Olympus E-M10, Panasonic GH4 among new cameras supported by Adobe Camera Raw release candidate


posted Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM EST


Good news, Adobe Photoshop fans: Support for raw files from six recently-launched Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus and Panasonic cameras is available today, thanks to the latest release candidates of Camera Raw and DNG Converter.

As well as adding compatibility with raws from the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, Fujifilm FinePix S1, Nikon 1 J4, Nikon 1 V3, Olympus OM-D E-M10, and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 -- with the latter receiving only preliminary support -- the Camera Raw update also squashes a number of bugs, and adds a number of new features.

The new Camera Raw release candidate adds support for raw images shot with the Panasonic GH4.

These include the ability to modify masks for the graduated and radial filters with a brush, and to visualize the mask for either filter. There's also a new per-panel toggle button that will reset all values for a given panel to the camera raw defaults on the first press, and then restore your manually-edited settings with a second press.

Also new are support for a variety of new lens profiles, as below:

  • Canon EF-mount:

    • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014

    • Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014

    • Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016E

  • Fujifilm X100 / X100S:

    • Tele Conversion Lens TCL-X100

  • Nikon 1-mount:

    • Nikkor VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM

  • Nikon F-mount:

    • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

    • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014

    • Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014

    • Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016N

    • Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD A011N

  • Pentax K-mount:

    • Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013

  • Sigma SA-mount:

    • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014

    • Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014

  • Sony Alpha-mount:

    • Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013

Meanwhile, the bug fixes resolve issues with raw images from the Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera and nine older Nikon DSLRs. Previously, X-T1 images shot with 200% or 400% Dynamic Range settings could appear too bright when using sensitivities above ISO 1600. For the Nikon D1, D1H, D1X, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D100 and D200, meanwhile, some raw images would open as random noise, and others would result in an error dialog. This has been fixed, but you'll need to clear your Camera Raw cache to be able to open these troublesome shots. And finally, an issue with application of spot healing to floating point HDR imagery has been resolved, correcting the earlier, noisy results.

Olympus' OM-D E-M10 is also on the list of newly-supported cameras.

As has been the case with recent releases, the camera raw update is being provided both for Adobe Photoshop CS6 users, and for those who've made the leap to the subscription-only Creative Cloud. However, unless you're paying a monthly fee to Adobe, you'll only get the new camera support and relevant bug fixes because although CS6 remains available for purchase, the new features are all reserved solely for Creative Cloud users.

DNG Converter 8.5, meanwhile, gets all of the new camera support of Camera Raw 8.5, allowing earlier versions of Photoshop to open images from these models. Both release candidates are available from Adobe Labs immediately at the links below: