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Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom updates

RAW updates from Adobe for their Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Elements 5 packages add support for the Olympus E-510 and usher in improved noise reduction.

Official Adobe press release:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.2 and Camera Raw 4.2 Updates Now Available

Adobe has posted updates to Photoshop(r) Lightroom(tm) and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, both available immediately for download on Adobe.com. The updates provide raw file support for 14 additional camera models and camera backs within Lightroom and Camera Raw, including the popular Canon EOS 40D.

The camera raw functionality in the Adobe Photoshop software, including Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Elements, provides fast and easy access to the raw image formats produced by many leading professional and midrange digital cameras. Working with these digital negatives allows greater artistic control and flexibility while still maintaining the original raw files. Lightroom and the Camera Raw plug-in also support the same functionality for TIFF and JPEG files. Professional photographers can now quickly and easily import and manipulate raw data from the latest DSLR cameras, producing the highest quality results while saving time.

Lightroom 1.2 and the new Camera Raw 4.2 plug-in support 14 additional digital cameras including the Canon EOS 40D; Fuji FinePix IS-1; Leaf Aptus 17, 54s and 75s; Olympus EVOLT E-510; Panasonic DMC-FZ18; Pentax K100D Super; Phase One P 20+, P 21+, P 25+, P 30+ and P 45+; and Sony A700. Both updates also include improved noise reduction for Bayer patterned sensors, providing better image detail at default noise reduction values. The Lightroom update includes corrections to Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Vista(tm) grid display errors and XMP auto-write performance.

Availability

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.2 update is available as a free download for existing customers on www.adobe.com.
The Adobe Camera Raw 4.2 plug-in is available with the purchase of Photoshop CS3 and as a free download for users of Photoshop CS3, Photoshop Elements 4.0 (Macintosh(r)) and Photoshop Elements 5.0 (Windows) by going to the Adobe Web site at www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html. The Adobe DNG Converter is available as a free download at www.adobe.com/dng.

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Raw support now in Lightroom

Stephen Raw support now in Lightroom
Loaded Lightroom this afternoon to be greeted by a prompt to download the updated version 1.2, which... (more)

Monchee10 Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Does it support the E-500?... (more)

Stephen Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
My guess would be yes, but no doubt Ian can confirm this... (more)

Ian Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Yes, All E-Series cameras are now supported in Light Room and Adobe Camera Raw for Photoshop vers... (more)

Monchee10 Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Excellent. Thanks... (more)

flarsson Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Lightroom 1.0 did support E-500, Lightroom 1.1 does too and I would be extremely surprised if 1.2 do... (more)

Beardedwombat Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Bibble also has support for the E510.... (more)

Ian Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Adobe's press release is now up here: [url]http://fourthirds-user.com/2007/09/adobe_photoshop_... (more)

Iloca Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Strangely enough I recieved a CD of E-510 files from a fellow Olympus user about a month ago and I w... (more)

Ian Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Yes, I have been able to open E-510 RAW files in PS CS3 for some time, too. Ian... (more)

Magnumaniac Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
That's annoying - no support for CS2 (despite it still being an officially supported Adobe product, ... (more)

Ian Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Indeed! I'd recommend getting Lightroom if you don't need the upgrade to CS3. Then you can exp... (more)

Magnumaniac Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Good idea - now why didn't I think of that? :) I was thinking about getting Lightroom anyway,... (more)

Stephen Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Kinda defeats the object of having Lighroom dontcha think, when ACR in LR is far superior to the ... (more)

Ian Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
Well, I was suggesting using Lightroom for the RAW processing and then exporting in a format as o... (more)

Glyn R Re: Raw support now in Lightroom
I now use Lightroom to import and catalogue my files. The variety of tools in Lightroom make it so m... (more)