Adobe has released a handful of software updates, including Lightroom 5.2, Camera RAW 8.2, and DNG Converter 8.2, to fix bugs, add features, and bring support for new cameras.
Adobe has been very kind with the users of its products today. The company has updated three of its tools in order to improve them by fixing bugs and adding new features among others. The three pieces of software, which received an update, are Lightroom 5, Camera RAW 8, and DNG Converter 8.
Adobe adds new features in Lightroom 5.2 software update
The first to come is the Adobe Lightroom 5.2 software update. It comes packed with several new features, bug fixes, and support for new cameras.
According to the company, users will be able to find a Smoothness adjustment tool right under Color Noise Reduction -> Detail panel. It can be used for cutting down some mottle artifacts.
The Spot Healing Tool has been enhanced with a novel Feather control and improved auto find source tool, which should perform better when heavily textured spots are in users’ photos.
The Auto Exposure option is now “more consistent” and the maximum size of a Smart Preview supports a long edge of up to 2,560 pixels.
The Local Adjustment Brush has also been tweaked, as right-clicking on the pin in Windows and control-clicking on Mac reveals a context menu for deleting or duplicating. Additionally, pin to duplicate works by pressing Control + Alt at the same time with dragging in Windows and Command + Option then dragging on Mac OS X.
Tethered Capture is now available for multiple cameras including the Canon 6D, 700D, 100D, and the Nikon D7100.
New cameras supported in Adobe Lightroom 5.2 update
The Lightroom 5.2 update also supports a list of new cameras from multiple manufacturers, that is Canon, Casio, Fujifilm, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony.
The list includes the following:
- Canon: 70D, Powershot G16, PowerShot S120;
- Casio: Exilim EX-ZR800;
- Fujifilm: HS22EXR, HS35EXR, S205EXR, X-A1, X-M1;
- Leica: C Type 112;
- Olympus: E-M1;
- Panasonic: GX7, FZ70, FZ72;
- Pentax: Q7, K-50, K-500;
- Sony: RX100 II, A3000, NEX-5T.
Adobe launches Camera RAW 8.2 and DNG Converter 8.2 software updates
Adobe Camera RAW 8.2 and DNG Converter 8.2 updates share identical changelogs. However, it is worth noting that the new features are only available with Photoshop CC, while the bug fixes, newly-supported cameras, and novel lens profiles are available in Photoshop CS6, too.
The latest features are an interactive histogram, rectangle mode in the white balance’s eye-dropper tool, presets in the saving dialog window, and the ability to move adjustment brushes by click-and-drag on the pins.
Furthermore, the latest Lightroom 5.2 features are available in the upgrades, as well. The list of newly-supported cameras is almost the same in Camera RAW 8.2 and DNG Converter 8.2, with the exception of Fujifilm X-A1
List of new lens profiles in Lightroom 5.2, Camera RAW 8.2, and DNG Converter 8.2
All three Adobe software updates offer new lens profiles from Sony, Hasselblad, GoPro, Leica, Sigma, Nikon, and Sony, as follows:
- Sony: E-mount 35mm f/1.8 OSS;
- Hasselblad: LF16mm f/2.8, LF 18-5mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS, LF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS;
- GoPro: Hero 3 Black, Silver, and White models;
- Leica: Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH;
- Sigma: 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM, 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM, 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM, 60mm f/2.8 DN, 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM, 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM;
- Nikon: 1-system 32mm f/1.2;
- Sony: RX1R.
Download links for Windows and Mac OS X users
Adobe Lightroom 5.2 software update can be downloaded for Windows and Mac OS X computers at the company’s official website. Users can also find Camera RAW 8.2 and DNG Converter 8.2 at the developer’s site.