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Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.3 and Lightroom 5.3 release candidates

By dpreview staff on Nov 8, 2013 at 23:31 GMT

Adobe has issued Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.3 release candidates, along with a similar preliminary version of Lightroom 5.3. ACR 8.3 is designed as different versions for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. DNG Converter is available for free for users of older versions of Photoshop. The latest versions brings support for 15 additional cameras, including most of the latest models from Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus and Sony. Eight lens correction modules are also added, including support for the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8.



Press statement:

New Camera Support

The following new cameras are now supported:

  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Fujifilm XQ1
  • Fujifilm X-E2
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D5300 (*)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • Olympus STYLUS 1 (*)
  • Panasonic DMC-GM1
  • Phase One IQ260
  • Phase One IQ280
  • Sony A7 (ILCE-7)
  • Sony A7R (ILCE-7R)
  • Sony DSC-RX10 (*)

* Denotes preliminary support

New Lens Profile Support in the Camera Raw 8.3

LensMount 
Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Canon
Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon
Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Nikon
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013 Nikon
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013 Sigma
Sony E 20mm F2.8 Sony
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony
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Total comments: 51
TrojMacReady
By TrojMacReady (5 months ago)

There's a fatal bug in the DNG converter on 32 bit machines. Won't open. Previous version worked fine.

Comment edited 48 seconds after posting
1 upvote
Danny
By Danny (5 months ago)

Even Apple has said bye-bye to Abode, for instance check the new Mac Pro on their site, the “Performance” is now measured with 'Pixelmator' (!) instead of Photoshop: http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/performance/

1 upvote
Hwirt
By Hwirt (5 months ago)

Apple only represents 8% of the desktop market, I think Adobe will survive.

1 upvote
Michael Ma
By Michael Ma (5 months ago)

Hwirt, you are being generous with 8%. Every year though, when Tim Cook says for example something like 5% to 5.5% market share growth is 10% growth, which is 50% more growth than the previous year, people tend to forget just how small the Mac OSX marketshare really is.

0 upvotes
Hwirt
By Hwirt (5 months ago)

Mike, I know is hard to nail down the exact numbers the one quoted was from Wikipedia (7.73% OSX). The combined percentage of Windows based (Win8, Win7, XP & Vista) is 90.54 from this source. Different web sights quote slightly different numbers but the trend is obvious.

0 upvotes
Michel J
By Michel J (5 months ago)

Maybe you mean (w)Intel based computers? But since we know from 2006, that OSX run on Intel processor exclusively, these are outdated informations a tad here, because any Mac can run under OSX or Windows as well without any differentiation (with "Bootcamp") if I'm not wrong. That tell to me the Mac is found as well in the combined Windows percentage than in the Mac market share, makes that platform the most compatible and versatile combination. In the other hand — for the pact with the devil of the computing cloud, or the very lucrative paradigm of server farms — it seems to be that Apple and Adobe have sold their souls both.

Comment edited 5 times, last edit 14 minutes after posting
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Hwirt
By Hwirt (5 months ago)

Desktop OS Market Share as of October 2013 according to Net Applications.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
manual mode
By manual mode (5 months ago)

How about support for the rokinon/Samyang lenses?

1 upvote
newe
By newe (5 months ago)

What happened to this company? Only distributing betas?

1 upvote
TheDreamingWatchman
By TheDreamingWatchman (5 months ago)

That's a rather stupid remark.
There always has been a beta of Lightroom before the final version was released.

2 upvotes
HomoSapiensWannaBe
By HomoSapiensWannaBe (5 months ago)

Still no Nikon 18-35/3.5-4.5G support. No thanks, I'll keep using version 4.4.

0 upvotes
Michael Ma
By Michael Ma (5 months ago)

ACR needs to support lens profiles for Panasonic m4/3. The built in corrections are not as good as full support. Especially the vignetting. Also, lens profiles would be nice for video that photoshop can now process.

0 upvotes
William Carson
By William Carson (5 months ago)

I am currently using mac version 5.6 on CS4. If I download and install ver. 8.3, is this going be on a rental basis or anything complicated? Any reason not to download and install?

0 upvotes
Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (5 months ago)

8.3 will only work with CS6 or newer versions of Photoshop.

To continue using CS4, you'll have to use DNG Converter to convert newer Raw files into a compatible format.

0 upvotes
HawaiiVolcanoes
By HawaiiVolcanoes (5 months ago)

Everyone hates Adobe. Adobe is a company that needs to go away.

1 upvote
TheDreamingWatchman
By TheDreamingWatchman (5 months ago)

Actually, I quite like Adobe.
I don't like the CC-licensing for Photoshop, but I like Lightroom a lot.
Lightroom is a very fine piece of software. Not perfect, not without quirks, but still very good.
I hope Lightroom flourishes and there are a lot of new versions with new features yet to come.

2 upvotes
steelhead3
By steelhead3 (5 months ago)

With the new beta, they will be testing the new malware the Russian mafia supplied them. Please can we see your Credit Card LOL.

5 upvotes
kff
By kff (5 months ago)

Would they add Ricoh GR and GW-3 to Lens Profile Support in the Camera Raw ?

1 upvote
dave_bass5
By dave_bass5 (5 months ago)

Laughable. They seem to have broken my uploads to Flcikr, even though this was one of the things the release notes say was fixed (and mine wasn't broken anyway).

