Adobe has put out two release candidates for pieces of its software, in advance of the final version. These release candidates are tested, but potentially not entirely bug free, and put out for those who want or need the functionality as soon as humanly possible.
Lightroom 4.2 is available for download and has a number of bug fixes, and adds the requisite new crop of cameras that it can process RAW files from — most notably the Canon M and T4i, and the Sony RX100. Here's the breakdown of what's new:
Bugs Corrected in the Lightroom 4.2 Release CandidateThe following bugs that were part the Lightroom 4 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 4 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:
- Folder stacks with virtual copies get unstacked when moving to another folder
- Stacked photos get hidden in both the Grid view and Filmstrip. This occurs when photos get unstacked as a result of enabling auto-stacking.
- Errors encountered when publishing videos to Facebook through the Facebook Publish Service
- Users may have occurred problems when trying to enter the Web Module from Library.
- Unable to edit JPEG photos in Photoshop Elements
- Unable to upload files to Flickr if there is a carriage return in either the Title or Caption fields (Win only).
- Background graphics that are applied to a Book globally may not appear as expected in a Saved PDF.
- Certain book covers had spine text positioned in a Horizontal manner, not Vertical.
- Double byte characters are not being exported to PDF in Books
- Photos were exported with original GPS coordinates recorded by the camera, not with the GPS coordinates updated in Lightroom.
- Keyboard shortcuts in the Develop module sometimes do not work when editing an image in Process Version PV2010.
- Parents and synonyms of “do not export” keywords also do not export.
- Audio does not play in video files after creating a slideshow containing music (win7 only)
- Tether support not working for Nikon D4, D800 , and D800E (win only)New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.2 Release Candidates
- Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
- Canon EOS M
- Fuji FinePix F800EXR
- Leaf Credo 40
- Leaf Credo 60
- Panasonic DMC-FZ200
- Panasonic DMC-G5
- Panasonic DMC-LX7
- Pentax K-30
- Sony DSC-RX100Release NotesLightroom 4.2 RC now supports the Albums functionality in the recently released Adobe Revel 1.5.
Similarly, Adobe Camera Raw 7.2 has also been put out as a release candidate. It includes added compatibility for the same cameras mentioned above, as well as 29 new lenses, and a handful of bug fixes:
These items have been FIXED in Camera Raw 7.2 Release Candidate:
- Cannot change “Erase” size, feather and flow settings while utilizing the Option key.
- Cannot write metadata to images previously opened in some 3rd party software.
- Luminance Noise slider is unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.
- In certain cases, the new Defringe controls can cause vertical streaks to appear.
- Some images from Canon 5D Mark II exhibited pattern noise in the form of maze/green split artifacts.
- Adjusting the Blue channel does not affect monochrome images.
- Certain TIFF files can cause Bridge to become unstable.
- Defringe settings are not retained when editing the file in Photoshop as a Smart Object and then returning to ACR.Known Issues in Camera Raw 7.2 Release Candidate:
- A high number of artifacts exist in ACR text fields in the Panel. This occurs only in OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
- The File-Quit menu item is greyed out in DNG Converter. Please use keyboard shortcut Command+Q to exit out of DNG Converter. This occurs only on the Mac platform.
If you don't feel comfortable using a release candidate version, rest assured a final update will be announced in the near future.