Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 RC for Photoshop CS6 (Release Candidate)

The Camera Raw team would like the community to help verify the quality of the plug-in through normal usage as this will ensure that the plug-in is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe. If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report it within the Camera Raw discussion forum.

Download the RC build here.

New Camera Support

The following new cameras are now supported:

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Fuji FinePix S1
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 (*)

(*) denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support

Lens Name Lens Mount
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014 Canon
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014 Canon
Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016E Canon
Fujifilm Tele Conversion Lens TCL-X100 Fuji
Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Nikon
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Nikon
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014 Nikon
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014 Nikon
Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016N Nikon
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD A011N Nikon
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013 Pentax
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014 Sigma
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014 Sigma
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013 Sony Alpha

 

Please note — Camera Raw 8.5 and DNG Converter 8.5 are no longer officially supported on the following platforms: Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, Windows Vista. For more info, see here.

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Adobe Camera RAW 8.5RC for Photoshop CC (Release Candidate)

The Camera Raw team would like the community to help verify the quality of the plug-in through normal usage as this will ensure that the plug-in is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe. If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report it within the Camera Raw discussion forum.

Download from here.

Features

  • Modify Graduated and Radial Filter masks with a brush:
    • After adding or selecting a Graduated or Radial Filter instance, click the new ‘Brush’ mode (next to existing ‘New’ and ‘Edit’ mode buttons) to reveal brush controls that allow you to modify the selected mask.
    • Use the ‘Brush +’ and ‘Brush -’ icon buttons in the brush controls pane to add to or erase from the selected mask.
    • Press the ‘Clear’ button to remove all brush modifications from the currently selected mask.
    • When a Graduated or Radial Filter instance is selected, Shift-K can be used to enter and leave brush modification mode.
  • Mask visualization is now available for the Graduated and Radial Filters. Use the Mask checkbox at the bottom of the Local Corrections pane or press ‘Y’ to toggle the mask overlay.
  • Added new Per-Panel Preview default toggle
    • If the current panel’s settings are not the ACR defaults, clicking the new Per-panel Toggle Button will reset the panel to the ACR defaults.
    • Clicking the button again will restore the previous settings.
    • This is a standalone feature, separate from the new Preview controls
    • The changes are applied to the main view; if you have both the Before and After panes visible, changes will appear in the After pane.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with Fujifilm X-T1 raw images appearing too bright at high ISO settings when using Dynamic Range 200% and 400%. Unfortunately, this fix may affect the appearance of existing images captured with this combination of settings. It is recommended that you (1) purge the Camera Raw cache via the Camera Raw Preferences dialog, and (2) review images shot at ISO settings higher than 1600 for unexpected brightness changes.
  • Fixed image quality issue (noisy result) when applying spot healing to floating-point (HDR) images.
  • Fixed issue with reading lossless compressed Nikon raw files (NEF files) from the camera models listed below. Previously, some images could be read but would appear as random noise, whereas attempting to open others would result in an error dialog. You will need to purge your Camera Raw cache via the Camera Raw Preferences dialog.
    • Nikon D1
    • Nikon D1H
    • Nikon D1X
    • Nikon D2H
    • Nikon D2Hs
    • Nikon D2X
    • Nikon D2Xs
    • Nikon D100
    • Nikon D200

New Camera Support

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Fuji FinePix S1
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 (*)

(*) denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support

Lens Name Lens Mount
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014 Canon
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014 Canon
Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016E Canon
Fujifilm Tele Conversion Lens TCL-X100 Fuji
Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Nikon
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Nikon
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014 Nikon
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014 Nikon
Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016N Nikon
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD A011N Nikon
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013 Pentax
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014 Sigma
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014 Sigma
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013 Sony Alpha

Please note — Camera Raw 8.5 and DNG Converter 8.5 are no longer officially supported on the following platforms: Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, Windows Vista. For more info, see here.

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DataColour webinar – Top tips with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Almost forgot, DataColor asked me to sit and co-present a webinar with them on top tips with Lightroom and Photoshop. For anyone that didn’t see it, you can review the recording below.

Don’t forget, if you are not a subscriber to CC then you can pick a plan, (Photo bundle is available here), or have a 30day free trial to what it’s all about. Also, don’t forget about the special live stream on the 18th June to what’s new in Creative Cloud.

 

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Photoshop Family Feedback Forum

Have you ever wanted to share an idea for any of the products in the Photoshop family? or maybe want to ask a question?

Then you can by submitting it to the Photoshop Family Feedback Forum.  It’s monitored by the Photoshop team, which means it’s the best place to get the correct information and for us to learn more about what you want to see and why you need it.

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DataColor webinar with Edmond Terakopian..

Here is your chance to see the unique work of Edmund Terakopian on this webinar with DataColor.
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Tune in and see what’s new in Creative Cloud – June 18th

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You’re invited to the Adobe worldwide live stream event. Be one of the first to see what’s coming next to the Creative Cloud.

Join us online on June 18th, you can register for the event here

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