Lightroom 3.3 has been available as a release candidate for some time now, and user feedback has shown it to be the most stable 3.x release so far. It’s now available as a final release. So what’s new?
As usual, there is new camera support:
- Canon PowerShot G12, S95
- Nikon D7000, D3100, Coolpix P7000
- Olympus E-5
- Panasonic DMC-GF2, DMC-GH2
- Pentax K-5, K-r
- Ricoh GXR, GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5
- Samsung NX100, TL350 (WB2000)
- Sony A560, A580
There’s a long list of additional lens profiles too.
And finally, Adobe couldn’t be much more open about their bug lists… the list of bugs fixed in this release is another loooooong one. Some of the bugs that I’ve heard most on the forums:
- Numerous cloning or healing spots could have caused Lightroom to become unresponsive
- Edit in PS CS4 from LR 3.2 did not give option to render to TIFF/PSD (which meant you had to set CS4 as a secondary editor to get the lens corrections applied using Edit in…)
- Lightroom 3 could fail to launch Photoshop CS5 if Photoshop CS4 was uninstalled after the Photoshop CS5 installation
- Choosing the Limit File Size option in the export dialog could have stripped certain EXIF fields from the exported file
- The Targeted Adjustment Tool may have performed slowly in the Lightroom 3.3 release candidate
- The application of color noise reduction at low color temperatures (e.g., tungsten or candlelight) could have provided results below our quality standards (yes this means that previous processing of those photos may now appear slightly different)
- An error could be generated when sorting by “User Order” in Collections
- The Smart Collection criteria “Folder starts with” was not working properly
For those of you wondering whether there’s a book update for 3.3, the answer is ‘not right now’ as there are no feature or behavior changes requiring an update, but I’m busy gathering requests for the LR4 version as well as any minor corrections, so feel free to send me an email if you have any suggestions.