updated 04:30 am EST, Wed February 19, 2003
Adobe today released its Photoshop Camera Raw and JPEG 2000 plug-ins. The new Camera raw plugin delivers easy access to "raw" image formats in professional and mid-range digital cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Minolta, Nikon and Olympus, allowing photographers to directly manipulate the original data captured by a digital camera sensor ("digital negative"). It is bundled with an additional plug-in that adds Photoshop support for the recently released JPEG 2000 format.
The Camera plug-in for Photoshop 7 provides the ability to preview raw files within Photoshop software's File Browser, and files can be imported directly into Photoshop in full quality, 16-bit-per-channel mode. For each , default and custom raw image settings are available and can be adjusted and saved between sessions--as well as the ability to apply settings across multiple files from the same photo shoot
The Photoshop Camera Raw and JPEG 2000 plug-ins are available together for $100. The software is also available, in English only, but will work with non-English language versions of Photoshop 7.0.1. Japanese versions of the plug-ins are expected to be available in the spring of 2003.
Adobe also posted a Photoshop 7.0.x File Browser Update, an update to its plug-in that increases the stability of the File Browser in Adobe Photoshop 7 running on Mac OS X 10.2. This plug-in addresses a specific issue that could occur when browsing a large number of files in a single folder. [11KB]