Adobe today announced the Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6, Lightroom 2.6 and
DNG Converter 5.6 Release Candidates, available for immediate
download on Adobe Labs. The term ‘release candidate’ means this
update is well tested but would benefit from additional community
testing to provide the highest quality experience for customers
working on a variety of hardware and software configurations.

The updates add raw file support for 19 new popular camera models,
including the Canon EOS 7D and Nikon D3s, with additional DNG support
added for the Leica M9 camera model. A full list of the newly
supported cameras is below. The Release Candidates also provide a fix
for an issue affecting PowerPC customers using the final Lightroom
2.5 and Camera Raw 5.5 updates on the Mac. The issue, introduced in
the demosaic change to address sensors with unequal green response,
has the potential to create artifacts in the highlight area while
using the Highlight Recovery tool in raw files from Sony, Olympus,
Panasonic and various medium format digital camera backs.

Photoshop Lightroom 2 software is today’s digital photography
workflow solution, allowing photographers to quickly import, process,
manage and showcase images. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in provides
fast and easy access within Photoshop to the raw image formats
produced by many leading digital cameras, and Adobe’s Digital
Negative (DNG) format is a publicly available archival format for the
raw files generated by digital cameras.

The Lightroom 2.6 Release Candidate is available as a free download
for existing Lightroom 2 customers, and the Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6
Release Candidate is available as a free download for existing
customers of Photoshop CS4. The DNG Converter 5.6 Release Candidate
is also available as a free download for all customers. Click here
for more information and to test out the updates: Feedback can be provided on the Adobe User to
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