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Adobe releases final versions of Camera Raw 8.3 and Lightroom 5.3

By dpreview staff on Dec 12, 2013 at 05:41 GMT

Adobe has announced the final versions of Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.3, along with Lightroom 5.3. Different versions for ACR 8.3 are available for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6 - both from Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms in the software. DNG Converter is available for free for users of older versions of Photoshop. The latest versions brings support for 20 cameras, including the Nikon Df and Nokia Lumia 1020 that weren't in the release candidate versions.

The latest version becomes the first to offer camera color profiles for Olympus cameras.


Press statement:

Newly added support for Tethered Capture in Lightroom 5.3

  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i / EOS 650D / EOS Kiss X6i

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.3

The following new cameras are now supported:

  • Canon EOS M2
  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Casio EX-10
  • Fujifilm XQ1
  • Fujifilm X-E2
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800
  • Nikon Df
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • Olympus STYLUS 1
  • Panasonic DMC-GM1
  • Pentax K-3
  • Phase One IQ260
  • Phase One IQ280
  • Sony A7 (ILCE-7)
  • Sony A7R (ILCE-7R)
  • Sony DSC-RX10

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.3

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Apple iPhone 5 Apple
Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Canon
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011E Canon
Phantom Vision FC200 DJI
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
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013 Nikon, Sigma
Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Sony
Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Sony
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM Sony
Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Sony
Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS Sony
Sony E 20mm F2.8 Sony
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Sony
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Sony
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Comments

Total comments: 66
TB Rich
By TB Rich (4 months ago)

Finally tethering on the 650D, not sure why it was missed out.

I wonder if it's possible to upgrade from 4.x to 6 when released? I think I might miss 5 out - seems a bit late in the day to pay for this version now?

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xmeda
By xmeda (4 months ago)

Add WIN XP support!

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Bruce Clarke
By Bruce Clarke (4 months ago)

No chance, XP is dead from next April when Microsoft withdraw support for it.

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Marcin 3M
By Marcin 3M (4 months ago)

Since I've started to use C1P7 I did not even touched acr/lr... And new OnOne is more exciting than a bunch of updates for cc. I'd love to see Nik following OnOne's way (something like cnx on steroids).
Btw, cs6 update-something does not install properly again. Is it annoying to most of us, or is it only me?

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (4 months ago)

How does the CS 6 ACR not install? I know it's hard to download as a separate file and then install because Adobe's useless fake fraud finder gets set off. So one has to do the install/download from within PhotoShop CS6.

Does OnOne have selective colour like PhotoShop CS5+6 do?

PhotoNinja also looks to be a promising replacement for ACR.

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Marcin 3M
By Marcin 3M (4 months ago)

It is not acr that don't install, it is different cr... piece of software (some manager).
C1pro has way more sophisticated control over color for all my needs. Not sure, what You mean asking for selective color control, but both local properties of color can be adjusted, and particular color shade too. Also keeping series of images color-consistent is not a problem.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (4 months ago)

Marcin:

Re: updates to PhotoShop CS6, I blame Adobe usually, they’ve made life difficult for users.

Selective Colour is a feature in PhotoShop CS.

I’ve only ever seen it elsewhere on my Minolta film scanners–where it goes by some other name. That’s why I asked if OnOne has it. Neither ACR 8 or CaptureOne 7 have it. It is NOT simply colour adjustment. It is very different.
Selective Color is NOT in PaintShop, GIMP, Xara, and a lot of others I’ve tried.

Right, I realize that CaptureOne is powerful extraction software, and I understand why some would choose it over ACR.

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Marcin 3M
By Marcin 3M (4 months ago)

O'k, now I recall this PS feature. I've to confess, that I can hardly remember any situation, when it was useful for me.
Predefined colours from rather poor palette of basic colours... I prefer other tools, that gives more flexibility.
On the other hand, lch editor known from CNX does not exist in PS not in LR (I've seen it somewhere outside Nikon software, but I don't remember where). Also C1P7 color editor is far more flexible and accurate tool.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (4 months ago)

Marcin 3M:

Are you saying that CaptureOne 7 is a better colour editor than Photoshop+ACR 8? Or are you saying that CaptureOne 7 is better at colour editing than PhotoShop’s “Selective Colour Feature”? “Selective Colour” of course is far from the only colour editor in PhotoShop.

