Adobe has released Camera Raw 7.4 and Lightroom 4.4 with the same raw processing updates for both, and with a corresponding DNG Converter 7.4 update. All are free updates for current licenses of the software. The updates include the usual bug fixes and add support for new cameras (including the Canon EOS 1D C, Canon Digital Rebel SL1 and T5i, and Nikon D7100), improved processing for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor, new lens correction profiles, and more details that you can read about on these Adobe posts:
- Lightroom 4.4 post at the official Lightroom Journal
- Camera Raw 7.4/DNG Converter 7.4 post at the official Lightroom Journal
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 ReadMe file (PDF)
If you have versions of Photoshop and Lightroom that are too old for these updates, you can use the latest DNG Converter, which is free, to convert raw files from new cameras into the DNG format that older software can read.
And if you’ve been using the Release Candidate (RC) versions that were released by Adobe Labs earlier this year for public testing, you should install these final versions because the customer feedback from the RC versions contributed to even more changes and fixes in the final versions. Also, the RC version will eventually expire.
How to update
There are lots of ways to get these new versions:
If you subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud, start the Adobe Application Manager and the updates will be listed.
To update Photoshop and Camera Raw directly, start Photoshop and choose Help > Updates.
To update Lightroom, start Lightroom and choose Help > Check for Updates. If you bought Lightroom through the Mac App Store, the update may take a longer to become available there because it has to wait for Apple approval.
To download the updates for a manual installation, go to:
(Although Camera Raw hadn’t shown up yet when I posted this article.)