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Adobe releases Lightroom 4.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.4

By dpreview staff on Apr 3, 2013 at 04:03 GMT

Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.4. 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 include Raw support for 25 additional cameras, including the Nikon D7100, Canon EOS 100D, Fujifilm X100s and Sony SLT-A58. Corrections to the demosaicing algorithms for previously supported Fujifilm X-Trans and EXR sensor cameras are included along with several new lens profiles.

We've tried out the final version of 7.4 on Fujifilm X-Trans sensor cameras we have in the office and on the very few images in which we saw magenta fringing around white edges in the release candidate, the final release of ACR 7.4 does eliminate the issue. And while Adobe has slightly increased the default sharpening amount for Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 raw files, the differences are very subtle, visible only along very fine edges when comparing the RC and final 7.4 versions side by side at a 100% view.

See the press statement below for a full list of supported cameras, lenses and bug fixes.

Click here to download Adobe Lightroom 4.4 for Windows

Click here to download Adobe Lightroom 4.4 for Mac

Click here to download DNG Converter 7.4 for Windows

Click here to download DNG Converter 7.4 for Mac

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

Press Statement:

Adobe Announces Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Final Releases

Camera Raw 7.4 is now available as a final release through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6. Lightroom 4.4 is now available as a final release on and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 4. The goal of these releases is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw and Lightroom. Customers of previous versions of Photoshop can utilize DNG Converter 7.4 for raw file support for newly added cameras.

New camera support

  • Canon EOS 1D C
  • Canon ESO 100D (Digital Rebel SL1 / EOS Kiss Digital X7)
  • Canon EOS 700D (Digital Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss Digital X7i)
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR710
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR750
  • Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
  • Fujifilm X100s
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Hasselblad H5D-40
  • Hasselblad H5D-50
  • Hasselblad Lunar
  • LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Nikon 1 J3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon Coolpix A
  • Nikon Coolpix P330*
  • Olympus XZ-10
  • Pentax MX-1
  • Samsung NX300
  • Sony Alpha NEX-3N
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A58

* Indicates preliminary support

New lens profile support

  • Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012
  • SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012
  • SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM
  • Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
  • TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A009N
  • TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD F004N

Changes to existing camera support

Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 include a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor. This specifically impacts the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X-E1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20

(*) Based on user feedback, the default sharpening amount applied to Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujifilm X-E1 raw files has been increased between Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 RCs and the final Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 releases.

Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 include a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the EXR sensor. This correction applies only to raw images captured using the "EXR HR" mode with the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X10
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Fujifilm X-S1
  • Fujifilm S200EXR
  • Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Fujifilm F550EXR
  • Fujifilm F600EXR
  • Fujifilm F770EXR
  • Fujifilm F800EXR

Fixed default aspect ratio support for Fujifilm X-E1 raw files.
Adjusted Nikon default white balance for the following camera models:

  • NikonD2X
  • NikonD2Xs
  • NikonD2Hs
  • NikonD200
  • NikonD40
  • NikonD50
  • NikonD80

Bugs Corrected in Camera Raw 7.4

The following bugs that were part the Camera Raw 7 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Camera Raw 7 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • Improve interactive performance at intermediate zoom levels (e.g., 33% and 66%).
  • Remove strong color cast when converting images to grayscale.
  • Rendering of floating-point HDR images with unexpected embedded ICC profiles (non-linear gamma).
  • Ensure that local adjustments are synced properly when copying & pasting settings in Bridge.
  • Prevent point curve adjustments from disappearing off the top and bottom when using the arrow keys to adjust curve points.
  • Square tile artifacts while painting with local adjustment brush.
  • Grid overlay artifacts in Lens Correction panel when adjusting crop rectangle.
  • Shortcut (control-click, right-click) to adjust local adjustment brush size and feather size.
  • Local adjustment redrawing incorrectly after selecting a pin.
  • Redraw error with the noise reduction option-drag visualization.
  • Redraw error when local adjustment mouse over rollover mask, etc.
  • Crash when adding a custom input/output values in per-channel RGB point curves.
  • Color casts when using the Camera Calibration saturation sliders.
  • Line artifacts when processing floating-point images with a rotated crop.
  • Crash when using the local adjustment brush. This only occurs on images with a large number of local adjustments and on a system with limited RAM.

