Previous news story    Next news story

Adobe issues ACR 6.7 - final version of Camera Raw for CS5

By dpreview staff on May 2, 2012 at 08:04 GMT

Adobe has released the finalized version of Adobe Camera Raw v6.7, the last update that will work with Photoshop CS5. The final version include support for Canon's EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon's D800 and the Olympus E-M5, as part of a list of 21 cameras added. The update includes the most recent NX cameras from Samsung as well as coverage for a range of Fujifilm models. No support is yet included for the Fujifilm X-Pro1, however.


Details from Adobe's Blog:

Camera Raw 6.7 [Win|Mac] and DNG Convertor 6.7 [Win|Mac] are now available as a final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS5. This release includes bug fixes, new camera support, and new lens profiles.

Please note that this will be the last update of Camera Raw for Photoshop CS5.

New Camera Support in the Camera Raw 6.7

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mk III
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100V
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X-S1
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • Pentax K-01
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  • Sony SLT-A57

Comments

Total comments: 92
butcha
By butcha (9 months ago)

hi - my problem & maybe it's me, more than 1/2 of the images are unable to be opened in Photoshop 5.5 - w/ camera raw v 6.7 - 1/2 open fine - others display message saying file was taken by an unsupported camera etc ........ Same folder, same settings - Raw images taken w/ D800.
So, what am I doing wrong ? Have uninstalled & re-installed camera raw 6.7 a couple of times ......
Help !!

0 upvotes
foyle3
By foyle3 (9 months ago)

I find a serious bug in ACR 6.7 which is listed as fixed in 7.1. Artefacts created when processing lens corrected images. To get the fix I would have to update - requiring an update to CS6 as well. I'd really prefer a fix that works with the products I have already PURCHASED - ie paid out for in hard earned. Also I'd like a list of known bugs so I don't have to search through the changes of all the subsequent updates to find out that Adobe knew about that one - and would like me to pay for the fix. How many more bugs lie in wait.

0 upvotes
Amberies
By Amberies (Nov 9, 2012)

Version 6.7 is a big step forward in editing quality however I have a problem. I run windows Vista and I am regularly getting an error "Can't do it not enough RAM" when I try to open the image. Super size bum pain! Anyone know how to fix it? All this in Elements 10.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
vvhy
By vvhy (May 20, 2012)

I use Photoshop CS5 , Camera Raw 6.7
why the size of 5D3 DNG is larger than the raw file???
I shoot Medium size raw , the size is around 15MB~20MB
but ALL the DNG file is 40% larger than raw
(I didn't embed original raw file)
Anyone faces the same problem?

0 upvotes
John W Peterson
By John W Peterson (May 4, 2012)

Adobe DNG converter to the rescue ... I hope ?

0 upvotes
micahmedia
By micahmedia (May 2, 2012)

Why doesn't Adobe offer the option of upgrading just the ACR component for a fee? The new ACR engine looks bomb, but I don't really see anything else in PS:CS6 I want. And yes, I've tried the beta.

Such an option could be at an intermediate price between LR and a full PS upgrade. (although, since it would only be a small component of either, rightfully should be less than either)

This way, Adobe is always only working on the latest version and doesn't have to mess with confusion like this--I mean, you do realize that CS6 is shipping already, ya? Shouldn't compatibility with the latest gear there be priority?

...here they appear to have release a new version of PS and an upgrade for the old version that makes it more useful than the new.

On what planet does this make sense?

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
2 upvotes
SiriusDoggy
By SiriusDoggy (May 3, 2012)

The ACR upgrade does not make it "MORE" useful then CS6. It makes it the same. CS6 comes with ACR7 that already has all of these cameras. So for now CS5 and CS6 are compatible with all of the same cameras but what they are saying is this is the last upgrade to ACR for CS5 so any new cameras from this point on and you will be S.O.L. Kinda sucks for some, not me though. I'll be upgrading to CS 7 or 8 before getting rid of my perfectly fine 5dMII.

0 upvotes
micahmedia
By micahmedia (May 3, 2012)

Yeah, that's not my point at all. My point is not the typical whining about compatibility (which isn't completely Adobe's issue). My whining is that I like the new ACR engine and want it with my older PS. That and, why did they release an ACR update to the old PS, when they just shipped a new PS? Shouldn't they have release them at the same time, or concentrated on the new release? Don't they want to make all the people who forked over the considerable money for a new PS version happy they did so?

