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Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 and Camera Raw 9.1.1 released

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A minor update (other than being the last release of Camera Raw for CS6 users) containing the usual Camera Support, Lens Profiles and Bug fixes.

Camera Support

  • Canon PowerShot G3 X
  • Casio EX-100F
  • Casio EX-ZR3000
  • Leica Q (Typ 116)
  • Olympus AIR-A01
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330
  • Pentax K-3 II*
  • Phase One IQ3 50MP
  • Phase One IQ3 60MP
  • Phase One IQ3 80MP
  • Ricoh GR II
  • Sony A7R II (ILCE-7RM2)
  • Sony DSC-RX10M2
  • Sony DSC-RX100M4

Lens Profiles

Canon Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Fujifilm Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Nikon Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Nikon SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
Nikon SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C015
Olympus Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Panasonic Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Pentax Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Samsung Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Sigma SIGMA dp0 Quattro
Sigma SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C015
Sony A Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Sony E ZY Optics Mitakon 35mm f/0.95
Sony FE Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Sony FE Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2
Sony FE Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue with occasional visual artifacts in Photoshop after running Camera Raw in GPU mode.
  • Fixed an issue where automatic lens profile matching did not work for the Schneider LS 150mm f/3.5 lens.
  • Fixed an issue with distortion correction for some images captured with the Canon EF 8-15mm f4L Fisheye USM lens.
  • Improved quality of lens profiles for Nikon COOLPIX P330 and Nikon COOLPIX P340 cameras.
  • Improved speed of loading Fujifilm X-Trans raw images.
  • Fixed an issue where the slider knob would “jump back to its starting position” when the cursor moves beyond the slider interface.

Use the CC update mechanism, download the DNG Converter: Mac and PC, or visit the update page.

Camera Raw update support ending for CS6 users

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

It was inevitable I suppose, but Adobe is ending update support for Adobe Camera Raw in CS6. The next version 9.1.1 will be last version.

If you want continued support will be to subscribe to Adobe’s Creative Cloud, but I know there is some resistance to that.

To enjoy continued support for future cameras, you will have to use the standalone DNG Converter (available here for Mac and PC).

Rendering RAF files in Lightroom, C1 and Irident

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

As a Fuji user after many years of Canon shooting, the topic of rendering X-Trans Raw files is an interesting topic. Generally Lightroom (and ACR) is weaker in rendering .RAF files than some rival programmes. The general criticisms are that fine details can get lost, certain colours get halos and foliage can be rendered in a watercolour style.

Pete Bridgwood in a blog post explained that using placing Sharpening > Detail slider in LR/ACR to +100 can improve rendering, and that has been my default method for a while.

There have been some improvements in Lightroom 6.1 and more are promised. The guys at FujivsFuji have taken a look at some tricks to process files, comparing Lightroom 5.7, 6.1, Irident Developer and Capture One.

The tl;dr is that there are improvements in 6.1, Irident probably produces the best files and Capture One isn’t bad either, but have a look at the article!

Lightroom 5.4 Released – Lightroom mobile too!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

After what might have seemed an odd period of silence from the posting of Camera Raw to Labs to the launch of Lightroom, here is Lightroom 5.4! And the reason for the delay is the launch of Lightroom mobile.

First demonstrated by Tom Hogarty back in September last year and now launched, Lightroom mobile dips a toe into the world of image editing on an iPad. It really is the beginning of a process, so isn’t full of features, but just offers a small feature set to get you started.

So Lightroom 5.4 is essentially a release to support Lightroom mobile, but includes the usual set of camera updates, profiles and bug fixes.

Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 is also released. It contains new features including new preview controls, red eye correction for pets and updates to Local Corrections. Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4 will not work on Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OSX 10.6

Downloads are here

Lightroom 5.4 Mac
Lightroom 5.4 Windows 

DNG Converter 8.4 Mac
DNG Converter 8.4 Windows 

Here are some of the release details

Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (preliminary)
  • Casio EX-100
  • DJI Phantom
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Hasselblad  H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad HV
  • Nikon 1 V3 (preliminary)
  • Nikon COOLPIX P340
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D4S
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (preliminary)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (DMC-TZ60, DMC-TZ61)
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung NX mini (preliminary)
  • Samsung NX30
  • Sony Alpha a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • Sony Alpha a6000 (ILCE-6000)

Lens Profile Support

  • Apple iPhone 5c
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM EXT
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm /3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 25-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
  • Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM A013 (Canon)
  • Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE (Canon)
  • Phantom Vision FC200 (for raw files)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED
  • Nikon COOLPIX P340
  • 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 (Nikon)
  • Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 24-70 f/4 ZA OSS
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS
  • Sony Alpha 20mm F2.8
  • Sony Alpha 24mm F2 ZA SSM
  • Sony Alpha 35mm F1.4 G
  • Sony Alpha 35mm F1.4 G
  • Sony Alpha 50mm F1.4
  • Sony Alpha 50mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony Alpha 50mm F2.8 Macro
  • Sony Alpha 85mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony Alpha 85mm F2.8 SAM
  • Sony Alpha 135mm F1.8 ZA
  • Sony Alpha DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6
  • Sony Alpha DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
  • Sony Alpha DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
  • Sony Alpha DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
  • Sony Alpha DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
  • Sony Alpha DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
  • Sony Alpha 50mm F1.8 SAM
  • Sony Alpha DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
  • Sony Alpha DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM

Numerous bugs have been fixed as well.

Adobe Camera Raw Plug-in hits Labs at v8.4

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Friday saw the launch of a Release Candidate of Camera Raw 8.4 to Adobe Labs. As is now the norm, these are test versions for the general public to play with to see if there are any incompatibilities.

