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Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.2, Camera Raw 8.2 Candidates Tweet This   Forward This

31 July 2013

In addition to addressing some Lightroom 5 "hot issues," new Lightroom and Camera Raw release candidates from Adobe Labs added some new features and additional camera support, too.


According to Product Manager Sharad Mangalick, Lightroom 5.2 RC includes the following new features:

  • A Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel under Color Noise Reduction. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts
  • Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool include 1) a new Feather control, 2) Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark and foliage and 3) Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
  • Smart Preview size has been updated to 2560 pixels on the long edge.
  • Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush include 1) Right Click/Control-click on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete and 2) Control-Alt-Drag/Command-Option-Drag on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment.


Camera support now includes the Canon 70D, Casio Exilim EX-ZR800, Fujifilm HS22EXR/HS35EXR/S205EXR/F805EXR/X-M1, Phase One IQ260 and Sony RX1R/RX100 II.


Bug fixes include:

  • Catalog containing images processed with PV2003 were adding a post-crop vignette when catalog upgraded to Lightroom 5.
  • Pressing the Reset button while holding down the Shift key caused Lightroom to exit abruptly.
  • Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction were not applied to exported images that were resized to less than 1/3 of the original image size.
  • Incorrect photo was selected when trying to select a photo in segmented grid in Publish Services.
  • The Esc key did not exit the side show after right clicking screen with mouse during side show playing.
  • Import dialog remained blank for folders that contain PNG files with XMP sidecars.
  • Metadata panel displayed incorrect information after modifying published photo. Please note that this only occurred when metadata was changed after the photo was published.

The press release follows. More details can be found on the Lightroom Journal blog.

Incidentally, we've just updated our Lightroom 5 licensing issue story.

Adobe Announces Lightroom 5.2 and
Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidates

Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom 5.2 and Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidates on Adobe Labs. The release candidates correct issues reported in Lightroom 5.0 and Camera Raw 8.1, including refinements to the Spot Healing Brush, Local Adjustment Brush and Noise Reduction tools. In addition, Raw file format support is added for a number of cameras, such as the Canon EOS 70D, Fujifilm X-M1 and Sony DSC-RX1R.

The Lightroom team would like to thank all of the customers who helped track down the details of these issues, with special thanks to community members who engaged via Adobe encourages the community to provide feedback so it can ensure the highest quality experience for customers working on diverse hardware and software configurations.

Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution, helping serious amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images within one application. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in provides fast and easy access to Raw image formats produced by many leading digital camera.

Pricing and Availability

Lightroom 5.2 release candidate is available as a free update for Lightroom 5 customers. Camera Raw 8.2 is available as a free update for both Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. Please note that Camera Raw 8.2 for CS6 only includes updated camera and lens profile support as part of the recent camera Raw policy change. For more information, visit (available for both Mac and Windows).

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