There was an issue where a user could not edit a metadata
field after editing it for another picture which has been fixed.
The preview cache was using wrong relative path.
There were a couple fixes in the database update feature,
fixing a few situations where the database would not update
properly. Also, upgraded libraries would not always allow
images to be moved between shoots.
There was an problem selecting an existing folder for web
galleries. The web gallery would move all images previously in the
folder to the trash silently. This has been fixed. All contents of
directory where a web gallery is saved are sent to the trash with no
warning. Also in web, large exported galleries will now have all the
The app had a couple unexpected failures cancelling
dialogues. Selecting cancel on the Enter Password dialogue now reliably
works, as does selecting cancel in Page Setup.
The shoot selection should no longer change unexpectedly.
The "Additional External Editor" preference and the "Edit
in Photoshop" preference are now separate.
If you had mixed managed photos and by reference files, the
paths of by reference files would be changed when changing the location
of the managed folder.
Images exported with Constrain Pixels would produce the
wrong result for portrait-oriented images .
There are some changes in the relationship between
Luminance and Saturation.
Known Issues with Beta 4
Libraries are not interchangeable between Mac and
Windows in this release.
The Photoshop Lightroom Preview Cache mechanism has
been changed and will need to be rebuilt. This means your B3 preview
caches will be removed. Previews will be built in the background and as
needed. To force the buildout of all previews, select Render Standard
Previews or Render 1:1 Previews under the Library menu in the Library
Photoshop Lightroom doesn’t respect keyboard
language on Windows. All keyboards are seen as English-based.
Photoshop Lightroom crashes when libraries are created
at the root of any drive.
The application’s 1024x768 mode is not
optimized. It is recommended to run with one panel hidden when in this
screen mode for now.
Duplicate files are not always detected on import.
The new Photoshop Lightroom command, Import Photos from
Photo Binder, will silently ignore duplicate files. If a file is
already in the Library, Photoshop Lightroom will not import it or its
metadata. There is no UI in place currently to indicate a duplicate
import has occurred.
As Imports get larger, they can get very slow.
It is not possible to select multiple folders for
Import on Windows.
The Photoshop Lightroom Managed Photos folder cannot be
moved from one volume to another on Windows.
Photoshop Lightroom can have problems erasing CD-RW
disks it writes out.
Photoshop Lightroom won’t write IPTC data
into the XMP block of a DNG file on export.
When photos are copied or moved into the Photoshop
Lightroom Managed Photos directory on import, they will be moved around
as they are moved from one shoot to another (and changing those shoot
names will change the names of the corresponding managed folder). Note
that currently there isn't any indication whether a photo/shoot is
managed, and it is possible to mix managed and unmanaged items.
If you move the managed photos folder, any preferences
you've changed during the app session may be lost on Windows. We
recommend quitting the app before changing the managed photos folder.
Renaming two independent photo files so that they have
the same base name (ie. File.CRW and File.JPG) will cause them to
become related to each other, and the JPEG will be treated as a sidecar
to the raw image when renaming again.
The Photoshop Lightroom Slideshow playback experience
is best when using the current version of Adobe Reader.
To access autoplay in Adobe Reader, it is necessary to
check the full screen checkbox in the Slideshow export dialogue.
New Photoshop Lightroom Web templates will not always
have a preview in the preset browser.
Templates created in previous Photoshop Lightroom beta
releases will not work in beta 4. Please recreate your templates in
The size of the Photoshop Lightroom HTML gallery
preview image is limited by the size of the chosen grid. To enable
larger image sizes, use the Grid control to select the maximum number
of rows and columns.
If the Adobe Flash gallery becomes unresponsive, switch
to an HTML gallery and then select the flash preset.
Web does not write most metadata into the JPEG files it