Adobe Systems released Lightroom 3.3 that supports 15 new cameras; adds profiles to automatically correct optical problems with dozens of lenses from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Sigma; and corrects a long list of bugs.
Lightroom, like its top rival Apple Aperture, is geared for editing and cataloging photos, especially those in the higher-quality but ungainly raw image formats recorded directly from camera image sensors. Raw formats therefore must be created for each camera, and though only higher-end models can shoot raw, there still are a lot of new models to keep up with.
New to Lightroom 3.3--and to the corresponding version 6.3 of Photoshop's Camera Raw processing engine--is support for these cameras: Canon PowerShot G12 and PowerShot S95; Nikon D3100, Nikon D7000, and Coolpix P7000; Olympus E-5; Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and DMC-GH2; Pentax K-5 and K-r; Ricoh GXR with the GR lens A12 28mm F2.5; Samsung NX100 and TL350; and Sony Alpha A560 and A580.
To help with the crowdsourcing effort that's under way to provide lens profiles Adobe doesn't support directly, the company also offers a Lens Profile Creator software. It lets people create lens profiles as well as search for and rate others' profiles.