Adobe Posts Camera Raw 4.6 Release Candidate|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 01:18 EDT)
Official support added for Fuji, Nikon cameras with preliminary support for Canon, Olympus, Sony and Sigma cameras.
Late Wednesday evening, Adobe posted Camera Raw 4.6 and DNG Converter on Adobe Labs as release candidates.
That status indicates "the plug-in is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers," according to the company.
Newly supported cameras include:
• Fuji Finepix IS Pro
• Nikon D700
• Nikon D90
• Nikon Coolpix P6000
Preliminary support is included for:
• Canon Rebel XS
• Canon 50D
• Olympus SP-565 UZ
• Sony A900
• Sigma DP1
As Lightroom and Camera Raw Product Manager Tom Hogarty explained in his blog, "Camera Raw is often able to provide unofficial or preliminary support for new camera raw formats. While this support is not fully tested and certified by our Quality Engineering team it does allow photographers who have acquired more recent camera models to open and work with their raw files. In Camera Raw 4.6, photographers with the following cameras will be able to utilize this preliminary support: Canon Rebel XS, Canon 50D, Olympus SP-565 UZ, Sony A900 and Sigma DP1. (Sigma DP1 support is not finalized due to an unresolved white balance bug that will require additional testing)."