Adobe has made Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.5 release candidates available for download. A number of cameras gain ACR support including the Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II and Olympus OM-D E-M10. Though the Panasonic GH4 is added with preliminary support, other cameras expected to be included in this build like the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III aren't accounted for. Camera Raw 8 users with Photoshop CS6 will get new camera support, lens profiles and bug fixes, but a few new features are added for Photoshop CC subscribers, as detailed below.


New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.5 Release Candidate

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Fuji FinePix S1
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 (*)

* denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.5 Release Candidate

  • Fujifilm Tele Conversion Lens TCL-X100
  • Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR
  • Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014 (Canon, Nikon, Sigma)
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014 (Canon, Nikon, Sigma)
  • Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013 (Pentax, Sony)
  • Sony E 18-50mm F4-5.6 Sony E
  • Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD A011N Nikon
  • Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016E Canon
  • Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016N Nikon

Release Notes

Camera Raw 8.5 introduces the following new features for Photoshop CC customers:

Modify Graduated and Radial Filter masks with a brush:

  • After adding or selecting a Graduated or Radial Filter instance, click the new 'Brush' mode (next to existing 'New' and 'Edit' mode buttons) to reveal brush controls that allow you to modify the selected mask.
  • Use the 'Brush +' and 'Brush -' icon buttons in the brush controls pane to add to or erase from the selected mask.
  • Press the 'Clear' button to remove all brush modifications from the currently selected mask.
  • When a Graduated or Radial Filter instance is selected, Shift-K can be used to enter and leave brush modification mode.

Mask visualization is now available for the Graduated and Radial Filters. Use the Mask checkbox at the bottom of the Local Corrections pane or press 'Y' to toggle the mask overlay.

Added new Per-Panel Preview default toggle

  • If the current panel's settings are not the ACR defaults, clicking the new Per-panel Toggle Button will reset the panel to the ACR defaults
  • Clicking the button again will restore the previous settings
  • This is a standalone feature, separate from the new Preview controls
  • The changes are applied to the main view; if you have both the Before and After panes visible, changes will appear in the After pane.

Bug Fixes:

Fixed issue with Fujifilm X-T1 raw images appearing too bright at high ISO settings when using Dynamic Range 200% and 400%. Unfortunately, this fix may affect the appearance of existing images captured with this combination of settings. It is recommended that you (1) purge the Camera Raw cache via the Camera Raw Preferences dialog, and (2) review images shot at ISO settings higher than 1600 for unexpected brightness changes.

Fixed image quality issue (noisy result) when applying spot healing to floating-point (HDR) images.

Fixed issue with reading lossless compressed Nikon raw files (NEF files) from the camera models listed below. Previously, some images could be read but would appear as random noise, whereas attempting to open others would result in an error dialog. You will need to purge your Camera Raw cache via the Camera Raw Preferences dialog.

  • Nikon D1
  • Nikon D1H
  • Nikon D1X
  • Nikon D2H
  • Nikon D2Hs
  • Nikon D2X
  • Nikon D2Xs
  • Nikon D100
  • Nikon D200