Adobe has released updates to Photoshop Lightroom and the Photoshop
Camera Raw plug-in, both 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, performance with 64-bit Mac OS X 10.5
(“Leopard”) computers, and Keyword migration from Lightroom.
In addition, Adobe has released a new set of camera profiles
available on Adobe Labs. The camera profiles are targeted at
improving Adobe’s default raw processing and emulating the color
rendering provided by camera manufacturers. The update includes added
support for the Leica M8, Canon EOS 50D, Canon G9, Nikon D90 and
Pentax models. Camera profiles are the visual starting point for the
raw processing workflow.
The 15 new digital cameras supported in Lightroom 2.1 and Camera Raw
5.1 include the Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EOS 50D, Fuji FinePix IS Pro,
Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS, Leaf AFi II 6, Leaf AFi II 7, Leaf Aptus II
6, Leaf Aptus II 7, Nikon D700, Nikon D90, Nikon Coolpix P6000,
Olympus SP-565 UZ, Pentax K2000, Sigma DP1, and Sony A900.
Additionally, Adobe recently released Camera Raw 4.6, which includes
the same raw file support for Photoshop CS3 customers.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.1 is available as a free download for
existing customers at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/. Photoshop
Lightroom 2 can be purchased through the Adobe Store at
www.adobe.com/store.The estimated street price is USD$299 for new
users with an upgrade price of $99 for registered users of qualifying
Lightroom customers. The updated camera profiles are available as a
separate download on Adobe Labs at http://labs.adobe.com. The
Photoshop Camera Raw plug-ins are available as free downloads for
existing customers. Camera Raw 5.1 for Photoshop CS4 users and Camera
Raw for Photoshop CS3 users are available at