Release Candidate: Adobe Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3
Unofficially, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 Release Candidates will be made available for download later today 8 PM – GMT. Additionally, it is reported that Lightroom will now be available in eight new languages.
Adobe UK Press Release:
Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.3 Release Candidates, both available immediately for download from 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 customers. The Lightroom and Camera Raw teams would like the community to help verify the quality of this update through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a wide variety of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.
Both release candidates provide additional raw file support for the Nikon D3X and Olympus E-30 cameras. In addition,the Lightroom 2.3 Release Candidate provides a solution to a memory leak that affected some customers of the Lightroom 2.2 release.
Adobe is also pleased to announce the availability of Lightroom in eight new languages, including Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Korean, Chinese (simplified) and Chinese (traditional). The Lightroom 2.3 Release Candidate available on Adobe Labs includes these additional languages, and Adobe greatly appreciates any feedback the community can provide the Lightroom team. Feedback can be provided on the Adobe User to User forum.
- Update: March 2, 2009 – Final release Lightroom 2.3 & Camera Raw 5.3 now shipping! Here’s the link to the update from Tom Hogarty’s blog post at Adobe.
- Download the new versions directly from Adobe here.
Links to Download
By clicking on one of the following links, you’ll be directed to Adobe Labs where you’ll find the new Lightroom 2.3 Release Candidate update and the Camera Raw 5.3 Release Candidate updates.
- Lightroom 2.3 Release Candidate for MAC/Windows
- Adobe Camera Raw 5.3 Release Candidate for MAC/Windows
Please Note: The Camera Raw updates are for Photoshop – you don’t need this for your Lightroom update. Have a blast guys.