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8 November 2013

Adobe has posted its Lightroom 5.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 8.3 release candidates on Adobe Labs. The Camera Raw candidate for Photoshop CS6 users does not include Photoshop CC features, but it does include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes.


Among the new camera support in ACR 8.3 are the Canon PowerShot S120, Fujifilm XQ1/X-E2, Nikon 1 AW1/P7800/D610/D5300/, Olympus OM-D E-M1/STYLUS 1, Panasonic GM1, Phase One IQ260/IQ280 and Sony A7/A7R/RX10.

In addition, new lens profiles have been added for Canon M, Nikon 1 and F, Sigma and Sony mounts. Notable among those is support for the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G.

New features in ACR 8.3 include:

  • Whites and Blacks now support Auto Levels-like functionality via shift-double-click on the sliders.
  • Separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint feature. Shift-double-click to invoke "auto temperature" and "auto tint" separately.
  • Ability to option-click shortcut in Synchronize, New Preset, Save Settings and Copy/Paste (Bridge) dialog boxes. Option-click a checkbox to check that box exclusively. Option-click again to toggle previous checkbox state.
  • Set the background color of the work area. Context-click outside the image in the work area to select a background color from a popup menu.


The changes made to Camera Raw are also part of the Lightroom release candidate, which in addition fixes a number of bugs.

For more details, see the news release below and on the Lightroom Journal blog.

Adobe Announces Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 Release Candidates

Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 Release Candidates on Adobe Labs, which correct issues reported from Lightroom 5.2 and Camera Raw 8.2. Additionally, this release adds Raw file format support for a number of cameras, including Nikon D610, Fujifilm X-E2 and Sony Alpha a7.

Adobe encourages the community to provide feedback so it can ensure the highest quality experience for customers working on diverse hardware and software configurations. Special thanks to all community members who provided feedback via the community powered feedback site:

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 5.3 release candidate is available as a free update for Lightroom 5 customers. Camera Raw 8.3 is available as a free update for both Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. Please note that Camera Raw 8.3 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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