Adobe has announced the latest 'release candidates' of Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop Lightroom, adding support for ten cameras - including preliminary support for the Canon EOS 70D and Sony RX100 II. The release candidates of Adobe Camera Raw v8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 also fix some bugs introduced in the previous versions. ACR v8.2 acts only as a camera and lens profile update for users of Photoshop CS6. Both are available to download from the Adobe Labs site, with the usual reliability caveats about release candidates. A release candidate of DNG converter 8.2 is also available.


Press Release:

Adobe Announces Lightroom 5.2 and Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidates

Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom 5.2 and Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidates on Adobe Labs. The release candidates correct issues reported in Lightroom 5.0 and Camera Raw 8.1, including refinements to the Spot Healing Brush, Local Adjustment Brush and Noise Reduction tools. In addition, raw file format support is added for a number of cameras, such as the Canon EOS 70D, Fujifilm X-M1 and Sony DSC-RX1R.

The Lightroom team would like to thank all of the customers who helped track down the details of these issues, with special thanks to community members who engaged via feedback.photoshop.com. Adobe encourages the community to provide feedback so it can ensure the highest quality experience for customers working on diverse hardware and software configurations.

Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution, helping serious amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images within one application. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in provides fast and easy access to raw image formats produced by many leading digital camera.

Pricing and Availability
Lightroom 5.2 release candidate is available as a free update for Lightroom 5 customers.  Camera Raw 8.2 is available as a free update for both Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. Please note that Camera Raw 8.2 for CS6 only includes updated camera and lens profile support as part of the recent camera raw policy change.  For more information, visit http://labs.adobe.com (available for both Mac and Windows).

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