2 upvotes
micahmedia
By micahmedia (May 5, 2012)

Oh, and no, ACR 7 is NOT currently compatible with all these cameras. It actually includes none of them.

0 upvotes
Combatmedic870
By Combatmedic870 (May 2, 2012)

Soooo...I have ACR 7.0 for CS6....What cameras does that include??

0 upvotes
micahmedia
By micahmedia (May 3, 2012)

...none of what's new in this release. : D

Aren't you glad you bought the latest software?

(that's not a criticism of early adoption, that's a criticism of Adobe for appearing to punish it's early adopters with less compatibility with new gear)

2 upvotes
Fergus Hammond
By Fergus Hammond (May 4, 2012)

Since CS6 isn't actually released yet, your comment seems a little premature!

0 upvotes
Jerry 39
By Jerry 39 (May 2, 2012)

Where can you download CR6.7 at. I could not find it on the Adobe web site

0 upvotes
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 2, 2012)

The above links worked for me.

0 upvotes
AlephNull
By AlephNull (May 6, 2012)

My copy of Photoshop CS5 updated itself to include ACR 6.7 on Saturday. I had the beta already installed to support D800E, but I was happy to see the non-beta version install itself.

0 upvotes
Dick Lund
By Dick Lund (May 2, 2012)

Where is the ACR file located in cs5 and LR4?

0 upvotes
FTW
By FTW (Jun 24, 2012)

in C:/Program files/common files/adobe/plug-ins/CS5/fileformats/

0 upvotes
Kyle Pozan
By Kyle Pozan (May 2, 2012)

Is this the last update for CS5.5 as well?

1 upvote
rondhamalam
By rondhamalam (May 2, 2012)

Amazing that Adobe auto-update was updating my ACR before I got confirmation from this site.

0 upvotes
lylejk
By lylejk (May 2, 2012)

I will admit that I'm a GIMP guy, but I'll further admit you just can't beat ACR. Downloaded/installed the update earlier. Don't believe I needed it for my Leica, but it's nice to have updates. lol

I hope I don't need a new camera any time soon though since I'm not buying Adobe's policy change (I reserve the right to change, but as it stands now, CS5 is my last upgrade). :)

0 upvotes
BPJosh
By BPJosh (May 2, 2012)

Wish the 3200 was on this list......

1 upvote
JackM
By JackM (May 2, 2012)

Hmm, why does my copy of LR4 say Camera Raw 7.0? Does that include the 5D3?

0 upvotes
PixelMover
By PixelMover (May 2, 2012)

No, ACR7 does NOT support the 5DmkIII (yet), only ACR6.7

0 upvotes
AshMills
By AshMills (May 2, 2012)

There is logic for you..

0 upvotes
JackM
By JackM (May 2, 2012)

Weird. So can 6.7 be installed in LR? Or just CS5?

0 upvotes
rondhamalam
By rondhamalam (May 2, 2012)

Strange.
do you use MAC?

0 upvotes
BJN
By BJN (May 2, 2012)

6.7 Can't be installed in LR4, nor in Photoshop CS6's ACR version. If you want to convert the new file flavors supported in 6.7, you have to either use the old Bridge+ACR or you have to use the DNG converter. I suspect that an updated version 7 converter will come soon since Adobe's releasing the CS6 suite in just a few days.

0 upvotes
JackM
By JackM (May 2, 2012)

Mac. 6.7 works for me in CS5.

Comment edited 31 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
graybalanced
By graybalanced (May 2, 2012)

LR4 says Camera Raw 7 because that's the version that's in there. The proof is that LR4 uses the new 2012 Develop controls, ACR 6.7 does not. The Photoshop CS6 public beta already uses ACR7, with the new controls, so it's not like this is some weird surprise. It's all consistent.

0 upvotes
micahmedia
By micahmedia (May 2, 2012)

CS6 has properly shipped now (officially out of beta), yet this is released? Methinks something is out of sync...

0 upvotes
ELLIOT P STERN
By ELLIOT P STERN (May 2, 2012)

I have the X pro 1 and I agree Clint. It is not that I cannot work with the files in Silky Pix, but the program is just so mixed up. Hopefully Adobe and Fuji will come to a meeting of the minds soon.

