Adobe has announced the availability of release candidates for Lightroom 2.7 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.7. Release candidates are not official releases, and are still in testing. However, if you have one of the cameras that these releases introduce support for, you may want to download them now.
Adobe announced today that on April 12 it will reveal in a live online event what is new in Photoshop CS5. You can register for the event HERE. They have not announced an actual release date for the software yet. Since I am more focused on Lightroom these days, my initial reaction is “already”? CS4 is already a great application. However, if CS5 has content aware healing and fill as demonstrated last fall by Adobe’s research team, I’ll be more than happy to buy the upgrade. Click HERE for my post and the video on content aware heal and fill.
The latest updates to LR and ACR are available. In Lightroom, go to Help>Check for Updates. Download the file, then double-click on it to launch the installation wizard. In Bridge or Photoshop, go to Help>Updates, and the update will be downloaded and automatically installed. If you use both Lightroom and Photoshop, be sure to update both. From product manager Tom Hogarty:
Want to remove telephone lines, whole buildings, or other objects from your photos? Adobe posted a video on Facebook today from Adobe Labs, demonstrating technology that they are working on for a future release of Photoshop. CS5 perhaps? Click here to go to video. Be sure to watch all the examples — it just keeps getting better!
If you are not prompted to update when you open LR and Bridge/Photoshop, in these programs go up to Help>Check for Updates. Downlaod the .exe (PC) or .dmg (Mac) file to your desktop, then double-click to launch the installation. When it is done, you can throw away the Adobe folder the install process placed on your desktop. If you use LR and PS, be sure to update ACR as well — when you take a file from LR to PS, ACR is used to render the file. It looks like a minor release to me (unless of course you own one of these new cameras and have been waiting to be able to process your raw files!) According to Tom […more]
If you don’t get prompted to perform an automatic update, in Lightroom and in Bridge, go to Help>Check for Updates to update to the new releases. Lightroom uses Camera Raw when you use the Edit in Photoshop command on a raw image, so be sure to update both. Adobe only provides these updates to Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4, so if you have an earlier version, you are out of luck until you purchase an upgrade. Information from Adobe: