updated 01:15 am EDT, Tue September 15, 2009
Adobe updates photo management software
Adobe on Monday released the latest version of its PhotoShop Camera Raw 5.5, Photoshop Lightroom 2.5, and DNG Converter 5.5. The updates deliver additional software support for five new popular camera models, such as the Nikon D300s and D3000, the Olympus E-P1, as well as the Panasonic DMC-FZ35 and DMC-GF1. In addition, the new Camera Raw 5.5 plug-in also fixes an issue involving demosaic algorithms in the raw conversion process, for Bayer sensor cameras that have un-equal green response time.
Lightroom 2.5 also delivers several corrections for problems that were introduced by the previous versions of the software.
With all three applications users are given full control over the importing, managing and development of images taken by both professional and mid-range digital cameras. Lightroom offers an interface for working with the images, while the Camera Raw plug-in delivers simpler access to images within Photoshop, and the DNG Converter is a utility for converting camera-specific raw files from over 200 cameras.
All three updates are available from Adobe's support section, and has the Lightroom 2.5 update free for all users running Lightroom 2 or higher, the Camera Raw 5.5 is free for existing customers of Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Elements 7 and Premier Elements 7, while the DNG Converter update is free for anyone.