I’d take another look at “Selective Colour”, it’s not exactly doing what you’ve implied with the terms: “Predefined colours from rather poor palette of basic colours..”

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41mm
By 41mm (4 months ago)

Good morning Adobe,

surprise, surprise and same as it ever was for Foveon Merrill Shooters.
No support for these excellent tools.
Shame on you Adobe.
Apple, can you hear me?

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Dolan Halbrook
By Dolan Halbrook (4 months ago)

It seems to have been mostly missed but this update adds camera profiles for pretty much all Olympus m43 bodies, the E-5, and XZ series. Great news for Oly shooters.

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VirtualMirage
By VirtualMirage (4 months ago)

I noticed that too. I wish Adobe would do the same for the Sony cameras and provide camera profiles.

Which speaking of Sony, odd why Adobe can provide lens profiles for these newer lenses but still won't provide lens profiles for some of their older lenses, such as the 35mm F/1.8. Majority of my lenses that do have lens profiles are 3rd party lenses, while most of my 1st party lenses do not.

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momo
By momo (4 months ago)

It's nice that adobe sees fit to update acr in CS6, but I've been having trouble with acr and so have some others. It's been goin' on a while now with no solution yet. See the link. Exposure slider not working correctly, and no lens profiles available either. Hope you oly shooters are having better luck.

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1326441?start=0&tstart=0

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steveh0607
By steveh0607 (4 months ago)

Lightroom doesn't have lens profiles for Olympus.

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Boggy4062
By Boggy4062 (4 months ago)

I watched a youtube video on the subject, where it was said that 4/3 cameras auto correct raw files for individual lenses inside the camera, so there is no need for lens profiles.... Just repeating what someone said... :)

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Dolan Halbrook
By Dolan Halbrook (4 months ago)

Note that I said camera profiles, not lens profiles.

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Karl Summers
By Karl Summers (4 months ago)

Just got my update. Thanks Adobe!

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Dr Tone
By Dr Tone (4 months ago)

Added support for the ridiculously priced Sony 70-200G II and not for the excellent 70-400G and 70-400G II. What is Adobe smoking?

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zorgon
By zorgon (4 months ago)

Hmm.. no profile for new sigma 24-105 but there is one for the tamron 150-600 which isn't even out yet.

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i4s
By i4s (4 months ago)

Offline updaters for CS6

MAC
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.3.52/setup.dmg
WIN
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.3.52/setup.zip

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zofo75
By zofo75 (4 months ago)

downloaded Mac version, doesn't work. Says Updates could not be applied and that it's not applicable to me. I have CC installed and have previous 8.1 already installed. Huh...

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LensBeginner
By LensBeginner (4 months ago)

You need to have Bridge installed in order to install Camera RAW updates.

Comment edited 6 seconds after posting
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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (4 months ago)

LensBeginner:

When I try the download then install with PhotoShop CS 6 it fails on my Widows system and I have Bridge CS6.

The failure is that Adobe's software can't see my legit licenses when I do it the download outside of Photoshop way. So a different failure by Adobe. ACR updates fine within Photoshop.

Comment edited 29 seconds after posting
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LensBeginner
By LensBeginner (4 months ago)

:-D
Funny to know in just how many way things can go wrong...
Mine was just a guess of course (the most common gotcha in the install process)

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phototransformations
By phototransformations (4 months ago)

Maybe I'm just a bit dull this morning, but I can't find a link for ACR for CS6. The page that purports to be for both DNG converter and ACR only has a link for the DNG converter.

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icexe
By icexe (4 months ago)

Open Photoshop. Click on Help then select Updates.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (4 months ago)

Very disappointing. No performance improvements and no additional features or improvements to existing tools that I that I can see.

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rjjr
By rjjr (4 months ago)

Aren't feature updates restricted to CC now?

