Adobe announce Release Candidate version of Camera Raw 8.7

Adobe has announced the release candidate version of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 8.7 today. The update includes many bug fixes in the current version of the software and the support of many many new cameras. Adobe are on the ball as most of the new cameras are on the list such as the Nikon D750 and the Fuji X30; the full list of supported cameras is as follows:

  • Casio EX-100PRO
  • Fujifilm X30
  • Leaf Credo 50
  • Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
  • Nikon D750
  • Panasonic DMC-GM1S
  • Sony ILCE-5100
  • Sony ILCE-QX1

I note that the new Panasonic LX100 is not on the list and I’m not sure if the LX1000 was supported on the previous version of Camera Raw either.

As per usual, the update also includes lots of new lens profiles too. The full detail of the update can be found on the Adobe Labs site here.

Adobe seem to only release RC versions of ACR and not Lightroom these days so until this version has been “officially” released we Lightroom users will have to wait. If you have one of the new cameras listed above you will have to use ACR in Photoshop or use the v8.7 DNG Converter (also announced today) to convert your RAW files into DNG versions and then edit the DNG versions of the RAW files in Lightroom.

You will need to bear in mind that the updates are release candidates at this time; whilst they will have been tested by Adobe there may still be issues with the software and this should be considered until the final versions are related.