Why wait? Get Canon’s Digital Photo Professional upgrade ahead of schedule!


posted Monday, June 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM EDT


Late last week, we told readers about a forthcoming update to Canon's flagship imaging utility, Digital Photo Professional. At the time, we said that the update -- which brings a raft of new features including native 64-bit support -- wouldn't be available until this Thursday in Japan, with a European release expected by month's end.

It turns out, though, that there's no need to wait. If you want to give Digital Photo Professional 4.0.0 a spin, you can do so immediately, thanks to an early release by both Canon New Zealand and Hong Kong, as well as by subsidiaries in certain other markets. The DPP 4.0 update is also accompanied by EOS Utility 3.0.0, which you'll want to install for tethered shooting support. We're not quite sure why these subsidiaries have the downloads available before it's arrived in Canon's home market, but we're not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.

Rating images in Digital Photo Professional 4 on Mac OS X.

Of course, you're going to want to confirm your camera is on the rather short list of supported models before making the leap. At the current time, only the Canon EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D are compatible with DPP 4.0.0, so if you don't own one of these four cameras, the app will be of little use to you. (You can still give it a spin using our unmodified raw and JPEG samples from the 1D X, 5D III, and 6D if you'd like, though.) You'll also need to be using a 64-bit operating system; DPP 4.0.0 is no longer compatible with any 32-bit OS, be it on Mac or Windows platforms.

Get the downloads at the links below:

Want to know what's new in Digital Photo Professional 4.0.0? Read our earlier article for a detailed rundown...

(via CanonWatch)