0 upvotes
Clint Dunn
By Clint Dunn (May 2, 2012)

Hmm...as a prospective X-Pro1 buyer this kind of sucks. Maybe this will be a lesson to companies like Fuji to use DNG instead of all this proprietary crap.

4 upvotes
echelon2004
By echelon2004 (May 2, 2012)

It's the cfa which is causing the problem, not the file format. Dng wouldn't have helped at all, if it's even allowing non Bayer cfa.

0 upvotes
BJN
By BJN (May 2, 2012)

DNG allows for non-bayer sensors. Witness the support for earlier Fuji sensor patterns.

4 upvotes
dimalozz
By dimalozz (May 2, 2012)

Hey! Where are chromatic aberration options !!??????????????

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
1 upvote
graybalanced
By graybalanced (May 2, 2012)

If you mean the new ones in the LR4 beta, if those are part of PV 2012, you will never see them in any ACR 6.x, but in ACR 7. But since the current PSCS6 beta went public before the new CA controls, they are not in the ACR 7 we got...presumably they will show up in a later ACR 7.

0 upvotes
rob_hogen
By rob_hogen (May 4, 2012)

Possibility for manually correcting chromatic aberrations appears to have disappeared from ACR 6.7

1 upvote
ytfelpma
By ytfelpma (May 4, 2012)

Yeah they removed the sliders and put a little checkbox under Lens Profiles. I don't like the automatic function as it isn't as good as the manual control - it is quicker but I feel I can get cleaner results from the manual adjustments. You have to downgrade to 6.6 to get the functionality back. (I have a mac and just replaced the plugin file with an earlier one /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS5/File Formats/Camera Raw.plugin)

0 upvotes
FTW
By FTW (Jun 24, 2012)

I agree, I was desperately searching for the sliders and could not find any. So, I reverted to the former version that I had on my laptop. The checkbox type works good with some lenses and bad with others, manual adjustment works fine with all.

0 upvotes
JackM
By JackM (May 2, 2012)

Now the LR users will finally find out what the 5D3 can really do.

0 upvotes
bdcolen
By bdcolen (May 2, 2012)

I may be missing something here - But I have never imported files directly into PS or LR for conversion, but rather used the free-standing Adobe DNG converter, which just sits on my desktop til I need it. When I have a new card of images, I open the DNG converter, tell it where to find the proprietary raw files, tell it were to put them, what to call them, and what to number them, and hit start - and I get a folder full of DNGs. At some point I drag that folder into LR, and later move some images into PS. So am I missing something, or does this system not avoid the worrying about what version of PS I am using?

4 upvotes
sfried
By sfried (May 2, 2012)

If you are using LR, then you can simply insert your card, then in LR go to Import and import the images as DNG to wherever you want them to reside.

0 upvotes
ELLIOT P STERN
By ELLIOT P STERN (May 2, 2012)

I think that works great but it has to be able to understand the raw format it is importing. In the case of the Fuji x pro 1 as an example, it does not recognize the file and therefore does not convert it. If I am wrong, then any help in pointing me in the proper direction to make conversion happen would be appreciated.

0 upvotes
BJN
By BJN (May 2, 2012)

You're missing substantial improvements in raw image processing by the newer versions of ACR. ACR 7 in particular delivers big improvements in shadow/highlight handling. You can process DNG files with any older ACR/Lightroom version, but you won't get as good a result as with the new Adobe software.

1 upvote
Skroob
By Skroob (May 2, 2012)

Last for CS5. what a scam. "Sure, you can use this software you paid for as long as you wish. Oh, you want to be able to open your files? Well, you will have to pay for an upgrade then."

6 upvotes
howardroark
By howardroark (May 2, 2012)

Boo....hoo. Oh, woe is me, it's so expensive to have a crew clean my mansion, and my golden shoes are too tight. Scam? They continue to put manpower into a product and they have the audacity to want to charge money for that work? The nerve! Quit whining about having a very expensive hobby and then having the misfortune of then being required to pay for it.

3 upvotes
h2k
By h2k (May 2, 2012)

@Skroob: This complaint comes up whenever a news about ACR is posted. It doesn't get better by repetition.

Use DNG Converter and you're done forever - use new cameras with very old Photoshops. For details, see the text by bdcolen not far from you in this thread.

Comment edited 59 seconds after posting
3 upvotes
Biggs23
By Biggs23 (May 2, 2012)

Exactly. DNG converter solves the problem. You want added convenience? Pay for it.

