Lightroom 4.1 RC1 Available

While Lightroom 4 came out and was extremely solid, there are always a few glitches that will be found when tens of thousands of people start pounding on it. This release candidate features a number of bug fixes but for new Canon 5D MKIII owners, their cameras are now supported.

Lightroom 4.1 is now available as Release Candidates on Adobe Labs.   The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers.  The final release of Lightroom 4.1 may have additional corrections or camera support.

Bugs Corrected in the Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate

The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 4 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 4 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 and before have been restored.
  • Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.
  • 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.
  • Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate in our Feedback Portal.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate

  • Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Run over to Adobe Labs to grab the Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate


Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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1 Response

  1. Ramelli says:

    Hello Guys,
    When I started working with the beta version true Lightroom 4 was very slow even thought I have a very powerful Imac with 16 GO !
    But since the final release came out and especially the latest update : 4.1 RC

    It is much faster and almost not lagging anymore.
    I did a full tutorial on using the new retouch features in Lightroom 4 which can you fin here :
    and If you want other Lightrooms or Photoshop tutorials you can gets here :
    Serge Ramelli

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