Adobe Camera Raw release candidate supports 14 new cameras including Sony A6000, Fuji X-T1


posted Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5:43 PM EDT


Just before we break for the weekend, Adobe has shipped new release candidates of its Camera Raw and DNG Converter apps. Both bring support for 14 new camera and camera back models, including the extremely popular Sony A6000 and Fuji X-T1. Support is also added for an impressive 37 new lens types, with Sony lenses in particular receiving copious love.

The Camera Raw RC also adds several new features including support for Fujifilm's in-camera color profiles -- but only if you're using the subscription-only Creative Cloud release. All new features are disabled for Photoshop CS6 owners, and Adobe also no longer supports use of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OSX 10.6 for Camera Raw 8.4 RC.

Interestingly, there is as-yet no corresponding Lightroom release. Typically the photographer-centric app receives its release candidates at the same time as Camera Raw and DNG Converter, but that's apparently not the case this time around.

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter now support the extremely popular Fujifilm X-T1.

In all, the list of newly-supported cameras is as follows:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 (aka EOS 1200D / EOS KISS X70)
  • Casio Exilim EX-100
  • DJI Phantom 2 Vision
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Hasselblad H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad HV
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D4S
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (preliminary support)
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 (aka DMC-TZ60 / DMC-TZ61)
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung NX30
  • Sony Alpha a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • Sony Alpha a6000 (ILCE-6000)

In addition, Camera Raw 8.4 RC for Photoshop CC adds support for Fujifilm's Provia, Velvia, Astia and Monochrome color profiles on the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X-A1
  • Fujifilm X-E1
  • Fujifilm X-E2
  • Fujifilm X-M1
  • Fujifilm X-S1
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • Fujifilm X10
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Fujifilm XQ1
  • Fujifilm X100
  • Fujifilm X100S
The new releases also support Sony's much-anticipated Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera.

The following lens profiles are newly available for both Photoshop CS6 and CC:

  • Apple iPhone 5c
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM EXT
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
  • DJI Phantom Vision FC200 (for raw files)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013 (Canon, Nikon and Sigma mount versions)
  • Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
  • Sony 20mm F2.8
  • Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM
  • Sony 35mm F1.4 G
  • Sony 50mm F1.4
  • Sony 50mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
  • Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
  • Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA
  • Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6
  • Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
  • Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
  • Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
  • Sony DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
  • Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
  • Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM
  • Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
  • Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
  • Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM
  • Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE (Canon mount version)
  • Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 (Nikon mount version)

The Camera Raw 8.4 CC release candidate also has several new features beyond the support for Fujifilm's color profiles:

  • New before/after preview system with side-by-side and split-view display, and synced pan/zoom
  • Support for correction of bright pupils on pets with the red-eye tool
  • Reset Local Correction Settings function added
  • "Fill Image" added to context menu for Radial Filter
  • "Check All" and "Check None" buttons added to Synchronize, New Preset, Save Settings, and Copy/Paste (Bridge) dialog boxes
  • Keyboard shortcut added to flip the crop aspect ratio in the Crop Tool and Straighten Tool
  • Context menu added to Histogram pane
  • Whites and Blacks now support Auto Levels-like functionality
  • Separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint feature
  • Ability to option-click shortcut in Synchronize, New Preset, Save Settings, and Copy/Paste (Bridge) dialog boxes
  • Background color of work area can now be set.

Three bugs are also fixed:

  • Nikon D800/D800E raw images shot with a DX lens in Live View Video mode couldn't be opened
  • Grain effect didn't vary from image to image, yielding an unnatural effect with time-lapse and video frame sequences.
  • Artifacts appeared along edges of photo when applying grain.

As usual, all of the new features are absent in the simultaneously-issued Camera Raw 8.4 CS6 release candidate, although it shares the new camera and lens profile support. DNG Converter 8.4 release candidate, meanwhile, is included inside the Camera Raw 8.4 release candidate download.

Get the downloads from the links below: