Adobe’s Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate Can Now Be Downloaded

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Adobe has announced the latest release candidates for their Lightroom and Camera Raw software. And with it comes a load of new changes and bug squashes such as Sony’s 18-55mm lens being detected as a Hasselblad lens. Plus loads of new cameras such as the A7 and A7r are now supported.

The full Lightroom change list is after the jump. You can download the latest version right here.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate

The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 5  have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 5 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • Issues when upgrading catalog from previous versions of Lightroom.
  • Incorrect photos are displayed after switching away from a Publish Collection.
  • Catalog optimization did not finish, and was not optimizing the catalog
  • Feather of clone spots is set to 0 after upgrading catalog to Lightroom 5.
  • Auto White Balance settings are not saved to Snapshots.
  • Sony 18-55mm lens is detected as the Hasselblad 18-55mm lens for lens correction.
  • Increased Update Spot Removal history steps when in Before and After view.
  • Slideshows start playing automatically even when the Manual Slideshow option is enabled.
  • Video playback stops when dragging on the scrubber.
  • Errors when publishing photos to Flickr through the Publish Service.
  • Option + drag on Edit Pin behavior is functioning incorrectly.
  • Black border appears around the exported slideshow video.
  • 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.
  • The Esc key did not exit the slideshow after right clicking screen with mouse during slideshow 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.

Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate in our Feedback Portal.

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate

  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Fujifilm XQ1
  • Fujifilm X-E2
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D5300 (*)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • Olympus STYLUS 1 (*)
  • Panasonic DMC-GM1
  • Phase One IQ260
  • Phase One IQ280
  • Sony A7 (ILCE-7)
  • Sony A7R (ILCE-7R)
  • Sony DSC-RX10 (*)

* denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate

Mount Name
Canon EOS M Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G
Nikon Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013
Sigma Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013
Sony Sony E 20mm F2.8
Sony Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.