After making the release candidates available in March, Adobe has now released the complete versions of Lightroom 3.4 and Camera RAW 6.4. In both cases, these add additional RAW support for new camera models, including the Olympus EPL-2, XZ-1 and Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i). Both releases also fix bugs; such as the tendency to produce a magenta color cast with the Nikon D7000 when the in-camera multi-exposure mode was used. There are also a number of bug fixes to Lightrooms Publish services.
Both updates are available in-program or via the Adobe website.
New Supported Cameras:
Support for the following cameras has been added in these updates:
Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i / Kiss X5 Digital)
Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3 / Kiss X50 Digital)
Fuji FinePix S200 EXR
Fuji FinePix F550 EXR
Fuji FinePix HS20 EXR
Fuji FinePix X100
Kodak EasyShare Z990
Important File Format Support Exceptions (Formats not supported):
- PSD files saved without a composite image. (Saved without “Maximize Compatibility” setting).
- Files with dimensions greater than 65,000 pixels per side (512 Megapixel Total).
New in Lightroom 3.4.
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom 3. (A comprehensive list of issues fixed in this release is included below.)
Lightroom 3.4 Bugs - Fixed:
- Lightroom encountered issues presenting double-byte character metadata after the image was edited on Photoshop.com.
- Video files were allowed to be added to a SmugMug publish collection not capable of supporting video uploads.
- The up and down arrow keys did not work properly when trying to adjust a point tone curve with the Targeted Adjustment Tool.
- In a Flickr publish collection an error would occur when attempting to republish an image marked as “Hide from Public areas”.
- Images rotated once in a publish collection could have displayed inconsistent rotations between the grid view and the filmstrip (Windows only).
- Mouse movements when a secondary window had been enabled would cause unnecessary processor activity.
- The SmugMug Smart Publish Collection dialog on a 1024x768 display could have closed without warning and prevented access to the main Lightroom window.
- Keyword completion was broken when spaces were included.
- Multiple Facebook publishing errors have been corrected in Lightroom 3.4.
- Publish collections did not work properly if the sort order is set to descending. (“Z to A”).
- Cropped images could have momentarily appeared without a crop while moving from image to image in the Develop module.
- Image counts were not updating properly when nested collection sets were separated.
- If image files were located on an unavailable network volume, it might have taken several minutes for Lightroom to properly display the thumbnails in the grid view (Windows only).
- Using the up/down arrow keys or the mouse wheel to adjust a parameter while the graduated filter is activated caused increments of plus or minus 100 instead of 1.
- Interlacing artifacts, and a slight magenta cast in the deepest shadows could have appeared on some high-contrast edges of Canon mRaw files.
- Video files captured by an Apple iPhone and imported into Lightroom showed the incorrect capture date of December 31, 1903.
- In some instances, photos labeled as “Modified Photos to Re-Publish” in a Publish Collection would fail to be re-categorized as “Published” after a successful publish operation.
- A magenta color cast could have appeared on Nikon D7000 or Pentax K-5 images if the multi-exposure feature was used with raw capture.
- Updates have been made to Lightroom 3.4 to comply with Metadata Working Group standards.
- An image at zoom level “1:2” may have momentarily blurred when the mouse is released from a slider (Windows only).
- Folder creation caused an expanded folder hierarchy to close unexpectedly in the Library Module.
- Virtual Copies added to a Publish to Hard Drive collection could fail to export properly if the original image had already been published.
- Updating the metadata of a file by selecting the update button in the Metadata panel would fail to update the metadata.
- A Japanese language file name is not properly preserved when uploading images to SmugMug.
- Color Noise reduction values were not properly saved in presets.
- Not all appropriate metadata fields were excluded when choosing the Minimize Embedded Metadata export option.
- The Lightroom Plug-in Manager may not have displayed correctly when operating Lightroom with the French language selected.
New in Camera RAW 6.4.
These items have been FIXED in Camera Raw 6.4:
- Camera Raw did not allow write-back capability for the EXIF GPS properties.
- The DNG File format did not support XMP Media Management.
- A JPEG file with a specific characteristic was found to have a pink cast.
- The undo command (Command+z) was failing to undo crop adjustments.
- Single images marked for deletion were not moved to the trash.
- A magenta color cast could have appeared on Nikon D7000 or Pentax K-5 images if the multiexposure feature was used with raw capture.
- Applying Sigma 10-20mm Lens Profile to Nikon D7000 raw files could have produced dark or black corners.
- Some EXIF fields of Panasonic raw files appeared to be blank in Bridge Metadata panel.
- Applying the exposure adjustment brush to a high ISO image could have caused excessive noise reduction correction to the entire image.