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Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2 is Out!

By fotosiamo on April 27th 2012

Lightroom 4 Release Candidate 2

Download Adobe Lightroom 4.1 Release 2

There it is, folks. In record time, Adobe has release another quick fix update to Lightroom 4.1. Besides some new RAW support like for the Olympus OM-D, there are new fixes. Here is the run-down!


Lightroom 4.1 release candidate 2 includes new Defringe controls to help address chromatic aberration. Defringe is available as part of the Lens Correction panel. This update also provides the ability to read 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit HDR files.

The following new cameras are now supported.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III — introduced with release candidate 1 (March 29, 2012)
  • Canon EOS 60Da
  • Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  • Nikon D3200
  • Olympus OM-D EM-5
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
  • Pentax K-01
  • RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  • Sony SLT-A57
  • Fixed Issues

The following issues have been fixed in the Lightroom 4.1 release candidate 2 (April 26, 2012):

  • Estimated price does not update when switching between books in the Collection panel.
  • Postscript Type 1 Fonts do not appear in the Font menu within the Book module.
  • Filenames can be used as auto text captions within the Book module.
  • Fonts such as Courier New and Times were not displaying properly on books exported as PDF files.
  • The Adjustment Brush pin would not properly accept negative values.
  • Clarity adds grey tinting to 100% white tones.
  • Creating a soft proof does not add a line item to the History Panel.
  • Photos with GPS Altitude data will now properly display Altitude within Lightroom.
  • Unable to import RAW+ JPEG files directly from Canon 5D, Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon D700, Nikon D90, and Sony NEX5 cameras when connected through USB.
  • Unable to import RAW + JPEG files when using the built-in SD card reader on Macbook laptops in some scenarios.
  • Lightroom 4 and ACR 6.7 render files differently.


Download Adobe Lightroom 4.1 Release 2

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Joe is a fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Matthew Saville

    I must say, the new features for increasing lens image quality have been nothing short of amazing so far.  One thing that I am particularly in love with is the fact that you can now auto-correct chromatic aberrations without having to turn on the entire auto-lens-correct feature.  (Which, among other things, will de-fish your fisheye shots!)

    I recommend turning on the CA / PF removal tools by default, because they’re very intelligent at removing those image quality flaws, while causing zero damage to regular images.

    Tools like these have really been opening up new avenues for both photographers, and lens makers.  Photographers can now breathe new life into say for example, shooting wide open on a “mediocre” f/1.8 prime lens that was previously plagued by terrible color fringing, (85mm f/1.8’s mostly) …or shooting horizon lines with consumer-grade ultra-wide lenses that previously warped a level horizon into a wobbly “mustache”.  Oppositely, this also allows lens engineers to consider different priorities when they design a lens in the first place.  If things like chromatic abberation and barrel / pincushion distortion are effortlessly fixed in programs like Lightroom, that frees them up to focus on more important things like sheer sharpness, and lens build quality in general.   Of course I’m not advocating that lens manufacturers start cutting corners and just expecting everyone to use advanced correction tools in post-production, however it is always nice to have options.

    On Nikon cameras for example, these kinds of issues with aberrations & fringing have been corrected in-camera for years now.  It is nice to see companies like Adobe putting a similar effort into lens corrective tools.

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  2. Tobias Solem

    NO PNG-support yet, NO thanks.

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