Friday, January 23, 2009

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 RC OUT!!

Adobe just put out today to the public the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 Release Candidate and the Camera Raw 5.3 also has a Release Candidate.

The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The Lightroom team would like the community to help verify the quality of this update through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.

If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report it here: Bug Report Form.

For more information on Lightroom 2 please visit the Lightroom pages on Adobe.com.

Read the full article to know what is coming with this Release Candidate Version and where you can download it from.

Camera Raw 5.3 and Lightroom 2.3 Release Candidates are now available on Adobe Labs.(Camera Raw 5.3, Lightroom 2.3) The release includes new camera support for the following models:

* Nikon D3X
* Olympus E-30

There are several bug fixes in this update :

* In the Windows 64-bit version of Lightroom an sFTP upload process could cause Lightroom to crash
* Slideshows could return to the first image randomly during playback
* A memory leak could cause Lightroom to crash while attempting to process files with local adjustments
* Canon EOS 5D Mk II sRAW files could process with artifacts in Lightroom 2.2
* Lightroom 2.2 could cause disc burning to fail for Windows customers

Additional Languages
Lightroom 2.3 now provides language support for the following additional languages:

* Chinese (Simplified)
* Chinese (Traditional)
* Dutch
* Italian
* Korean
* Portuguese (Brazilian)
* Spanish
* Swedish

The translation effort for these languages is over 90% complete in this release. We appreciate your feedback as we complete this work so that we can ensure that the final release provides a high quality update for all of these new languages. If you find a translation error or problem with these new language versions please report them here: Bug Report Form

Notes on the Additional Languages

* Localized help is not yet available for these additional language versions
* The new language versions cannot be installed simultaneously with the English/French/German 2.3 RC build

I'd like to thank everyone who contributed in the Adobe User to User forums to help us track down some of the bugs we corrected in this release.

This release installs alongside with your current version so it will not overlap the older one.

Camera Raw 5.3 RC direct downloads:

- Windows
- Macintosh

Adobe DNG Converter 5.3 RC direct downloads:

- Windows
- Macintosh

Adobe Lightroom 2.3 RC direct downloads:

- Windows
- Macintosh
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