May 22, 2009

Camera Raw 5.4 supports 24 new cams, now on Adobe Labs

A new release candidate (5.4) of Adobe’s Camera Raw plug-in for CS4 products is available for download from Adobe Labs.

Newly supported camera models:

  • Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i)
  • Epson R-D1x
  • Hasselblad CF-22
  • Hasselblad CF-22MS
  • Hasselblad CF-39CF-39MS
  • Hasselblad CFH-22
  • Hasselblad CFH-39
  • Hasselblad CFV503
  • Hasselblad CWDH2D-22
  • Hasselblad H2D-39
  • Hasselblad H3D-22
  • Hasselblad H3D-31
  • Hasselblad H3D-39
  • Hasselblad H3DII-22
  • Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Hasselblad H3DII-39
  • Hasselblad H3DII-39MS
  • Hasselblad H3DII-50
  • Kodak EasyShare Z980
  • Nikon D5000
  • Olympus E-450
  • Olympus E-620
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
  • Sigma DP2

A corresponding Lightroom update is in the works, but it’s not available yet.

The release also includes new DNG Compatibility conversion options, meant to help address the additional options available with an upcoming revision of the DNG Specification. The latest version of the free DNG Converter (downloadable from the same page) converts the raw files from well over 200 cameras, including those mentioned above, to be compatible with DNG-reading software (including previous versions of Camera Raw).

Why post on Labs before declaring the update complete? According to the Labs page, “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 have feedback on this release, please visit the Adobe User-to-User forums.

Posted by John Nack at 9:06 AM on May 22, 2009


  • Cris DeRaud — 10:01 AM on May 22, 2009

    The installer interface for the Camera Raw 5.4 beta is kind of confusing at first because it says at the top it is 64bit in parenthesis, but it is actually 32 or 64 in the options below.

  • Drazick — 10:21 AM on May 22, 2009

    The announcements tells about DNG version 1.3 yet I couldn’t find the new Specification.
    The latest one is 1.2.
    [That’s why I referred to “an upcoming revision” of the spec. I imagine it’ll be available shortly. –J.]
    Where can I find info about it?

  • Lasse — 12:53 AM on June 02, 2009

    What about CS3 and CR4 ?
    Have Adobe forget to update RAW compability in CS3 for all users that have the latest cameras as Olympus E-620 and so on ?
    [Download the free DNG Converter to make your files backwards-compatible. –J.]

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