I mentioned earlier that a release candidate of Lightroom 4.1 was available. Well, I’ve had a quick play, and I’m happy with the changes I’ve noticed so far:
- Sliders in the Develop module are now much more responsive – like a lot of users, I’d experienced a fair amount of lag between moving a slider and seeing the result. This was particularly noticeable when using the Blacks and Whites sliders
- The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is now supported, so users of that fine camera no longer need to use the beta release of the DNG converter to get their pictures into Lightroom
 As you might have guessed, I might possibly have a new camera to talk about. Stay tuned…
Ho hum, a random upwards fluctuation today.
I walked to work for the fourth day in a row, which is quite impressive – the last time I managed that was in December.
Walk to work
I managed another lunchtime walk, also the fourth of the week.
This time, I went out with my Sigma 70-200mm lens attached. To the camera, that is, not to me. That would be silly.
I was pleased to see that the scaffolding and boards have been removed from the Stephenson Monument following its restoration. I couldn’t get too close because a man was hosing down the pavement around the base of the statue, to clean up the mess left by the work, but I did get this shot:
Users of Lightroom 4 who don’t want to wait another day or several for a final release can grab the release candidate of the first point release. This fixes a good selection of bugs reported by users, and adds support for one new camera: the quite significant Canon 5D Mark III which I mumbled about a few weeks ago. I may have something else to say about it later…
Get the details and the download from Adobe Labs:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate