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Adobe releases Lightroom 4.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.3

By dpreview staff on Dec 13, 2012 at 10:17 GMT

Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.3. These are final versions of updates that were originally posted as 'release candidates' on the Adobe Labs site, and are available for immediate download. The latest versions provide RAW support for 13 additional cameras, including the Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D5200 and Sony DSC-RX1. The Mac version of Lightroom features a Develop module that supports Apple's HiDPI mode, that makes the interface easier to read on the 'Retina' panels used on recent Macs. 

The full list of additional cameras supported in this update is:

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Leica M-E
  • Nikon 1 V2
  • Nikon D5200 
  • Nikon D600
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10
  • Sony DSC-RX1
  • Sony NEX-VG30
  • Sony NEX-VG90

Click here to download Adobe Lightroom 4.3 for Windows

Click here to download Adobe Lightroom 4.3 for Macintosh

To install Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe says "Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6"


Press Release:

Adobe Announces Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 Final Releases

Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 final releases on Adobe.com. The update adds HiDPI support within the Lightroom Library and Develop modules and includes additional raw file format support for 20 new cameras including the Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D5200 and Sony DSC-RX1. A comprehensive list of newly supported cameras is provided below.

Newly supported cameras:

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Leica M-E
  • Nikon 1 V2
  • Nikon D5200 
  • Nikon D600
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10
  • Sony DSC-RX1
  • Sony NEX-VG30
  • Sony NEX-VG900

In addition, the Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 final releases correct issues reported in earlier releases. Special thanks to all community members who contributed feedback via the community-powered site: feedback.photoshop.com.

Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution, helping serious amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images within one application. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in provides fast and easy access to raw image formats produced by many leading digital cameras.

Pricing and Availability

Lightroom 4.3 is available as a free download for Lightroom 4 customers, and the Camera Raw plug-in is available as a free download for Photoshop CS6 customers. Both are available for Mac and Windows. For additional information, please visit the Adobe Lightroom blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/ 

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Total comments: 69
McJ
By McJ (Feb 26, 2013)

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Im Kirk
By Im Kirk (Dec 17, 2012)

How in the world am I to update my camera raw. Running update wthin CS6 just updated and installed the DNG converter. My raw files were not upgraded, still says 7.3 beta. So I downloaded the DNG converter and ran it and also did not upgrade my raw. How can I download just the raw update like i used to be able to do.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Dec 18, 2012)

What operating system are you running? I had no trouble updating to ACR 7.3 from within Photoshop CS on my Windows 7 computer.

Adobe DNG converter is a different program; that does not run within Photoshop CS6.

0 upvotes
Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (Dec 15, 2012)

That did it grahamdyke. Thank you.

Comment edited 16 seconds after posting
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Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (Dec 15, 2012)

Did anyone else spend 45 minutes downloading a humongous "Adobe Extractor" file that doesn't open -- or do anything?

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grahamdyke
By grahamdyke (Dec 15, 2012)

Right click the file, select properties and then click the Unblock button and it will run ok.

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leecamera
By leecamera (Dec 14, 2012)

Tethering with the 5D3 still seems to have issues. When you switch the camera off and back on, LR doesn't continue to tether properly.

The camera is still shown to be connected but images are not imported and the remote triggering doesn't function.

Only way around this is to restart LR - which is not very useful.

Anyone else tried this? (I'm on Mac, Snow Leopard)

LEE

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grahamdyke
By grahamdyke (Dec 14, 2012)

The Clone/Heal tool is still unusable in Lightroom 4.3, no change there!!!
That stupid circle, why a circle?

Once you place the heal/clone circle eventually the copy circle appears, about 30 secs later after much thrashing. The heal/clone circle then takes another 30 secs to update, then I want to move it, aw just forget it, I haven't got the time, life is too short, I've almost lost the will to live!

This is on a Core 2 Quad (4 x 2.4Ghz) CPU PC with 4GB memory and the caching correctly set up on a 2TB 6GB/s media HDD.

Why on earth did Adobe implement this ridiculus solution for Lightroom, when they already had a perfectly good Heal/Clone tool solution in Elements editor, one that you can actually paint with. They could have just ported it straight over!!!

Another Lightroom rant: Why is there still no Perspective/Distortion tool to go with the Crop tool so that architecture images can be corrected???

1 upvote
grahamdyke
By grahamdyke (Dec 14, 2012)

I'd say that Lightroom is NOT a stand alone editing solution, you are always going to need another editor in order to complete the job.

In fact I think I may just go back to Elements Editor, I still use Elements Organiser anyway, as it's hierarchical image organisation is far superior to Lightroom's flat file approach.

Adobe should have just put the few good bits there are in Lightroom straight into the Elements Editor and be done with it, no need for yet another product.

We've all been conned!!!

1 upvote
graybalanced
By graybalanced (Dec 14, 2012)

Conned?

There are two major problems with your post. One is that you're trying to do work on a 4GB RAM machine. You're holding back all the rest of the system specs you quoted, by starving them of RAM. You should have at least 8GB RAM to prevent thrashing with any serious photo app, not just Lightroom. The thrashing is probably because the system is forced to use virtual memory because you don't have enough RAM.

Second, there IS a perspective distortion tool in Lightroom. It isn't with the Crop tool because the Crop tool is the wrong place for it. I know perspective was a feature of the Crop tool in Photoshop, but it could never correct lens or barrel distortion.

The perspective/distortion is in the right place in Lightroom: In a powerful Lens Correction panel with the other distortion removal features. They did the same thing in Photoshop (the powerful Lens Correction feature separate from the Crop tool) and it was the right thing to do. The Crop tool is only for cropping.

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grahamdyke
By grahamdyke (Dec 15, 2012)

No you have misunderstood about the perspective correction. I know ther is a wonderfull lens distortion panel in Lightroom, this can not be used to corect an image for architectural perspective, unlike the tools availible in Elements Editor.

The PC is running 32bit Vista and so is limited to 4GB of RAM, 8GB is not an optiion, without moving to 64bit OS and this will clobber many other applications that I use, requiring them to be updated, more cost.

All the equivalent Clone/Heal tools work just fine in Elements Editor with no lag and for me their implimentation is far superior to those in Lightroom.

Have you tried both?

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graybalanced
By graybalanced (Dec 16, 2012)

The next time you are in the Lens Correction panel, try clicking Manual, look at the Horizontal and Vertical sliders and see if they can't correct keystone perspective corrections (what you refer to as "architectural" perspective).

The reason there is no lag in the clone/heal tools in Elements is that they are operating on rendered RGB pixels, not raw data. Naturally, it's faster.

Overall, if the tools work better for you in Elements and better for your hardware, you should be using Elements. Lightroom is made for the current state of professional raw editing. No offense intended, but a 4GB RAM, 32-bit computer today is not current for this purpose.

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boramz
By boramz (Dec 16, 2012)

grahamdyke for what it is worth: I just upgraded my machine to 64Bit windows, and added an additional 8GB RAM, and then installed the latest Lightroom 64bit (didn't have to pay anything extra to get the latest version). The differences in speed and stability were amazing and totally worth it.. More than half of my software I could get 64bit version free (the 32bit license i paid for works for 64bit as well), and the other half the 32bit worked just fine on 64bit windows. So net net.. only paid for RAM.

1 upvote
grahamdyke
By grahamdyke (Dec 16, 2012)

Thanks graybalanced and boramz, I will take a look at your suggestions and maybe make some changes :-)

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Samuel Dilworth
By Samuel Dilworth (Dec 14, 2012)

Like far too many Adobe updates, this ACR update caused a little bit of mayhem at my place. For some bizarre reason my installation of Photoshop CS6 transmogrified into a trial version of Photoshop CS6 Extended.

This was especially surprising because I run a completely ‘clean’ system with nothing but the most trusted software installed in default locations. I didn’t even run a trial of Photoshop CS6 on this system before purchasing it (outright, by the way; none of that Creative Cloud business here). I have never expressed any interest whatsoever in Photoshop CS6 Extended.

I eventually resolved this by reentering my serial number, which thankfully I had on hand. More info here for anyone in the same predicament: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4919570

0 upvotes
tireur
By tireur (Dec 14, 2012)

Lets thank and praise Adobe that we can download the update instead of putting it into the the clowd...

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michaelbs
By michaelbs (Dec 13, 2012)

I installed (on my macbook retina) the 4.3 update as well as the camera raw 7.3 update. Now I can't see my VSCO camera profiles any longer from within Lightroom Camera Calibration tab where they used to be. The profiles are gone even though they are still present on my HD same place as before. (Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles) They are still physically there but LR can't "see" them after the 4.3 update.
Can anyone help me out?

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michaelbs
By michaelbs (Dec 13, 2012)

Problem solved! :-)

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thomisus
By thomisus (Dec 14, 2012)

Same problem.. how did you resolve?

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michaelbs
By michaelbs (Dec 14, 2012)

My Library was hidden. Macintosh HD/users/username/Library was hidden. So I did this:
From OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion, the /Library and ~/Library are hidden from the Finder – to show these directories in the GUI, launch Terminal from Applications/Utilities and run the command below with sudo and enter your admin password when requested:

sudo chflags nohidden /Library/ ~/Library/

Now I went to Macintosh HD/users/username/LibraryApplication Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles and pasted the VSCO camera profiles into that folder. Restarted LR and voila: everything back in order. :-)
Hope it helps.

2 upvotes
Wenetu
By Wenetu (Dec 14, 2012)

ACR 7.3 and LR 4.3 wants all the custom profiles located on your roaming folder:

Windows:
"C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles"

MAC OS:
"HD/users/yourusername/LibraryApplication Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfile"

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technotic
By technotic (Dec 15, 2012)

@michaelbs you can just use (from the Finder Go menu) Go to Folder... and then enter /Library or ~/Library.

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skyrunr
By skyrunr (Dec 13, 2012)

RAW issues are usually easy to work around. We would certainly benefit from DNG being standardized, but that just isn't going to happen. I'd like Lightroom to at least support the PNG format just so that I can catalog web images and screenshots along with my other photos.

1 upvote
TWHTom
By TWHTom (Dec 13, 2012)

Ditto on PNG - workaround is Bridge can do batch export of PNG to JPG and then can bring into Lightroom . Only thing I ever use Bridge for anymore.

0 upvotes
Mike Sandman
By Mike Sandman (Dec 13, 2012)

Sony NEX-6 raw files are also supported, it seems.

0 upvotes
wint
By wint (Dec 13, 2012)

Still no tether for D600?!

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ManfredGrund
By ManfredGrund (Dec 15, 2012)

I Missed it allso

0 upvotes
DanFromNfld
By DanFromNfld (Dec 13, 2012)

The Lightroom 4.3 update won't install for me on a Windows Vista machine but installs okay on a Windows 7 machine. Anyone else having this problem? There are a few instances of the same problem reported in Adobe forums.

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DanFromNfld
By DanFromNfld (Dec 13, 2012)

Just discovered that the problem is related to downloading the update with Firefox. If you download using Internet Explorer, the update works fine under Vista.

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BBsLX5
By BBsLX5 (Dec 13, 2012)

Same thing happened to me using Google Chrome. Will try it using IE. Thanks a lot for the heads up DanFromNfld!

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balios
By balios (Dec 15, 2012)

I had the same problem, but it was just a security issue. Vista had blocked the file because it was a downloaded executable from an untrusted source. I had to right-click the downloaded file and select properties. Then at the bottom of the "General" tab, I had to click "unblock". After that, it ran OK.

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tornwald
By tornwald (Dec 13, 2012)

Sigma dp 1&2... when?

4 upvotes
dpollitt
By dpollitt (Dec 13, 2012)

Canon 6D support! Wahoo! That didn't take long at all. I thought it would be in a RC or two before they gave final version support to it. But I'll take it! Can't wait to not have to use DPP any longer.

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exdeejjjaaaa
By exdeejjjaaaa (Dec 13, 2012)

manual update for ACR (Win) = http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/7.3.37/Setup.zip

for mac = http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/7.3.37/Setup.dmg

6 upvotes
NumberOne
By NumberOne (Dec 13, 2012)

Thank yo so much for the direct (excellent) link to download (and extract the 8bi files)... ;)

Best regards,
NumberOne

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claudiodmn
By claudiodmn (Dec 18, 2012)

Thank you so much for that link!!!

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fierlingd
By fierlingd (Dec 13, 2012)

All this anger towards Lightroom in these posts... lol.

1. Yeah surprised Fuji xpro is not better supported too.

2. Sigma support, well i probably agree with you, but i bet it comes down to priority. They probably had more urgant things to work on for the release. I would ask Sigma why they don't support DNG.