Bugs corrected in Lightroom 4.4

The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 4 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 4 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • The crop overlay tool resized incorrectly when used in conjunction with the “Constrain to Crop” checkbox in the Lens Correction panel
  • Background graphics were not correctly rendered within the Book Module
  • Reading metadata from file would sometimes result in keyword and and GPS metadata to not save for video files
  • Updated the "Missing File Icon" for HiDPI / Retina dispalsy
  • The supplied lens profile for the Sony RX-1 did not contain vignette information
  • Preview in Develop Module was not updated with the latest adjustments
  • Square tile artifacts while painting with brush
  • Previews of photos in portrait orientation were blurry when viewed in the filmstrip in the Develop module. (Mac only)
  • Image in Book Disappears After Changing Modules
  • Error changing modules when in Slideshow with second monitor connected
  • Stack badges displayed the wrong count when creating new stack that included a preexisting stack.
  • Local Adjustment Effect (Brushed Adjustment) Disappears (temporarily) After Selecting a Pin (Win only)
  • Book changes are not saved after switching between modules
  • The Filter scrollbar within the Library module was not rendering properly.
  • Auto-tone was not working properly when used in conjunction with the Exposure adjustment slider. (Win only)
  • The Black&White button was not creating a History state within the Develop module. (Win only)
  • When switching from image to image, remnants of previous image visible on fringes of new photo.  This occurred on Retina screens only.
  • RGB color readouts were specified in the Adobe RGB colorspace rather than the ProPhoto linear colorspace. This occurred when working in Soft Proofing within the Develop module.
  • Horizontal artifacts would occassionally appear in DNG files.
  • Adding a page behaved inconsistently in the Book module depending on the method used to add a page.
  • The state of the “Remove Chromatic Aberrations” checkbox within the Lens Correction was not persistent between sessions of Lightroom.
  • Cannot add contacts from Address Book to email on Mac
  • Sliders can no longer be moved on Win by using mouse wheel.

Pricing and Availability

Lightroom 4.4 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

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Total comments: 51
By camera221 (Apr 13, 2013)

LR and PS need to have a same version of ACR engine or else you get an error message between the two. I use the PS CS5 and the LR4.1 is the latest version I can use with it. There's no way to update PS CS5 to ACR7.4 as far as I know. I have two options: 1.) Update my PS (that is Production Premium suite) to CS6 or 2.) refrain from updating my LR any further. I choose the nro 2. Fortunately you can install different versions of LR side by side (say 4.1 and 4.4) but it does make the work a bit complicated.

By HowaboutRAW (Apr 14, 2013)

That's odd, I have PhotoShop CS 6 updated to ACR 7.4 and PhotoShop Elements 9, with ACR 6.5, running on the same Windows computer. Could be that LR 4.x and PS CS5 share something via Bridge in PS CS5.

(The upgrade from PS CS5 to CS6 is about the same price a new Lightroom.)

By camera221 (Apr 15, 2013)

The error is applicable only when using PS through LR: the "external editing" option. You don't normally edit photos in PS and Elements at the same time. You choose either one, don't you? I have purchased PS as part of the Production Premium package and to update that costs a lot. I wish I could update the latest ACR to my old CS5 but as far as I know, it is impossible.

By jimkh (Apr 4, 2013)

It doesn't seem to say here or on Adobe's website but Camera Raw 7.4 can be downloaded into Photoshop Elements 11 just by clicking on update within the program.


Timur Born
By Timur Born (Apr 4, 2013)

Curiously there is no mentioning of EXR improvements on the download page or in the readme PDF. Have these improvements been part of the 4.4 RC already? Time to check.

By tornwald (Apr 4, 2013)

Sigma DP support... please!

