updated 11:45 am EDT, Fri September 14, 2007
Lightroom, Raw updates
Adobe has updated two of its critical photography-related applications. The Photoshop Lightroom workflow software is now at v1.2, and fixes several problems, such as XMP auto-write performance, and noise reduction for Bayer-patterned sensors; quality has been raised at the default settings. The patch also increases camera compatibility, incorporating the Canon EOS-40D, Fuji FinePix IS-1, Olympus EVOLT E-510, Panasonic DMC-FZ18 and others. The download is 40.8 MB.
A new Camera Raw plug-in expands support for the different RAW files generated by various cameras. The v4.2 plug-in only functions with Adobe CS3 applications or Photoshop Elements 4.0, and beyond from the cameras mentioned above, supports the Pentax K100D Super, Sony A700, and more Aptus backs by Leaf plus P-series backs by Phase One. Included in the 7.5MB download is a converter for Adobe's DNG format.