Lightroom 5 Free Beta is Here! [Updated]

Lightroom 4 Main Interface

Adobe should be releasing Lightroom 5 as a free beta any day now based on the early release of an article on TechCrunch (which was quickly taken down).

I expect to see the announcement later this week at the Photoshop World opening keynote, which takes place on Wednesday, April 17, at 9AM ET. Adobe is well-known for dropping big news at Photoshop World openers, and it looks like this one got a bit ahead of them. [Read more...]

Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Now Available; Adds Support for 25 New Cameras

Lightroom 4

Adobe has released final versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available on Adobe.com.

Part of the update includes improved demosaic algorithm for better raw file support on cameras with X-Trans sensors – the X-Pro1, X100S, X-E1 and X20.

Additionally, Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer RAW support for the following cameras: [Read more...]

Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidates Now Available

Lightroom 4

Adobe just announced release candidates for Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available in Adobe Labs.  Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer support for the following cameras:

Additionally, the updates including corrections to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor (e.g., the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1).

Remember, these are release candidates, which means they’ve been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks they are 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 Camera Raw is 10 Years Old

ACR Teaser

Adobe Camera Raw turned 10 years old this past Tuesday. What started out as a $99 plug-in for Photoshop 7.0 became a standard feature on future versions of Photoshop and has been updated over the years to support over 400 cameras and their various RAW file formats.

Check out more of what’s happened with Adobe Camera Raw over the past 10 years in the full infographic below. [Read more...]

Final Day to Enter the Swag Bag Giveaway

Photography Bay Swag Bag

This will be the last reminder to enter the Swag Bag Giveaway before we announce a winner to this bag packed with photo gear.

Your opportunity to enter will end tonight at midnight. Check out the giveaway rules here.

What’s in the Swag Bag? Check out the list below: [Read more...]