Lightroom 2.2 is Available

Howdy folks. Just thought I’d give you a friendly reminder that Lightroom 2.2 is available. You can read all about it here at Tom Hogarty’s blog (the Lightroom 2 product manager) but I figured I’d cut straight to the chase and tell you, at least from my point of view, the juicy stuff. For starters, YES, Adobe has improved performance of the Adjustment Brush. Although my personal issues with it were sporadic and hard to reproduce, my early indications are that I’m definitely seeing better performance there. There’s a few other fixes included but, to me, the major one is that the camera profiles are now prime time and included in the Camera Calibration panel by default. This is huge! There’s a lot of people that are still hesitant of beta software and wouldn’t download them from the Adobe Labs website (plus, they were buried there anyway). I think they’ll become a lot more useful now that they’re included in the software by default.

Here’s the link to download 2.2 for Mac

Here’s the link to download 2.2 for PC.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Thanks!

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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57 Comments

  1. YES!!!!!!! A GREAT IMPROVEMENT!!!!!! Finally I can use LR.I had stopped using because it was soooooo slow.Was so frustrated 2.2 Rocks!! At least so far
    Thanks Matt
    David

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  2. I agree. The Camera Profiles available directly from the application is a BIG DEAL. However, I still don’t understand how to make them work best. How about a short video tutorial on this subject, Matt?

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  3. Camera profiles only work with RAW files, not jpeg.

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  4. Already downloaded and installed.

    However the link to Tom Hogarty?s blog seems to be missing from the post!

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  5. Dont the photos have to be shot in Raw to make the Profiles work?

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  6. Good of you to point out that the Final Release profiles are installed by default Matt but for those who, for reasons best known to themselves do not wish to upgrade, then they should know that these Final Release profiles are available as a seperate download and work just fine in 2.1 and in fact I’ve been using them for a while now. The user simply has to download the DNG Converter (5.2) and the Final Release colour profiles are installed bý default.
    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4214

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  7. When I select a raw image and try to select a profile in the Camera Calibration tab I only see a choice of ACR 4.4, ACR 2.4 and Adobe Standard. Is that because my Camera is not supported? I use an Olympus E3.

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  8. Does anybody know how to remove the previously installed beta profiles. I have updated to 2.2 and now have the full versions and the beta versions.

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  9. Still no tether? I’ve got a location cover shoot tomorrow and guess what I am using to tether? Aperture. What’s up Lightroom? I just might start to like Aperture more…

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  10. Downloaded 2.2 but both beta versions still show up in the pull down. How do I get rid of all but the current version?

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  11. Hey folks, I updated to 2.2, because of the camera profiles. I already had downloaded the camera profiles for 2.1 and had settings like vivid, portrait, landscape- about 6 total. Now I only have 3.5,4.4, standard, and beta. What happened to these other profiles. I shoot Nikon.
    Thanks, Cindy

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  12. Regarding previous post I was asking how to get rid of the earlier Camera Profile versions. I now have 3 camera profile versions showing in the pull down.

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  13. For now ‘Camera standard’ works good for my D70. It gives much better colors right from the start, and exposure is also better.

    This is great, because it will save me time!

    I wonder what the D2X profiles are meant for…?

    Regards, Jeroen

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  14. I use a Mac and I have successfully removed my beta profiles using the following procedure:

    http://howardignatius.blogspot.com/2008/12/removing-beta-camera-calibratiion.html

    If you remove the beta profiles LR will automatically switch to the corresponding release profile. Since applying camera calibration is the first thing I do in my work flow, if there was a change between the release and beta it may impact everything else that I did. You may want to experiment with your photos first before removing anything. From what I have read you can keep the beta profiles indefinitely.

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  15. Now I can finally import my photos from my new Canon 5D Mark11 into L/R.

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  16. Howard beat me to it. Just as the Standard Camera Profiles automatically showed up in LR2 if you updated to Camera Raw 5.2, so the drag and drop into the trash of the Beta Camera Profiles applies automatically to both ACR 5.2 and LR2.2.

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  17. Matt,

    I apologize if you’ve covered this before. I noticed in the 2.2 Release Notes that LR2 can be run on an Intel Mac in 64-Bit mode vice 32-Bit. Do you have any experience doing this? Its allegedly a lot faster. Not sure of its stability though.

    Major John
    New Orleans

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  18. Hi folks

    I am having massive memore problems on Lr 2.2 using Vista. The memory just fills up and after a while the os starts to swap which makes things incredibly slow. Also exporting many images is not possible since the memory just fills up and swaping makes it slow after 20+ 10MP images.

    anybody else having these kinds of problems?

