Adobe updates Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter

RAW support added for nine popular new cameras

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.2

Leica including Lightroom 4 with Selected cameras

Leica is bundling Lightroom 4 with several cameras.
The newest version of the Adobe management and raw processing software provides wide-ranging support for Leica's cameras and lenses. It is being included with purchases of the Leica M9 and M9-P, S2, S2-P, D-Lux 5 and X1 cameras.

ADOBE® Lightroom® 4 Being Supplied with Selected Leica Cameras

Adobe® Lightroom® 4 the most advanced image-processing software presently available. When combined with Leica 's cameras and lenses, the Adobe® Lightroom® 4 software delivers superlative image quality.

This comprehensive array of digital photographic tools facilitates efficient and quick image optimization, organization, and presentation choices. Leica has sustained a successful relationship with Adobe over many years, sharing a mutual goal of supplying perfect photo quality along with intuitive workflow solutions to their customers.

Leica is using the future-proofed Adobe RAW DNG (digital negative) format. Leica cameras have full integration with the Adobe® Lightroom® 4 workflow schemes. (For instance, Leica color and Leica lens profiles now are available in the Lightroom lens correction adjustments). Additionally, the stability and speed of tethered shooting using the S2 Leica has been enhanced further. Upgrades have also been incorporated in file processing speed, M lens profiles, the moiré filter, soft-proof function, selected white balance, and compatibility with video.  Apr 3, 2012

Adobe issues ACR 6.2 and Lightroom 3.2 Release Candidates
Adobe has released 'Release Candidates' of its Camera RAW 6.2 and Lightroom 3.2 raw processing software. The updates, available from the company's Adobe Labs site, bring support for 12 additional cameras ranging from the Casio FH-100 to the Pentax 645D and Leica S2. Sony's NEX models and Samsung's NX10 also make the list. Lightroom skips version 3.1 to bring its version numbering into sync with ACR, with 3.2 bringing a host of bug fixes along with the additional cameras. According to the company, the term 'Release Candidate' means the download is well tested but not yet final version.

Click here to download the Adobe Camera RAW v6.2 Release Candidate

Click here to download the Adobe Lightroom v3.2 Release Candidate


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Adobe unveils Photoshop Lightroom 3

Adobe has launched version 3 of its Photoshop Lightroom RAW processing and workflow tool. The result of feedback from professionals and an eight month public beta process, the latest version is based around a new RAW processing engine (same as Photoshop CS5) and comes with a host of new features. Key additions include native 64-bit support, profile based Lens Correction, tethered shooting for a number of Nikon and Canon DSLRs and importing and management of video files. Lightroom 3 is available now at US $299 for first time buyers and $99 as an upgrade to existing users.

Press Release:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Now Available

Major Release Advances Image Quality, Performance and Workflow Flexibility for Photographers

SAN JOSE, Calif., - June 8, 2010 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) Lightroom(r) 3 software for Windows(r) and Macintosh, the essential digital photography workflow solution that allows photographers to quickly organize, enhance and showcase their images from one application. First released as a public beta in October 2009, the final version of Lightroom 3 introduces a completely redesigned performance architecture that better handles growing image libraries and provides an unrivaled raw processing engine with noise reduction and sharpening tools to achieve the highest image quality. The 64-bit capable Lightroom 3 includes new features that optimize workflows and allow images to be shared in creative ways, including support for DSLR video files and tethered shooting on select cameras.

"There have been over 600,000 downloads of the Lightroom 3 public beta, which has supplied us with a huge amount of valuable feedback from a passionate community of professional and advanced amateur photographers," said Kevin Connor, vice president of product management for Digital Imaging at Adobe. "The open dialog we have with our customers allows us to further improve Lightroom and provide the best tools they need to produce high-quality images. We're happy to see that so many people are anxiously anticipating the final release, so they can start taking advantage of all the new features they had a hand in developing."

