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Adobe announces ACR 8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 release candidates

By dpreview staff on Jul 31, 2013 at 18:40 GMT

Adobe has announced the latest 'release candidates' of Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop Lightroom, adding support for ten cameras - including preliminary support for the Canon EOS 70D and Sony RX100 II. The release candidates of Adobe Camera Raw v8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 also fix some bugs introduced in the previous versions. ACR v8.2 acts only as a camera and lens profile update for users of Photoshop CS6. Both are available to download from the Adobe Labs site, with the usual reliability caveats about release candidates. A release candidate of DNG converter 8.2 is also available.

Press Release:

Adobe Announces Lightroom 5.2 and Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidates

Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom 5.2 and Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidates on Adobe Labs. The release candidates correct issues reported in Lightroom 5.0 and Camera Raw 8.1, including refinements to the Spot Healing Brush, Local Adjustment Brush and Noise Reduction tools. In addition, raw file format support is added for a number of cameras, such as the Canon EOS 70D, Fujifilm X-M1 and Sony DSC-RX1R.

The Lightroom team would like to thank all of the customers who helped track down the details of these issues, with special thanks to community members who engaged via Adobe encourages the community to provide feedback so it can ensure the highest quality experience for customers working on diverse hardware and software configurations.

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 camera.

Pricing and Availability
Lightroom 5.2 release candidate is available as a free update for Lightroom 5 customers.  Camera Raw 8.2 is available as a free update for both Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. Please note that Camera Raw 8.2 for CS6 only includes updated camera and lens profile support as part of the recent camera raw policy change.  For more information, visit (available for both Mac and Windows).

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Total comments: 23
By lasvideo (8 months ago)

Almost 38,000 folks have signed.They don't like Adobe CC licensing.Show @Adobe how you feel.

Another more fiscal way to show @Adobe you dont like the CC licensing scheme. #adobe2014 .,

Kinematic Digit
By Kinematic Digit (8 months ago)

38,000 out of 3.5 millions new customers on Adobe CC is very small. I guess only .0108% of the people care.

Wye Photography
By Wye Photography (8 months ago)

The only adobe products I use is Lightroom and Revel. I'm still sore at upgrading from v4 to v5 for £60. I really hope 5.2 will be free otherwise I will consider using Aperture.

Being primarily a film shooter I only do minor and basic edits (even when using digital). I am NOT paying £100's for that privilege where I can do all my edits in Pixelmator for £10.49

Considering recently we have had the release of Final Cut X, Logic Pro X, Aperture X is next on the list.

Adobe had better watch out! There are people after its crown.

By dutch3dmaster (8 months ago)

I do not like the way Adobe is moving forward. I do not want "workflows" in software to work on imagery. Being a 3D shooter it bothers me because I might have imagery with the same numbers/names but being different pictures (left and right). I do not want to take the risk material is being lost.

I bought Lightroom 4 but took it from my PC. The workflow, too many bells and wistles!

It seems this worksflow stuff is also creeping into the Photoshop Elements series. And I do not like the different set up of that menu too.

Can anybody recommend a decent alternative with good basic imagery tools???

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By danieljcox (8 months ago)

If you're on the Mac both Aperture and Pixelmator are great tools.

Kinematic Digit
By Kinematic Digit (8 months ago)

The whole point of Lightroom is workflow? If you want something with far less workflow and only focus on image editing, then I suggest DxO Optics.

By Digitall (8 months ago)

wait... maybe I missed something...Adobe announces LR5 at 10 Jun. and they know the problems next to the launch date, MAINLY the Export noise problema. Now Adobe 'release candidates' 5.2 to Aug. two months of waiting to fix a problem(s)? Final version come to final of Aug.?
People buy the LR5 and can not work with the software during this time, especially for those who want to send reduced-size images for web due to problems of noise?
This issue deserves to be a priority, and immediately solved without waiting for all this time.
Good support Adobe, too busy with the Cloud service?

The Scurvy Dog of PR
By The Scurvy Dog of PR (9 months ago)

Many of us no longer care what Adobe does.

Mark B.
By Mark B. (8 months ago)

Many of us still use Lightroom. I use it for 95% of my editing needs. For the other 5% I'll use CS4.

By Archer66 (8 months ago)

@The Scurvy
Yet you make comment about Adobe...

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The Photo Ninja
By The Photo Ninja (9 months ago)

Did I miss 5.1?

By nekrosoft13 (9 months ago)

still no Sigma Merrill support!!! lazy SOBs!!

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (9 months ago)

still a lot of unfixed bugs.
i don´t know what the guys at adobe are doing.

this means we have to wait at least 2-3 month that these bugs are fixed. because normaly adobe does not do anything significant after the release candidates.

it´s hard to sell the cloud to people with an IQ higher then a brick with such "performance". LR is not cloud only sure.... but part of the cloud.
where is the faster response time adobe is speaking about?

Kinematic Digit
By Kinematic Digit (9 months ago)

About time a feather option is available on the spot brush.... this and the new ability to right click on adjustments and copy them. I just finished a workshop with attendees asking about this feature and they were new to the program. Nice to see this is now part of the update.

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Bart Luyckx
By Bart Luyckx (9 months ago)

Interesting that Adobe chose to directly go to LR5.2 from LR5.0

Nice enhancements, but I am going to wait with the update until at least a couple of weeks after the final release. So by mid September I'll be finally able to get rid of the pesky bugs in LR5.0 after a couple of months.

So... this cloud thing, what was it that they said? Faster updates?

Kinematic Digit
By Kinematic Digit (9 months ago)

What other pesky bugs are you talking about? I've been working with 5 for some time and also teaching with it now. I use it almost daily and I have no issues at least in my workflow with it.

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (9 months ago)

visit the lightroom forum from adobe.
you will find PLENTY of bug reports.... way more then the few fixed with this release.

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Dr Tone
By Dr Tone (9 months ago)

Here's the bug that bothers me the most.

By NinpouKobanashi (8 months ago)

I've seen this as well. It's kinda annoying, but I have worked around it.

Light Pilgrim
By Light Pilgrim (9 months ago)

Who will be able to answer this question? There was an issue with LR 5 with the sharpness of exported images of a specific size. I think corrections were not taken into consideration. Is it fixed with this release?

Light Pilgrim
By Light Pilgrim (9 months ago)

I have my answer: "Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction were not applied to exported images that were resized to less than 1/3 of the original image size."

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Robert F. Tobler
By Robert F. Tobler (9 months ago)

Still no Sigma DPx Merrill support. Grrrrrr.

Roland Schulz
By Roland Schulz (9 months ago)

I also find that really bad!! Would be nice to see some support soon!!!

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