Adobe Updates Lightroom to 3.5 (Release Candidate)

adobe Aug 23, 2011

Lightroom cs4

Adobe updated Photoshop Lightroom to version 3.5 (release candidate) today. The update will be available for download on their Labs site until October 31, 2011. The update adds support for several new cameras including the new Olympus E-P3 family, the Panasonic G3 family, and Phase One’s P40+. P65+, IQ140, IQ160 medium format digital backs.

The inclusion of Phase One’s digital backs by Adobe can be interpreted as acknowledgement of Phase One’s dominance in the MFDB market. Or. it can be interpreted as Adobe trying to steal Phase One’s lunch (prior to this release of Lightroom, the only way to process Phase One IIQ files was with their proprietary Capture One software). With the inclusion of Phase One digital backs, Lightroom can now process images from all of the major medium format digital brands (Hasselblad, Leaf, Phase One, and the DNG based systems – Leica & Pentax).

Read the list of supported cameras and lenses after the jump.

I will be testing the output from Capture One, Lightroom 3.5RC and Phocus to see how they compare.

You can download the software from here.


The following new cameras and lens profiles are now supported.

New Camera Support

  • Fuji FinePix F600EXR
  • Olympus E-P3
  • Olympus E-PL3
  • Olympus E-PM1
  • Panasonic DMC-G3
  • Panasonic DMC-GF3
  • Phase One IQ140
  • Phase One IQ160
  • Phase One P40+
  • Phase One P65+
  • Sony Alpha NEX-C3
  • Sony SLT-A35

New Lens Profile Support

Lens Mount Lens Name
Canon Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L USM
Canon SIGMA APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 2.2/100
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 2.8/80
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.2/150
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.2/150N
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5/35
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5/50-II
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5/50
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 3.5-4.5/50-110
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 4/210
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC 4.5/300
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120-II
Hasselblad Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120
Hasselblad Hasselblad HCD 4/28
Hasselblad Hasselblad HCD 4-5.6/35-90
Nikon Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon SIGMA APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Pentax SIGMA 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Sigma SIGMA 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Sony SIGMA 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Sony TAMRON 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD B008S
Sony TAMRON SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD A005S

Fixed Issues

The following issues have been fixed in the Lightroom 3.5 release candidate:

  • Using the arrow keys to modify image adjustment settings lacked responsiveness.
  • A Publish Collection targeting a hard drive on Windows would not behave properly if the designated folder was deleted from hard drive.
  • After editing the capture time in Lightroom, “Date Time Digitized” was incorrectly changed. (Only “Date Time Original” should be modified).
  • On Windows computers, Lightroom would interpret the wrong time zone per feedback post.
  • Changing Lightroom’s date created field to a date prior to 1933 resulted in unexpected values.
  • Lightroom 3.2 introduced preview cache inefficiencies.
  • GPS Altitude metadata was incorrectly excluded from files converted to DNG or exported as DNG files from Lightroom 3.4.1.
  • For non-English language operating systems, folder names in the import dialog may not have been translating properly.
  • When exporting images with the “Write Keywords as Lightroom Hierarchy” enabled, keywords with “Include on Export” deselected would still have been included on export.
  • Saving metadata to a JPEG file in Lightroom 3.4 could have caused Lightroom to quit unexpectedly.
  • A Publish Collection in Lightroom 3.4 set to publish original files would fail to include XMP files for proprietary raw formats.
  • RECONYX images did not open properly in Lightroom 3.4.
  • When applying automatic lens profile correction, Lightroom 3.4 did not automatically recognize the following lens: “Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED”.
  • Using the plus or minus key to increment Develop Module parameters did not work properly on the Mac.
  • The Limit File Size export option was incorrectly including EXIF metadata on export when the Minimize Embedded Metadata option was selected.
  • On Mac OS X 10.7, the Lightroom import dialog did not properly display network volumes.
  • On Windows computers, using Shift + Scroll wheel to adjust the Adjustment Brush feather size, the expected result of the scroll wheel movement was reversed per the feedback post.
  • Lightroom would not provide the correct error message when attempting to delete photos published to Facebook.
  • Lightroom would experience tether capture failures on computers utilizing OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.
  • Develop load time performance was inconsistent.