3. As far as "Wasting resources" between the various raw solutions. Variety is a good thing! :).. and besides adobe came out with DNG format! which unifies the cameara formats, so if anything i would blame the camera companies that are not supporting that. I mean common, how many raw formats do they have to support?

4. As far as no Offline update for ACR. I have to ask why does your office have no internet connecion? Personally i think it's obserd (or even childish) to block or prevent net access in an office building. People should be treated as resonsible adults, not children. Net access in the office is an assest anyway.

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fierlingd
By fierlingd (Dec 13, 2012)

Sorry i'm not trying to be a dick or anything.. Just my mood today.

Personally i wish they didn't force you to use their cateloging/importing sytem.

3 upvotes
Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Dec 13, 2012)

sure companys have internet connections but for some reason.. security as one example not all PC`s are connected to the internet.. it´s not so complicated to understand?

instead of asking such question use your brain for a second....

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fierlingd
By fierlingd (Dec 13, 2012)

Well that is one consideration, but i was speaking more generally.

It's to early in the morning too.. my brain isn't really working. I just woke up.

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solarsky
By solarsky (Dec 13, 2012)

Sigma doesn't use DNG, because the Foveon-sensor-output is NOT 2:1:1-interpolation-RGB, but discreetly captured 4:4:4-RGB, hence not compatible with DNG. So Adobe, since they've got the X3F-specs should move their lazy bµts and implement support for the X3F-files from the latest Foveon-sensor-generation cameras.

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jgardia
By jgardia (Dec 13, 2012)

There is a mode in DNG for cameras with no bayer pattern, so there is no excuse.

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proxy
By proxy (Dec 14, 2012)

There is one: no one makes money here & big companies don't like open source, brings no revenue... Money is the only driver, period.

1 upvote
Julian Vrieslander
By Julian Vrieslander (Dec 13, 2012)

I tried the latest Photoshop update (13.0.2) on my Retina MacBook Pro. The HiDPI display is a welcome enhancement. But, from what I've seen so far, the image rendering in ACR 7.3 does not support HiDPI. When the RMBP screen is set to "Best for Retina", Photoshop uses all 2880x1800 pixels. ACR is still scaling images to a 1440x900 grid.

The easiest way to see this is to view an image at 100% in ACR, and then at 100% in PS. Objects will draw 2x larger in ACR.

I hope they fix this in a future update. I like to do careful capture sharpening in ACR, and then import to PS for more tweaking. I would like to have the same scaling and rendering in both stages.

1 upvote
Lee Jay
By Lee Jay (Dec 13, 2012)

Lightroom should be rendering at full-res in the Develop module. At least that's what it says on the blog.

0 upvotes
M Jesper
By M Jesper (Dec 13, 2012)

Use Develop, in Library it shows previews.

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Austin101
By Austin101 (Dec 13, 2012)

Tested and no improvements to the Fuji X RAW files, foliage still looks painted

7 upvotes
plasnu
By plasnu (Dec 13, 2012)

Really...

0 upvotes
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Dec 18, 2012)

Austin101:

What ISO are you shooting?

My indoor/shadow ISO 5000 X E1 raws, extracted in ACR 7.3 from within Photoshop CS6, look extraordinary. A good bit better than similar shots taken with a Canon 6D at ISO 5000 and also extracted with ACR 7.3.

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SigmaChrome
By SigmaChrome (Dec 13, 2012)

I find it truly amazing that Adobe still insists on NOT supporting current Foveon technology. Sigma maintains that it has made the all necessary information available - Adobe (for reasons best know to themselves) simply refuses to take it on board. Why? There is a tremendous rise in the number of people taking up the use of Sigma cameras like the DP2M and DP1M - and there would probably be a higher uptake of SD1M users if Adobe took up the challenge. What's stopping them?

3 upvotes
Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Dec 13, 2012)

i guess the income return does not justify the support for adobe.

foveon sensors are only a very small part of the market... and adobe is all about maximising income and shareholder value.

5 upvotes
Clint Dunn
By Clint Dunn (Dec 13, 2012)

Maybe because only 4 people worldwide bought an SD1.....and another 20 bought the DP2

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kb2zuz
By kb2zuz (Dec 13, 2012)

It isn't just Foveon. Hasselblad multi-shot uninterpolated images are completely not supported.

