Adobe has announced the immediate availability of release candidates for two of its popular photo editing programs, Photoshop Lightroom 3.3, for owners of Photoshop Lightroom, and Photoshop Camera Raw 6.3, for owners of Photoshop Creative Suite 5. Adobe has also announced prerelease 3 of its Lens Profile Creator, which adds Lens Profile Downloader 1.0. These updates are available without charge.
The release candidates for Lightroom and Camera Raw add support for several new cameras from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic and Samsung, as well as new and updated lens profiles. They also fix various issues. The term "release candidate" indicates that the update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of Adobe's customers.
Adobe's Lens Profile Creator is a utility that enables the easy creation of lens profiles for use in the Adobe Photoshop family of products. A lens profile describes the types of optical aberrations that exist in a particular lens and indicates how to correct the lens distortions in an image captured from that lens. Lens Profile Downloader 1.0 allows customers to search, download, rate and comment on over 300 lens correction profiles provided by the Photoshop community.
Visit Adobe's web pages for Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 for more information about these release candidates and to download them. Visit Adobe's web page for Lens Profile Creator for more information about prerelease 3 and to download the program.