August 01, 2013

Camera Raw 8.2 RC adds features, new camera & lens support

A preview (release candidate) version of ACR is now available on Adobe Labs for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.

In addition to supporting 10 new cameras (including the new Canon 70D) and adding several lens profiles (including for the GoPro Hero 3), Camera Raw 8.2 makes a bunch of welcome nips & tucks: The Spot Healing tool gets feathering control; the histogram is now interactive; the Detail panel gets a color smoothness slider; workflow presets are now available; and the Local Adjustment brush has been refined. Check out the Lightroom Journal’s post for full details.

As a reminder, compatibility updates come to both CS and CC, but new features show up only in CC. (That’s the promise of Creative Cloud: New features roll out all the time.)

Posted by John Nack at 8:08 AM on August 01, 2013


  • Phil Scarsbrook — 9:44 AM on August 01, 2013

    Very Cool!
    Finally jumped off the fence and subscribed to CC.
    Love the interactive histogram and the GoPro lens correction profile is spectacular.

  • Mayoi — 4:57 PM on August 01, 2013

    Okay, I’m confused. You say this is a result of Adobe switching to Creative Cloud, yet to find out about these features you suggest we go look at Adobe’s perpetual license product, aka Lightroom. In other words, the perpetual product has an upgrade, but the CC products (Photoshop and Bridge) do not. Which begs the question, if Lightroom and ACR didn’t use the same engine, would there actually be an update for CC, or are these new features a product of the Lightroom team?

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone on the Photoshop team develop features for ACR or is that entirely the dominion of the Lightroom team? I realize someone on the Photoshop team has to develop the UI for the new RAW features, but I’m under the impression that feature design/implementation comes from the Lightroom team. Am I mistaken?

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