Archive for May, 2013

Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate for Photoshop CS6 Now Available

Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 Release Candidates are now available on Adobe Labs  This release includes support for HiDPI capable displays, bug fixes, new camera support, and new lens profiles.

Photoshop CS6 customers traditionally have received camera updates through Camera Raw 7.x releases.  This is the first time that we are providing camera support through a version of the camera raw plug-in that is a whole version number greater than the version of Camera Raw that shipped with a specific version of Photoshop. (Photoshop CS6 shipped with ACR7 and now we’re providing support to CS6 with ACR8.)  As mentioned here, this change allows us to be consistent with our past policy of providing raw support for currently shipping products.  However, when ACR8 is hosted by Photoshop CS6, it will not offer any of the new features described in Photoshop CC marketing materials for ACR8.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Pentax Ricoh GR
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1

* denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate

Lens Name

Lens Mount

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon

Hasselblad HCD 4.8/24

Hasselblad

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon

HD Pentax-D FA645 Macro 90mm F2.8ED AW SR

Pentax

HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6ED AW

Pentax

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013

Canon, Sigma

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C013

Nikon

Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A013

Olympus, Sony

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A013

Olympus, Sony

Zeiss Apo Sonna T* 2/135 ZE

Canon

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2

Nikon

Zeiss Touit 1.8/32

Sony

Zeiss Touit 2.8/12

Sony

Release Notes

Camera Raw 8.1 RC includes support for HiDPI capable displays.  

Thank You

Adobe Camera Raw 8 support for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6

Today’s Photoshop CC announcement requires a modest change in our camera raw support policy.  Because Adobe is still selling Photoshop CS6, those customers will continue to receive updated camera raw file format compatibility via Adobe Camera Raw 8.  When we update ACR8 with new camera support, Photoshop CS6 customers can work with the new version of the Camera Raw plug-in.  No new features or functionality will be available in ACR to Photoshop CS6 customers as part of those updates. (No Upright, advanced healing brush or radial filter, etc.)  I don’t have a timeline for how long this camera raw support will continue for Photoshop CS6 but I want to be consistent with our past policy of providing raw support for currently shipping products.

Thanks and I look forward to your feedback.

Lightroom and the Creative Cloud

Adobe’s recent announcement around our Creative Cloud update has generated quite a few questions around how it will impact Lightroom 5.  I’ve answered a few of the questions below and please feel free to ask additional questions in the comments.

 

Q. How much will Lightroom 5 cost?

A. Lightroom 5 is available for an estimated $149 US.  Customers of previous versions of Lightroom can upgrade to Lightroom 5 for an estimated $79 US.

 

Q. Will Lightroom 5 be included as part of Adobe Creative Cloud?

A. Yes.  Lightroom 5 will be delivered to Creative Cloud members at no extra charge when it’s available.

 

Q. Will I still be able to purchase Lightroom 5 outside of the Creative Cloud

A. Yes. Lightroom 5 will continue to be available as a standalone product, available for purchase as an Electronic Software Download(ESD) or as a boxed product with a traditional perpetual license.

 

Q. Will there be a different version of Lightroom called Lightroom CC?

A. No.

 

Q. Will there be features of Lightroom 5 that are exclusive to Creative Cloud members?

A. No.

 

Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.

 

Q. Is Lightroom included with a Photoshop CC single-app subscription?

A. Lightroom is available as stand-alone purchase, and through the full Creative Cloud package. Lightroom is not included with a Photoshop CC single-app membership.