Adobe Camera Raw 5.5 Release Candidate Available

Adobe has made the release candidate for Camera Raw 5.5 available for download on Adobe labs.

Release notes are as follows:

Newly supported camera models include:

  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D3000
  • Olympus E-P1
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ35

Camera Raw 5.5 includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Bayer sensor cameras with unequal green response

More details and download links are available over at Adobe labs.

Nikon P6000 – Early News

It seems the earlier rumors of the Nikon P6000 were spot on.  I don’t know if Stuff.tv let it slip early or if the rest of the world hasn’t caught up with the UK yet; but the Stuff.tv says they’ve got the word and specs from Nikon on the new P6000 point and shoot camera.

The short list of key features are as follows:

  • 14MP Sensor
  • 4x Optical Zoom
  • 2.7″ LCD
  • RAW image capture
  • Hotshoe
  • GPS position stamp (w/ MyPictureTown integration)
  • Full Manual settings

I expect to see a full press release from Nikon very soon.

Follow the latest news and reviews of the new P6000 on Photography Bay’s Nikon P6000 page.

[Stuff.tv via Engadget]

Aperture Plug-Ins: Nik Viveza in the Wild

Today, Nik Software released its Viveza plug-in out into the wild for Apple’s Aperture 2.1.  The Viveza plug-in is the first big step into localized image editing directly to RAW images.  Previously, users of programs like Aperture and Lightroom were forced to make full image edits in the RAW editor and then export a TIFF or other format to Photoshop for localized image edits.  Aperture 2.1 has allowed photographers to take RAW editing to this next level. [Read more...]

RAW vs. JPEG

I’m going to address a debate that there is no clear answer to . . . actually, there is an answer: “It depends.”

Ask a handful of photographers which file format you should shoot with and you’ll get some strong opinions on both sides of the debate. Each side has some good points. The problem with the debate is that some folks with strong opinions believe there is only one way – JPEG or RAW. I tend to think that this depends on each photographer’s particular circumstances. [Read more...]