Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1 Now Available

Camera Raw 8.7.1

Adobe has announced the availability of Camera Raw 8.7.1 for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6, which adds RAW file support for the new Sony A7 II and updated support for the Samsung NX1. Several new lens profiles are also part of the update.

A corresponding update for Lightroom 5 (to version 5.7.1) is expected to be released within the next week. I’ll have the latest on that update as soon as it is released.

Finally, an update for the free DNG Coverter 8.7.1 is also available for Mac and Windows.

How to Make a Custom Splash Screen in Lightroom 5

You can easily make a custom splash screen for Lightroom 5, which you will see every time the program opens. Watch the video above, courtesy of Craig McCormik, for the simple 5 minute tutorial.

Here are the specifics he mentions in the video:

  • Max Image Dimensions: 900 x 600
  • OSX File Path:
    Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Splash Screen
  • Windows File Path:
    Users/[username]/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/L­ightroom/Splash Screen

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Premiere Pro Feature Request: Custom User Effects Presets in Audio Track Mixer

Premiere Pro Audio Track Mixer

Adobe released and update for Premiere Pro to version 2014.1, which adds several new and interesting features, including some new audio features like improved AAF. You can read all about the update here on Adobe’s Premiere Pro blog.

While there are some seriously slick new features, it is still missing some basic functionality that would allow video editors to be more efficient editing and remaining inside of Premiere Pro. [Read more...]