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Camera 8.2 RC for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6 available on Adobe Labs

Camera Raw 8.2 is now available as a release candidate on Adobe Labs for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC on Adobe Labs.

As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support,  lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidate

  • Canon EOS 70D *
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR800
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS22EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix S205EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix F805EXR
  • Fujifilm X-M1
  • Phase One IQ260 *
  • Sony DSC-RX1R
  • Sony DSC-RX100 II*

* denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidate

Mount Name
Sony Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF16mm F2.8
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
GoPro GoPro Hero3 Black
GoPro GoPro Hero3 Silver
GoPro GoPro Hero3 White

Release Notes

Camera Raw 8.2 RC for Photoshop CC includes the following new features:

  • The Histogram is now interactive. This enables the ability to click and drag on the Histogram to adjust the Blacks, Shadows, Exposure, Highlights, and Whites slider adjustments.
  • A Color Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts
  • Separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint controls, which is accessible via the Shift+Double Click on either the Temperature or Tint adjustment sliders.
  • Workflow presets are now available and can be selected on context-clicking the workflow link.
  • Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool:
    • New Feather control
    • Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark, and foliage
    • Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
  • Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:
    • Move brush adjustments by clicking and dragging on brush adjustment pins
    • Right Click (PC) / Control-click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete
    • Control+Alt+Drag (PC) / Command+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment o Alt+Click (PC) / Option+Click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to delete the adjustment

Thank You

Lightroom 5.2 RC now available on Adobe Labs

UPDATE – Lightroom 5.2 is now available as a Final Release.  Read the details here

 

Lightroom 5.2 is now available as a Release Candidate on Adobe Labs.   The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers.  The final release of Lightroom 5.2 may have additional corrections or camera support.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate

The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 5  have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 5 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • Catalog containing images processed with PV2003 were adding a post-crop vignette when catalog upgraded to Lightroom 5.
  • Pressing the “Reset” button while holding down the Shift key caused Lightroom to exit abruptly.
  • Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction were not applied to exported images that were resized to less than 1/3 of the original image size.
  • Incorrect photo was selected when trying to select a photo in segmented grid in Publish Services.
  • The Esc key did not exit the slideshow after right clicking screen with mouse during slideshow playing.
  • Import dialog remained blank for folders that contain PNG files with XMP sidecars.
  • Metadata panel displayed incorrect information after modifying published photo. Please note that this only occurred when metadata was changed after the photo was published.

Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate in our Feedback Portal (link - http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family)

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate

  • Canon EOS 70D *
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR800
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS22EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix S205EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix F805EXR
  • Fujifilm X-M1
  • Phase One IQ260 *
  • Sony DSC-RX1R
  • Sony DSC-RX100 II*

* denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate

Mount Name
Sony Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF16mm F2.8
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Hasselblad Hasselblad LF18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
GoPro GoPro Hero3 Black
GoPro GoPro Hero3 Silver
GoPro GoPro Hero3 White 

Release Notes

Lightroom 5.2 RC includes the following new features:

  • A Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel under Color Noise Reduction. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts
  • Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool:
    • New Feather control
    • Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark, and foliage
    • Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
  • Smart Preview size has been updated to 2560 pixels on the long edge.
  • Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:
    • Right Click (PC) / Control-click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete
    • Control+Alt+Drag (PC) / Command+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment

Thank You

Update on Hot Issues in Lightroom 5

UPDATE – Lightroom 5.2 is now available.  Read the details here

 

As mentioned here, we have been investigating a number of issues that Lightroom 5 customers have reported.  We are testing fixes for these issues and are planning to release an update next week.

We really appreciate your patience as we ensure that the upcoming release addressing these issues.

Thanks!

Lightroom 5 Hot Issues

The team would like to provide an update on several issues discovered since Sunday night’s launch. Thanks for your patience while we investigated and compiled this list.

Noise Reduction and Sharpening Not Visible on export
As mentioned here, a bug was introduced in Lightroom 5.0 where files exported at less than 1/3 of their original size may not retain Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction settings. We are working on a solution and will include it in our next update.

Incorrect photos selected when working with Publish Services
When working in a Publish collection, it is sometimes possible for the grid view to indicate that certain photos are selected, while the filmstrip indicates that different photos are selected.  In this case, the filmstrip is actually correct, and any actions that are performed will be performed on the photos that are selected in the filmstrip.  If you are concerned about this bug, make sure that you have the filmstrip showing while you’re working in a Publish collection, so that you know for sure what photos are selected.  We are working on a fix and hope to include in a future update.

Presets Disappearing when Upgrading Catalog to Lr5
As reported here, user created presets were not migrated to Lightroom 5 with a catalog upgrade.  This only occurs when the “Store Presets with Catalog” preference is checked (enabled).  Within Lightroom 5, the “Store Presets with Catalog” preference will be unchecked (disabled).  Please check (enable) this preference and the missing user created presets will return.  Please note that this only occurs on Mac.

Revel Publish Service
The Revel Publish Service for Lightroom 5 is available here.

Lightroom 5 in the Adobe Application Manager 
Some Creative Cloud members have reported issues downloading Lightroom 5.  Please see this help document for further instructions.

