Adobe Camera Raw, DNG Converter 7.1 release candidates arrive


posted Monday, May 7, 2012 at 6:06 PM EDT

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website!Adobe has today published new v7.1 release candidate versions of its DNG Converter application and Camera Raw plugin, hot on the heels of the just-issued v6.7 versions that shipped last week.

This is the first Camera Raw release which requires Photoshop CS6 to function, and hence cannot be used with CS5 or earlier versions of Adobe's flagship imaging app. Adobe Camera Raw 7.1 RC and DNG Converter 7.1 RC both add support for the same impressive list of 21 camera models from eight manufacturers, which were added in the V6.7 releases for CS5. However, the list of new lens profiles--five lenses from three manufacturers--is quite a bit more abbreviated.

In full, the list of newly supported cameras in Adobe's release candidates includes the following:

  • Canon

    • EOS 1D X

    • EOS 5D Mk III

    • PowerShot G1 X

    • PowerShot S100V

  • Fujifilm

    • FinePix F505EXR

    • FinePix F605EXR

    • FinePix F770EXR

    • FinePix F775EXR

    • FinePix HS30EXR

    • FinePix HS33EXR

    • FinePix X-S1

  • Nikon

    • D4

    • D800

    • D800E

  • Olympus

    • OM-D E-M5

  • Pentax

    • K-01

  • Samsung

    • NX20

    • NX210

    • NX1000

  • Sony

    • Alpha NEX-VG20

    • Alpha SLT-A57

 Newly profiled lenses are as follows:

Canon EF mount lenses
Manufacturer Camera Model / Lens Name
Canon EF 35mm f/2
Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fish-Eye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5
Nikon F-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fish-Eye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5

In addition, Camera Raw 7.1 RC corrects the following:

  • Keyboard shortcuts for the point curve channel on Windows were not functional

  • Local corrections are not refreshing after applying lens corrections.  This occurs on both TIFF and JPEG files with noise reduction disabled.

  • Point curve adjustments made to a single R,G, or B channels in the Tone Curve tab can be reset a channel curve is adjusted.

  • Photoshop CS5 and Bridge show different values for the image resolution in certain images.  Photoshop and Bridge are not changing the image resolution, but displaying different values.

  • Applying keywords to multiple files can sometimes cause errors when writing the keyword metadata to file.  This can occur when the “Save Image Settings in” preference within Camera Raw is set to the Camera Raw database.

For more details, visit Adobe's Lighhtroom Journal blog.

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