0 upvotes
Marcin 3M
By Marcin 3M (5 months ago)

Adobe approach vs Google/Nik approach.
Adobe is shrinking their product for different groups of users and products. They watch carefully to NOT deliver any new feature.
Nik released free update with totally new plugin in the set.

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
1 upvote
Stu 5
By Stu 5 (5 months ago)

Lightroom 5.2 actually added new features to Lightroom 5, so your observation is incorrect.

1 upvote
Marcin 3M
By Marcin 3M (5 months ago)

Lr is quite new product, and those "new features" looks more like fine-tune.
I got Nik full collection free, because I've bought some single filters. Then, after several months I received new filter (not slider) in collection.
No, the approach to users is incomparable. Also in tech support.

1 upvote
graybalanced
By graybalanced (5 months ago)

Oh boy, a new filter!

That'll really show those Lightroom fans, who are only interested in improvements to photographic correction tools.

0 upvotes
Danny
By Danny (5 months ago)

Say NO(!) to cloud.

12 upvotes
Kodachrome200
By Kodachrome200 (5 months ago)

I hate that they are ignoring the ricoh gr for lens correction

2 upvotes
Just a Photographer
By Just a Photographer (5 months ago)

Ricoh who?
Thought they only made copiers...

1 upvote
LensBeginner
By LensBeginner (5 months ago)

Troll.
Ricoh GR is a great camera.
...but you're obviously a nikon fanboy.

7 upvotes
Anssi Kumpula
By Anssi Kumpula (5 months ago)

"Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction were not applied to exported images that were resized to less than 1/3 of the original image size."

Is this a copy-paste mistake? This was supposed to be fixed in 5.2 release already:

"Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.2

Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction were not applied to exported images that were resized to less than 1/3 of the original image size."

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/09/lightroom-5-2-now-available.html

3 upvotes
nekrosoft13
By nekrosoft13 (5 months ago)

still no sigma support!!!

1 upvote
Kodachrome200
By Kodachrome200 (5 months ago)

sigma raw files have a totally different pixel pattern. At this stage it does not seem likly adobe will ever support them

1 upvote
Robert F. Tobler
By Robert F. Tobler (5 months ago)

@Kodachrome200: Adobe has support for the previous generation of Sigma cameras with the same totally different pixel pattern. And the previous generation was even less popular than the current one. For me there is no excuse.

1 upvote
InTheMist
By InTheMist (5 months ago)

It's about time.

Oh, I forgot they were BUSY STRONG-ARMING EVERYONE INTO THE CLOUD THEN LOSING THE USER DATA!

5 upvotes
Karl Summers
By Karl Summers (5 months ago)

I'm new to Lightroom 5. I just ordered the boxed version which probably isn't the 5.3 version. Will my copy of LR be eligible for a free update?

0 upvotes
donaldxr
By donaldxr (5 months ago)

Yes, the update to 5.3 will be free if you have Lightroom 5.

2 upvotes
Karl Summers
By Karl Summers (5 months ago)

Thanks

0 upvotes
monkeybrain
By monkeybrain (5 months ago)

And all the updates will be free until version 6 comes out.

0 upvotes
Marcin 3M
By Marcin 3M (5 months ago)

... if there will be version 6 (out of the cloud)

1 upvote
Stu 5
By Stu 5 (5 months ago)

Marcin 3M Adobe have already stated many times that Lightroom will continue to be available as a standalone fully purchased product in the future. You just seem to be scare mongering.

2 upvotes
momo
By momo (5 months ago)

They also told us to buy CS6 if we wanted to upgrade to CS7.

3 upvotes
c76
By c76 (5 months ago)

Why adobe is not support newer OLympus lenses? last Olympus M4/3 lens profile adobe support was years ago,

2 upvotes
Garp2000
By Garp2000 (5 months ago)

M4/3 les data is in the RAW file. So no need for Lightroom being updated for every lens. As long as the data is in the file Lightroom knows what to do.

0 upvotes
Ingloryon
By Ingloryon (5 months ago)

It's time to give to RX10 a proper look.

1 upvote
jng204
By jng204 (5 months ago)

Why no Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS? Its been out longer than the yet to be released Sony Alpha 7 cameras.

1 upvote
mactrash
By mactrash (5 months ago)

Why no K-3?

2 upvotes
D1N0
By D1N0 (5 months ago)

The K-3 can do DNG, it needs no support.

0 upvotes
poziax
By poziax (5 months ago)

1. LR doesn't understand the multi-pattern white balance.
2. LR doesn't have a profile for the camera.

2 upvotes
Freestyler
By Freestyler (5 months ago)

Considering the K-3 was announced before the D610 or D5300, it's slack of Adobe to not include K-3 support.

I would at least like the usual 3 colour profiles, as opposed 1.

3 upvotes
D1N0
By D1N0 (5 months ago)

I have no problem opening the k-3 dng's from imaging resource in lr 4.4

0 upvotes
poziax
By poziax (5 months ago)

Yes, they do open, but they're not as fully supported as they could be.

0 upvotes
D1N0
By D1N0 (5 months ago)

says you

0 upvotes
Benarm
By Benarm (5 months ago)

Fixed Issue: "Sony 18-55mm lens is detected as the Hasselblad 18-55mm lens for lens correction."

Must be the easiest "bug" fix, just rename the lens profile ;)

2 upvotes
Total comments: 51