As soon as a new camera is released, it doesn’t take Adobe very long to follow suit with support for them. The company has released Camera Raw 8.4/DNG Converter 8.4 Release Candidates, which includes new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes. In fact, Camera Raw 8.4 supports new cameras that aren’t even out yet, like Nikon’s D4S (shown above). Camera Raw 8.4 is available for Photoshop 6 and Photoshop CC users, however, Adobe has also added new features exclusive to Photoshop CC.
If you’re running Photoshop CS6 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, you should note that Adobe is dropping support for those customers. Those users will either have to upgrade their operating systems or continue using the older Camera Raw 8.3.
The new cameras supported include the Canon Rebel T5; Casio EX-100; DJI Phantom; Fujifilm X-T1; Hasselblad H5D-50c and HV; Nikon D3300 and D4S; Olympus OM-D E-M10; Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40; Phase One IQ250; Samsung NX30; and Sony Alpha A5000 and A6000. For the entire new lens profile support, check out the list on Adobe’s Lightroom Journal.
As mentioned, Photoshop CC users will see additional features. These include a new before/after preview system with side-by-side and split-view, pet eye correction, changes to local corrections, context menu in histogram pane, and camera matching color profiles for Fujifilm cameras. Full details at the same Lightroom Journal entry, which also includes the bug fixes.
If you’re a Photoshop user, especially if you show in Raw and just got yourself one of the new cameras listed above, it’s time to update.