Adobe issues Lightroom 3.3, patches Photoshop

Hot cameras such as Canon's PowerShot S95 and Nikon's D3100 and D7000 SLRs are supported with the new Lightroom. A long list of bugs are fixed in it and Photoshop, too.

Nikon D7000
The Nikon D7000 is among the cameras whose raw photo files are now supported by Adobe Lightroom. Nikon USA

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.

The company also distributed Photoshop CS5 version 12.0.2, which fixes a number of bugs and security problems.

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.

 

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