ACR 8.4 Release Candidate is now available on Adobe Labs

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.4 for CC

Download Available here , and will expire 31st May 2014 (both CC and CS6)

Welcome to the Adobe® Photoshop® Camera Raw 8.4 plug-in for Creative Cloud release candidate on Adobe Labs. A “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.

System requirements for Photoshop CC

NB

This release of Camera Raw 8.4 for CC is prerelease software and is designed for evaluation purposes only. The software contained within the installer is not final; but, many portions of the technology are fully implemented and ready for you to try and discuss.

  • Please note — Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4 are no longer officially supported on the following platforms: Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, Windows Vista.

Updates to Previews

Added the following preview preferences, which are accessed from the Preview Menu:

  • The Preview checkbox in earlier versions of ACR has been replaced by three buttons in the bottom-right of the ACR main dialog. From left to right, they are:
    • Mode: Click this button to cycle through left/right and top/bottom side-by-side and split-view modes. Click-and-hold this button to bring up a popup menu for directly choosing Preview modes and accessing the Preview Preferences. Keyboard shortcut: Press Q to cycle through the Preview modes.
    • Swap: Click this button to swap Before/After settings. Keyboard shortcut: Press P to swap Before/After settings for the primary selected image only; press Shift-P to swap Before/After settings for all selected images.
    • Copy: Click this button to copy the After settings to the Before settings. This is useful for establishing a temporary “checkpoint” for your image editing session. Keyboard shortcut: Press Option-P to copy After settings to the Before settings for the primary selected image only. Press Shift-Option-P to copy After settings to the Before settings for all selected images.
  • The After preview image always reflects the current slider and tool settings (White Balance, Exposure, etc.).
  • The standard single-image view always shows the After state.
  • In the side-by-side and split-view modes, the Before settings are always shown on the left or top, and the After settings are always shown on the right or bottom.
  • The Preview Preferences dialog supports customizing the Preview modes used for cycling and some drawing options.
  • When using any tool other than Zoom and Pan (hand) in a side-by-side or split-view, changes are only allowed on the After view. Using the Crop tool will put you back into the standard single-image mode.
  • Zooming and panning on one view will automatically zoom and pan the other.

Pet Eye Correction

The Red Eye tool can now correct bright pupils in animals. Select ‘Pet Eye’ from the new drop down menu in the Red Eye tool to locate and fix pet eyes.

Local Correction Changes

  • Added a mechanism to quickly reset all local correction sliders (Temperature, Exposure, etc.) to zero: right-click on a local adjustment pin and choose “Reset Local Correction Settings” from the context menu. Another way is to click on a local adjustment pin, and then choose “Reset Local Correction Settings” from the flyout menu.
  • Added “Fill Image” to context menu for Radial Filter. Right-click on a radial filter adjustment pin and choose “Fill Image” from the context menu to resize the radial filter to cover the image area. (Shortcut: double-click inside the ellipse overlay for a radial filter adjustment to accomplish the same task.)

Other Features

  • Added context menu to Histogram pane. The context menu can be used to enable Lab color readouts, even when the Workflow Options are set to another color space (such as Adobe RGB). The context menu and also be used to toggle the shadow, highlight, and gamut clipping warnings.
  • Added “Check All” and “Check None” buttons to Synchronize, New Preset, Save Settings, and Copy/Paste (Bridge) dialog boxes. These are shortcuts for checking all/none of the check boxes.
  • Added keyboard shortcut: When using the Crop Tool or Straighten Tool, press the X key to flip the crop aspect ratio (landscape to portrait, portrait to landscape).
  • Added explanatory note to Lens Correction “Profile” panel to indicate when built-in (metadata-based) lens profiles are automatically applied to the image.
  • Added Camera Matching color profiles (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, MONOCHROME, etc.) for the following Fujifilm cameras:
    • Fujifilm X-A1
    • Fujifilm X-E1
    • Fujifilm X-E2
    • Fujifilm X-M1
    • Fujifilm X-S1
    • Fujifilm X-T1
    • Fujifilm X-Pro1
    • Fujifilm X10
    • Fujifilm X20
    • Fujifilm XF1
    • Fujifilm XQ1
    • Fujifilm X100
    • Fujifilm X100S

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
  • Casio EX-100
  • DJI Phantom
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Hasselblad H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad HV
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D4S
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (*)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (DMC-TZ60, DMC-TZ61)
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung NX30
  • Sony Alpha a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • Sony Alpha a6000 (ILCE-6000)

