Adobe posts Lightroom 4.4 and ACR 7.4 release candidates
Adobe has announced 'release candidate' versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.4. As usual, the latest near-complete versions add support for recent cameras. What makes this release especially significant, however, is improved support for Fujifilm's X-Trans sensor models, including the X-Pro1 and X-E1. The Lightroom update also corrects a series of bugs present in the current version of the software. As usual, release candidates are considered well tested but not final.
We've subjected some test images to the latest processing offered in Adobe Camera Raw 7.4rc, and have compared the results with those from v4.3, the out-of-camera JPEGs and Capture One Pro. Click here to see how it performs.
New Camera Support in the Camera Raw 7.4 and Lightroom 4.4 Release Candidates
- Canon EOS-1D C
- Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
- Fujifilm X100S
- Fujifilm X20
- Pentax MX1
- Nikon 1 J3
- Nikon 1 S1
- Hasselblad Lunar
- Leica M
Fixed issues in Lightroom 4.4
The following issues have been fixed in Lightroom 4.4 release candidate:
- 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
- The supplied lens profile for the Sony RX-1 did not contain vignette information
- Previews of photos in portrait orientation were blurry when viewed in the filmstrip in the Develop module. (Mac only)
- Stack badges displayed the wrong count when creating new stack that included a preexisting stack.
- The Filter scrollbar within the Library module was not rendering properly.
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