Camera RAW, Thunderbolt Display firmware, Safari, Epson printers
On Thursday, Apple issued a number of new builds of Safari for the last three versions of OS X, a new firmware update for the current Thunderbolt Display, an update to Camera RAW, and updates for printer drivers for Epson printers. The Thunderbolt Display firmware update covers a "rare" issue that can cause some displays to go dark, according to the company. The update, to version 1.2, also brings "improved reliability when connecting external displays to the display."
Official iPhone User Guide updated on iBooks for iPhone 6 line, iOS 8
Following the arrival of iOS 8 on Wednesday, Apple has updated its official iPhone User Guide (a free e-book download available from the iBookstore) to cover its release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as offer a tour of all the new and changed features of iOS 8. The e-Book can be read on the iBooks app for iOS, or on the OS X version of iBooks for Mavericks and later. The guide covers all iOS 8-compatible iPhone hardware, from the iPhone 4S to the latest iPhone 6 models as well as offering iOS 8 tutorials, including the new Health app.
New versions for Photoshop CS 6 and CC add new camera support, bug fixes
Adobe has made available release candidate versions of its upcoming Camera Raw 8.6 plug-in and DNG Converter, also at version 8.6, for final testing by users before an official release. As is now official policy with Adobe, users running Photoshop CS6 are limited to only receiving any new camera support and bug fixes; only Photoshop CC subscribers will receive any new feature updates. The release candidates a number of all three additions in the latest version.
Latest update brings 'before/after' previews to CS6, CC editions
Prior to a final release, Adobe on Friday has posted release candidates for Camera Raw and its DNG Converter app, both at version 8.4, for testing on Photoshop CS6 and CC. In addition to the usual array of new lenses and cameras being supported (and bug fixes), the new version of Camera Raw offers new features for Photoshop CC users, including a "before and after" preview system. The update also drops support for OS X Snow Leopard, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Adobe announces release candidates that bring support for new digital cameras
Adobe's Camera Raw 8.3 and Lightroom 5.3 have been announced as new release candidates on Adobe Labs. Each bring support for new digital cameras, such as the Nikon D610, Fujifilm X-E2 and Sony Alpha a7, in addition to numerous bug fixes. Though tested internally, Adobe is inviting community testing to be executed prior to full distribution. Lightroom 5.3 is available as a free download for current users of Lightroom 5, while new customers can purchase for $150, or upgrade an older version for $80. The Camera Raw 8.3 plug-in update is free, and available for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6.
Users can find appropriate versions through Software Update
Apple has updated its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility add-on for iPhoto '11 and Aperture 3.x with an update to version 4.07, which adds support for two new Panasonic cameras and a Sony Alpha model. In addition the company added support for some new Canon printer and scanner models. The Raw file update is for Lion and Mountain Lion only, while the Canon drivers update stretches back to Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.1 or higher).
Apple update adds support for four new Fuji cameras
Just after updating both Aperture and iPhoto with various bug fixes, Apple has issued an update for its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility plug-in, which supplements both programs with additional support for Raw files produced by various cameras. The program, now at version 4.05, adds support for four new cameras, all from Fuji: the Fujifilm X20, X100S, X-E1 and X-Pro1. The download is 6MB in size and requires either 10.7.5 or higher for OS X Lion and 10.8.3 or higher for OS X Mountain Lion.
Dreamweaver new feature showcased, to be added to new version
Adobe has announced availability for a final release of Lightroom 4.4, along with an updated Camera Raw and DNG Converter (both now at version 7.4). The major changes in all three revolve around the addition of Raw support for 25 new camera models, corrections to the demosaic algorithms for some Fujifilm lens profiles, adjusting the default white balance for some Nikon profiles and fixing reported bugs. In addition, the company updated its Edge Reflow to Preview 2, and offered a "sneak peek" of a CSS Designer feature in Dreamweaver.
Adds recent cameras to Macs running 10.7.5 or higher
On Thursday, Apple updated its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility plugin for both iPhoto and Aperture to version 4.04 in order to include a number of recent camera models. The update adds three Leica models, four Pentax cameras and one Nikon and Sony model each. The update is available for Macs running either OS X Lion (10.7.5 or higher) or Mountain Lion (10.8.2 or later). The update is automatically available through Software Update, or users can download the 5MB file directly from Apple's Support Downloads page.
Apple adds recent camera support to Aperture, iPhoto
Apple has issued a handful of minor updates in the past few days, including an update to its Raw file support for a clutch of recently released cameras. The 4.02 update to Digital Camera RAW Compatibility adds file compatibility to Aperture 3.x and iPhoto '11 for the Nikon CoolPix P7700, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, three Sony cameras and three Olympus models. The Sony cameras added are the Alpha NEX-5R, NEX-6 and SLT-A99, while the Olympus models are the PEN E-PL5, PEN E-PM2 and Stylus XZ-2.
Adds support for 13 new camera models, fixes Book bugs
Adobe Labs has updated its betas of Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 to "release candidate" status, and added support for 13 new digital cameras to both programs. In addition, the Lightroom RC now includes support for HiDPI displays such as Apple's Retina display devices, and also corrects a number of issues. New cameras supported in both programs include three PowerShot models from Canon; two Casio Exilim cameras; new full support for the Nikon D600, and models from Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax.
