Many Computer Darkroom readers will have read my preview for Lightroom 3 beta 2, and some may well already be using it. Even though it’s a big step forward from Lightroom 2 it’s a tad shy of headline features. That is until today, Adobe broke the news that the shipping version (sorry no info on when that will be) will also include Lens Correction technology based on that included in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Adobe has just released what they describe as Release Candidates of Lightroom 2.7 and Camera Raw 5.7. Both provide support for a new camera models (e.g. Canon EOS 550D <Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital>). Camera Raw 5.7 will be of particular interest to folk who are currently using Lr3 beta 2 and Photoshop CS4 as it will be able to read and interpret all PV2010 settings available in Lr3 beta 2. The goal of this functionality is to allow Lr3 users to utilise the CS4 Edit-in-Photoshop functionality without having to render out a photo first. More information can be found on Adobe’s Lightroom Journal Blog