2 upvotes
Dylthedog
By Dylthedog (May 2, 2012)

Lightroom is so cheap now, why worry about ACR?

1 upvote
BJN
By BJN (May 2, 2012)

DNG conversion lets you stay with your old software. However, the newest raw converter is much improved over the older versions. So you can upgrade and get better results, or you can stay with your current version and spend time running DNG conversions. Your money, your choice.

1 upvote
AshMills
By AshMills (May 2, 2012)

Is it me or is this much less respnsive than 6.6?

0 upvotes
Great British Landscapes
By Great British Landscapes (May 2, 2012)

Great news!

0 upvotes
CameraCarl
By CameraCarl (May 2, 2012)

I tried downloading the upgrade on my iMac running Snow Leopard and the download failed to work. I got a message saying to try again, and still no go. Did anyone else have a similar problem?

0 upvotes
Dylthedog
By Dylthedog (May 2, 2012)

Worked fine on mine running Lion.

0 upvotes
Tomskyair
By Tomskyair (May 2, 2012)

Couldn't agree more about DNG. But Adobe's policy to terminate support for older versions of Photoshop by just not issuing ACR updates for previous versions any longer does also upset me a little. To me this just looks like a marketing move rather than a real necessity. I'm happy with my current version of PS and would see no need to upgrade anytime soon. However, my next camera will probably be the Fuji X-Pro 1.

So I'm screwed, along with the acquisition costs for the new equipment comes the hefty upgrade price of PS if I want to carry on with my usual workflow and stay on the legal side as well. Clever move, Adobe - but for sure one that annoys the hell out of not to few customers.

9 upvotes
Nigel Wilkins
By Nigel Wilkins (May 2, 2012)

I'll be in the same boat soon with Lightroom. There are always alternatives. If people don't change, Adobe won't either.

2 upvotes
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 2, 2012)

Right and since Photoshop CS6 remains unproven software, it is really arrogant of Adobe to stop supplying ACR updates for CS5. Microsoft managed to drive many away from Office with the release of MS Office 2007. Similarly the Microsoft release of Windows Vista was giant gift to Apple's Mac sales.

(Photoshop CS6 is not likely to be a Windows Vista level disaster, but Adobe can't behave like they're the only game in town, no matter how good ACR is at raw extraction. Glad I spent 20 bucks on the intro upgrade from Bibble 5 to Aftershot.)

1 upvote
BaldCol
By BaldCol (May 2, 2012)

I agree it's a shoddy policy but can't you just convert to DNR as the first step of your workflow to overcome this?

0 upvotes
Biggs23
By Biggs23 (May 2, 2012)

Vista wasn't a disaster except in terms of marketing failure. Windows ME, now THAT was a disaster!

1 upvote
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 2, 2012)

Biggs23:

I had a Windows ME machine and it was terrible. Sorry from what I read and my associates experienced Vista was close to ME.

And no Windows 7 is not what I'd call real stable either. 3 hard crashes just yesterday.

0 upvotes
Dylthedog
By Dylthedog (May 2, 2012)

Vista was terrible; fat, slow and not very user friendly. It's the reason my wife and I now use Macs.

0 upvotes
bobby1781
By bobby1781 (May 2, 2012)

sounds like you should save your money on photography software and take a computer course

1 upvote
Louis_Dobson
By Louis_Dobson (May 2, 2012)

Love the chap above who is commenting on a thread announcing a new free ACR upgrade to CS5 by complaining that Adobe don't offer free ACR upgrades for CS5.

2 upvotes
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 2, 2012)

Louis_Dobson:

The complaint is that this is the end of ACR upgrades for Photoshop CS5, and that now one will have to pay $200 for for an upgrade to CS6 just to use ACR 7.xxxx.

(This point is particularly important for those who own the Fuji X Pro1 and want to use that Fuji's raws to their best capacities. Also obviously there will be new raw capable cameras introduced in the fall of 2012. Adobe should have said CS5 users can get ACR 7.xxx free for say 12 months, then they'll need to upgrade to CS6. Remember CS6 is unproven software and Adobe could have screwed up as badly as Microsoft did with Windows ME and Windows Vista etc--not saying Adobe has messed up, but being forced to pay 200 bucks to find out is insulting.)

