Category Archives: Lens Corrections

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 & Camera Raw 7.1 Now Available

Adobe has just released the final release version of Lightroom 4.1. The software is available directly from Adobe.Com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 4.  The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. In addition, Lightroom 4.1 introduces the following new features:

The ability to process HDR TIFF files.  (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files)  This can be useful if you have merged multiple exposures into a single 32-bit image using Photoshop’s HDR Pro.  Using the new basic panel controls can be a very effective and straightforward method of achieving an overall balance across the tonal range.

  • Additional Colour Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration.  Click here to learn more
  • Save photobooks created in the Book Module as JPEG files
  • Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin.

Also, released is Adobe Camera Raw 7.1 and DNG Converter 7.1. As with Lightroom 4.1, Camera Raw now includes support for the editing HDR TIFF files and colour fringing corrections.  Camera Raw and DNG Converter 7.1 can be downloaded from:

A full list of cameras supported by Lightroom 4.1 and Camera Raw 7.1 can be seen at Adobe.Com

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2 Available from Adobe Labs

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 release candidate 2 is now available for download from Adobe Labs.

This release includes new Defringe controls to help address chromatic aberration, and the ability to read 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit HDR files.

Defringe is available as part of the Lens Correction panel, as shown below.

Defringe Corrections in Lightroom 4.1

What exactly is a color fringe correction? Well, rather me try to explain I’ve linked to any excellent tutorial written by Eric Chan (Lightroom and Camera Raw engineer)

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III — introduced with release candidate 1 (March 29, 2012)
  • Canon EOS 60Da
  • Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  • Nikon D3200
  • Olympus OM-D EM-5
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
  • Pentax K-01
  • RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  • Sony SLT-A57

More details on bug fixes, etc can be read on the Lightroom Journal

Adobe Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 Release Candidates

Adobe have announced Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 Release Candidates on Adobe Labs. An updated version of DNG Converter is also available for download. As in the past, the “release candidate” label is used to indicate that these updates have undergone internal testing but would benefit from additional user testing.

These updates included support for the following recently recent cameras:

 

  • Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i / Kiss X5)
  • Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3 / Kiss X50)
  • Hasselblad H4D-40
  • Olympus E-PL1s
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Olympus XZ-1
  • Samsung NX11

A small number of additional lens profiles have also been included.

The following bugs that were part of previous Lightroom 3 releases have been corrected:

  • Lightroom encountered issues presenting double-byte character metadata after the image was edited on Photoshop.com.
  • Publish collections did not work properly if the sort order is set to descending. (“Z to A”).
  • Using the up/down arrow keys or the mouse wheel to adjust a parameter while the graduated filter is activated caused increments of plus or minus 100 instead of 1.
  • Interlacing artifacts, and a slight magenta cast in the deepest shadows could have appeared on some high-contrast edges of Canon mRaw files.
  • A magenta color cast could have appeared on Nikon D7000 images if the multi-exposure feature was used with raw capture.
  • Video files were allowed to be added to a SmugMug publish collection not capable of supporting video uploads.
  • Folder creation caused an expanded folder hierarchy to close unexpectedly in the Library Module.

A small number of bugs found in Camera Raw 6.3 have also be fixed. They include:

  • Camera Raw did not allow write-back capability for the EXIF GPS properties
  • The DNG File format did not support XMP Media Management
  • A JPEG file with a specific characteristic was found to have a pink cast
  • The undo command (Command Z) was failing to undo crop adjustments
  • Single images marked for deletion were not moved to the trash
  • A magenta color cast could have appeared on Nikon D7000 images if the multi-exposure feature was used with raw capture