Lightroom 4.2 Is Here, But!
- Aug 28th. 2012
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Lightroom 4.2 Is Here, But!
Hello, welcome to my blog. Today I want to tell you about the new version update of Lightroom 4/ It is called 4.2 RC, RC stands for Release Candidate and that means it’s released for free for testing. We get to be guinea pigs and try to find bugs so they can fix them before they offer the final release. Adobe also released Camera Raw 7.2 RC at the same time, as Camera Raw and Lightroom go hand in hand. Lightroom uses the same Raw processing engine as Photoshop and in this case, you get 7.2.
Now, I was very excited to hear them make this release available today, but then that excitement was pushed to the side. As you may know, I am a huge fan of tethering in lightroom, however, there has not been any support for my camera, ever since Lightroom 4 was released. I use a 5D mkIII and Lightroom won’t tether with my camera unless I use the “watched folder” method. “The SDK from Canon is not available”, has been the excuse from Adobe for months. That excuse no longer holds weight with me, as I myself, downloaded the SDK from Canon for the 5D MkIII, almost 2 months ago. Also CaptureOne, a Raw photo editing software, can tether the MK III with no problems. They used the same Canon SDK to build their software, so I am pissed that Adobe is dragging it’s butt with this feature.
I know the RC version of this software will expire on 10/31/2012, this must be the target date for the new version. Adobe like’s to hobble the RC software offerings a little, so they have an exciting release when the full version is ready for public. I do think that Lightroom 4.2 RC and Raw 7.2 RC versions are worthwhile to download and test. I like to stay on top of the latest and greatest version of software so transitioning into the new versions is seamless (with respect to my workflow).
I am working hard, behind the scenes, on Photoshop CS6. Man, it is packed with all sorts of new features. I will offer some quick tips on CS6 really soon. The new tilt shift filter in the blur gallery is really neat. Below is an image that I handed off from Lightroom 4.2, worked on in Photoshop CS6, then handed it back. I tried to make the car look miniature using the tilt shift filter. I think I need to play with the new filter more
Here is the Origianl Image from Lightroom that I handed off to Phtoshop CS6 with the Shortcut Ctrl+E (Mac is CMD+E)
Here is the Image that I ran the tilt Shift filter on in, Photoshop CS6 and used Ctrl+S (Mac is Cmd+S) to hand it back to Lightroom. I love CS6 and Lightroom, but dang it, I just want to tether in LR 4!
Thanks for taking time to read my blog. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them below. I will answer them as soon as I can. I hope you have a great day. Thomas Shue