Archive for April, 2010

Preview of Lens Correction Solution for Camera Raw 6 and Lightroom 3

Below is a preview of lens correction technology that will be included in Lightroom 3 and the Camera Raw 6 plug-in that’s part of Photoshop CS5. This is an exciting development for our non-destructive editing technology and is designed to address lens correction via two methods: Lens Profiles and Manual Correction. The easiest application of lens correction is to apply the lens profile technology that encompasses geometric distortion(barrel and pincushion distortion), chromatic aberration and lens vignetting characteristics. A handful of lens profiles will be provided by default and a Lens Profile Creator Utility will be posted on Adobe Labs allowing photographers to create their own lens profiles using a simple procedure discussed in the video below. There are also manual distortion corrections that extend beyond traditional geometric distortion and provide horizontal and vertical transform adjustments.(As well as rotation, scale and crop to visible image data tools.) Please take a look at the preview video and provide your feedback!

You can also view this video directly on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E43ddr_9pRY&feature=player_embedded#!



[Note: Updated at 10am Pacific Time to redirect to new video link]

Lightroom 2.7 and Camera Raw 5.7 Now Available

Lightroom 2.7 and Camera Raw 5.7 are now available as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2. These updates include camera support for the following models:

  • Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
  • Kodak Z981
  • Leaf Aptus-II 8
  • Leaf Aptus-II 10R
  • Mamiya DM40
  • Olympus E-PL1
  • Panasonic G2
  • Panasonic G10
  • Sony A450

Release Notes:

  • Camera Raw 5.7 includes an updated demosaic algorithm
    designed to provide compatibility with settings applied in Lightroom 3 beta 2.
  • Lightroom 2.7 also includes the same updated demosaic algorithm. The updated demosaic algorithm will appear as a subtle shift in noise characteristics at default values.
  • By default Camera Raw will display the image adjustments
    exactly as performed in the Lightroom 3 beta 2 develop module.  However, at this time Camera Raw 5.7 is
    unable to support further adjustments to the following settings or tools:
    • Highlight Priority and Color Priority post-crop vignette
    • Enhanced Luminance and Color Noise Reduction
    • Grain effects
    • Process Version

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on our Camera Raw 5.7 and Lightroom 2.7 Release Candidates.

Camera Raw 5.7 and Lightroom 2.7 Available on Adobe Labs

Camera Raw 5.7 and Lightroom 2.7 are now available on Adobe Labs.(Camera Raw 5.7, Lightroom 2.7) The release includes new camera support for the following models:

  • Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
  • Kodak Z981
  • Leaf Aptus-II 8
  • Leaf Aptus-II 10R
  • Mamiya DM40
  • Olympus E-PL1
  • Panasonic G2
  • Panasonic G10
  • Sony A450

Release Notes

  • Slideshow playback on Windows could cause Lightroom and/or the computer to crash. This has been corrected in Lightroom 2.7
  • In Lightroom 2.7 the camera raw cache limit was increased to 200GB
  • Please provide feedback on the Camera Raw plug-in on the User to User forums
  • Please provide feedback on the Lightroom release candidate here.