Adobe updates Photoshop Lightroom, Camera Raw

Adobe has updated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, its photo management and editing software, and Camera Raw.

Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 are now available as Release Candidates on Adobe Labs.

The updates include various bug fixes while adding new lens profiles and new camera support for the following:

  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000
  • Nikon D3100
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
  • Samsung NX100
  • Samsung TL350 (WB2000)

Adobe’s John Nack notes on his blog the update also introduces the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader.

“The Lens Profile Downloader is a free companion application to Photoshop CS5, Photoshop Lightroom 3, and the Camera Raw 6 plug-in. It allows customers to search, download, rate and comment on the online lens correction profiles that are created and shared by the user community,” Adobe’s Tom Hogarty adds.

“The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers.”

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

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    Pros

    • Superb new noise reduction algorithms
    • Better lens correction tools and support for lens profiles
    • Ability to maintain synchronized collections
    • Great watermarking tool
    • Slideshow module now exports video

    Cons

    • Still some interface anomalies
    • Publish Services needs some work
    • Lightroom’s modal nature can still inhibit workflow
    • Lacks some of the frills found in Aperture

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