Archive for the ‘DNG’ Category

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 and DNG Convertor 6.7 are released

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 and the DNG Converter have now been released. This is the last release which will support Photoshop CS5.

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mk III
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100V
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X-S1
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • Pentax K-01
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  • Sony SLT-A57

For more information and links to downloads, check out Lightroom Journal.

Lightroom 4 Released with new Pricing

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

After a very short time as a Public Beta, Lightroom 4 has been fully released to the public. Adobe have also lowered the price to $149 (£103.88, €130,36) and upgrades are $79 (£59.09, €74,15). Upgrades can be from any version.

Since the Public Beta was released, there have been some changes, not a huge list as in the past, but that is reflected in the short time between Public Beta and this release.

  • Reverse geocoding now available in the Map Module
  • Revamped and improved auto tone in Develop based on new controls
  • Increased range of local white balance controls (temperature and tint)
  • Updated Develop presets plus added new presets for video
  • Maximum Blurb book size is now 240 pages
  • Over 800 bugs found and fixed!

There are the usual crop of new Cameras and Lenses supported, unfortunately there will be a bit of a wait for the just released Canon 5D Mk III for Lightroom users, but ACR and DNG users do have support in the Release Candidates mentioned below:

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100V
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X-S1
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E

A further set of lenses from Tokina, Leica, Nikon, Sigma and Tamron are now supported (the full list is available on Tom Hogarty’s Lightroom Journal.)

Also released are Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 RC and DNG Converter 6.7 RC which help maintain compatibility with Photoshop CS 5. These are available on Adobe Labs and are not final, but they have been extensively tested. As mentioned they contain support for the Canon 5D Mk III. So the way to get Lightroom support is to convert your 5D Mk III files to DNG using the DNG Converter, then import them into Lightroom.


Many of the testers and Adobe staff have further links about the release:

John Beardsworth on Lossy DNGs

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

John Beardsworth on his new home for Lightroom related info, Lightroom Solutions, discusses Lossy DNG and the advantages and disadvantage of the extended format.

I think there is definitely an issue of file management lurking to bite the unwary photographer. If you are happy to downsize your DNGs then you need to be aware of which files are affected. Application UI is one way, and file naming is another.

I can’t see myself using Lossy DNG for downsampling files, but as mentioned in passing by John, I can see myself converting iPhoneography created imagery to the Lossy DNG format, and then nothing is lost.


Lightroom 3.6 and ACR 6.6 available

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Lightroom 3.6 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.6 have been released from Adobe Labs and are now available for download. The releases contain the usual mix of newly supported cameras, new lens profiles and bug fixes.

New Cameras Supported

  • Canon PowerShot S100
  • Fuji FinePix X10
  • Leica V-LUX 3
  • Nikon 1 V1
  • Nikon 1 J1
  • Panasonic DMC-GX1
  • Ricoh GR Digital IV
  • Samsung NX5
  • Samsung NX200
  • Sony NEX-7

For more info check out Lightroom Journal and download the updates

Lightroom 3.5 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.5 Released

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Adobe have released Lightroom 3.5 after a while in Adobe Labs. The released version is newer than the one which had last been released for testing and contains the usual support for new cameras and new lenses. For photographers who use digital medium format cameras, this release adds support for Hassleblad, Leaf, and PhaseOne models.

For more details see Tom Hogarty’s blog. To download the updates, either use the Adobe Updater or visit the Adobe website.

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.


Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 available

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Adobe have pushed Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 out of the door.

The release contains new Camera Support for the following cameras: Canon EOS 60D, Casio EXILIM EX-FH100*, Fuji FinePix HS10, Leica S2 (DNG*), Panasonic DMC-FZ100, Panasonic DMC-FZ40 (FZ45), Panasonic DMC-LX5, Pentax 645D, Samsung NX10, Samsung TL500 (EX1), Sony A290, Sony A390, Sony Alpha NEX-3, Sony Alpha NEX-5, Sony SLT-A33, Sony SLT-A55V.

It also contains new Lens Profile support, direct publishing to Facebook and SmugMug is also available. For more information see Tom Hogarty’s announcement.

Lightroom 3.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.2 available on Adobe Labs

Monday, August 9th, 2010

As is becoming the usual way before final release, Adobe Labs will be hosting Release Candidates of Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2, for you to try out.
You may be wondering where Lightroom 3.1 went, well it is an alignment of release numbers issue; Camera Raw 6.1 having been released shortly after Photoshop CS5 was released.

The new versions support the following cameras:

  • Casio EXILIM EX-FH100
  • Leica S2
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ40 (FZ45)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX5
  • Pentax 645D
  • Samsung NX10
  • Samsung TL500 (EX1)
  • Sony A290
  • Sony A390
  • Sony Alpha NEX-3
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5

There is one new Lightroom feature which is the ability to publish directly to Facebook from within the Library module.

Both releases also have support and updates for new lens profiles, see Tom Hogarty’s blog post at Lightroom Journal for details of those and the many bug fixes.

Camera Support – A Big Fat Reminder

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

With the release of Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.0 it is worth a ‘big fat reminder’ that users who choose not to upgrade are not left behind in terms of Camera Support.

Here is something I wrote before as a useful reminder of the ins and outs of upgrades.

Lightroom 2.6/ACR 5.6 released in time for Christmas!

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Lightroom 2.6, Mac and Win and Adobe Camera Raw 5.6 Mac and Win have been released after spending some time as public betas on Adobe Labs.

The following new cameras are supported in this release:

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EOS 7D, Canon PowerShot G11, Canon PowerShot S90

Medium Format
Leaf Aptus-II 5, Mamiya DM22, Mamiya DM28, Mamiya DM33, Mamiya DM56, Mamiya M18, Mamiya M22, Mamiya M31

Nikon D3s

Olympus E-P2

Panasonic DMC-FZ38

Pentax K-x

Sigma DP1s

Sony A500, Sony A550, Sony A850

Release Notes
1) Camera Raw 5.6 and Lightroom 2.6 provide a fix for an issue affecting PowerPC customers using the final Lightroom 2.5, Camera Raw 5.5 and DNG Converter 5.5 updates on the Mac. The issue, introduced in the demosaic change to address sensors with unequal green response, has the potential to create artifacts in highlight areas when processing raw files from Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and various medium format digital camera backs.

2) The Lightroom 3 beta has not been updated with this new camera support. If you’re working with one of these newer cameras and the Lightroom 3 beta, please use the DNG Converter 5.6 to convert proprietary formats to DNG files that can be used in the Lightroom 3 beta.

3) This release includes improved camera profiles for the Leica M9 and Ricoh GXR.