April 26, 2012
Adobe has announced Adobe Lightroom v4.1 release candidate 2, which includes new Defringe controls to help address chromatic aberration. Defringe is available as part of the Lens Correction panel. This update also provides the ability to read 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit HDR files.
Camera support has been extended with the following models:
- 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
The following issues have been fixed in the Lightroom 4.1 release candidate 2:
- Estimated price does not update when switching between books in the Collection panel.
- Postscript Type 1 Fonts do not appear in the Font menu within the Book module.
- Filenames can be used as auto text captions within the Book module.
- Fonts such as Courier New and Times were not displaying properly on books exported as PDF files.
- The Adjustment Brush pin would not properly accept negative values.
- Clarity adds grey tinting to 100% white tones.
- Creating a soft proof does not add a line item to the History Panel.
- Photos with GPS Altitude data will now properly display Altitude within Lightroom.
- Unable to import RAW+ JPEG files directly from Canon 5D, Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon D700, Nikon D90, and Sony NEX5 cameras when connected through USB.
- Unable to import RAW + JPEG files when using the built-in SD card reader on Macbook laptops in some scenarios.
- Lightroom 4 and ACR 6.7 render files differently.
The following issues were fixed in the Lightroom 4.1 release candidate 1 (March 29, 2012):
- Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.
- Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 have been restored.
- Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module.
- Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored.
- This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos.
- It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.