April 18, 2021

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Adobe updates Lightroom to 1.2: includes A700 support

Last week, Adobe upgraded Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, bumping the latest version to 1.2.

The changes are mostly bug fixes, including:

improving import of catalogs to new catalogs, performance improvements regarding XMP metadata, fixed bugs involving Windows thumbnail display, fixed a bug involving the Macintosh web module, and a long list of other minor fixes.

The new version also includes support for several new digital cameras, including the new Alpha A700 dSLR.

The last is encouraging, as Sony and Adobe must be working closely to ensure that the A700, which hasn’t’ started shipping yet, is already supported in Lightroom.

Unlike the upgrade from Lightroom 1.0 to 1.1, I found the upgrade from 1.1 to 1.2 smooth as silk. The 40mb download took several minutes, even with a fast internet connection. Once downloaded, however, the actual upgrade was painless, taking less than a minute to upgrade the version on my G4 Powermac.

I’ve been working with the upgrade for a couple of days now, with no problems.

Presumably, Adobe Camera Raw, which is the raw processor included in Photoshop, has also been updated to support the A700.

Now if only I had an A700 to test with…

Download the Lightroom upgrade from Adobe here: