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Adobe adds HiDPI support to Lightroom, updates Camera Raw

updated 07:00 pm EST, Thu November 8, 2012

Adds support for 13 new camera models, fixes Book bugs

Adobe Labs has updated its betas of Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 to "release candidate" status, and added support for 13 new digital cameras to both programs. In addition, the Lightroom RC now includes support for HiDPI displays such as Apple's Retina display devices, and also corrects a number of issues. New cameras supported in both programs include three PowerShot models from Canon; two Casio Exilim cameras; new full support for the Nikon D600, and models from Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax.

Bug fixes for Lightroom include correcting a problem where users were unable to upload a large panorama to Adobe Revel through the Revel Publish Plugin, an issue where users couldn't add a second photo to a page layout in a book project if "Show unused photos" had been selected, and a bug where using multiple fonts in a text cell in a book project might cause the program to crash. Lightroom 4.x has had serious issues with users losing book projects if they try to use multiple colors in fonts or multiple fonts under some circumstances, and the Release Candidate of Lightroom 4.3 appears to fix these problems.

In addition, photos can now be selected as both a "Pick" and a "Reject" when using the toolbar to apply flags; Photoshop Elements 11 users can now upgrade their catalogs in Lightroom; custom cell padding options in the book projects are no longer reset between Lightroom sessions, and 1080p video files shot on the iPhone 4S no longer flicker when played in Lightroom.

Camera Raw 7.3RC as has some bug fixes, solving a problem with the Windows taskbar in Windows 8 appearing on top of the ACR window when operating in Full Screen mode, as well as a bug in browsing or opening TIFF images in Photoshop from Bridge. Camera Raw is available only to Photoshop CS6 users, while Lightroom is a free update to Lightroom 4.x users.

The list of cameras now supported in both programs includes the Canon PowerShot S110, G15 and SX50HS; the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 and EX-FC300S; the Olympus PEN models E-PL5 and E-PM2, as well as the Stylus XZ-2 iHS; the Panasonic DMC-GH3, and Pentax models K-5 II, K-5 IIs and Q10. Both programs are not yet final, and thus available only from Adobe Labs. The final version of each program will be made available through all normal Adobe upgrade channels.

by MacNN Staff



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