, on the very bottom of the article.

    • December 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      Never mind, should have read the comments above. No, Adobe has not released the downloadable update. This one is only available through the update manager and I believe that’s what Adobe is planning to do in future versions as well :(

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