Adobe Camera Raw 6.1 Now Available

Photoshop CS5

Adobe has posted the official version of Camera Raw 6.1 for Photoshop CS5 users.  This version includes RAW file support for the following new cameras:

  • Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
  • Kodak Z981
  • Leaf Aptus-II 8
  • Leaf Aptus-II 10R
  • Mamiya DM40
  • Olympus E-PL1
  • Panasonic G2
  • Panasonic G10
  • Sony A450

Additional info about version 6.1 can be found on the following Camera Raw download pages:

Camera Raw 6.1 for Windows

Camera Raw 6.1 for Mac

Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop CS5

While perusing Adobe TV tonight, I ran across this nice tutorial on using the Merge to HDR Pro feature in Photoshop CS5.  In the 10-minute video, Julieanne Kost provides a pretty basic overview of HDR and then digs into the meat of the Merge to HDR Pro feature. In the last couple of minutes of the video, she shows off the power of HDR Toning if you just have a single image to work with.  If you’ve been thinking about trying HDR with CS5, this should get you up to speed rather quickly.

If the embedded video above isn’t working for some reason, you can also find the video over at Adobe TV.

Restoring Torn Photos in Photoshop

I caught this great tutorial earlier today from Matt Kloskowski on restoring torn photos with Photoshop.  In it, he takes a photo that’s torn in half and does a super quick fix that looks pretty darn good.  If you’ve ever tried to fix an old photo before and don’t know this trick, you’ll appreciate it.

If the embedded video above isn’t working for some reason, you can also find the video over at Adobe TV.

Topaz Labs DeNoise 4 Adds IntelliNoise Technology

Topaz Labs DeNoise 4 Sample Image

Topaz Labs have released DeNoise 4 with IntelliNoise technology, which is a new proprietary noise reduction method developed to reduce noise and maintain maximum detail.  DeNoise 4 is a plug-in that works with Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom.

DeNoise 4 is available direct from Topaz Labs for $79.99.  A free trial is also available.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Tiffen Updates Dfx Digital Filter for Photoshop CS5

Tiffen Dfx

Tiffen has updated its Dfx Digital Filter software for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and other Creative Suite 5 programs.  The plug-ins for Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5 are now fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Mac and Windows platforms.

You can get more info on Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter software on Tiffen’s website.

Photoshop iPhone App Adds Easy Sharing Options for Twitter and Facebook

When the iPhone Photoshop App launched last year, the biggest complaint I had with it was the limitation on sharing your photos directly from the App.  You couldn’t share photos from the App except through Photoshop.com – no Facebook, no Twitter, no nothing.

All that has changed with the new version 1.2 update to the iPhone Photoshop App.  Now, the App works the way it should have worked when it was first launched. [Read more...]

Maingear Quantum Shift Workstation PC is Made for Adobe CS5

The Adobe CS5 suite is designed to take advantage of hardware improvements like 64-bit processing, additional RAM and GPU-accelerated features.  Maingear has just launched a killer workstation designed with CS5 in mind to fully take advantage of the additional hardware support in the new software suite.

Quantam Shift Specs

Get the full rundown of the Maingear Quantum Shift in the press release below. [Read more...]