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Update: Lightroom 4.4 Now Available

Update: Lightroom 4.4 Now Available

Lightroom 4.4 is now available. The update will either automatically happen through the built in update system in the software the next time you open it or you can find it online at Adobe.com or in the links I have included below. The update includes additional camera raw support, lens profiles and addresses bugs in previous versions. Read on to see the specifics for the Lightroom 4.4 update.

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

  • The crop overlay tool resized incorrectly when used in conjunction with the “Constrain to Crop” checkbox in the Lens Correction panel.
  • Background graphics were not correctly rendered within the Book Module.
  • Reading metadata from file would sometimes result in keyword and and GPS metadata to not save for video files.
  • Updated the “Missing File Icon” for HiDPI / Retina displays
  • The supplied lens profile for the Sony RX-1 did not contain vignette information.
  • Preview in Develop Module was not updated with the latest adjustments.
  • Square tile artifacts while painting with brush.
  • Previews of photos in portrait orientation were blurry when viewed in the filmstrip in the Develop module. (Mac only).
  • Image in Book Disappears After Changing Modules.
  • Error changing modules when in Slideshow with second monitor connected.
  • Stack badges displayed the wrong count when creating new stack that included a preexisting stack.
  • Local Adjustment Effect (Brushed Adjustment) Disappears (temporarily) After Selecting a Pin (Win only).
  • Book changes are not saved after switching between modules.
  • The Filter scroll bar within the Library module was not rendering properly.
  • Auto-tone was not working properly when used in conjunction with the Exposure adjustment slider. (Win only)
  • The Black&White button was not creating a History state within the Develop module. (Win only)
  • When switching from image to image, remnants of previous image visible on fringes of new photo. This occurred on Retina screens only.
  • RGB color readouts were specified in the Adobe RGB colorspace rather than the ProPhoto linear colorspace. This occurred when working in Soft Proofing within the Develop module.
  • Horizontal artifacts would occassionally appear in DNG files.
  • Adding a page behaved inconsistently in the Book module depending on the method used to add a page.
  • The state of the “Remove Chromatic Aberrations” checkbox within the Lens Correction was not persistent between sessions of Lightroom.
  • Cannot add contacts from Address Book to email on Mac.
  • Sliders can no longer be moved on Win by using mouse wheel.


New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.4:

  1. Canon EOS 1D C
  2. Canon EOS 100D (Digital Rebel SL1 / EOS Kiss Digital X7)
  3. Canon EOS 700D (Digital Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss Digital X7i)
  4. Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  5. Casio Exilim EX-ZR710
  6. Casio Exilim EX-ZR750
  7. Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
  8. Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
  9. Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
  10. Fujifilm X100s
  11. Fujifilm X20
  12. Hasselblad H5D-40
  13. Hasselblad H5D-50
  14. Hasselblad Lunar
  15. LEICA M (Typ 240)
  16. Nikon 1 J3
  17. Nikon 1 S1
  18. Nikon D7100
  19. Nikon Coolpix A
  20. Nikon Coolpix P330 (**)
  21. Olympus XZ-10
  22. Pentax MX-1
  23. Samsung NX300
  24. Sony Alpha NEX-3N
  25. Sony Alpha SLT-A58

Lightroom 4.4  includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor. This specifically impacts the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X-E1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20

(*) Based on user feedback, the default sharpening amount applied to Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujifilm X-E1 raw files has been increased between Lightroom 4.4 Release Candidate and the final Lightroom 4.4 release.

Lightroom 4.4 includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the EXR sensor. This correction applies only to raw images captured using the “EXR HR” mode with the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X10
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Fujifilm X-S1
  • Fujifilm S200EXR
  • Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Fujifilm F550EXR
  • Fujifilm F600EXR
  • Fujifilm F770EXR
  • Fujifilm F800EXR

Adjusted Nikon default white balance for the following camera models:

  • NikonD2X
  • NikonD2Xs
  • NikonD2Hs
  • NikonD200
  • NikonD40
  • NikonD50
  • NikonD80

- Fix default aspect ratio support for Fujifilm X-E1 raw files.


There are also updates to the following lens profiles


Here are the links to download the update...
Windows, Mac

In addition, the folks over at Adobe have also released an update to Camera Raw and the DNG Converter. Details about both can be found here.

So what did they miss on this update? Chime in the comments below on what features you would still love to see added into Lightroom.

