|Update. Adobe Labs published the Adobe Camera RAW (CS5 only) and DNG converter 6.7 Release Candidate, adding support for the Nikon D4 and D800/E, among others.|
Adobe Labs has published the Adobe Camera RAW (CS5 only) and DNG converter 6.3 Release Candidate. The ACR plug-in and stand-alone DNG converter come as separate packages, which you can download here.
The ACR download also includes a slew of new lens-profiles; mostly Nikkor (22) but also Canon, Samsung and Sigma.
For more information, go here and click on the tab "Product Details"; the list of lens profiles can be found at the bottom half of the page.
Newly supported cameras in ACR /DNG 6.3 RC:
* Nikon D7000
* Nikon Coolpix P7000
* Nikon D3100
* Canon PowerShot S95
* Canon PowerShot G12
* Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
* Samsung NX100
* Samsung TL350 (WB2000)
If you own one of these cameras, but not CS5, you might want to consider installing the DNG converter and convert your camera's RAW files to DNG, which open in all versions of Photoshop since CS1.
The extent of the conversion options available depends on the version of PS/ACR installed on your system.
Please note that the DNG converter ONLY batch converts on a folder level (files inside a given folder), and NOT individual files.
Lens profiles are only available in ACR 6.0 (CS5) or better.
Do not try to install the ACR 6.3 plug-in with versions previous to CS5, or there will be trouble.
22-03-2011: Nikon, Adobe and Apple release software updates for View NX, ACR & DNG converter and Digital Camera RAW
Nikon releases a new version of the NEF Codec (1.10.0), for Windows (XP, Vista, 7) system-level support of the Nikon RAW file format.
Newly supported cameras: Nikon D7000 and D3100. Download here
Adobe publishes LightRoom 3.3, which adds support for the Nikon D7000 amongst others. Download here (Win).
Nikon DSLR - Adobe ACR/DNG compatibility chart (PDF, 54 Kb.)
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