Alert: Adobe Pulls Lightroom 1.4, Camera Raw 4.4 Updates

Adobe Logo

Ooops! Adobe Systems Inc. has withdrawn the recently posted updates to Lightroom and Camera Raw. They contained errors.

Users who have installed Lightroom 1.4 are advised to uninstall the update and install Lightroom 1.3.1.(Mac, Win) instead until a further update can be provided. Ditto for Camera Raw 4.4; users are advised to revert back to Version 4.3.1.

There is an error in the EXIF time stamp update technology that causes Lightroom to believe that the files are out of sync with the correct time stamp as displayed in Lightroom. Any ensuing metadata update will attempt to incorrectly modify the EXIF time stamp in the original raw file itself. The Camera Raw plug-in also will incorrectly change the EXIF time stamp in files converted by the plug-in.

With the latest version of the Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 applications, Adobe has included technology to verify that the image data in a DNG file is unchanged from when it was originally converted to DNG. Unfortunately, when converting to DNG using Lightroom 1.4 on Windows, the application will write an incorrect verification tag to describe the image data. When Lightroom attempts to work with those files in the Develop module, the application reads that incorrect tag, believes that there is something wrong with the raw data and will present an error.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.