May 13, 2010
With Photoshop CS5 just released, the Camera Raw team have been working hard to bring Lens Corrections to the waiting public. To this end a release candidate version of Camera Raw 6.1 has been placed on Adobe Labs. More information can be had from Lightroom Journal, where the official announcement was made.
March 25, 2010
Camera Raw engineer Eric Chan has announced the release of new Beta profiles for the Niokn D3 and D700 cameras:
These updated Camera v2 beta profiles for the Nikon D3 and Nikon D700
are designed to reduce banding and highlight color artifacts. Note
that highlight areas may appear a little brighter compared to the
If you are on Mac OS X, drag the “Camera v2 beta” folder to:
If you are on Windows XP, drag the “Camera v2 beta” folder to:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
If you are on Windows Vista or Windows 7, drag the “Camera v2 beta”
Note that the above path on Windows Vista and Windows 7 may be hidden
by default. Check your folder settings.
The profiles are currently in beta status. Please provide feedback via
the online Adobe user-to-user forums here:
These profiles are being well received by Nikon users, especially those concerned with ‘Hue twists’.
Download is available from the announcement post.
September 15, 2009
After a short public beta Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom have been updated to 5.5 and 2.5 respectively and are available through the Adobe software update mechanisms or at the Adobe.com updates page.
March 9, 2009
Click to view movie
The humble Blacks slider plays an important role in allowing you to optimize the contrast of your photos as you process them in the Develop module. This movie clip is all about how much to safely clip the blacks when working with different types of images as well as how the black clipping point you set in Lightroom relates to the black clipping point of the print output process. The answer to the question ‘how black should I make my blacks’ may be easier than you think.
Note that in the final section where I compare different output profile conversions, the Black Point Compensation box must be kept checked (which is the default setting). You would also want to make sure this box is checked when making a print via the Photoshop Print dialog. And in the case of Lightroom printing, this is always enabled anyway.
Please note this video is in Quicktime format. A player can be downloaded from apple.com.
November 25, 2008
Lightroom and Camera Raw Product manager Tom Hogarty has announced the availability of Camera Raw 5.2, while simultaneously announcing that Lightroom 2.2 will be available in December.
Camera Raw 5.2 and DNG Converter Available “
The Camera Raw 5.2 and DNG Converter 5.2 are now available on Adobe.com.(For Photoshop CS4 customers I recommend choosing the ‘Updates…’ option from the Help menu) This release includes additional features and new camera support. Lightroom will be updated to version 2.2 in December to provide the equivalent camera support.
New in this release:
October 23, 2008
Lightroom 2.1 is now available by automatic update or from directly from Adobe: Mac or PC. Version 2.1 provides support for 15 new cameras: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EOS 50D, Fuji FinePix IS Pro, Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS, Leaf AFi II 6, Leaf AFi II 7, Leaf Aptus II 6, Leaf Aptus II 7, Nikon D700, Nikon D90, Nikon Coolpix P6000, Olympus SP-565 UZ, Pentax K2000, Sigma DP1, and Sony A900. The release also parallels code changes in Camera Raw 5.1, also available for download: Mac or PC.
Lightroom users, please note, you do not need to download Camera Raw to update Lightroom. Camera Raw is a Photoshop/Elements plugin.
As well as additional profiles for the new cameras, DNG profiles and the DNG profile editor have been updated to beta 2. More details can be had from http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/DNG_Profiles.
September 17, 2008
Adobe Labs is the domain of public program testing for Adobe, allowing us glimpses at programs prior to release. Both Lightroom 1 and 2 were available there, and now Camera Raw 4.6 and the associated DNG converter are available from there to download. This is a release candidate version, meaning that it has been internally tested, but needs more testing in the public domain before being released as an automatic update.
New cameras fully supported by this version include Fuji Finepix IS Pro, Nikon D700, Nikon D90 and the Nikon Coolpix 6000. Preliminary (i.e. uncertified) support is provided for Canon Rebel XS, 50D, Olympus SP-565 UZ, Sony A900 and Sigma DP1 (the DP1 support is not finalised).
You can read more from Product Manager Tom Hogarty over at Lightroom Journal, where he made the announcement.
July 28, 2008
Adobe has released new beta camera profiles for Camera Raw 4.5 and Lightroom 2.0 as well as a beta of the new application called DNG Profile Editor for editing DNG profiles. The betas of the profiles and the editor app are on Adobe Labs.
July 28, 2008
Adobe has released the final version of Camera Raw 4.5 as well as the DNG Converter 4.5. The updates are available for download from the Camera Raw Product Page.
In addition to new camera support (now at over 180 cameras), Camera Raw 4.5 and DNG Converter 4.5 also adds support for rendering the newly released Lightroom 2.0 functionality.
The direct download pages are here; Macintosh, Windows
July 28, 2008
Major Software Upgrade Further Simplifies Photography Workflows
Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 29, 2008 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 software, the photographer’s essential toolbox for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. With new enhancements such as dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities, Lightroom 2 is a compelling upgrade that simplifies photography from shoot to finish. As Adobe’
s first application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Macintosh computers with Intel® processors and Microsoft® Windows® Vista® 64bit operating systems, Lightroom 2 also provides improved memory performance for dealing with large scale images.