Lightroom 5 Upgrade Eligibility
We’ve had several questions around who is eligible for an upgrade to Lightroom 5.  Any Lightroom 1, 2 3, or 4 version of Lightroom, education editions included, can utilize the upgrade version of Lightroom 5.  The prior version of Lightroom does not need to be installed on the computer, however you will need the prior version serial number at the time of installation of Lightroom 5.  If the prior version is still installed on the computer, Lightroom 5 will automatically pick up that serial number so you don’t need to go digging through boxes or your email.  

Customers who purchased Lightroom 4 through the Mac App Store are eligible for upgrade pricing.  Please see here for instructions here. Lightroom 4 must be installed on the machine before installing the Lightroom 5 upgrade.

Upgrade policy for those that just purchased Lightroom 4
We’ve seen quite a few questions from those who have just purchased Lightroom 4.  If you purchased Lightroom 4 very recently you may be eligible for a complimentary upgrade to Lightroom 5: http://www.adobe.com/go/pa 

Additional Information

We’re listening

Lr5 Resources

This is a list of various resources dedicated to educating photographers about Lightroom 5.  Please submit additional content through the comment field and I’ll add them to the list.  Adobe maintains an official YouTube channel that provides information about Lightroom 5 but it’s often helpful to review other resources for a different perspective.

Please add more in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.

 

Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 Now Available

Camera Raw 8.1 is now available as a final release through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.  This release provides support for HiDPI capable displays, new camera and lens support and address bugs that were introduced in previous versions of Camera Raw.  Customers of previous versions of Photoshop can utilize DNG Converter 8.1 to receive raw file support for newly added cameras.

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.

Bugs Corrected in Camera Raw 8.1

  • Occasionally the Fill Light adjustment introduced artifacts. This only occurred when processing an image using the PV2010 process version.
  • When using the Red Eye removal tool, setting red eye darken to 100% would lighten the adjustment instead of darkening it.
  • Reduced the default amount of sharpening applied to images taken with the Fuji X100s camera.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.1

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Ricoh GR
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1
  • Sony DSC-RX1R (RX1R)**
  • Sony DSC-RX100M2 (RX100 II)*  **

* denotes preliminary support
**Support for these models was not listed in the original blog post

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.1

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

Please note that the workflow options in ACR8.1 have been updated for compatibility with Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC.

Download Links

Camera Raw 8.1 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6

DNG Converter 8.1 – Mac | PC

Thank you!

Lightroom 5 Now Available!

The Lightroom team is proud to announce the available of Lightroom 5.  A number of you downloaded Lightroom 5 beta and we are thankful for the overwhelming feedback and suggestions that you’ve provided.  We’ve made over 400 tweaks since releasing Lightroom 5 beta, many of which are directly attributed to your feedback in our public forums.  Thank you.

Lightroom 5 is now feature complete and final.  Lightroom 5 will be available for $149 (for those new to Lightroom) and $79 (for Upgrade and Student/Teacher editions).  As with previous version of Lightroom, Lightroom 5 is a perpetual license.

Download Lightroom 5

Get Started with Julieanne Kost’s fantastic video tutorial series

Get help with Lightroom 5

Changes since the public beta:

  • Share your photos using the Behance Publish Service
  • Expanded the range of Radial Filter’s feather slider
  • Over 400 bugs found and fixed! (Thank you Lightroom 5 beta customers!)

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.0

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Ricoh GR
  • Sony DSC-RX1R (RX1R)**
  • Sony DSC-RX100M2 (RX100 II)*  **

* denotes preliminary support
**Support for these models was not listed in the original blog post

Tethered Support – New Cameras

  • Nikon D600

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5

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

Known Issues

  • Fullscreen Mode does not show the next image in your selection. This occurs only when you have selected a series of images before entering Fullscreen mode.
  • Video playback is not currently supported in Fullscreen mode.
  • There is no error message informing that offline photos and videos are not exported to slideshows.
  • The slide after a video clip is often not shown.  This only occurs when using the Manual Slideshow feature.
  • Custom slideshow templates will default to 480×270 on export. This only impacts custom slideshow templates created in previous versions of Lightroom.
  • The slideshow appears as a black screen occasionally.  This only occurs when a video file is chosen as the first slide.
  • Star ratings cannot be applied while previewing or viewing a Slideshow.
  • Deleting a book in the Book Module may occasionally cause another book to disappear.
  • XMP metadata changes are not automatically written to file when the original file is offline.
  • Canon cameras are not detected when using Tethered Capture in Windows 8.  This only occurs on Windows 8.
  • Offline photos go missing from Lightroom when moving folder of images to a different volume.
  • GPS metadata on videos created on an Apple iPhone is not imported.
  • Basic metadata is not imported with video files.  This only occurs when imported directly from the camera.   As a workaround, please copy the files from camera to your harddrive and then import into Lightroom.
  • When utilizing the “Merge to HDR” feature with Photoshop, the resulting HDR image contains metadata from the last selected photo.
  • Photos adjusted using Process Version 2003 incorrectly display a “Post Crop Vignette: Paint Overlay” History step. Selecting a subsequent History State can reset existing settings that follow that state in the History panel. This reset cannot be undone, effectively deleting any settings that have been applied after the selected History State. This only occurs with images adjusted in PV2003.
  • Images exported at less than 1/3 of their original size may not retain Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction settings.

Thank You!

 

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.