Lightroom 4.3 Update Now Available

Lightroom 4.3 Update Now Available

Lightroom 4.3 is now available as a final release on and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 4.  The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 4.3 Final Release

The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 4 releases have been corrected. The Adobe team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 4 and excited to correct a number of issues experienced by their customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • Autolayout produces a Book with the correct amount of pages but without any images added. Please note that this only occurs when the filter is set to “Unused”.
  • Uploading large panorama images to Revel caused Lightroom to crash.
  • The “Unused” filter was not properly filtering images within the Book Module.
  • Lightroom hangs while changing the Exposure adjustment by typing in a numeric adjustment. Please note that this only occurs when the Enter key is not typed to confirm the adjustment and another Develop adjustment is tried. Also please note that this only occurs on Windows.
  • After creating a new folder in Lightroom, attempting to undo that folder can sometimes cause a corrupt catalog.
  • An image can be simultaneously flagged as both a Pick and Reject at the same time.
  • Using multiple colors within a single text cell within the Book Module can cause Lightroom to crash.
  • Unable to post photos to Flickr when the image filename contains an apostrophe.
  • The active Develop slider, the one controlled with + and – keys, defaults to Exposure when moving from one photo to another.
  • Catalogs from Photoshop Elements 11 would not update in Lightroom.
  • Site titles longer than 70 characters created in the Web Module can cause Lightroom to freeze.
  • Cell padding linking lost between sessions.
  • Deleting the top image in a stack causes the entire stack to disappear.
  • Tethered capture fails when turning camera off and back on. This also can occur if the camera goes to sleep and then wakes. This occurs only with Canon cameras and on Mac only.
  • Cropping an image to a small size sometimes causes the image in Develop to become blurry.
  • AVCHD video formats are not properly importing into Lightroom. Please note that this only occurred on Mac.
  • Enable Profile Corrections does not auto find iPhone 4 profile.
  • Crop doesn’t update in second monitor if navigator panel closed. Please note that this only occurred on Mac.
  • TIFF files can experience tonal shifts within Lightroom.
  • Mask overlay are displayed in filmstrip and navigator. They should only be displayed in the Develop Loupe.
  • Video files created on an iPhone 4 flickers when played in Lightroom.


New Camera Support In Lightroom 4.3

  1. Canon EOS 6D
  2. Canon PowerShot S110
  3. Canon PowerShot G15
  4. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  5. Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  6. Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  7. Leica M-E
  8. Nikon 1 V2
  9. Nikon D5200
  10. Nikon D600*
  11. Olympus PEN E-PL5
  12. Olympus PEN E-PM2
  13. Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  14. Panasonic DMC-GH3
  15. Pentax K-5 II
  16. Pentax K-5 IIs
  17. Pentax Q10
  18. Sony DSC-RX1
  19. Sony NEX-VG30
  20. Sony NEX-VG900

* Please note that preliminary support was available in Lightroom 4.2.  This release adds full support for the Nikon D600.

In addition to the new camera support the new Lightroom update also contains lens profile supports for quite a few lenses not available in previous versions of Lightroom. This includes support for the iPhone lens, the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 II USM, as well as many Leica and Sigma lenses.

Click the following links to be taken to Adobe's download page to update your version of Lightroom to the new final release of the 4.3 update.

Mac Version

Windows Version

In addition to a new update for Lightroom being released, Adobe also released a Camera Raw 7.3 update.

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Zachary Wilson's picture

Full Retina support! I can finally use LR again. My workflow has been 100% Aperture for months now though, so time will tell if Lightroom can win me back over.

Tam Nguyen's picture

Still no performance boost yo. It still takes 3-4 secs to move from one image to the next in the Develop module. Lame.

43434aman's picture

blazing fast.... for me :)

Roman Kazmierczak's picture

 What CPU do you have? I have i7 2.8GHz(64bit 4core) plus 16GB RAM and LR4 is veeeery slow. I will probably downgrade to LR3...

Something I saw recently was that LR's performance speed is based purely on the speed of your processor! It makes no use of extra RAM or GPU's outside of it's recommended specs! So the faster your processor, the faster it performs!

Jillianxenia's picture

 mine is super fast too, you need to upgrade !

I think you have to build your 1:1 after importing a job.

Check out number 7

Robisierra's picture

Agreed, same here. And I do have a strong pc that smoothly renders HD video and multiple layers in Photoshop, but Lightroom doesent work for me so smooth. 

Brad Curfman's picture

One of the 4.x updates did speed up the performance for me, but it is still slower than it should be.

One trick I learned is to browse photos in the Library module, as it renders them faster than in the develop module. Then switch to develop if you need to modify the photo. If you use the keyboard shortcuts to switch modules  (G for library, D for develop), then you can do this pretty quickly.

Rendering 1:1 photos does help, but it is still slower when switching photos in develop, than in library. 

Lightroom 4 is deathly slow, they should buy PhotoMechanic so that I don´t have to wait 15 seconds to see a full res 100% magnification of a photo.....

43434aman's picture

or maybe you should update your system.. check for problems... i have no performance problems at all.

Roman Kazmierczak's picture

 Well... upgrading system should not be only solutions if LR3 worked good. In my case I don't have any problems working on very large files with multiple layers in PS6 but adjusting exposure in LR4 takes 3seconds for each slider movement.
LR3 was a good product but I jumped to fast with upgrading. Just wasted my money.

Chad Andreo-Photo's picture

LR4 is sluggish compared to LR3 and Photo Mechanics. I have a pretty powerful setup which can run premiere pro, after effects and encore at the same time with no issues, but yet still I dread opening LR. 

Jillianxenia's picture

when you import choose, load previews 1;1 ratio.. then when viewing the previews it already has 1;1 ration rather than standard which takes time to load. Also, it's probably your computer making it run slowly.

J Dreier's picture

Still no support for tethering the D600. C'mon Adobe, C'mon

Gabe Zermeno's picture

I dont think that is adobe's fault. its nikon.

Lee Christiansen's picture

Tethered capture still fails when my 5D3 is switched off and then back on - just like 4.2

Currently the only way to work smoothly is with EOS Utility in this respect.  Why does Adobe think they have fixed this?


Tobias Solem's picture

Meh, no PNG-support.

Jason's picture

I don't get all the comments about it being sluggish. I'm running on a 27" i5 iMac and have close to zero issues. I've had it slow down here and there but thats only if theres a ton of other stuff going on in the background outside of LR.

B L's picture

For me too it's really very slow. The slowest is the library module, where it takes forever to zoom in and display 100% : it's faster in the develop module. 
Generating 1:1 previews is not an option in my workflow, it just takes forever. And my Mac is as fast as can be : last generation, fastest i7 CPU, updated system, SSD, filled with RAM etc. 
Now it's Aperture that wins the crown, by far ! But only in terms of speed. Too bad...
Anyway, I now edit / select in Nikon View NX, which is absolutely instantaneous (to display the control JPGs of the raw files) - so no need to wait for a single second, even for my D800E files - then each pic gets its stars (or not), etc. Sooooo much faster than editing in LR. I now only use LR to develop and tweak the RAW files + export, once they have been selected in VNX.
When wil they (Adobe) produce a real "performance" update ? 
Come on guys !!! PLEASE !!!