Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 Release Candidate Available, Latest Nikon & Canon Models Supported

Nikon D800 Support in Camera Raw 6.7

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 release candidate is available for download via Adobe Labs. Camera Raw 6.7 adds support for the following cameras:

You’ll also need Camera Raw 6.7 for full support between Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5. Several lens profiles have been added/updated as well.

Remember, this is a release candidate, which means it has been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks it is ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official releases drop.  Expect those to come soon though.  Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.

Adobe Lightroom 4 Launches at $149, Upgrades Only $79

Adobe Lightroom 4

Adobe Lightroom 4 is officially out of the gate after a brief leak last week.  The price for the full version at launch is $149 (half off the $299 list).  Upgrades drop $20 less, down to $79.

If you’ve been following along with the beta release, then you have a pretty good idea what Lightroom 4 is like; however, we’ll hit the highlights below for those wondering what all the fuss is about. [Read more…]

Lightroom 4 Pre-Order for $149.99 [Breaking]

Lightroom 4

Whoa!  Looks like Amazon may have just outed Lightroom 4’s launch date and shiny new retail price.  [UPDATE: The link now appears to be broken. (Alternate link.) Feature list from the description is below.]

Lightroom 4 Pre-Order

If this is the real deal (and it sure looks like it), then Adobe is looking to shake things with more than just the subscription pricing scheme coming up for the CS6 launch. [Read more…]

Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek

Here’s another Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek.  This one shows off a selective focus tool that can be quickly applied.

Note the available options include field blur and tilt shift in addition to the iris blur demonstrated in the video.  It will be interesting to see how this works when you want to show some shallow depth of field behind a subject while the subject remains in place.  I would imagine that that you’ll be able to mask your subject out and then apply the blur to the background layer similar to how we already do in Alien Skin’s Bokeh 2.

Hopefully, the wait won’t be much longer…