Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.5 Released

 Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. This release provides new features including new preview controls, the ability to modify graduated and radial filters, and a new visualisation mask for graduated and radial filters. In addition, this release also includes bug fixes, support for new cameras and new lenses. DNG Converter 8.5 is provided for customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6.

The new features mentioned below are updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CC only. While CR 8.5 will work with Photoshop CS6 it only includes new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes.

Release Notes Features:

Modify Graduated and Radial Filter masks with a brush:
  • After adding or selecting a Graduated or Radial Filter instance, click the new ‘Brush’ mode (next to existing ‘New’ and ‘Edit’ mode buttons) to reveal brush controls that allow you to modify the selected mask.
  • ¬†Use the’Brush+’and’Brush-‘icon buttons in the brush controls pane to add to or erase from the selected mask.
  • Pressthe’Clear’buttontoremoveallbrushmodificationsfromthecurrently selected mask.
  • When a Graduated or Radial Filter instance is selected, Shift-K can be used to enter and leave brush modification mode.
  • For more information, checkout this video (http://youtu.be/TDGXkGm4CU8)
Mask visualisation is now available for the Graduated and Radial Filters. Use the Mask checkbox at the bottom of the Local Corrections pane or press ‘Y’ to toggle the mask overlay.
Added Per-Panel Preview default toggle button
  • If the current panel’s settings are not the ACR defaults, clicking the new Per-panel Toggle Button will reset the panel to the ACR defaults.
  • Clickingthebuttonagainwillrestoretheprevioussettings.
  • This is a standalone feature, separate from the new Preview controls.
  • The changes are applied to the main view; if you have both the Before and After panes visible, changes will appear in the After pane.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.5

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Fujifilm FinePix S1
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 S2
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10
  • Panasonic DMC-GH4
  • Pentax 645Z
  • Samsung NX3000
  • Sony DSC-RX100 III
  • Sony A7S (ILCE-7S)
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II (ILCA-77M2)

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