Public Beta Process Perfects Lightroom 3 New Features
Re-built from its core to be lightening fast and responsive, Lightroom 3 adds power throughout the application to provide a fluid experience for photographers. Images load almost instantaneously, and the import experience has been redesigned to be more intuitive, with added previews and default selections that give users quick access to sort through and find images. Helping streamline and adapt to photographers' changing workflows, Lightroom 3 now allows users to import and manage DSLR video files, as well as take advantage of tethered shooting for select Nikon and Canon cameras.

New state-of-the-art photographic tools help photographers bring out the best in their images. Unrivaled Luminance and Color Noise Reduction tools help produce a clearer picture from high ISO or underexposed images while still preserving details. The highly-requested Automatic Lens Correction feature can dramatically improve the results possible with any lens by allowing users to apply profiles that correct for undesirable geometric distortions, chromatic aberrations, and lens vignette effects that most lenses introduce to the image. Users now also have a straighten tool to perfect vertical and horizontal perspective, additional presets for applying more photographic adjustment styles, and three new contemporary vignette styles and a Grain effect to add a more natural look with images.

Lightroom 3 Expands Image Showcasing
Output options have also been enhanced in this release, with new capabilities to publish collections on online sharing sites. Flickr(r) users have the ability to synch their accounts to Lightroom with one click, and integration with additional online photo sharing sites can be added via third-party plug-ins. Customizable print layouts provide more refined control over how photographers present final images, and new watermarking features with options to modify text, size, location and style, help give professionals and amateurs flexibility for branding images. Lightroom 3 now also includes the ability to export polished slideshows as video files with the option to add audio and title screens.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for Windows and Macintosh is available now at www.adobe.com/store, for pre-order via ebay and NewEgg.com and will be available soon at retail and online outlets such as Frys, BestBuy.com, Costco.com, Walmart.com, Staples.com, OfficeMax.com, OfficeDepot.com and select camera stores.

The estimated street price is USD $299 for new users with an upgrade price of USD$99 for qualified registered Lightroom users. Recommended system requirements are Macintosh OS X v 10.5, 10.6 with Intel(r) based processor, or Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 7, Windows Vista(r) Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise or Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Intel(r) Pentium(r) 4 processor, 2 GB RAM and a 1,024x768 resolution screen.

Additional information on product features, upgrade policies, pricing, and language versions is available on www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom. Join the Lightroom community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lightroom) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/lightroom).


Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended & Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2

April 23, 2010 - Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Lightroom 2.7, Camera Raw 5.7, and DNG Converter 5.7 for free download for Photoshop owners. The new software supports the Canon Rebel 2Ti, Sony A450, Olympus E-PL1, and other new cameras. Adobe today released final versions of Lightroom 2.7, Photoshop Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7, available for immediate download on Adobe.com. The updates add raw file support for nine new popular camera models, including the Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i, Sony A450 and Olympus E-PL1. A full list of the newly supported cameras is below.

Adobe would like to thank everyone who downloaded and provided feedback on the Release Candidate versions of the updates posted earlier this month on Adobe Labs. In addition, photographers who are interested in participating in the development of Lightroom 3 can join the beta program and try out the new features in Lightroom 3 beta 2 for free. To learn more and download visit: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom3/.

Photoshop Lightroom software is today's digital photography workflow solution, allowing photographers to quickly import, process, manage and showcase images. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in provides fast and easy access within Photoshop to the raw image formats produced by many leading digital cameras. Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) format is a publicly available archival format for the raw files generated by digital cameras.

Pricing and Availability

Lightroom 2.7 is available as a free download for Lightroom 2 customers, and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.7 is available as a free download for Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Elements 8 (Win/Mac) and Premiere Elements 8 customers. The DNG Converter 5.7 is also available as a free download for all customers. Click here for more information and to download the updates: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/.

Newly Supported Camera Models

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

The above is an unedited press release provided by Adobe Sytems, Inc.

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