Earlier today, Adobe officially launched Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3, an update that brings support for Apple Retina Displays (and other HiDPI high-res screens) to Lightroom. The news comes just a couple of days after Photoshop received its own HiDPI compatibility update.
We first reported on the update back in early November when a tester version of the update was rolled out for photo-editing guinea pigs. At the time, the HiDPI support was limited to the Develop module, meaning photo-browsing and organizing within the Library module was still in less-than-ideal low-res.
Thankfully, between then and now Adobe has polished the update a bit more, and has now brought HiDPI support to the Library module as well.
In addition to now being high-res-display friendly, Lightroom and ACR now both support the RAW files created by 20 of the latest cameras on the market, including the Canon 6D, Nikon D5200, Leica M-E, and the Sony RX1.
There’s also new lens profiles for a number of lenses by many major camera companies… and Apple’s iPhone. That’s right: if you regularly edit your iPhone 4S or 5 photos using Lightroom, you’ll be glad to know that your program can now automatically compensate for your phone camera’s quirks (e.g. distortion, vignetting).
Finally, the new version also corrects a bevy of bugs that were present in 4.2 — problems like weird crashes, broken features, freezing, compatibility issues with Flickr, flickring iPhone videos, strange tonal shifts in TIFF files, and more.