Adobe adds RAW suppor for Olympus E-5 and Panasonic Lumix GH2 and GF2

Olympus E-5 and Panasonic GF2 and GH2 support plus long list of bugs fixed

Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 3.3, and it seems they have been working hard on it. At the same time, Adobe has released version 6.3 of Adobe Camera RAW for Photoshop and DNG Converter 6.3. Download details can be found here for Windows, and Mac. Lightroom 3.3 download information is here.

At last we have support for processing Olympus E-5 and Panasonic Lumix GH2 RAW files, and a welcome surprise is the addition of support for the Panasonic Lumix GF2, which won't ship in the UK for at least another month.

But perhaps the most telling of all is a long list of bug-fixes. Lightroom 3 was a big step in terms of the evolution of Lightroom, but inevitably there were a number of issues that accompanied the 3.0 release. Here's what has been fixed in 3.3:

  • Edit in PS CS4 from LR 3.2 did not give option to render to TIFF/PSD
  • Process Version defaulted to PV 2003 when Lightroom’s installed Develop Presets are applied on Import
  • All Auto-ISO values were not properly handled for the Nikon D3s
  • An error could be generated when sorting by “User Order” in Collections
  • There was an incorrect Profile Name tag for Canon 18-55 and 17-40 lens profiles
  • Facebook album selection only displayed up to 25 albums
  • Lightroom 3 could fail to launch Photoshop CS5 if Photoshop CS4 was uninstalled after the Photoshop CS5 installation
  • Numerous cloning or healing spots could have caused Lightroom to become unresponsive
  • Lightroom could have crashed when the metadata filter is selected and the grid is displaying all images in the catalog
  • Lightroom 3.2 could have failed to import all of the images from an iPhone 4
  • Some Sigma X3F raw files were rendering incorrectly
  • Choosing the “Make a second copy to” option on import would result in incorrect folder structure for the second copy
  • Resetting the crop angle by double-clicking the Angle slider removed a custom aspect ratio
  • A tooltip for the Japanese language version of Lightroom 3 displayed the wrong keyboard shortcut for “Flag as Pick”
  • Paste Settings did not apply to all images in the Develop module Filmstrip
  • Smart collections in Lightroom 3 did not use the same definition of “All Searchable Metadata” previously available in Lightroom 2
  • Text watermarks or portions of text watermarks could have failed to be applied to images on export
  • SmugMug publish collection dialog included a mixture of English text when using a language setting other than English
  • Lightroom would not import files from the Panasonic LX5 that were shot with the iZoom Function set to above 90mm
  • Choosing the Limit File Size option in the export dialog could have stripped certain EXIF fields from the exported file
  • The Targeted Adjustment Tool may have performed slowly in the Lightroom 3.3 release candidate
  • A single image published to multiple collections for a single publish service did not display comments properly
  • Updating an existing Develop preset with all settings could have failed under certain conditions
  • The watermark drop shadow settings behaved differently in Lightroom 3.2 when compared to Lightroom 3.0. They have been returned to the Lightroom 3.0 behavior.
  • The YYYYMMDD file renaming option was not available when the Lightroom language setting was set to Dutch
  • An existing Smart Collection updated to filter for all photos with “Ratings is Zero” would show all images in the catalog
  • Publishing an empty category to SmugMug would cause an error
  • JPEG exports in the Lightroom 3.3 Release Candidate were significantly slower than the same export process in Lightroom 3.2.
  • A graphical Identity Plate included in output was not correctly color managed
  • Deleting all images in a Flickr photoset could have caused Lightroom to return an error message
  • Changing the sort order to “User Order” while in Survey View on the Mac may have caused an error to appear
  • Lightroom could have failed to respond when viewing an image containing numerous cloning or healing spots at 1:1 view
  • RGB values were not displaying properly in the white balance tool
  • The Smart Collection criteria “Folder starts with” was not working properly
  • The navigator panel in the Develop module would incorrectly display threshold information when holding down the alt or option key and applying adjustments
  • Applying a flag, star or label setting to an image via the toolbar in the Develop module while in auto-advance mode would result in an incorrect setting display for the subsequent image
  • The application of color noise reduction at low color temperatures (e.g., tungsten or candlelight) could have provided results below our quality standards

In addition here are some release notes concerning fixes in Adobe Camera RAW 6.3:

  • Camera Raw would not correctly read files from the Panasonic LX5 that were shot with the iZoom Function set to above 90mm
  • The scroll bar could stop working properly with over 150 images in the filmstrip
  • The DNG Converter could prevent customers from setting a “Destination” folder outside of their Home directory
  • Some Sigma X3F raw files were rendering incorrectly
  • Embedding GPS information into a Sony ARW file using third party solutions utilizing Exiftool could result in a color shift
  • All Auto-ISO values were not properly handled for the Nikon D3s
  • Updated Camera Raw default settings were not respected in Bridge thumbnails or previews after applying a rating
  • JPEG and TIFF Previews re-rendered as over-exposed after cropping in Camera Raw
  • Adjustment settings via the numeric entry field could have failed with multiple raw files selected


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