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  19. When is Adobe going to provide a patch for updates and not for the consumer to download the whole blooming program again… the same goes for Apple with iTunes????? Just a royal pain in the bleep!!

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  20. Major John,

    I believe LR2 runs in 64-bit mode on an Intel Mac by default. If you want to run it in 32-bit mode instead, click on the LR application icon in your applications folder, and do a “Get Info” (cmd-i). There’s a checkbox in the Get Info panel to “Open in 32-Bit” mode.

    Jon

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  21. Brush is working in real time now. No lag whatsoever on Mac Pro.

    Major John,

    I run LR in 64-bit mode on a quad-core Mac Pro (2008) with 8GB RAM. I’ve had no stability problems. But I’ve also not seen any major performance benefits compared to 32-bit mode. Perhaps if I had more memory or was working with larger files it would be more apparent (I shoot compressed 12-bit NEF with a D300 and the files run around 9-10MB).

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  22. For those of us not ready (or willing) to upgrade to Photoshop CS4 (w/Camera Raw plugin version 5 support), what do we do with the message that appears now when choosing to edit an image in Photoshop CS3 (i.e., ctrl-click on the image in LR2.2, and choose, “Edit in Photoshop”)?

    The message reads, “This version of Lightroom may require the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in version 5.2 for full compatibility,” and then gives the option to “Render using Lightroom,” or “Open Anyway.”

    What’s the difference between these two options? And what’s meant by “full compatibility?” (I plan to check the “Don’t show again” checkbox once I figure out the correct option so I don’t have to go through this extra step each time).

    Thanks!

    Jon

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  23. Hi Matt,
    I downloaded and installed LR 2.2 , but when I open it I get the
    message : An error occurred when attempting to change modules.
    I am in Mac OSX 10.5.6
    Any ideas?
    I already tried reinstalling, and also deleting prefs files, no avail.
    Thanks!
    Ana
    ( remember me from the Art Institute Fort Lauderdale, 2006 ? You were the one that got me using LR, now I can’t live without it !!!)

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  24. Hi Matt,
    I downloaded and installed LR 2.2 , but when I open it I get the
    message : An error occurred when attempting to change modules.
    I am in Mac OSX 10.5.6
    Any ideas?
    I already tried reinstalling, and also deleting prefs files, no avail.
    Thanks!
    Ana
    ( remember me from the Art Institute Fort Lauderdale, 2006 ? You were the one that got me using LR, now I can’t live without it !!!)

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  25. If only this would fix the “everything prints with a dark cast” bug introduced (for me at least) in LR 2. My print settings are fine, I can print great with LR 1 and other programs, but not with LR 2.

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  26. The fix for moving photographs between subfolders is going to help my sanity. The process works as expected now.

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  27. I have a Pentax K10D. How am I supposed to know which camera profile to use? –Paul (paul@bullen.com)

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  28. I too only see “Adobe Standard”, “ACR 4.2″ and “ACR 4.4″ in my profiles pulldown after installing 2.2 and ACR 5.2. What gives?

    I am shooting with a Minolta 7D and a Sony a700. I convert o DNG on download using Lightroom. Am i doing something wrong here or is this anomalous behavior by LR?

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  29. Working great here! The AB is much better, and it’s good to see the CPs finalized and included in the update. I’m a happy camper. -John

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  30. I am trying to delete the beta profiles, and when I navigate to the CameraProfiles folder as directed, there are no beta files folders, only and index.dat file. Any suggestions?

    MacBook Pro OsX 10.5.5
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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  31. Nick, you probably started at your user account instead of the Macintosh HD. Your user account has the same path with no calibration files at the end. Go to Finder, click on Macintosh HD then follow the path to CameraProfiles folder.

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  32. Howard, Thanks for the direction. You saved me endless amounts of frustration.

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  33. Thank you, Howard! Like Nick, I was having a heck of a time trying to find the beta files. All is well now and the frustration has ended! :)

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  34. I’ve only had a chance for a brief review but adjustment brush performance seems to be vastly improved. On my primary photography computer, a desktop Mac G5, adjustment brushes were so unresponsive that they were almost unusable and I was forced to juggle files to my Intel MacBookPro to use this feature. The new release seems to have totally resolved this issue and the adjustment brush feature is now very responsive on my older machine.
    Nice improvement Adobe!

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  35. Huge memory leak on XP. After working in 2.2 for an hour it freezes with about 2 gigs of memory taken up.

    Slightly faster than 2.1 for me but still a complete dog compared to 1.x

    XP Pro SP3
    AMD 64×4200
    4gigs ram

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  36. In addition to above crashes (twice this afternoon) I tried to export 75 Canon 5D files I’d tweaked and it crashed after 20 files – white screen o’death. Memory leak again no doubt.