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The big question is if they have added suport for tethered shooting for Nikon D600 ??

do you have problems oil spots with D600 ???

oil spots? on the camera house or on the sensor? I have not had any problems

sensor? when you bought the D600? when shots already done?

Nopes no problems with the sensor at all...

4000 exposures on my D600 and no oil spots, just happy images :)

The D600 and LR tethering issue is a pain in the ass. Had to resort to Capture One Pro which works perfectly tethered. The problem is that LR allows me to create a custom color profile with ColorChecker Passport and CO Pro uses their own custom profiles.

For my workflow, I prefer the ColorChecker profiles with LR and the ability to use the SLR Lounge Presets as well as the other presets I created for myself.

Adobe and Nikon need to get together for coffee and hash this out like adults. Tweaking my workflow just for tethered shooting is a huge pain. Especially when the client is looking over your shoulder.

Edit: Oh yeah, while were at it, lets please add more lens profiles. CaptureOne supports all my lenses but Adobe does not. CaptureOne has a really nice Perspective Control feature ...uhm...Adobe nope.

I'm just testing that and will let you know...

any progress?

Oops looks like my previous comment was removed. Nopes no support. Sucks.

I agree, where's the tethering for the Nikon D600??? Ridiculous!

No tethering support for the D600 on my end. WTF, this is getting seriously comical that they haven't supported this yet.

WTF indeed :( stupid Adobe

I'm not laughing...

Confirmed NO Tethering for D600 with lightroom 4.4

Meanwhile, there's a workaround available through Sofortbild - which is a bit like Image Capture but with a few more functions. The good news is it's free, the bad news is that it's quite slow. You can use "watched folder" function in Lightroom with it.

PC users (ha!) can checkout controlmynikon.com

I've seen things like this in a few other forums... Many are ranting and unreasonable. They went out and got the D600, or immediately replaced their 7000 with a 7100. Then they're upset that a software package doesn't support it. A couple questions, are you making your living off shooting tethered to Lightroom? If so, why would you purchase a camera before confirming support in the software you tethered to previously? Why not wait to buy the camera (when it will be cheaper) until after all the compatibility has been worked out? I'm sure whatever you were doing with the old camera will work just fine for a couple months longer.

Thank you! My thing is to boost performance for LR4.

the mac link doesn't work

I checked the links and they are correct. Give it another go.

That's ok. Printing on macs doesnt work either....just a small insignificant problem.

Canon 24-70 L *IS*? Canon 35 L *IS*?

Am I missing something here? These lenses don't exist.

the 24-70 L IS f/4 was announced and released a while back same as the 35mm f/2, although the 35 isn't an 'L' lens

Weird. I guess it's been a while since I've followed new gear closely. That said, I'm thoroughly confused as to why someone would own that over the 24-105 (if they really like their IS) given the difference in focal length, yet same aperture. Personally, I'd take f/2.8 over IS any day of the week.

Yeah I don't understand it either, it's more expensive as well!

The 24-70 f4 has a shorter min focus distance at the long end, making a fairly nice little macro lens. Plus I think, based on a few hours of hands on, it is quite a bit sharper. Oh, and the new lens cap.

updated ! thanks

Dammit no performance boost? This is the 4th time they've ignored those performance issues.

Need to know if there is tether support for the Nikon D600. Can't test at the moment... :-(. I hope they have fixed this!

Sorry, we still cannot use tethered with D600 :(

I saw somewhere that LR 5 beta tethering recognizes the D600. I have confirmed this with Win 7 64 on my computer.

All of these updates and what we really need is the ability for an 8x10 crop preset.

There is a crop setting for that, it's the 4x5. It's the same ratio as 8x10.

Oh man I need a 24x36 crop too! Damn Adobe!

Just did the update. As far as other additional features go, it does exactly what I need. Maybe refine the retouching brushes a bit so they work more like Photoshop. That seems to be the one place where I have to go to Photoshop on a regular basis. Otherwise I think it's a great program.

The other big question is, does it support tethered shooting for 5D MkIII??

The links have been verified as the correct ones. They should work.

mac link not working for me either

for some reason it's not working with my firefox but I just tried Google Chrome on mac and it's working now.

Seriously....the print button greyed out on Macs with no notice of error or indication why is not fixed? WTH!

I have Lightroom 4.4 on Mac and all of a sudden my brush tool won't work. I've used it many times and nothing will work now. Does anyone know how to correct this? I even watched tutorials to see if I was doing something wrong. Important tool to lose!