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
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hypercore360
By hypercore360 (4 months ago)

What version of what (PS or LR) are you using? If it's an older version of PS, then no reason at all for them to add features.

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (4 months ago)

Adobe has made pretty clear that new features will only be added for CC users - they've just extended camera support for an extra generation (though there are notes suggesting users running CS6 on older operating systems won't be supported beyond this release).

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brecklundin
By brecklundin (4 months ago)

not really the case. Adobe has officially stated LR will remain outside CC for the foreseeable future. So we will see feature updates unlike psCS6.

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (4 months ago)

@brecklundin - absolutely correct - sorry, I was just talking about Photoshop and ACR, not LR.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (4 months ago)

I forgot to mention that I am using Lightroom 5.

Comment edited 35 seconds after posting
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graybalanced
By graybalanced (4 months ago)

Surely you're not suggesting a free dot update should only impress if it's got new features?

Seems like any company should be praised for bug-fixing updates. Also, if I'm not mistaken they did work on performance in 5.1/5.2

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D200_4me
By D200_4me (4 months ago)

Awesome. Something else for people to complain about :-)

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PicOne
By PicOne (4 months ago)

Still no foveon support. what a surprise.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (4 months ago)

Why do you want that? Even with the support for the older Sigma cameras Foveon support in Lightroom/ACR is grossly inferior to Sigma Photo Pro. Maximizing Foveon highlight details, for example, is exceptional in SPP but poor in Lightroom/ACR. You also wouldn't have such beautifully optimized noise reduction.

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David Rossberg
By David Rossberg (4 months ago)

He probably want support for Foveon that is as exceptional as in SPP then, no?

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (4 months ago)

PicOne--

There is Foveon support for some older Sigma cameras, like the DP2x. But no, not the SD1, SD1 Merrill or DP Merrills.

So be specific in your requests.

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Kodachrome200
By Kodachrome200 (4 months ago)

i think they arent going to ever do a Ricoh GR lens profile. kinda makes me sad

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Rob Sims
By Rob Sims (4 months ago)

Did you try making it yourself? Not as difficult as I imagined:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3584872

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Infrabasse
By Infrabasse (4 months ago)

Any idea why the lens profiles are mount specific ?

Nevermind, probably due to small disparities in sensor sizes.

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rrr_hhh
By rrr_hhh (4 months ago)

Speaking of Adobe products : who took their special CC offering for photographers ?

I thought hard about it, but no : I will drag CS6 as long as I can and own LR5.

I'm still angry about the way they deals with long time customers (I have it since 1996), updated to CS6 just a few months before CC was launched and felt that last update was wasted. Then came a special offering until the end of December for owners of CS6, then a few months later they made it available for anybody, and shortened the delay to the 2th December previous owners included.. Then they prolonged the delay until the 8th December. Then their servers were hacked and my credit card number probably stolen. How can I trust such a company ? They don't know where they are going.. Apparently their offering wasn't getting as much success as they hoped, or why would they make it last longer ?

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rrr_hhh
By rrr_hhh (4 months ago)

Second cause of anger with Adobe : now that everything is digital over the internet, how can they justify that I gave to pay 40% more than the US customers ? The offering is 9.99$/month in the US and 14.90CHF here. Our VAT of 8% is included, but I took the VAT out to compute the 40% more.

Third cause of anger : they don't care to issue the special color profiles fir cameras other than Canikon. There is only Adobe Standard profiles for the other cameras I'm using and the colors are bad (way too yellow) unlike the Canon profiles.

So I won't jump into the CC, no thank you, I'm fed up by unfair pricing. I'm investing in C1 Pro which has much fairer international price policy.

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carrigman
By carrigman (4 months ago)

Far from the offer not getting as much success as they hoped, it has, by all accounts, proven to be spectacularly successful: http://petapixel.com/2013/12/11/survey-reveals-adobes-photography-program-bringing-tons-users/#more-126860

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Yanko Kitanov
By Yanko Kitanov (4 months ago)

rrr_hhh - These are some of the reasons why I decided to try Capture One and now I am more than happy with it - it is far better in any aspect and is a tool developed by photographers for photographers and not by programers(who think they know better than the users what the users need) for photographers and it is not discriminating users of cameras other than Canikon.

