It’s that time again! Lightroom 3.4 has been available as a release candidate for a while, and it’s now available as a final release – with a few extra bug fixes that didn’t make it into the RC too.
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 600D (Rebel T3i / Kiss X5 Digital), 1100D (Rebel T3 / Kiss X50 Digital)
- Fuji S200 EXR, F550 EXR, HS20 EXR, X100
- Hasselblad H4D-40
- Nikon D5100
- Olympus E-PL1s, E-PL2, XZ-1
- Samsung NX11
There’s a long list of additional lens profiles, and new support for tethering the Canon 60d, Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/EOS Kiss X4 Digital) and the Nikon D7000. What more could you want?
There’s also a long list of bugs fixed in this release including some really irritating Publish Services bugs and some performance issues too. These are some of my favourites:
- Multiple Facebook publishing errors have been corrected in Lightroom 3.4
- Publish collections did not work properly if the sort order is set to descending. (“Z to A”)
- In some instances, photos labeled as “Modified Photos to Re-Publish” in a Publish Collection would fail to be re-categorized as “Published” after a successful publish operation
- Virtual Copies added to a Publish to Hard Drive collection could fail to export properly if the original image had already been published
- The up and down arrow keys did not work properly when trying to adjust a point tone curve with the Targeted Adjustment Tool
- Mouse movements when a secondary window had been enabled would cause unnecessary processor activity
- If image files were located on an unavailable network volume, it might have taken several minutes for Lightroom to properly display the thumbnails in the grid view (Windows only)