Update alongside Camera Raw, DNG Converter 7.1
Adobeis offering an official upgrade to Lightroom after an extended beta release in conjunction with an update to Camera Raw. Lightroom has been updated to version 4.1, addressing several bugs introduced in prior versions of the software, as well as introducing the ability to process HDR TIFF files. Camera Raw is now on version 7.1 and adds support for 28 more cameras and 24 new lenses. Both upgrades are available now from Adobe.com or the update mechanism in Lightroom 4.
Adobe reintroduces cameras to compatibility list
Adobe has released a final beta version of its RAW photo processor updated for Photoshop CS5, Camera Raw 6.1. The plug-in allows Photoshop to process and prepare RAW camera captures, which is proprietary image data that bypasses typical in-camera processing to allow advanced photographers to run the processing later under ideal circumstances. The plug-in provides Photoshop users with a way to adjust a RAW image's white balance, exposure and sharpness, or fix distortion, vignetting and contrast, with much more adjustment latitude than working from a camera JPG.
40MP back features capture rate under 0.8 second
Leaf has introduced a new medium-format camera back to the Aptus-II line, the Aptus-II 8. The camera back features a 40-megapixel resolution (7360x5562 pixels) and has a capture rate of under 0.8 seconds per frame, making it capable of a sustainable burst of more than 60 full resolution images per minute. The 1.73x1.3in (44x33mm) CCD has a 12 f–stop dynamic range and an 80-800 ISO sensitivity range. The Aptus-II series are the only medium format camera backs to use touchscreens, in this case a high contrast, 2.36x2.76in LCD.
SlideShow update recommended for Aperture 3
Following on the heels of the Aperture 3 introduction, Apple on Tuesday also released maintenance updates for RAW compatibility and a SlideShow bug. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.0 extends RAW support for Aperture 3 and iPhoto 09 to include several additional cameras and formats such as Canon's PowerShot S90, sRAW, and mRAW; Leica's D-LUX 4; and Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1, DMC-GH1 and DMC-LX3.
Adds support for popular camera models
Adobe has announced three new software updates, Lightroom 2.6, Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6 and DNG Converter 5.6. Originally posted as trial updates for community testing, the final versions offer added RAW file support for 20 popular camera models including the Nikon D3s, Canon EOS 7D, and Leaf Aptus II 5, as well as DNG support for Leica M9 and Ricoh GXR camera models.
App achieves 20-60 percent compression rates
Rawzor has updated its lossless RAW image-compression utility with support for Mac OS X. The self-titled Rawzor software, in Beta version 0.45, delivers compression rates of 20-60 percent with no change to image quality or metadata. Rawzor promises a complete restoration of the original file on decompression, and Rawzor has an SDK that allows independent RAW processing software to open the compressed .rwz files. The new Mac-compatible version has a core engine fully ported for Mac.
Adobe ships Camera Raw
Adobe Labs has announced the availability of release candidates for v5.5 of its Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop, along with an update to the company's DNG Converter. The latest version of Camera Raw expands support for several new cameras including the Nikon D300s, Nikon D3000, Olympus E-P1 and Panasonic DMC-FZ35.
ImageBuddy 4 update ships
RAW file support is the headline feature in Kepmad's ImageBuddy 4 update. The photo printing application now includes optional support for camera RAW formats using Apple’s Core Image rendering engine. Imagebuddy is a digital image layout program that expands on iPhoto's limited printing options and supports Aperture as well. It offers options for cropping, resizing and rotating photos, and provides layout and design capabilities too.
Adobe Camera Raw 5.2
Adobe on Tuesday released an update to its Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in. Adobe Camera Raw 5.2, available as a free download, extends raw file support to an additional seven camera models, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Panasonic DMC LX3. According to the company, the update provides several new enhancements including the Targeted Adjustment Tool for on-image refinements and output sharpening for print or screen output. Also, users now have the ability to create a snapshot of all adjustments made to an image as a bookmark for future reference.
Lightroom, RAW updates
Adobe today announced updates to Photoshop Lightroom and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in. Available immediately as free upgrades for Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 users, the releases provide added raw file support for 15 digital cameras including the Nikon D90, Nikon D700, Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 1000D. The Lightroom 2.1 update also includes improvements to Photoshop integration, Web module stability for Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit operating systems, performance with 64-bit Mac OS X 10.5 Macintosh computers, and Keyword migration from Lightroom. A complete list of improvements is available in the Lightroom update documentation.
Apple RAW 2.1 update
Apple on Wednesday continued its slew of updates with the release of its Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 2.1, which extends RAW file compatibility for Aperture 2 and iPhoto ’08 for the following cameras: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/Kiss Digital x2/450D, Epson R-D1, Leaf AFi 7, Leaf AFi 6, Leaf AFi 5, Pentax K200D, and Pentax K20D. Apple also released critical security updates for Mac OS X Tiger and a massive Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard update that addressed dozens of security bugs.
Adobe apologize for issues
Adobe on Thursday released updates to correct for issues found in Lightroom 1.4 and
Camera Raw 4.4 and apologized for the issues caused by the update. The Lightroom 1.4.1 and Camera Raw 4.4.1 updates provide all of the changes included in the original Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.1 releases but also include corrections for EXIF metadata, DNG conversion, and JPEG artifact issues that were introduced with the latest updates.