There are two versions of the Plug-in, the one for Adobe CC and the one for CS6. The latter just gets the camera and lens updates and bug fixes but doesn’t get new features.

The CS6 version has also dropped support for Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X 10.6.

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
  • a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • a6000 (ILCE-6000)

New Lens Profile Support

  • Apple iPhone 5c
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013
  • Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE
  • Phantom Vision FC200 (for raw files)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED
  • Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
  • Sony 20mm F2.8
  • Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM
  • Sony 35mm F1.4 G
  • Sony 50mm F1.4
  • Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
  • Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
  • Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA
  • Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6
  • Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
  • Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
  • Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
  • Sony DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
  • Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
  • Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM
  • Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
  • Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
  • Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM

New Features (CC Users only)

  • Before/After side-by-side and split screen views
  • Pet-eye Correction
  • A context menu to the Histogram menu. This can be used to enable Lab color readouts, even when the Workflow Options are set to another color spaceIt can also be used to toggle the shadow, highlight, and gamut clipping warnings.
  • Added colour matching profiles for some 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

Adobe Lightroom 4.4 RC released to Adobe Labs

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

It is time for another Lightroom update, this time to version 4.4. It is being released to Adobe Labs to give users the chance to road test it before it goes live. Apart from bug fixes, it contains new and revised camera support and some new lens profiles.

Of great interest to FujiFilm users is that this release contains much improved demosaic algorithms for the Fuji cameras which use the X-Trans sensor. Previously you could get to a state where the  image had a painterly or smeary look. This update radically improves the look of these files.

Camera Updates

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • Fujifilm X-E1
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20

New Cameras

  • Canon EOS 1D C
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  • Fujifilm X100s
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Hasselblad Lunar
  • Leica M
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Pentax MX-1

Lens Profiles

  • Canon 24-70 f/4L IS
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM
  • Sigma APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012
  • Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM

The updates can be found on Adobe Labs, along with Camera Raw 7.4 RC.

 

Lightroom 3.4 & Camera Raw 6.4 posted to Labs

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

As has now become traditional Release Candidates of Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 have been posted to Adobe Labs for a final once-over by the user community.

This release supports the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i / Kiss X5)
  • Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3 / Kiss X50)
  • Hasselblad H4D-40
  • Olympus E-PL1s
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Olympus XZ-1
  • Samsung NX11

12 new lenses have been supported in this release, with one updated to improve the quality.

8 major bugs have been fixed in Lightroom and 6 in Camera Raw.

Full details of the lenses supported and the bugs fixed are available on Tom Hogarty’s blog.

 

Release Candidates of Lightroom 3.3 and ACR 6.3 posted to Adobe Labs

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I neglected to mention a new release of Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw to Adobe Labs on anywhere other than Twitter. These are release candidates of Lightroom 3.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.3.

Many bugs have been fixed, new Lens Profiles have been incorporated and new camera models supported.

The latter includes:

  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000
  • Nikon D3100
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
  • Samsung NX100
  • Samsung TL350 (WB2000)

For more info and download links, check out Tom Hogarty’s post on Lightroom Journal

Lightroom 3 Released

Monday, June 7th, 2010

After many months on beta testing both public and private, Adobe has released Lightroom to the world.

The major new feature since the last Public Beta is Lens Corrections. These were outlined by Tom Hogarty (Product Manager) in video form at the end of April and released as part of Camera Raw 6.1 on June 1st. But there are other features that have been added. These include:

  • Profile-based lens correction that addresses:
    • Geometric lens distortion(i.e., barrel or pincushion)
    • Chromatic aberration
    • Vignette effects
  • Manual geometric lens correction
  • Horizontal and vertical perspective correction
  • Improved Web templates for updated color and design options
  • Additional Print templates to utilize the new creative layout options
  • New develop presets for creative B&W and Color adjustments
  • Focal length filtering available in the metadata filter
  • Updated SDK with publish collection functionality and access to collection and keyword metadata
  • Improved interactive responsiveness
  • Ability to upgrade Lightroom 1, Lightroom 2 catalogs as well as Lightroom 3 beta or Lightroom 3 beta 2 catalogs
    • Images edited in Lightroom 3 beta or Lightroom 3 beta 2 will migrate to Lightroom 3.0 with little to no visual adjustments.  Minor sharpening adjustments may appear.
  • Ability to migrate Photoshop Elements 6, 7 or 8 catalogs to Lightroom 3
  • Updated print resolution limits of 720ppi for local printing and 1200ppi for printing to a JPEG file.

Camera support is now on a par with Camera Raw 6.1 and a full list of supported cameras is available here.

As usual the community has responded with many posts aimed at enlightening users to all the new features. Sean McCormack has a list of these. Adobe TV has 10 videos available to explain the new features. Victoria Bampton has an in-depth look at the new features on her Lightroom Queen blog. Jeffrey Friedl has a post on his Plug-in updates. Lightroom help is also available here.

Lightroom 3 is available for Mac and Windows on the Adobe site.

Camera Raw 6.1 released. Lens Corrections included.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Camera Raw 6.1 (for Photoshop CS5) has been released after spending a short period in Adobe Labs.
Newly supported cameras in this release are:

  • 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

There are some bug fixes as well, but the main interest lies in the new Lens Corrections features which can apply profile-based corrections to accommodate geometric distortions, chromatic aberration and lens vignette effects.

Many lens profiles are included, and users can create their own with the Adobe Lens Profile Creator.

This is of particular interest to Lightroom users as the feature is coming in the release version of Lightroom 3.0.

Further information available at Lightroom Journal.