Lightroom 3.2 and ACR 6.2 have just been released on Adobe Labs as release candidates.
You haven’t missed anything – there was no 3.1. The numbers have been shifted to match up with ACR’s .2 release to prevent further confusion.
Lightroom 3.2 – http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Lightroom_3.2
As usual, there’s support for new cameras:
- Casio EXILIM EX-FH100 (improved support)
- Leica S2 (improved support)
- Panasonic DMC-FZ100, DMC-FZ40 (FZ45), DMC-LX5
- Pentax 645D
- Samsung NX10, TL500 (EX1)
- Sony A290, A390, Alpha NEX-3, Alpha NEX-5
There are also new lens profiles available and a few existing ones were improved. Publish Services has also gained a Facebook option.
But then some of us get really excited – sticky filters are back! If you preferred the old LR2 behavior, where you switched to a different folder and when you came back that folder’s filter was still active, this will make your day. Go to File menu > Library Filters > and turn on Lock Filters and then return to that same menu and choose Remember Each Source’s Filters Separately. If you prefer the new LR3 behavior, where filters are reset each time you switch folders or are locked to a single filter as you browse different folders, you can ignore this. (And yes, the File menu does seem like a strange place, I know….)
There’s also a loooooooong list of bug fixes on the official Lightroom Journal post, and a very small note that additional fixes may also be added before the final release too.
So, if you’ve been affected by the performance issues that many have seen, then run, don’t walk, over to the Adobe Labs website to download this RC and see if your issues are solved. If not, post on the official Adobe Forums or fill out the Official Bug Report form so that those problems can also be tracked down and hopefully fixed.
Oh, if you bought my book and wondered why I hadn’t sent out the updated PDF with the hyperlinked index yet, then I’ll let you in on a secret – this is why! 😉 The new PDF download links should go out in the next 24 hours, updated with those changes of behavior and the newly hyperlinked index. It’s just popped up on Amazon a couple of days ago, but it’s looking a little lonely at the moment, so if you’re enjoying the book, I’d really appreciate some pretty star ratings… 🙂