1 upvote
BJN
By BJN (May 2, 2012)

I've been doing all my image editing via PS CS6 public beta. No significant problems. New new ACR is MUCH better at highlight and shadow handling. Get the cheap Lightroom if you're so concerned about PS CS6.

0 upvotes
bobby1781
By bobby1781 (May 2, 2012)

If someone gave you a $200 lens you would say it was junk, if someone gave you a $200 camera you would say it was junk. If you think software can be created, supported, updated, tested for free, do it yourself. I have never seen so many people in a hobby who can't wait for lenses to get updates and bodies to get better, then bitch like ignorant fools that they can't use their 7 year old OS that they got for free with their system, and bitch that they can't get free updates forever. You aren't smart enough to understand computers, and you can't afford the photography tools you want. So, it must be everyone elses' fault. There is a free RAW converter that comes with your camera. Use it.

2 upvotes
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 2, 2012)

BJN:

Good to know that you like PS CS6, but my other objection is having to pay $200 for solely for ACR 7.xxxx. I'll probably buy the "upgrade", but will wait until more people post positive comments about PS CS6.

0 upvotes
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 2, 2012)

bobby1781:

Photoshop CS5 has been out for 7 years? Not. Sorry I've only had it for 6 months, in my world that qualifies me for a free upgrade.

That old OS known as Windows XP still has a lot going for it as do those manual focus Leica M and R lenses and a bunch of other "old stuff".

Nikon DSLRs come with free raw extraction software? Where do you live?

Comment edited 31 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
Fredy Ross
By Fredy Ross (May 2, 2012)

If I have no bugs and no new camera do I need to update?

0 upvotes
Biggs23
By Biggs23 (May 2, 2012)

Nope!

0 upvotes
Greg Gebhardt
By Greg Gebhardt (May 2, 2012)

I wish they would all go to DNG and end this cr^p!

4 upvotes
HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (May 2, 2012)

DNGs are still somewhat camera specific. That's one of the reasons DXO is so bad about DNG support.

0 upvotes
FTW
By FTW (Jun 24, 2012)

It serves nobody if they go all to DNG and all of them put flags inside that make any of them individual and non compatible, as it is actually. We will never see one single raw format anyway, there is no hope in that direction.
You better stick to the camera's native raw format, at least all common photo-soft have the conversion code and open them, except for the more recent to the soft cameras that await updates.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
Earthlight
By Earthlight (May 2, 2012)

Once upon the time there was a RAW converter called RS, the Raw Shooter. They had a free version called Raw Shooter Essentials. I did not like the colors but the software had an amazing pattern noise suppression tool.

Unless my memory fails me Adobe bought the whole enterprise and ever since then I have been waiting for that magical pattern noise suppression slider to emerge in ACR.

Will it ever happen? DPR, could you ask Adobe? I am certain many people would find it useful.

Comment edited 4 minutes after posting
2 upvotes
graybalanced
By graybalanced (May 2, 2012)

There's a new Moire suppressor in LR4 local adjustment controls. Do you know if this is related to the RawShooter tech?

0 upvotes
FTW
By FTW (Jun 24, 2012)

the new camera Raw noise supression is quite stunning, even compared to the most popular like Imagenomic, Topaz or Noise Ninja. NIK denoiser is the worst.

0 upvotes
bdorichards
By bdorichards (May 2, 2012)

Will this now work with the latest DNGs from Lightroom 4?

0 upvotes
richardplondon
By richardplondon (May 2, 2012)

I believe so. Certainly all the various interactions are now supported properly between LR4 and CS5, in that the adjustments made in Lightroom are displayed properly in Photoshop.

Without this update, the "Edit in PS" Lightroom command did at least offer an option to have LR render the adjustments into a bitmap, instead of having PS do it - which sidestepped the incompatibility of "process versions". However this did not work for the other methods available, including the useful option to open multiple LR images as layers of a PS document. Now with ACR6.7 those methods do work, at least in that the transferred image does not change appearance.

Importantly, though, this update (if the release candidate is any guide) probably does not add any ability for the ACR dialog to manipulate the new 2012 processing version. So it seems it would be entirely up to Lightroom to do that, unless / until one upgraded to CS6 and ACR7.

