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Adobe updates Lightroom, Camera Raw: adds support for new cameras

updated 02:54 am EST, Thu December 12, 2013

Lightroom extends tethered capture for some Canon models

Adobe on Wednesday updated its photo-management and editing program Lightroom to version 5.3 after more than a month in beta, adding support for a number of cameras as well as bringing tethered capture to the Canon EOS Rebel T4i. The company also updated Adobe Camera Raw to version 8.3, which now supports the iPhone 5s lens among others as well as many other camera models, and brings some new features such as auto-straighten and new camera profiles.

Lightroom 5.3 supports tethered capture for the Canon EOS Rebel T4i (also known as the EOS 650D and the EOS Kiss X61 outside the Americas), and adds the EOS M2 and PowerShot S120 to its list of supported models. Also now supported are the Casio EX-10; Fujifilm's XQ1 and X-E2; The Nikon 1 AW1 and other Nikon models including the Coolpix P7800, the Df, the D610 and D5300; the Nokia Lumia 1020; Olumpus' OM-D E-M1 and STYLUS 1; the Panasonic DMC-GM1; the Pentax K-3; Phase One's IQ260 and IQ280 and Sony's A7 and A7R (known in some countries as the ILCE-7 and ILCE-7R) and the DSC-RX10.

Adobe Camera Raw 8.3 for CS6 also gains support for the aforementioned cameras, and adds Camera Matching color profiles (Natural, Muted, Portrait and Vivid) to a host of Olympus cameras, including the E-5, E-M1, E-M5, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-P5, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PM1, E-PM2, STYLUS 1, XZ-1, XZ-2 and XZ-10. The new version also supports 19 new lens profiles, including some from Canon, DJI, Nikon, Sigma and Sony.

Several bugs were squashed in the update, including a freeze issue when sampling point curve on images with spot heal or clone adjustments; an incorrect white balance that was applied when syncing Auto WB from source to targets; incorrect "red eye removal" behavior on some images; an issue with raw files from the Olympus E-400 that would demonstrate "maze/checkerboard" effects; a problem where the radial filter tool was not working properly for cropped images when double-clicked, and an issue where the bit depth preference was not remembered when running Camera Raw under Photoshop Elements.

The update applied to Photoshop CC gains some additional new features, including three auto-straightening methods, Auto Levels-like functionality for the Whites and Blacks by shift-double-clicking on sliders, the addition of separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint, the ability to set the background color of the work area, the ability to toggle visibility of hairline frames around an image, and option-click shortcuts for a number of dialog boxes.

Lightroom 5.3 is currently sale-priced at $119, and is a free update for existing Lightroom 5 users. The Camera Raw plug-in is available free for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC users through Adobe's updater tool.

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