(*) denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support

Lens Name Lens Mount
iPhone 5c Apple
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Canon
SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013 Canon
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE Canon
Phantom Vision FC200 DJI
Fujifilm X100S Fuji
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Nikon 1
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Nikon
SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013 Nikon
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 Nikon
SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013 Sigma
Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sony E
Sony 20mm F2.8 Sony Alpha
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Sony Alpha
Sony 35mm F1.4 G Sony Alpha
Sony 50mm F1.4 Sony Alpha
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA Sony Alpha
Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro Sony Alpha
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Sony Alpha
Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Sony Alpha
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 Sony Alpha
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Sony Alpha
Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II Sony Alpha
Sony DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Sony Alpha

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.4 for CS6

Welcome to the Adobe® Photoshop® Camera Raw 8.4 for CS6 plug-in release candidate on Adobe Labs. A “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.

Download Available here ,

New Camera Support

The following new cameras are now supported:

  • Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
  • Casio EX-100
  • DJI Phantom
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Hasselblad H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad HV
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D4S
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (*)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (DMC-TZ60, DMC-TZ61)
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung NX30
  • Sony Alpha a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • Sony Alpha a6000 (ILCE-6000)

(*) denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support

Lens Name Lens Mount
iPhone 5c Apple
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Canon
SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013 Canon
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE Canon
Phantom Vision FC200 DJI
Fujifilm X100S Fuji
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Nikon 1
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Nikon
SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013 Nikon
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 Nikon
SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013 Sigma
Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sony E
Sony 20mm F2.8 Sony Alpha
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Sony Alpha
Sony 35mm F1.4 G Sony Alpha
Sony 50mm F1.4 Sony Alpha
Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA Sony Alpha
Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro Sony Alpha
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Sony Alpha
Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Sony Alpha
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 Sony Alpha
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Sony Alpha
Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II Sony Alpha
Sony DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM Sony Alpha
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Sony Alpha
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#CreativeFriday – Adding custom metadata to Photos using the Lightroom Spray Can.

One of Lightroom’s core strengths is it’s ability to support the photographers need to find images extremely quickly, regardless of where the image is located. This is enabled within Lightroom by the use of a Database that contains information about the image, that information is collected when an image is imported into the Lightroom. The type of information that is collected by default is the camera settings for the picture when it was taken (i.e. If the flash fired, the Aperture value, ISO, capture date, GPS co-ordinates, as well as many other attributes), this is all important and valuable data that can help narrow down a selection of images when required. However, to add even more context to the image and enable you to find the right images, Lightroom enables the ability to add user defined data to the image, for example, where the photograph was taken, who is in the picture, where the picture has been published to etc etc. It’s free format text, so can contain anything that will help you quickly find and group images together. This additional meta data (as previously described in this blog post), can be added at multiple places within the workflow, i.e. On import of images into Lightroom or via the keyword panel in the library module. Another way of adding the type of meta data to images is by using the Lightroom Spray can, this tool can help when speed is required.

The Lightroom Spray can tool is a simple and effective way to add additional meta data (as well as other attributes), to an image or a set of images. The Spray can (marked Red below) can be found in the tool bar (marked Yellow) (incidentally, the Tool bar is available by pressing ‘T’ on the keyboard if it is not displayed in your Lightroom environment).

a

You enable the Spray can by just clicking on it, it will then be taken out of its holding area (see area marked Red below). Once the tool has been selected, a specific activity can be chosen (you can see area marked Light blue below). One of these options is key wording, and can be used to “paint” a keyword(s)/meta data into an image’s meta data.

b

I would like to mark specific images for my Turban project and will paint this into the keyword data. To achieve this, I have entered the word ‘Turban Project’ in the text field next to the tool,  you can specify multiple keywords using a comma to separate the keywords.

c

To apply the additional data to a single image, take the Spray can and click on a photo. To apply the data to a series of images, hold the right click button down on your mouse or pen and paint over the images that are to be tagged. Once the keyword has been applied, you will see a notification appear in the bottom third of the screen.

This tool is a very efficient and fast way to add additional keyword(s) and more context into your images that will ultimately improve your results when searching for images, especially when you are short or rushed for time.

You can explore the other options that are available on the Spray can in your own time as they all work the same way.

 

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