Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw Update (4.4)

Adobe has now released updates to Lightroom (4.4) and Adobe Camera Raw used by Photoshop CS6 (v7.4), this version adds the following enhancements:

  • Improved support for the X-Trans image sensor in FujiFilm cameras, such as the X-Pro1.
  • Additional raw file support for 25 cameras including the Canon EOS 1D-C, Nikon D7100 and Samsung NX300
  • Corrections and bug fixes for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom
  • Lens profiles for 13 new lenses including the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM

The full list of cameras supported by this version is as follows:

  • Canon EOS 1D C
  • Canon ESO 100D (Digital Rebel SL1 / EOS Kiss Digital X7)
  • Canon EOS 700D (Digital Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss Digital X7i)
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR710
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR750
  • Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
  • Fujifilm X100s
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Hasselblad H5D-40
  • Hasselblad H5D-50
  • Hasselblad Lunar
  • LEICA M (Typ 240)
  • Nikon 1 J3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon Coolpix A
  • Nikon Coolpix P330 (preliminary support only in this version of Camera Raw)
  • Olympus XZ-10
  • Pentax MX-1
  • Samsung NX300
  • Sony Alpha NEX-3N
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A58

Of interest is the support of the newly announced Canon EOS 100D & EOS 700D as well as the Nikon D7100.

Although previously supported in the previous versions of Camera Raw, all of the Fuji Support for the X-Trans and EXR sensor based cameras has been updated, this affects the following models:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 (X-Trans)
  • Fujifilm X-E1 (X-Trans), Adobe has also fixed the default aspect ratio support for this model
  • Fujifilm X100S (X-Trans)
  • Fujifilm X20 (X-Trans)
  • Fujifilm X10 (EXR)
  • Fujifilm XF1 (EXR)
  • Fujifilm X-S1 (EXR)
  • Fujifilm S200EXR (EXR)
  • Fujifilm HS20EXR (EXR)
  • Fujifilm HS30EXR (EXR)
  • Fujifilm F550EXR (EXR)
  • Fujifilm F600EXR (EXR)
  • Fujifilm F770EXR (EXR)
  • Fujifilm F800EXR (EXR)
  • Finally, Adobe has adjusted the Nikon default white balance for a number of camera models: (NikonD2X, NikonD2Xs, NikonD2Hs, NikonD200, NikonD40, NikonD50 and the Nikon D80). It is nice to see Adobe supporting these quite old Nikon bodies long after the actual manufacturer – Nikon have abandoned support.

    The download link for the Windows version of Lightroom 4.4 is here.
    The download link for the Macintosh version of Lightroom 4.4 is here.

    The Photoshop Camera Raw update is not listed on Adobe’s site as they expect you to initiate the update using the update feature within Photoshop (and/or Photoshop Elements). Thanks go to DP Review for the information.

    More details about Camera Raw can be found here, including every camera supported.