Adobe officially announced the availability of Lightroom 4 in early March. The beta version of the software already went live last January, so it was only a matter of time before the final version of the image editing software was released.
Now, just over a month later, Adobe has released the version 4.1 release candidate for Lightroom.
In case you’re unaware, a “release candidate” is a well-tested version of the software, but one that could still use some improvement before being distributed automatically to all users of Lightroom.
The release candidate adds support for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and fixes several issues users encountered while using the program:
- Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.
- Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 have been restored.
- Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module.
- Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored.
- This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos.
- It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.
You can download the Lightroom 4.1 release candidate here.