Adobe has released updated versions of Lightroom 3.2, Adobe Camera Raw 6.2 (for Photoshop CS5) and Adobe DNG Converter. 6.2. Update today.
August 31, 2010. Adobe has finished tweaking the latest versions of Lightroom, ACR and DNG Converter and made them available today. These updates have been available as beta release candidates for a while, but now they are official final releases.
Complete details about the Lightroom and Photoshop updates are available here. According to Adobe, here’s a summary of what you’ll get:
- Support for 14 new cameras including the Canon EOS 60D, Sony NEX-5, and upcoming Panasonic DMC-LX5 and updated support for two other cameras.
(If you’re interested in the Sony NEX-5, you may be interested in the hands-on review I just published: The Lightweight Photographer: Sony NEX-5 Real World Camera Review.)
- Direct publishing to Facebook and Smugmug
- 120 new lens profiles for the Lens Correction module
- “Numerous corrections for issues introduced in Lightroom 3.0”
Get Your Updates Here
To update, you can simply choose “Check for Updates” from the Help menu in Photoshop or Lightroom or use the following links.
- Download Lightroom 3.2 from Adobe: Windows or Mac.
- Download ACR 6.2 for Photoshop from Adobe: Windows or Mac.
- Download DNG Converter 6.2 from Adobe: Windows or Mac.
Update or Upgrade Today
The DNG Converter is always free. The ACR 6.2 plugin is also a free download for everyone, but it will only install in Photoshop CS5. The Lightroom 3.2 update is free only to Lightroom 3 owners.
If you have an older version of Lightroom, you’ll need to pay to upgrade to Lightroom 3, but it’s cheap. It’s the best 99 bucks you’ll ever spend. Upgrading to Photoshop CS5 is not quite as cheap ($199), but it’s still worth the money.