Lightroom 5.3 is now available as a release candidate on Adobe Labs. That means it has been tested, but they may make further tweaks before the final release, so it’s not being sent out to everyone over the automatic updates quite yet.
So what’s new? Camera support, for a start.:
- Canon PowerShot S120
- Fujifilm XQ1
- Fujifilm X-E2
- Nikon 1 AW1
- Nikon Coolpix P7800
- Nikon D610
- Nikon D5300 (preliminary support)
- Olympus OM-D E-M1
- Olympus STYLUS 1 (preliminary support)
- Panasonic DMC-GM1
- Phase One IQ260
- Phase One IQ280
- Sony A7 (ILCE-7)
- Sony A7R (ILCE-7R)
- Sony DSC-RX10 (preliminary support)
- Click to view the full list of supported cameras
There are also some new lens profiles:
- Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM for Canon EOS M
- Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
- Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8
- Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G
- Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013 for Nikon
- Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013 for Sigma
- Sony E 20mm F2.8
- Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
- Click here for the full list of available Adobe Lens Profiles
- Further user-created profiles can be downloaded using the Lens Profile Downloader
Of course there are also bug fixes:
- Feather of clone spots is set to 0 after upgrading catalog to Lightroom 5.
- Incorrect photos are displayed after switching away from a Publish Collection.
- Issues when upgrading catalog from previous versions of Lightroom.
- Catalog optimization did not finish, and was not optimizing the catalog
- Auto White Balance settings are not saved to Snapshots.
- Sony 18-55mm lens is detected as the Hasselblad 18-55mm lens for lens correction.
- Increased Update Spot Removal history steps when in Before and After view.
- Slideshows start playing automatically even when the Manual Slideshow option is enabled.
- Video playback stops when dragging on the scrubber.
- Errors when publishing photos to Flickr through the Publish Service.
- Option + drag on Edit Pin behavior is functioning incorrectly.
- Black border appears around the exported slideshow video.
There’s one sneaky new feature added too! If you hold down the Shift key while double clicking on a slider label in the Basic panel, it adjusts the slider to the ‘auto’ value. Usually it applies the same auto value that you’d get by pressing the main Auto button. But there are a changes of behaviour to look out for:
- Shift-double-clicking on the Whites and Blacks sliders now calculates those slider values based on the current crop and any other existing Develop settings.
- Shift+double-clicking on the Temp or Tint slider label now sets each to its Auto WB value.
- Shift+double-clicking on the WB label will set both the Temp & Tint sliders to their auto White Balance settings and the WB menu to “Auto”.
As before, double-clicking without the Shift key resets the slider to its default value.