They view RAW processing as only applying to demosaicing bayer CFA images. They need to make the system more robust to handle Fuji's more complex layouts (they currently accept the files but handle them poorly) and Foveon and Hasselblad's uninterpolated layouts.

Sigma could also improve things by allowing the camera to shoot uncompressed 16bit TIFF files or DNGs.

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SigmaChrome
By SigmaChrome (Dec 14, 2012)

I guess you can't help being almost totally ignorant, Clint. Ask around - look around - the cure is out there. Maybe one day you'll find it. I wish you good luck.

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Clint Dunn
By Clint Dunn (Dec 17, 2012)

@Sigmachrome - Ahh don't take things so seriously life is too short....come on, it WAS funny!!
Really what I said was true though...if Sigma had sold the cameras in question in any great numbers than Adobe would likely have invested in the converter for them.

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Chekr
By Chekr (Dec 13, 2012)

Given that within one week we have had three major vendors release big patches to support new raw camera formats, is it not time for Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, DXO, etc to get together and work on a collaborative way of doing this? What a waste of resources.

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Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Dec 13, 2012)

well they are stupid.. greedy ...companys.
what do you expect?

buy leica.... expensive sure... but they support DNG.... the germans know how to do things right.

and while my DSLRs have lost 50% of it´s value over time my leicas lostnot more then 10-15%.

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Chekr
By Chekr (Dec 13, 2012)

Stupid, yes!

But none of them are making money off the way things are today, instead they are diverting resources away from adding features and improving their product to instead add support for various raw formats. Maybe two or three of these groups could get together and create a project to support the various cameras together rather than duplicating efforts.

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limlh
By limlh (Dec 13, 2012)

Adobe could have at least made ACR an upgrade module for those with older version of CS.

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Clint Dunn
By Clint Dunn (Dec 13, 2012)

Gothmoth...your Leica only lost 10-15%...really??? An M9 a year ago sold new for $7000 plus tax. The day the M10 was announced people were selling used M9's for $4000.

The lenses on the other hand....yes, they actually work out to be an investment which is why I will never sell my Leica glass.

Comment edited 10 seconds after posting
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MrPetkus
By MrPetkus (Dec 13, 2012)

Pentax supports DNG as well as Leica.

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Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Dec 13, 2012)

and no offline update for ACR..... i hate adobe.

they do everthing to make your life harder.

we have company PC´s who are not allowed to connect to the internet.. how can i update ACR on them without an offline installer.

i hate adobe.....

8 upvotes
Erik Johansen
By Erik Johansen (Dec 13, 2012)

Why don't you hate your company?

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Chekr
By Chekr (Dec 14, 2012)

Why would he hate his company?

They obviously have a security zone model of some sort in place, <sarcasm>god forbid a company should protect its valuable data</sarcasm> (i.e. consider how many companies hold your private information)

So maybe you can answer the question yourself, why should he hate his company?

1 upvote
elvedhel
By elvedhel (Dec 13, 2012)

No support for Fuji X series pftttttt

0 upvotes
Ryan Williams
By Ryan Williams (Dec 13, 2012)

It already supported them, however that doesn't mean support hasn't been improved. Anyone with an X-Pro1 or X-E1 fancy giving the new version a roll and seeing if it's any better? I will if I get time this weekend.

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drent
By drent (Dec 13, 2012)

I will do the same asap.
Capture One pro 7 promised that the next update will be ready for the RAF files. But I prefer to keep working in LR4.

1 upvote
borgein
By borgein (Dec 13, 2012)

I was one of the first adopters of the X-Pro1.
When raw support was added to LR4.1 and everyone was disappointed about the results I was one of the first who said:

Proper raw support for the X-Trans sensor will not show up until the next major version of Lightroom (5.0) and Camera RAW (8.0).

The X-Trans sensor requires a major re-design of Camera RAW. The current support is "as good as it gets" within the capabilities of the current versions.

So to everyone that cries on every minor update (point releases): YOU WON'T SEE AN IMPROVEMENT UNTIL LR5 / ACR8 - NO MATTER WHAT. So stop hoping (and crying because it is annoying tbh).

Comment edited 44 seconds after posting
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drent
By drent (Dec 13, 2012)

I decide for myself whether I'll cry or not and I do cry! I did some testing and indeed no improvements. So a little more patience and wth the jpegs will do for now.

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