0 upvotes
PixelMover
By PixelMover (May 2, 2012)

No, ACR 6.7 is for Photoshop CS5(.5) and LR3.xx.
On the adobe site it clearly says so.
ACR7.0 is for LR4 and Photoshop CS6

0 upvotes
smatty
By smatty (May 2, 2012)

If they are taking this much time to fine tune the X-Pro 1 Raw converter, it must become incredibly good. And they probably include all the film JPG simulation modes at 100% Fuji accuracy, too.

... and then I woke up and realized it was only a dream ;)

0 upvotes
ZAnton
By ZAnton (May 2, 2012)

I assume it depends more on the Fuji programmers, than on the Adobe.

0 upvotes
PixelMover
By PixelMover (May 2, 2012)

...Been waiting for LR/ACR to recognize the Panasonic Film modes since I bought the LX3... still come out green instead of 'Dynamic B&W"...

0 upvotes
AJG
By AJG (May 2, 2012)

Elinas - winners and losers unfortunately - I'm a winner this time! Saves some money

0 upvotes
cxsparc
By cxsparc (May 2, 2012)

It is a pity that Adobe still thinks in CS release versions. Their intention is obvious, forcing people to buy a new major version after 2 years if a new camera has to be supported.
The only alternative to my knowledge is using the Raw to DNG converter and then open the DNG file in the old CS version.

1 upvote
BJN
By BJN (May 2, 2012)

You haven't been following Adobe very closely. They're pushing "Creative Cloud" very hard and they're trying to motivate people out of retail apps. One thing Adobe has promised for Creative Cloud subscribers is continuous features and enhancements that break the version model that most software providers have used for decades. I'm dubious since frequent subscription app changes will put Adobe customers out of sync with each other, and I think Adobe will essentially be beta testing on the cloud subscribers. But Adobe wants you to abandon CS versions and become a subscriber.

1 upvote
Elinas
By Elinas (May 2, 2012)

Cool... so the day that they will decide to make Camera raw available for the Fuji X-Pro1, this means I will need to buy CS6...

1 upvote
Robert Hoffman
By Robert Hoffman (May 2, 2012)

Why screw around with these idiots, when C1 updates are free.

1 upvote
CriticalI
By CriticalI (May 2, 2012)

Because C1 takes even longer to support new cameras...?

2 upvotes
Kevin Fitzsimons
By Kevin Fitzsimons (May 2, 2012)

So will Lightroom 3 get an update so I can use it for the Canon 5D III? If not, will LR4 work seamlessly with CS5 and the new update?

0 upvotes
Biggs23
By Biggs23 (May 2, 2012)

It's unlikely that LR3 will get an update but LR4 should work just swimmingly with CS5 with this update.

0 upvotes
fotografiacoppola
By fotografiacoppola (May 2, 2012)

It wont work 'swimmingly' because ACR6.7 wont edit "process 2012". You can view and do some minor changes, but you don't get the full set of controls. So you are forced to downgrade the LR4 edited files to "process 2010". It's very annoying for any serious workflow. For most people CS5 and even CS4 and CS3 do most of what they need. Having to upgrade and pay hundreds or even thousands of $$ just to get the next raw conversion process is immoral! I agree one should pay for a revised major version of the ACR plugin, perhaps the same as an LR upgrade? Personaly, as a professional, I don't like using the LR4 workflow. I like the Bridge/ACR/PS workflow. But I want the LATEST ACR Process version and to get that I now have to pay over $1200 to upgrade my CS5 to CS6, yet there is nothing in CS6 that I need. Adobe know what their doing... LR4 is good, but it misses the mark for some pro's such as myself otherwise I would switch to LR4 which is way cheaper than Bridge/ACR/PS.

2 upvotes
ftphoto
By ftphoto (May 4, 2012)

Adobe is not the most generous of software companies and yes their software is expensive no matter how you cut it. If I had waited (known) that CS6 was pending I could have delayed my purchase of CS5 Extended 30 days and got a "Free Upgrade" to CS6. Adobe does not support their customers for 90 days or even 30 when it comes to new releases and upgrades. Will CS6 Extended be worth the cost for me to upgrade? Time will tell as we all face Adobe and genuflect and gravel! It's all about the money! And yes I will eventually pony up for CS6 Extended upgrade sometime in the future. As to up grades to ACR, well you would think that Adobe could offer some compromise to their loyal customer base. If there isn't any money in it for them don't hold your breath. Ah, and I would have not waisted my money on LightRoom. Like the above post, CS5 and Bridge are much more to my liking.

0 upvotes
Total comments: 92