Apr 022013

Lightroom 4.4 ReleaseAdobe has announced that the official release of Lightroom 4.4 is now available. If next time you open Lightroom, it doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Check for Updates. Download the installation package, and then double-click on it to run it. (Many users skip this last step, and therefore in fact never update Lightroom!)

This release provides new camera support, additional lens profiles, and bug fixes. Fuji camera owners will see important changes that affect image quality.

Unlike with the early “release candidate”, I recommend that everyone go ahead and update to this official release of 4.4.

New Cameras Supported:

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 and -50, Hasselblad Lunar, LEICA M (Typ 240), Nikon 1 J3, Nikon 1 S1, Nikon D7100, Nikon Coolpix A*, Nikon Coolpix P330*, Olympus XZ10, Pentax MX 1, Samsung NX300, Sony Alpha NEX 3N,  Sony Alpha SLTA58.
* denotes preliminary support
Existing Camera Support Fixes:
  • Correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the XTrans sensor (Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujifilm X-E1, Fujifilm X100S,  Fujifilm X20)
  • Based on user feedback, the default sharpening amount applied to Fujifilm X-Pro1 and FujifilmX-E1 raw files has been increased between the 4.4 RC release and this final release.
  • Correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with theEXR sensor. This correction applies only to raw images captured using the “EXR HR” mode with the following cameras:
  •  X10, XF1,  X-S1,  S200EXR, HS20EXR, HS30EXR,F550EXR, F600 EXR, F770EXR, F800EXR
  • Fix default aspect ratio support for Fujifilm X-E1 raw files.
  • Fix Nikon default white balance for the following camera models:
    • D2X, D2Xs,D2Hs, D200, D40, D50, D80
 For new lens profiles and bug fixes, read the full release notes from Adobe.
Camera Raw has also been updated with parallel changes. Read about Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 here.



  3 Responses to “Lightrom 4.4 Now Available from Adobe”

  1. Why isn’t Lightroom included in the Adobe Updater? It notified me about the camera raw but not about light room. Is there a way to include it?

    • Hi Fred, it sounds like your Preference isn’t set in Lightroom to automatically notify you of updates – go to Lightroom/Preferences (Edit/Preferences on a PC), and you’ll find it on the General tab.

  2. I get notified when I launch Lightroom, but the Adobe Application Manager pops up and tells me when Photoshop, Raw have updates even outside of running Photoshop. Lightroom is not on the list there. I was just curious why.

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