Adobe says release candidates of Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.3 are now available for download from Adobe Labs at http://labs.adobe.com. The â€˜release candidateâ€™ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all customers.
The Lightroom and Camera Raw teams would like to hear your inputs to help verify the quality of this update through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a wide variety of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.
Both release candidates provide additional raw file support for the Nikon D3X and Olympus E-30 cameras. In addition, the Lightroom 2.3 Release Candidate provides a solution to a memory leak that affected some customers of the Lightroom 2.2 release.
Adobe also announces the availability of Lightroom in eight new languages, including Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Korean, Chinese (simplified) and Chinese (traditional). The Lightroom 2.3 Release Candidate available on Adobe Labs also includes these additional languages.