Adobe has today announced the latest version of the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop CS2 or Photoshop Elements 3.0 - 5.0. In addition they have also announced an update to their DNG Converter utility, designed to convert manufacturer specific Raw formats into the 'universal' DNG format. New cameras supported by Adobe Camera Raw 3.5 plug-in and DNG Converter include Nikon D2Xs, Kodak EasyShare P712, Panasonic DMC-FZ50 and DMC-L1, and Sony A100. The DNG Converter is now available as a Mac OS X Universal Binary which means it will run natively on Macintosh Intel-based computers.

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Press Release:

Adobe Announces Camera Raw 3.5 and
Updates DNG Converter

Updated Camera Raw Plug-in and DNG Converter Provides Support for Over
125 Camera Models with New Cameras from Kodak, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept. 19, 2006 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced an update to the Camera Raw plug-in for Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) CS2, extending raw file support to five additional camera models. Available as a free download from Adobe's Web site, the Camera Raw 3.5 plug-in builds on the raw file support integrated in Photoshop CS2 for digital cameras from leading manufacturers including Nikon, Kodak, Panasonic and Sony. Adobe today also announced that the DNG Converter is available as a Universal Binary, allowing it to perform
natively on Macintosh Intel-based computers. The free Adobe DNG Converter, which translates all Photoshop-supported raw photo formats into the universal .DNG file format, gives photographers a single unified file format for archiving raw files.

The camera raw functionality in the Adobe digital imaging software line provides fast and easy access to the raw image formats produced by many leading professional and mid-range digital cameras. Camera Raw 3.5 allows professional photographers to easily manipulate raw files without
sacrificing any image quality. Professional photographers can more quickly and easily import and manipulate raw data, saving time while increasing artistic control and flexibility.

With this update, Camera Raw 3.5 and the DNG Converter now support more than 125 different cameras. New cameras supported by Adobe Camera Raw 3.5 plug-in and DNG Converter include Nikon D2Xs, Kodak EasyShare P712, Panasonic DMC-FZ50 and DMC-L1, and Sony A100.

Availability

The Adobe Camera Raw 3.5 plug-in requires Photoshop CS2, Photoshop Elements 3.0, Photoshop Elements 4.0 or the recently announced Photoshop Elements 5.0. The plug-in is available with the purchase of Photoshop Elements 5.0 or can be downloaded for free by going to the Adobe Web site at www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html. The updated
Adobe DNG Converter is available today as a free download at www.adobe.com/dng.