Almost four months after the first release of Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe has now silently released an update to its picture management software – upgrading version 1.0 to 1.1 (download). If you are using a registered version of Lightroom 1.0, you can just install the update over the existing installation. Worked like a charm for me.
Now, let’s have a look, which of the bugs that I have found have been fixed. Some of the bugs can not be checked right now as they seemed to appear just occasionally. Please re-visit this blog post for an update over the next few weeks.
- Lr freezes occasionally upon logon to Windows after previous sleep mode [fixed]
- Undo function does not work properly [not fixed]
- Lr freezes occasionally after a large number of images has been edited [fixed]
- Lr does not import all files from a CF card [fixed]
- Entering a long caption triggers an error [fixed]
- Behaviour of Tab key in Development Mode [not fixed]
- Use settings from previous image does not always work [not fixed]
- Navigating to the next image applies the settings of the previous image [fixed]
- Help does not work [fixed]
- Lr does not support Photoshop 7.0 [fixed]
Feature Requests / Improvement Suggestions / Annoyances
- “Remove Dust” can not be applied intelligently to a batch of photos
- Right Scrollbar in Develop Mode [not implemented]
- Pasted Actions should be listed [not implemented]
- Lr does not show physical size in Loupe view [not implemented]
New Features / Changes
- Libraries are now called “Catalogs”
- Import and export catalogs
- Folder synchronization
- Enhanced DNG export settings
- Additional Metadata fields and presets [cool!]
- Hierarchical Template Folders
- Stamper Tool is now called “Painter Tool”
- Enhanced Remove Red Eye / Spots Tools [cool!]
- Additional “Develop” Settings [cool!]
- Image rendering algo [not cool?]
This last item on the image rendering algo has fostered a heated discussion at the official Adobe Lightroom forum. I will look into this myself and report back what I think about this.
Other than that, the update seems to be good and useful.