A while ago Adobe announced Release Candidates of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera RAW 7.4. These versions were close to being finished, but may have contained some bugs. Today, Adobe has made the full versions of their updates available. The main goal of these updates is to add support for recently announced cameras (25 of them, actually), but there’s a number of important improvements, too. This is quite a big update. First and foremost, Adobe claims better handling of Fuji’s X-Trans sensor RAW files.
Camera and Lens Support
Here is the (rather extensive) list of newly supported camera models:
- Canon EOS 1D C
- Canon ESO 100D (Digital Rebel SL1 / EOS Kiss Digital X7)
- Canon EOS 700D (Digital Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss Digital X7i)
- Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
- Casio Exilim EX-ZR710
- Casio Exilim EX-ZR750
- Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
- Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
- Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
- Fujifilm X100s
- Fujifilm X20
- Hasselblad H5D-40
- Hasselblad H5D-50
- Hasselblad Lunar
- LEICA M (Typ 240)
- Nikon 1 J3
- Nikon 1 S1
- Nikon D7100
- Nikon Coolpix A
- Nikon Coolpix P330 (preliminary support)
- Olympus XZ-10
- Pentax MX-1
- Samsung NX300
- Sony Alpha NEX-3N
- Sony Alpha SLT-A58
There is also a number of new lens profiles available:
- Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM
- Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8
- Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
- SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM
- SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM
- SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013
- SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
- Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
- TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
- TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD
Adobe also made some corrections to demosaic algorithms used for Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor cameras – the X-Pro1, X-E1, X100s and X20. In addition to better-rendered RAW files, X-Pro1 and X-E1 images should also be slightly sharper when comparing to the output of previous Release Candidate versions. X-E1 also enjoys fixed default aspect ratio support. Other changes include tweaked default white balance setting for older Nikon D2x, D2xs, D2hs, D200, D40, D50 and D80 cameras. For more information on camera and lens support, click here.
The following Camera RAW bugs have been fixed:
- Improve interactive performance at intermediate zoom levels (e.g., 33% and 66%).
- Remove strong color cast when converting images to grayscale.
- Rendering of floating-point HDR images with unexpected embedded ICC profiles (non-linear gamma).
- Ensure that local adjustments are synced properly when copying & pasting settings in Bridge.
- Prevent point curve adjustments from disappearing off the top and bottom when using the arrow keys to adjust curve points.
- Square tile artifacts while painting with local adjustment brush.
- Grid overlay artifacts in Lens Correction panel when adjusting crop rectangle.
- Shortcut (control-click, right-click) to adjust local adjustment brush size and feather size.
- Local adjustment redrawing incorrectly after selecting a pin.
- Redraw error with the noise reduction option-drag visualization.
- Redraw error when local adjustment mouse over rollover mask, etc.
- Crash when adding a custom input/output values in per-channel RGB point curves.
- Color casts when using the Camera Calibration saturation sliders.
- Line artifacts when processing floating-point images with a rotated crop.
- Crash when using the local adjustment brush. This only occurs on images with a large number of local adjustments and on a system with limited RAM.
The following Lightroom bugs have been fixed:
- The crop overlay tool resized incorrectly when used in conjunction with the “Constrain to Crop” checkbox in the Lens Correction panel.
- Background graphics were not correctly rendered within the Book Module.
- Reading metadata from file would sometimes result in keyword and and GPS metadata to not save for video files.
- Updated the “Missing File Icon” for HiDPI / Retina displays
- The supplied lens profile for the Sony RX-1 did not contain vignette information.
- Preview in Develop Module was not updated with the latest adjustments.
- Square tile artifacts while painting with brush.
- Previews of photos in portrait orientation were blurry when viewed in the filmstrip in the Develop module. (Mac only).
- Image in Book Disappears After Changing Modules.
- Error changing modules when in Slideshow with second monitor connected.
- Stack badges displayed the wrong count when creating new stack that included a preexisting stack.
- Local Adjustment Effect (Brushed Adjustment) Disappears (temporarily) After Selecting a Pin (Win only).
- Book changes are not saved after switching between modules.
- The Filter scrollbar within the Library module was not rendering properly.
- Auto-tone was not working properly when used in conjunction with the Exposure adjustment slider. (Win only)
- The Black&White button was not creating a History state within the Develop module. (Win only)
- When switching from image to image, remnants of previous image visible on fringes of new photo. This occurred on Retina screens only.
- RGB color readouts were specified in the Adobe RGB colorspace rather than the ProPhoto linear colorspace. This occurred when working in Soft Proofing within the Develop module.
- Horizontal artifacts would occassionally appear in DNG files.
- Adding a page behaved inconsistently in the Book module depending on the method used to add a page.
- The state of the “Remove Chromatic Aberrations” checkbox within the Lens Correction was not persistent between sessions of Lightroom.
- Cannot add contacts from Address Book to email on Mac.
- Sliders can no longer be moved on Win by using mouse wheel.
How to Update
If you want to update your Camera RAW plug-in, use the Photoshop CS6 update function. Click the following links to update Lightroom to version 4.4:
You may also want to download Adobe’s DNG Converter 7.4, which has also been updated. In such a case, use the following links: