Remember that a ‘Release Candidate” is something between a minor upgrade and a Beta test, so download it only if you want any or all of these bugs fixed, or need the new camera support. Otherwise, wait until 4.1 is formally released. However, I’m using it and haven’t noticed any problems…but it’s your decision.
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As listed by Victoria, these are the bugs that have been fixed in Release Candidate Lightroom 4.1:
The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 4 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 4 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:
- Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 and before have been restored.
- Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.
- Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module.
- Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored.
- This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos.
- It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.
- Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate in our Feedback Portal.
New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate
- Canon EOS 5D Mk III