1 upvote
By HowaboutRAW (Apr 4, 2013)


By Spectro (Apr 4, 2013)

""Local Adjustment Effect (Brushed Adjustment) Disappears (temporarily) After Selecting a Pin (Win only)""

about time, that was so annoying. I was thinking about calling adobe and say wtf. Actually I need to update and check it out first.

The Photo Ninja
By The Photo Ninja (Apr 4, 2013)

The adjustment brush doesn't work properly!

By HowaboutRAW (Apr 3, 2013)

Well now that Fuji XPro1 RAF of the street car in San Fran extracts nicely; the trees don't look like watercolours anymore.

Almost inspires the purchase of an XE1.

h de graaf
By h de graaf (Apr 3, 2013)

Exported pictures in DNG seems to have lost the corrections i made in Developer. TIFF and JPG are OK. Somebody?

h de graaf
By h de graaf (Apr 3, 2013)

Forget about this one. It was the Oloneo SW that caused the problems

By Nukunukoo (Apr 3, 2013)

Nikon D7100 and Sigma 17-70mm 'C' AND Sigma 35mm support all in one release! Woohoo, I can now test my new babies!

By gl2k (Apr 3, 2013)

I downloaded and installed the 7.4 DNG converter. Everything went fine except ... CS6 still shows me Camera RAW 7.3
The new converter is properly installed since I can launch it.
Any ideas or did I get anything wrong ?

By InTheMist (Apr 3, 2013)

DNG Converter is different from Camera Raw. Looks like you can only download from Help -> Update or by the links below.

By gl2k (Apr 3, 2013)

I found this statement on Adobe webpage.

Camera Raw 7.4 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6
DNG Converter 7.4 - Windows, Mac

David Franklin
By David Franklin (Apr 3, 2013)

Just thought others may be helped by my experience today. I tried to follow the directions Adobe recommends -to update from the updater in the Photoshop menu itself, which I usually do anyway. I have Master Collection CS6 on WIN 7 64-bit. I hit the update command and it failed to carry out the update; it failed three times in a row, even after I restarted the computer and did all the other tricks I usually try - all to no avail. Finally, I called Adobe. After the usual time wasting process, they finally addressed the issue by telling me I had to reinstall Photoshop CS6. I did. Then the update for Camera Raw 7.4 finally worked. Great update process!

By gl2k (Apr 4, 2013)

CS6 Camera RAW update went fine this morning. It was obviously just a matter of time when the update became available on a server dedicated to my region.

1 upvote
By nightshadow1 (Apr 3, 2013)

Thanks to "Just a Photographer" for his links for the CS DL link.
Worked great on my CS6.


1 upvote
By tecnoworld (Apr 3, 2013)

Now that LR 4 is bundled with samsung nx300, why don't they include more nx lenses in the profiles?

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By kenghor (Apr 3, 2013)

Adobe, please provide support for the Sigma DP Merrill!

By RumpelHund (Apr 3, 2013)

More speedy? Anybody know? D800 in my case, 4.3. is a lame duck, speedwise...

By fyngyrz (Apr 3, 2013)

Here's some info they always seem to miss.

OS level required:

OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 - 10.8

OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2, Windows 8

By VidJa (Apr 3, 2013)

Wow, even old stuff like my D50, D80 etc. is touched by lightroom. Now...if I like that is second. We'll see

By dan1e (Apr 3, 2013)

Does anyone know if there is a direct download links for ACR 7.4 yet?

Just a Photographer
By Just a Photographer (Apr 3, 2013)



Ron Zamir
By Ron Zamir (Apr 3, 2013)

How do you install it in CS6? Should I double click on the Patch Installer?

Just a Photographer
By Just a Photographer (Apr 3, 2013)

Yes its the normal installer from Adobe's website.

By greg57 (Apr 3, 2013)

Has the auto-tone become useable?

By Frodo1 (Apr 4, 2013)

I'm staggered that this is still so poor. PS Elements does it way better. So does MS Photo Manager that ships free with Office and also Picasa which is free. Autotone is simply unusable. I hope they get it right this time round.

