Adobe has released Lightroom version 3.3. This is a free update for users of Lightroom 3.
To install the Lightroom update, choose Check for Updates… from the Help menu in Lightroom 3. The program will walk you through the installation from there. Optionally, you can download the update directly from Adobe.
No database update is needed when upgrading from version 3.2, but as with any upgrade or installation, make sure you’ve backed up your catalog before proceeding.
Keep in mind, this update is for users of Lightroom 3. If you’re still using Lightroom 1 or 2, you can click here to purchase an upgrade. It’s well worth it. Here’s an article that highlights some of the new features in Lightroom 3. Here’s an article on upgrading from Lightroom 2 to Lightroom 3.
Here are the release notes from Adobe:
Bugs – Fixed
- Edit in PS CS4 from LR 3.2 did not give option to render to TIFF/PSD
- Process Version defaulted to PV 2003 when Lightroom’s installed Develop Presets are applied on Import
- All Auto-ISO values were not properly handled for the Nikon D3s
- An error could be generated when sorting by “User Order” in Collections
- There was an incorrect Profile Name tag for Canon 18-55 and 17-40 lens profiles
- Facebook album selection only displayed up to 25 albums
- Lightroom 3 could fail to launch Photoshop CS5 if Photoshop CS4 was uninstalled after the Photoshop CS5 installation
- Numerous cloning or healing spots could have caused Lightroom to become unresponsive
- Lightroom could have crashed when the metadata filter is selected and the grid is displaying all images in the catalog
- Lightroom 3.2 could have failed to import all of the images from an iPhone 4
- Some Sigma X3F raw files were rendering incorrectly
- Choosing the “Make a second copy to” option on import would result in incorrect folder structure for the second copy
- Resetting the crop angle by double-clicking the Angle slider removed a custom aspect ratio
- A tooltip for the Japanese language version of Lightroom 3 displayed the wrong keyboard shortcut for “Flag as Pick”
- Paste Settings did not apply to all images in the Develop module Filmstrip
- Smart collections in Lightroom 3 did not use the same definition of “All Searchable Metadata” previously available in Lightroom 2
- Text watermarks or portions of text watermarks could have failed to be applied to images on export
- SmugMug publish collection dialog included a mixture of English text when using a language setting other than English
- Lightroom would not import files from the Panasonic LX5 that were shot with the iZoom Function set to above 90mm
- Choosing the Limit File Size option in the export dialog could have stripped certain EXIF fields from the exported file
- The Targeted Adjustment Tool may have performed slowly in the Lightroom 3.3 release candidate
- A single image published to multiple collections for a single publish service did not display comments properly
- Updating an existing Develop preset with all settings could have failed under certain conditions
- The watermark drop shadow settings behaved differently in Lightroom 3.2 when compared to Lightroom 3.0. They have been returned to the Lightroom 3.0 behavior.
- The YYYYMMDD file renaming option was not available when the Lightroom language setting was set to Dutch
- An existing Smart Collection updated to filter for all photos with “Ratings is Zero” would show all images in the catalog
- Publishing an empty category to SmugMug would cause an error
- JPEG exports in the Lightroom 3.3 Release Candidate were significantly slower than the same export process in Lightroom 3.2.
- A graphical Identity Plate included in output was not correctly color managed
- Deleting all images in a Flickr photoset could have caused Lightroom to return an error message
- Changing the sort order to “User Order” while in Survey View on the Mac may have caused an error to appear
- Lightroom could have failed to respond when viewing an image containing numerous cloning or healing spots at 1:1 view
- RGB values were not displaying properly in the white balance tool
- The Smart Collection criteria “Folder starts with” was not working properly
- The navigator panel in the Develop module would incorrectly display threshold information when holding down the alt or option key and applying adjustments
- Applying a flag, star or label setting to an image via the toolbar in the Develop module while in auto-advance mode would result in an incorrect setting display for the subsequent image
- The application of color noise reduction at low color temperatures (e.g., tungsten or candlelight) could have provided results below our quality standards
Newly supported camera models include:
- Canon PowerShot G12
- Canon PowerShot S95
- Nikon D7000
- Nikon Coolpix P7000
- Nikon D3100
- Olympus E-5
- Panasonic DMC-GF2
- Panasonic DMC-GH2
- Pentax K-5
- Pentax K-r
- Ricoh GXR, GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5
- Samsung NX100
- Samsung TL350 (WB2000)
- Sony A560
- Sony A580
Working with Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw
Lightroom and Photoshop Camera Raw share the same image processing technology to ensure consistent and compatible results across applications that support raw processing. These applications include Photoshop CS5, Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9.
Photoshop Camera Raw 6.3
Adobe applications must be updated with the Camera Raw 6.3 plug-in in order to ensure maximum compatibility with Lightroom 3.3 develop module settings. Photoshop CS5 users can update the Camera Raw plug-in automatically using the Update tool listed under the Help menu. The Camera Raw 6.3 plug-in can also be downloaded and installed manually by visiting the Adobe web site: www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html. Please follow the installation instructions carefully.
Sharing Lightroom Settings with Camera Raw 6
By default, Lightroom’s develop module settings are stored in Lightroom’s database. In order to ensure that Lightroom develop settings can be viewed by Camera Raw 6 the settings must be written to the XMP metadata block for that file. This metadata is stored in an XMP sidecar file (Imagename.xmp) in the current image directory of proprietary raw files or stored directly within DNG files. To update images with the latest develop settings, choose the library module and select the group of target images. Choose the shortcut Command(Ctrl) + S to save the settings to the XMP metadata block.
Viewing Lightroom settings in Camera Raw 6
Before working in conjunction with Lightroom and Camera Raw please set the Camera Raw preference to: Save image settings in: Sidecar “.xmp” files. By default Camera Raw will display the image adjustments exactly as performed in Lightroom’s develop module.
Viewing Camera Raw settings in Lightroom
Raw files edited by previous versions of Camera Raw will maintain their previous appearance when imported into Lightroom. Note: Those files must have been edited with the preference set to Save image settings in: Sidecar “.xmp” files in order for Lightroom to respect the previous edit. Files edited in Camera Raw after importation into Lightroom can be updated in Lightroom by choosing the “Read Metadata from Files ” from the Metadata file menu. Note: This menu option is only available in the Lightroom Library.
Additional Notes on Camera Raw and Lightroom
- Camera Raw will only read the current settings for the primary image in the Lightroom Library. Virtual Copy adjustments and Snapshot adjustments will not be displayed or available in Camera Raw 6
Once you install these updates, please let us know in the comments if you see any improvements or issues. Thanks.
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