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Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.3, Camera Raw 8.3, DNG Converter Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

12 December 2013

Adobe has announced the availability of Lightroom 5.3 and ACR 8.3 final release on the Adobe site, according to the Lightroom Journal. We'll publish the download links below but the products have various update routes, which we also detail.


Among the improvements in Lightroom is the addition of tethered captured support for the Canon Rebel T4i and a number of bug fixes.

Both Lightroom and DNG Converter, which was also updated, in addition to Camera Raw now support the Canon M2/S120, Casio EX-10, Fujifilm XQ1/X-E2, Nikon 1 AW1/P7800/Df/D610/D5300, Nokia Lumia 1020, Olympus OM-D E-M1/STYLUS 1, Panasonic GM1, Pentax K-3, Phase One IQ260/IQ280 and Sony A7/A7R/RX10.

Lightroom has added lens profile support 19 new lenses from Apple, Canon, DJI, Nikon, Sigma and Sony.


Camera Raw adds the following new features:

  • Auto straighten: You can automatically straighten a picture in three ways: (1) double-click on the Straighten Tool button icon in the toolbar, (2) with the Straighten Tool selected, double-click anywhere within the preview image and (3) with the Crop Tool selected, press the usual command key (on Mac) or control key (on Windows) to temporarily switch to the Straighten Tool and double-click anywhere within the preview image.
  • Whites and Blacks now support Auto Levels-like functionality via shift-double-click on the sliders.
  • Added separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint feature. Shift-double-click to invoke "auto temperature" and "auto tint" separately.
  • Added feature to set the background color of the work area and toggle the visibility of the hairline frame around the image. Context-click outside the image in the work area to select an option from a popup menu.
  • Added 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.
  • Added Camera Matching color profiles (Natural, Muted, Portrait, Vivid) for the several Olympus cameras.

To download the new Camera Raw for Photoshop, use the update mechanism in Photoshop itself


DNG Converter makes it possible to use Raw data from unsupported cameras with older versions of Adobe software.


Download links for Lightroom 5.3 are:

But launching non-CC licensed versions of Lightroom will ask you if you want to update. CC versions should tap into the Creative Cloud update manager to notify you of the update.

DNG Converter:

To download the new Camera Raw for Photoshop, use the update mechanism in Photoshop itself. The Creative Cloud update manager does not list Camera Raw update separately.

The Adobe news release follows:

Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3

Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 as final releases on both and through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In addition, Raw file format support is added for 20 new cameras, including the Nikon Df, Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Sony a7.

The Lightroom team would like to thank all of the customers who helped catalog 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 5.3 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 Camera Raw 8.3 for CS6 only includes updated camera and lens profile support as part of the recent camera Raw policy change.

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