Adobe today announced Lightroom 2.7 Build 666138 RC, Photoshop Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7 Release Candidates, available for immediate download on Adobe Labs. The updates add raw file support for nine new popular camera models, including the Canon EOS 550D, Sony A450 and Olympus E-PL1.
Photoshop Lightroom software is today's digital photography workflow solution, allowing photographers to quickly import, process, manage and showcase images. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in provides fast and easy access within Photoshop to the raw image formats produced by many leading digital cameras. Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) format is a publicly available archival format for the raw files generated by digital cameras
Adobe has today published new release candidate versions of its
Lightroom and DNG Converter applications, as well as its Camera Raw plugin.
All three updates carry matching 2.7 Release Candidate version numbers, and add support for the same list of new camera models. The Lightroom 2.7 RC also increases the cache size limit to 200GB, and fixes a bug with slideshow playback that could cause program or operating system crashes. Camera Raw 2.7 includes a new demosaicing algorithm compatible with settings applied in the Lightroom 3 beta
Both Windows and Mac users receive new support for Raw files from seven manufacturers ? Canon, Kodak, Leaf, Mamiya, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony. The full list of newly supported cameras is as follows:
Adobe? Photoshop? Lightroom? software is the professional photographer's essential toolbox, providing one easy application for managing, adjusting, and presenting large volumes of digital photographs so you can spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens. So you can spend less time sorting and refining photographs, and more time actually shooting them. Its clean, elegant interface literally steps out of the way and lets you quickly view and work with the images you shot today, as well as the thousands of images that you will shoot over the course of your career. Because no two photographers work alike, Adobe Lightroom adapts to your workflow, not the other way around.
Lightroom lets you view, zoom in, and compare photographs quickly and easily. Precise, photography-specific adjustments allow you to fine tune your images while maintaining the highest level of image quality from capture through output. And best of all, it runs on most commonly used computers, even notebook computers used on location.
New Adobe? Photoshop? Lightroom? 2 helps you sort and find the photos you want faster, target specific photo areas for more precise adjustments, and showcase your talent using more flexible printing templates. A host of other new features and enhancements make Lightroom 2 an essential upgrade for professional photographers.
? Automatically organize photos using Smart Collections
? Work with high-quality previews of offline images from multiple libraries and drives
? Automatically import and process high-volume shoots
? Use custom keywords to organize photos Enhanced
? Automatically rename files on import and convert to universal Digital Negative (DNG) format
? Manage photos and volumes even when they're offline
? Quickly find any photo with powerful sorting and filtering
? Apply custom presets to images on import/export
? Access and edit a comprehensive set of metadata fields
? Browse groups, compare photos, and zoom in on details
? Create virtual copies of photos to save hard-disk space
Correct, enhance, edit
? Target specific areas of a photo for dodging and burning
? Expand your workspace across multiple monitors
? Enjoy state-of-the-art 64-bit memory handling
? Tightly integrate with Adobe Photoshop CS4
? Easily compare before and after versions of photos
? Precisely convert color to black and white
? Eliminate dust, specks, and red eye
? Retrace your editing steps to return to any version of a photo
Showcase your talent
? Easily transfer images to popular photo-sharing sites
? Access a rich community of export plug-ins and web gallery styles at the Lightroom Exchange
? Print more efficiently with flexible and customizable templates
? Create web galleries with no coding required
? Sharpen photos when you output to print or the web
? Stamp your photos with metadata on output
? Compose sophisticated slide shows with music