Comment edited 9 minutes after posting
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LensBeginner
By LensBeginner (4 months ago)

Well, those figures have started me thinking that maybe many photogs have much more money on their hands that they like to admit...
Good for them!

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David Rossberg
By David Rossberg (4 months ago)

I think it's provocative that people complain about x amount of higher price in Europe, especially Norway (my country) and Switzerland (Mr rrr_hhh a few posts over) when we easily earn more than 40% over a standard US employee. So you want the higher pay in your country but demand to get prices based on markets with lower income.

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AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (4 months ago)

I vote for higher pay and lower prices on everything. In the US, you can get wiped out by a single trip to the hospital...but if you need a new DSLR the prices are great.

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BaldCol
By BaldCol (4 months ago)

" In the US, you can get wiped out by a single trip to the hospital.."

But Americans still tell me how much better their system is compared to the NHS!

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rrr_hhh
By rrr_hhh (4 months ago)

@ Rossberg

Yeah.. Let's subsidize those poor US customers (GDP per capita, they are ranking 7th in the world, Norway 3d and Switzerland 5th) while their government is investing billions in wars against countries who didn't even attack them.
(Ranking for 2005-2012 : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita )

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LensBeginner
By LensBeginner (4 months ago)

Offline installer - Win - CC
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw8-8.0/8.3.52/setup.zip

Offline installer - Mac - CC
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw8-8.0/8.3.52/setup.dmg

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AliAchouri
By AliAchouri (4 months ago)

Thanks

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RudivanS
By RudivanS (4 months ago)

lightroom like oxygen for me ;)
just updated no prob's

Comment edited 30 seconds after posting
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hajime93
By hajime93 (4 months ago)

Always happy to hear about these updates~! Got some shooting for the next two days! Wish me luck~

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GaryJP
By GaryJP (4 months ago)

It's perfectly possible I am missing something, but the link to the Adobe site could be clearer.

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Dolan Halbrook
By Dolan Halbrook (4 months ago)

Big news for Olympus m43 shooters like myself: finally there are camera profiles!

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rigi
By rigi (4 months ago)

What about Olympus and Panasonic M43 profiles?

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Spectro
By Spectro (4 months ago)

Every time you update Lightroom it is redownloading 872mb. why can't they just do like window little update for just the newer codec.

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luchs
By luchs (4 months ago)

They could just split up the download into a 32 bit and a 64 bit Setup - right now we have to download an archive which contains both installers, 32 bit and 64 bit. That seems silly to me and a waste of resources, such as bandwidth and energy.

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naththo
By naththo (4 months ago)

Luckily for me I am sticking to Photoshop so only have to download latest Camera Raw plugin update. I dislike lightroom due to hog of download update. Its for the loss when it is hogging like that.

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Roger Nordin
By Roger Nordin (4 months ago)

That must be the silliest single reason to base your choice of workflow on that I have ever seen

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naththo
By naththo (4 months ago)

Only a measling 83mb to download Camera RAW update for Photoshop CC. lol! Beats Lightroom anydays.

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Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (4 months ago)

Are you still sporting your US Robotics 56k modem from 1996? I can download a 872mb file in less than a minute.

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Spectro
By Spectro (4 months ago)

it takes like 2-3min to download. Plus a few more minute reinstalling it. image you have to reinstall window every time if they come out with a little security update. the program isn't changing much, it is a few new camera raw file update. just send the raw file update like in photoshop.

@roger what is your point?
I already own the software period. the real complaint I have about it is they only update raw files for the newest software. i have lr4 or only 1.5 years, but with the new sony a7 i had to buy a new lr5 just for it to read the file. there isn't much different or new added features in LR5. The spot remover is now ike ps spot heal, and there is photo tilt when ps has for awhile. Otherwise it is the same engine.

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Takahashi
By Takahashi (4 months ago)

"Only a measling 83mb to download Camera RAW update for Photoshop CC. lol! Beats Lightroom anydays."

Which has what to do with what, exactly? I'm missing your point here...

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