Donald Chin
By Donald Chin (Apr 3, 2013)

Up to now ACR 7.4 for photoshop is not yet available for update. :-(

Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Apr 3, 2013)

of course it is.. you only have to know where to look.
and online updates suck anyway, download the offline installer.

link is on the adobe lightroom forum.

By han47 (Apr 3, 2013)

do we have a new ACR for photoshop here or just a DNG-converter?


By nightshadow1 (Apr 3, 2013)

When I went to my CS6 (as directed with the info contained here in the Adobe press release) and clicked on "Help" "updates"... it keeps showing me that my " is all up to date..." which I (we) know is incorrect because it has the old ACR. And after "talking" to Adobe for 30 min... they said callback in 2 hours so a "tech support" person can help... Another great customer support program from Adobe... It took them 30 minutes ) "we apologize for your inconvenience" to discover that they didn't have the answer to the question... so call back later and start over again... Typical.

By LensBeginner (Apr 3, 2013)

Why don't just put online a downloadable setup file?
Everybody seems to be so gung-ho with this "Cloud Computing Model" and everything has always to be online "because that's better for you" but I really don't like it one bit.

This is valid for everything: from smartphones to MS Orifice to subscription-only updates for Photoshop.
They obviously have the right to do that, but I don't like it

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
By rjjr (Apr 3, 2013)

Just updated my ACR. No issues.

Comment edited 19 seconds after posting
By Idreamphoto (Apr 3, 2013)

I don t understand the strategy between oly and adobe. Still no om-d support. Why is that? And they just invlude the support of the old xz10....

By ljvicara (Apr 3, 2013)

???omd has always been supported.

By marike6 (Apr 3, 2013)

And the XZ-10 is a brand new camera that just started shipping a week or two ago.

By Jman13 (Apr 3, 2013)

As mentioned, the OM-D has been supported by ACR/Lightroom since last May (maybe even April). I've processed thousands of OM-D images in Lightroom over the past year.

1 upvote
By Revenant (Apr 3, 2013)

Yes, it has been supported for almost a year now:

I hope you haven't looked at that list, waiting for Adobe to add OM-D, and forgot to look for the model name E-M5. ;-)

Comment edited 48 seconds after posting
1 upvote
By Rambalac (Apr 3, 2013)

So, it still crashes on import if there is Android phone connected?

1 upvote
By shutterdragon (Apr 3, 2013)

Awesome news for those who use LR and X-Trans based cameras! But when is Adobe going to support the XF lenses?

Kinematic Digit
By Kinematic Digit (Apr 3, 2013)

Support has always been there, it's just a matter of building your own profile. There's a user community of many lenses that are not directly in the Lightroom defaults, but you can find them often online to download or create one on your own.

Knowing what they go through at ACD Systems to support every camera, Adobe also needs copies of every camera and every lens they can get their hands on. Unfortunately for Fuji users, it might be a matter of not having those lenses on hand to do the profiling. It also does take some time to create them.

By dengx (Apr 3, 2013)

Lightroom automagically corrects raw files for XF lenses because the metadata for the correction is in the raw file.

You cannot disable it in the Lightroom though.

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By amcloud (Apr 3, 2013)

Camera raw 7.4 still does NOT support Nikon D7100!!! What is Adobe doing?

Amadou Diallo
By Amadou Diallo (Apr 3, 2013)

Did you read the opening paragraph or the list of cameras at the start of the press statement?

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By amcloud (Apr 3, 2013)

Yes, it clearly says D7100 supported!! I have just installed for Lightroom and Photoshop CS6 and still says RAW format not recognised!!

Just taken some new fotos!! They are recognised but fotos on the same camera taken 2 days ago are not (no settings changed)!! What the F*ck???

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By johnty (Apr 3, 2013)

For some reason I cannot get the update with elements 11,it says my application is up to date, but it cannot be as I have not updated, could this be something to do with everyone trying to update at once? Any help welcome :)

By johnty (Apr 4, 2013)

updated fine this morning the d7100 raw now working fine :)

By xzt8h722121 (Apr 4, 2013)

Yesterday, CS6 said it had no updates. Today it proposed to install Camera Raw 7,4. Yes, it worked.

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