Camera Raw 8.5 and DNG Converter 8.5 Now Available

Photoshop CC

Along with Lightroom 5.5, Adobe has released Camera Raw 8.5 for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. A final version of the free DNG Converter 8.5 is also available for those using older versions of Photoshop.

While Camera Raw 8.5 provides several new features, they are only available to Photoshop CC users. Those using Photoshop CS6, however, do get the new camera support provided in Camera Raw 8.5.

Camera Raw 8.5 includes several new features for Photoshop CC users and include the following: [Read more...]

DxO Optics Pro v9.5 Adds Tighter Lightroom Integration

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DxO Optics Pro has been updated to version 9.5 with added integration for working with Adobe Lightroom. Additionally, the update adds RAW file support for 4 new cameras: the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, the Nikon 1 V3, the Panasonic Lumix GH-4, and the Sony A6000.

Highlights of the new features from DxO Labs’ press release are as follows: [Read more...]

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.03 Now Available

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 5.03, which adds RAW image support for the Canon EOS M2 in Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11. The update also resolves an issue that prevented lens correction from working properly with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 images and address a color cast issue on some Olympus OM-D E-M1 images.

The update is available through the Mac App Store’s “Updates” tab.

Corel AfterShot Pro for $8.99 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

If you’ve ever thought about giving Corel’s AfterShot Pro a try, it is currently on sale for $8.99 for the download version (for PC or Mac). AfterShot Pro is a Lightroom competitor that allows for RAW file processing and image management. You can read my initial impressions of AfterShot Pro here. AfterShot Pro was updated this past summer with 37 new cameras supported for RAW file processing. Check it out here on Amazon.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Gets RAW Recording Update

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Blackmagic Design has released Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software for the Pocket Cinema Camera, which adds new 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording to the Pocket Cinema Camera, so users can now capture super wide dynamic range in a single file. This feature was promised when the camera was announced back at NAB 2013. You can find the update here on Blackmagic Design’s website.

Here’s some sample footage.

Check out the full press release below. [Read more...]