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A treat, fix, and update for Adobe Lightroom users

Adobe updates make Photoshop Lightroom compatible with third party plug-ins, Apple's Leopard, and seven new cameras.


Adobe on Thursday issued three upgrades for users of its Photoshop Lightroom software.

The biggest news for some may be that Adobe Labs is offering a preview copy of Lightroom Export SDK, an application that will allow Lightroom users to export photos to Web sites, third-party software, and devices.

Meanwhile, the Lightroom 1.3 update should fix compatibility issues with Apple's Leopard Mac OS X 10.5. Previously, Adobe had warned that Leopard users could experience problems when trying to use Lightroom, though it was still safe to use most features. Adobe had previously announced that the fix would be released in mid-November.

Adobe also released a Photoshop Camera Raw 4.3 update which includes support for seven new cameras: the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and PowerShot G9, the Nikon D3 and D300, the Olympus E-3 and SP-560 UZ, and the Panasonic DMC-L10.

Lightroom 1.3, which uses the same engine to process raw photos taken directly from camera image sensors, now also supports the new cameras.