Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate for Photoshop CS6 Now Available

Photoshop-CS6

Adobe just announced a release candidate for Camera Raw 8.1, which is now available in Adobe Labs. This is the first departure from Camera Raw 7.x for CS6 users. With the recent Adobe Photoshop CC changes taking place, CS6 customers will continue to get new updates for raw file support; however, the killer new features that are part of Camera Raw in Photoshop CC will not make it over to CS6 customers.

Camera Raw 8.1 includes support for HiDPI capable displays (e.g., MacBook Pro Retina) and offers support for the following cameras:

* denotes preliminary support

Remember, this is a release candidate, which means it has been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks it is ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official release drops.  Expect that to come soon though.  Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.

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 Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 Release Candidates Now Available

Adobe Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 Release Candidates Now Available

Adobe just announced release candidates for Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3, which are now available in Adobe Labs.  Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 offer support for the following cameras:

Additionally, Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidate includes support for HiDPI displays within the Develop Module.

* Denotes Full support.  Preliminary support for this camera was available in Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2.

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.

Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2 Now Available

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2

Adobe Labs just dropped Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2.  This is the first time I recall Adobe issuing a second release candidate for a particular update version, which is likely due to bugs reported in the first Release Candidate for 4.1 as noted below.

This update corrects issues reported from the initial Lightroom 4.0 release and Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate.  The Lightroom team would like to thank all of the customers who helped track down the details of these issues.  This update also allows Lightroom to support HDR files and provide new controls to correct for color fringing. This update also adds raw file format support for a number of cameras, including Canon EOS 60Da, Olympus OM-D E-M5, Samsung NX1000 and Sony Alpha NEX-VG20.

Remember, this is a release candidate, which means it has been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks it is ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to a prior version until the official releases drop.  Given some of the problems with the 4.0 release, this release candidate may be a necessary upgrade for some users. Expect the full version update to come soon though.  Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.

Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 Release Candidates Available

Lightroom 3.5

Adobe has made release candidates of Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 available for download in Adobe Labs.  These versions add RAW file support for the following cameras:

A number of new lens profiles have also been added, along with several bug fixes.  Additional release notes are indicated on the respective download pages for each product.

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.

Lightroom 3.5 release candidate can be downloaded here.

Camera Raw 6.5 release candidate can be downloaded here.

Adobe Camera RAW 6.1 Release Candidate Available

Adobe has made a release candidate of Camera Raw 6.1 available for download in Adobe Labs.  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 release notes are indicated on the download page for Camera Raw 6.1.

Remember, this is a release candidate, which means it has been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks it is ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official release drops.  Expect it to come soon though.  Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.

Adobe Camera Raw 5.6 and Lightroom 2.6 Release Candidates Available

Adobe has made release candidates of Lightroom 2.6 and Camera Raw 5.6 available for download in Adobe Labs.  These versions add raw file support for the following cameras:

Canon EOS 7D
Canon PowerShot G11
Canon PowerShot S90
Leaf Aptus II 5
Mamiya DM22, DM28, DM33, DM56, M18, M22, M31
Nikon D3s
Olympus E-P2
Pentax K-x
Panasonic FZ38
Sigma DP1s
Sony A500
Sony A550
Sony A850

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.

Lightroom 2.6 release candidate can be downloaded here.

Camera Raw 5.6 release candidate can be downloaded here.

Lightroom 3 Beta has not been updated yet.