Canon 7D II and G7X, Panasonic LX100, Samsung NX1 supported in Camera Raw, Lightroom updates


posted Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:42 PM EDT


Last month, Adobe issued a new release candidate version of its Camera Raw and DNG Converter apps for Photoshop, adding support for eight new cameras and camera backs including the Nikon D750, Sony A5100 and Fuji X30. Today, it follows up with final release versions of both apps -- as well as a simultaneous update to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom -- that add another 16 cameras to the newly-supported list.

Of the group, the most interesting are probably the Canon 7D Mark II DSLR and Canon G7X premium compact, as well as the Panasonic LX100 premium compact and Samsung NX1 pro mirrorless. In full, the list of newly-supported cameras and camera backs is as follows, with those already supported by the release candidate shown in italics:

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X

  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

  • Casio EX-100PRO

  • Fujifilm X30

  • Fujifilm X100T

  • Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver

  • Leaf Credo 50

  • Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

  • Leica M-P

  • Leica X (Typ 113)

  • Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)

  • Nikon D750

  • Olympus PEN E-PL7

  • Olympus STYLUS 1s

  • Panasonic DMC-CM1

  • Panasonic DMC-GM1S

  • Panasonic DMC-GM5

  • Panasonic DMC-LX100

  • Pentax K-S1

  • Pentax QS-1

  • Samsung NX1

  • Sony ILCE-5100

  • Sony ILCE-QX1

A total of 57 new lens profiles are also included, 41 more than were in the release candidate, supporting lenses from HandeVision, Leica, Nikon, Pentax, SLR Magic, Sigma, Sony, Tokina, Voigtländer and Zeiss on a variety of mounts, as well as the built-in lenses of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Fuji X100T, and GoPro's Hero and Hero 4 Black / Silver.

The Adobe Camera Raw 8.7 final release is available immediately through the update mechanisms in both the subscription-only Creative Cloud and own-it-for-life Creative Suite 6 versions of Photoshop, and if you have problems updating, an installer can be downloaded here. Photographers shooting with earlier DNG-aware versions of Photoshop can still get raw support by first converting their images in DNG Converter 8.7 for Windows or Mac OS.

If you're paying to subscribe to Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, the new version of Camera Raw will also add support for HiDPI screens on the Windows platform. Three bug fixes are also included: a Spot Removal tool-related crash bug, a Filter Brush display bug, and problematic profiles for the Nikon D810. (All of these fixes were also in the release candidate.) If you're using Photoshop CS6, the HiDPI support is of course disabled, as Adobe no longer supports the final non-subscription release of its Photoshop app beyond new camera compatibility.

For Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, as well as the new camera and lens profile support, Adobe has also added tethered capture support for the Nikon D4S and D810. Sharing of synced collections is also now emphasized in the user interface, comments and likes now sync from web to desktop, and the Apple Aperture / iPhoto import plugin has been integrated into the base Lightroom install. There are also 11 new bugfixes in Lightroom 5.7, as follows:

  • The crop overlay displayed an intermediate step when progressing through images in the filmstrip with overlay displayed.

  • The lens profile for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 would not auto-select when using Lens Profile Corrections.

  • ICC profiles resulted in incorrectly clipped shadows and blacks in Lightroom.  Note that this is related to the issue identified here and only occurs on Mac OSX 10.9 and later

  • Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.

  • Improved quality of Camera Matching color profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles.

  • Context menu (right click on PC or control+click on Mac) was disabled for images contained in Lightroom mobile collections.

  • Fixed issue that prevented Lightroom 5 from reading Photoshop Elements 13 libraries.

  • Cover images set by Lightroom mobile were sometimes incorrectly reset by Lightroom desktop.

  • Sync with Lightroom mobile sometimes stalled when asset is added to same album on both LrM and LrD and later deleted

  • Resolved issue that caused Lightroom to crash when creating a Print and saving it to a mounted DVD directly inside Lightroom.

  • Publishing images to Behance using the Behance Publish Service has been restored.

Adobe Lightroom 5.7 is available for Windows users to download here, and for Mac OS X users here.

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