May 08, 2006

Camera Raw 3.4 now available

Adobe Camera Raw & the DNG Converter have been updated to version 3.4 and can now be downloaded for Mac and Windows. New camera support (bringing ACR’s total to 113 or so 121!) includes the following:

  • Canon EOS 30D

  • Epson R-D1s
  • Leaf Aptus 65
  • Leaf Aptus 75
  • Olympus EVOLT E-330
  • Olympus SP-320
  • Pentax *ist DL2
  • Samsung GX-1S

As always, please take a second to ensure that you install the plug-in into the correct spot:
Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-ins/CS2/File Formats/…
Win: \Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-ins\CS2\File Formats\…
[Update: Geoff Stearns asks, “Should I bother updating even if I don’t have any of the new cameras? Are there any bug fixes or other tweaks to the existing cameras?” To which Thomas Knoll replies, “There are nearly always at least minor bug fixes with any camera raw update.” Cue NBC’s “The More You Know” riff.]

Posted by John Nack at 6:25 AM on May 08, 2006

Comments

  • D. Meriwether — 12:57 PM on May 12, 2006

    ACR is more and more central to Photoshop (even though Lightroom is amazing). Is it Adobe’s policy to drop all updates except to current version? Why not produce updates versions of ACR for CS for us users who are waiting for the coming binary before spending the big bucks again?
    [This is a reasonable suggestion, but I’d make a couple of points:
    1) Keeping up with the constant flow of new cameras consumes quite a few resources. Would you rather we put effort into updating the Camera Raw technology that shipped in 2003, or into making ACR.next the best it can be?
    2) Adobe does put effort into making new cameras compatible with older versions of Photoshop/ACR. We continue to update the free DNG Converter, which makes files smaller, more compatible, and more portable (through embedded XMP metadata).]

  • Matt — 5:48 AM on May 16, 2006

    It would have been nice if Adobe in all its wisdom would have included a readme file to show where to install this update instead of having to go searching elsewhere to find out how to do this.
    [Yes, but even better, we should provide a simple installer that makes this process a no-brainer. I’m sorry that task has slipped through the cracks. We’re working to address it. –J.]

  • Matt — 5:58 AM on May 16, 2006

    There is no file structure called:Win: \Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-ins\CS2\File Formats\…
    Do you mean:Win: \Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-ins\File Formats\…
    instead?
    [Are you sure you’ve installed Photoshop CS2 successfully? The tech guys have confirmed that the correct path is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS2\File Formats –J.]

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