Adobe Releases ACR 8.3 and LR 5.3

Today Adobe has released the final versions of Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.3, along with Lightroom 5.3. Different versions for ACR 8.3 are available for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6 - either from their Website (download links below) or through the Adobe Updater. DNG Converter is available for free for users of older versions of Photoshop. The latest versions brings support for 20 cameras, including the Nikon Df and Nokia Lumia 1020 that weren't in the RC versions. The latest version is the first to offer color profiles for Olympus cameras. Nothing for Leica shooters this time around. Read more below for additional details and download links.

Adobe Adds Leica C Support to ACR/LR

Adobe has released Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 which feature support for the new Leica C (Type 112) camera (among others; read more for full list) and the Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH, respectively. Here are the direct download links:

Adobe Adds Support for Leica M

Adobe has announced RC ("Release Candidate") versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.4. As usual, the latest version adds support for recent cameras which this time includes the new (and as yet unreleased) Leica M (Type 240). The Lightroom update also corrects a series of bugs present in the current version of the software. As usual, release candidates are considered well-tested but not final. Read more below for the download links and changes:

Adobe Adds Support for MM and 50AA

Adobe has launched final versions of Photoshop Lightroom v4.1 and Adobe Camera Raw v7.1 that include support for the Leica M Monochrom and APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lenses, as well as the X2. Both versions include the advanced defringing tools introduced in the Release Candidate versions they replace as well as promising to address 'performance issues.' They can be downloaded from the Adobe website now. Adobe Camera Raw 7.1 works with Photoshop CS6. Read more below for links to the updates:

Leica to Offer Photoshop Lightroom 4

There have been some questions raised by the community as to whether or not Leica will provide new M9 and M9-P owners the latest version of Photoshop Lightroom 4 which was released earlier this week. The good news is that they will - but there's an expected one week delay before it becomes available on their servers. If you have not yet downloaded Lightroom with your provided TAN, give it a little time. Those that have already downloaded Lightroom 3 in the past are eligible for the $79 upgrade pricing from Adobe. Read more for the statement from Leica:

Easy Photoshop Black/White Points

Alex Wise brings us this great Photoshop tutorial on easily finding your black and white points in an image... This is useful for a number of reasons, but namely removing color casts and adjusting contrast: