Adobe releases Lightroom 4.2, adding new camera and lens support, bug fixes and more

Adobe releases Lightroom 4.2, adding new camera and lens support, bug fixes and more

Adobe has released a new version of Photoshop Lightroom, one of the company’s renowned photography software packages for Mac OS X and Windows.

Photoshop Lightroom 4.2, which is available now through both the Adobe website and as part of the update manager contained in Photoshop Lightroom 4, updates a number of bugs and additional support for cameras shooting in the professional RAW format.

The issues said to have been corrected in this version include:

  • The Navigator Panel in Map not panning properly.
  • The inability to sometimes publish videos to Facebook.
  • The inability to edit Lightoom photos as jpeg files in Photoshop Elements (another popular software package from the Adobe team).
  • Folders ‘stacks’ which contained virtual copies became unstacked as soon as they were moved to another folder.
  • The slider for ‘Luminance Noise’ was completely unresponsive as soon as the ‘Clarity’ meter was set to a number higher than 0.

Be sure to read Adobe’s announcement for a full list of the bugs that the team has ironed out in the new Photoshop Lightroom release (there are far too many to list here).

As new cameras are released into the marketplace – including the seemingly endless deluge of micro four thirds cameras – Adobe has been quick to ensure they are still compatible with its industry-standard creative software packages.

In Photoshop Lightroom 4.2, the most notable additions for camera support include the Canon EOS 650-D/Rebel T4i, a mid to high-end digital SLR, and the Canon EOS M, as well as the Leica S, D-LUX 6 and V-LUX 4.

Again, for a full breakdown of the cameras that are now supported head to the link mentioned earlier.

More than 40 new pieces of glass have also been introduced as part of Adobe’s “Lens Profile Support” in Photoshop Lightroom 4.2, including the likes of Hasselbad, Pentax and Canon.

In its update Canon said it wanted to give “a big thanks” to everyone who submitted bug reports regarding Photoshop Lightroom 4 and helped them fix the earlier problems.

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