Adobe has just released a very minor upgrade to Lightroom, version 1.4, available for free download here. This comes about four months after Lightroom 1.3 and its support for export plugins was released.
Full details are in the Lightroom 1.4 ReadMe, but in short this upgrade adds support for some new cameras, and fixes a few bugs (but unfortunately, not the “FormatMessageW failed” uploading bug some Windows users of plugins have seen).
|Canon:||EOS 450D, Digital Rebel Xsi, EOS Kiss X2|
|Sony:||A200, A300, A350|
The big fix is enhanced compatibility for printing on OS X 10.5 (Leopard). The “Color Noise” setting is now enabled even when you switch to grayscale, and there is some kind of fix related to the “Calibrate” panel in the Develop module (whatever that is).
The update reveals a boo-boo in my plugins – I neglected to indicate “or later” when specifying that they were designed for Lightroom 1.3 – so if you upgrade to Lightroom 1.4, you'll need to pull a new version of the plugin from the appropriate page:
- Lightroom Export Plugin for Zenfolio
- Lightroom Export Plugin for SmugMug
- Lightroom Export Plugin for Flickr
- Lightroom Export Plugin for Picasa Web
Lightroom 1.4 doesn't really show very much progress, especially for so much time having passed since 1.3 came out. It might lead one to suppose that they've been busy with other things, perhaps the “new and improved versions of Lightroom” that Lightroom product manager Tom Hogarty wrote about in January. This minor update doesn't even hint at what I'm sure is going to turn out to be a great and exciting year for users of Lightroom. 😉