    Another reason to go back to 1.4 then – get your act together Adobe – this is just embarrassing.

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  37. When using the AB, Lightroom was slow with 2.1 but now with 2.2 the image disappears and the program even crashes.
    Windows SP3

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  38. @ DaveP

    good/sad to hear that i am not the only one with the memory filling up problem. i have tried to export some 200 images but only 30 succeeded.

    Vista with SP1 here.

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  39. I am having the same problems as DaveP – I downloaded 2.2 yesterday and I can’t tell you how many times I’m getting blank screen – specifically when I zoom, and also how many times it’s crashed or locked up the computer. I am no techie so I feel pretty lost on how to fix this – I’m gathering it’s a memory issue?

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  40. Rain into the same memory leak exporting some images. Lots of discussion of the topic over on Adobe’s support forum. Unless there’s a hot fix may have to downgrade to 2.1 again.

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  41. I installed 2.2 yesterday and did not have a chance to look at it until today. Now I found that all my folders are missing. How can I get my folders back?

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  42. I got the same error message as Ana after upgrading to 2.2, “An error occurred when attempting to change modules” when it starts up and when I try to change to the Library module. I tried reinstalling and removing preferences and still no go. I ended up going back to 2.1.

    I have an intel imac with OS X 10.5.6.

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  43. Installed 2.2 this morning into 2.1 on Intel Mac with OS x 10.5.5 and have used all day. Importing from 40d,50d, and 5d MarkII and exporting, developing and printing. Presets work very well! Be sure you are looking at a raw picture to see presets! CS 4 upgraded to 5.2 as well. I think I will wait to install OS X 10.5.6 for a week or so. I normally do wait 7-10 days before installing major updates——-a hold over from being burnt with Microsoft updates i guess.

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  44. Upgraded yesterday – pretty much straight away hit problems. Graduated filter is much slower than previously, also in Develop Module I keep getting a message saying ‘an unknown error occurred’ whenever I click on a thumbnail. Great…another failed upgrade from Adobe.

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  45. Just installed version 2.2 and al works like a charm! I’m using vista 32bit and have no memory leaks or issues whatsoever. But I can imagine that running Lightroom on a 1 gb vista system may become problematic. Especially the brush is *very* memory hungry, but that’s fine with me as long as the lag is gone. And it is.

    Well done Adobe!

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  46. Matt, thanks for everything. Here’s an FYI – please pass on to Adobe as appropriate.

    LR 2.2 Problem

    Just updated to LR 2.2 this afternoon and was at first pleased with the brush improvement – until I turned on automask. LR 2.2 has locked up twice (both times I’ve tried to use it this p.m.) Required shutting down LR (losing edits) and relaunching. One other time LR 2.2 crashed and shut down.

    I rebooted my PC after the upgrade and restarted again after the first lockup.

    It is again locked up with the hourglass and I will again lose my edits which is no big deal in this particular instance but obviously can’t go on doing this.

    Platform: Dell XPS 630, XP Pro, Quad processors, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 8800 GT.

    Thanks again,
    Bill

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  47. Very dissapointed to see that adobe have not fixed a bug that drives me mad – which is:
    if you export to a 16 bit tiff and then run an action in photoshop to save a folder of files to jpeg any photo you have developed that you used the adjustment brush on will stop the action, you then have to take that photo out of the folder and repeat the action – if their is another such photo in the folder you have to repeat the process again –
    this has wasted me so much time
    really hope they fix this soon!
    Jane

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  48. I installed LR 2.2 on my vista 64. I have cs3. In LR I try to edit on Photoshop and when done i hot save. Then PS writes the new file to disk. This is happening with JPEG. Any clues…?

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  49. Installed LR2.2 on a XP-2gb ram. LR1 to 2.1 was one of the most stable and productive system I had to date. Now I have constant crashes. Memory use grows from .4 to about 1gb with and very slow in rendering for the second monitor. Is this something to do with the original authors moving to another company?
    AJM.

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  50. 2.2 constantly crashed for minimal speeed gain. I’ll take the stable one anytime. Uninstalled 2.2 and welcomed back 2.1

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  51. Constand cashing… I’m just filling up my memorycards at the moment, instead of downloading the pictures to my comp, as lr works so damn bad :)

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  52. just to add…I also had to back off of LR2.2 to 2.1. Didn’t notice much improvement in speed. Stability was degraded, couldn’t go more than a couple of hours without a freeze. The main item was exporting raws. Could not get thru more than 100 without a lockup. Tryed 3 times.

    Being a wedding shooter and processing several hundred at a time, this took down.

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