3 April 2013

Adobe releases Lightroom 4.4, Camera Raw 7.4, and DNG converter 7.4 updates

Adobe has just released an update to its raw converters. The update provides support for additional cameras and lens profiles as well as fixes to bugs present in previous versions of the converter.

If you're not using the latest version of the software (i.e., Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Photoshop Elements 11), you can make use of the DNG Converter 7.4 application to get raw file support for the newly added cameras.

To update:
  • Lightroom 4.4 – Please use the update mechanism of the software
  • Photoshop CS6 – Please use the update mechanism of the software
  • Photoshop Elements 11 – Please use the update mechanism of the software
  • DNG converter 7.4: Download Mac / Windows
Below is the complete list of changes (from Adobe).


Changes to Existing Camera Support – Fujifilm

Camera Raw 7.4 includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor. This specifically impacts the following cameras:
  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X-E1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20
(*) Based on user feedback, the default sharpening amount applied to Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujifilm X-E1 raw files has been increased between Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidate and the final Camera Raw 7.4 release.

Camera Raw 7.4 includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the EXR sensor. This correction applies only to raw images captured using the “EXR HR” mode with the following cameras:
  • Fujifilm X10
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Fujifilm X-S1
  • Fujifilm S200EXR
  • Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Fujifilm F550EXR
  • Fujifilm F600EXR
  • Fujifilm F770EXR
  • Fujifilm F800EXR

Fix default aspect ratio support for Fujifilm X-E1 raw files.

Changes to Existing Camera Support – Nikon

Adjusted Nikon default white balance for the following camera models:
  • NikonD2X
  • NikonD2Xs
  • NikonD2Hs
  • NikonD200
  • NikonD40
  • NikonD50
  • NikonD80

Bugs Corrected in Camera Raw 7.4

The following bugs that were part the Camera Raw 7 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Camera Raw 7 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:
  • Improve interactive performance at intermediate zoom levels (e.g., 33% and 66%).
  • Remove strong color cast when converting images to grayscale.
  • Rendering of floating-point HDR images with unexpected embedded ICC profiles (non-linear gamma).
  • Ensure that local adjustments are synced properly when copying & pasting settings in Bridge.
  • Prevent point curve adjustments from disappearing off the top and bottom when using the arrow keys to adjust curve points.
  • Square tile artifacts while painting with local adjustment brush.
  • Grid overlay artifacts in Lens Correction panel when adjusting crop rectangle.
  • Shortcut (control-click, right-click) to adjust local adjustment brush size and feather size.
  • Local adjustment redrawing incorrectly after selecting a pin.
  • Redraw error with the noise reduction option-drag visualization.
  • Redraw error when local adjustment mouse over rollover mask, etc.
  • Crash when adding a custom input/output values in per-channel RGB point curves.
  • Color casts when using the Camera Calibration saturation sliders.
  • Line artifacts when processing floating-point images with a rotated crop.
  • Crash when using the local adjustment brush. This only occurs on images with a large number of local adjustments and on a system with limited RAM.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 7.4

  1. Canon EOS 1D C
  2. Canon EOS 100D (Digital Rebel SL1 / EOS Kiss Digital X7)
  3. Canon EOS 700D (Digital Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss Digital X7i)
  4. Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  5. Casio Exilim EX-ZR710
  6. Casio Exilim EX-ZR750
  7. Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
  8. Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
  9. Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
  10. Fujifilm X100s
  11. Fujifilm X20
  12. Hasselblad H5D-40
  13. Hasselblad H5D-50
  14. Hasselblad Lunar
  15. LEICA M (Typ 240)
  16. Nikon 1 J3
  17. Nikon 1 S1
  18. Nikon D7100
  19. Nikon Coolpix A
  20. Nikon Coolpix P330 (**)
  21. Olympus XZ-10
  22. Pentax MX-1
  23. Samsung NX300
  24. Sony Alpha NEX-3N
  25. Sony Alpha SLT-A58
** denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 7.4

Lens Name Lens Mount
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Canon
SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013 Canon
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 Canon
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Nikon
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 Nikon
TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A009N Nikon
TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Nikon
F004N Nikon
SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Pentax
SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013 Sigma
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 Sigma
SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Sony
SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sony
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony
TAMRON SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD A007S Sony

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