updated 11:45 am EDT, Wed April 21, 2010
RAW support added for Canon, Sony, Olympus
Adobe has released final versions of Lightroom 2.7, the Photoshop Camera Raw 5.7 plug-in and DNG Converter 5.7, following up on public test versions. Lightroom is professional workflow software, for managing and processing images. The Camera Raw plug-in allows Photoshop to process data from RAW-capable cameras, while DNG Converter recodes proprietary RAW files for Adobe's DNG standard.
The updates all concentrate primarily on RAW compatibility, adding support for cameras like the Canon EOS 550D, Sony A450 and Olympus E-PL1. Also supported are the Kodak Z981, the Leaf Aptus-II 8 and Aptus-II 10R, Mamiya's DM40, and Panasonic's G2 and G10. The Lightroom update moreover corrects some bugs from previous releases.
Lightroom 2.7 requires Mac OS X 10.4 and 1GB of RAM, while Camera Raw 5.7 requires Photoshop CS4. DNG Converter 5.7 works with all the CS versions of Photoshop as well as Photoshop Elements 3 or higher.