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Adobe has announced a new program for current Photoshop users. With the move of Photoshop to the Creative Cloud, many photographers were upset with the requirement of high monthly subscription fees. Adobe has addressed this concern with a new offer: Photoshop Photography Program. You will get Lightroom 5.2 and Photoshop CC for $9.95 per month. Adobe claims this is not an introductory price and membership can be renewed in subsequent years. However, to qualify for this pricing, you must sign up by December 31, 2013 and be a registered user of Photoshop or Photoshop Extended CS3 or newer.
One benefit of Creative Cloud programs is you always have access to the latest features and updates for as long as you have an active membership. An additional benefit of the Photoshop Photography Program is 20GB of cloud storage for sharing files and collaborating with other users. Adobe is including a Behance ProSite to host your online portfolio website. Adobe Bridge CC is also included with membership.
To get the special Photoshop Photography Program pricing, you must agree to an annual commitment and monthly billing. Current Photoshop CC users can transition to the lower price, provided they own Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6.
Today Adobe releases updates for its popular image editing programs Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 to support for the latest digital cameras and lens profile data. Lightroom version 4.4 update can be applied to any version of Adobe Lightroom 4.x, while Adobe CS6 can be updated to latest Adobe Camera Raw version 7.4. Users of previous versions of these programs (Lightroom 3 and CS5 and earlier) will not be able to install the latest updates, but can use the new DNG Converter 7.4 to convert RAW files to the DNG format to open files from the latest cameras.
New camera support added in Lightroom 4.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 include the Nikon D7100, Nikon 1 J3 and S1, Nikon Coolpix A and preliminary support for the Nikon Coolpix P330.
New lens profile data is included for the latest Nikon and third-party Nikon mount lenses including the Nikon Nikkor 70-200mm f/4 VR and Nikkor 1 18.5mm f/1.8. Third-party lens profiles for Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC and Tamrom 90mm f/2.8 Di Marco VC are also included in the udpates.
The updates fix some minor bugs, improve performance and include revised white balance defaults for old generation Nikon DSLR (D2X, D2Xs, D2Hs, D200, D40, D50 and D80).
Adobe Camera Raw 7.2 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 have been released and add preliminary support for Nikon D600 RAW files. The new ACR and Lightroom versions released on October 3, 2012 can read Nikon Electronic Format (NEF) files created by the Nikon D600, although it is not documented in Adobe’s release notes. Certain features such as automated profile corrections and picture controls are not yet implemented. Full support should be expected in a future release.
Update: Adobe Lightroom 4.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 are released and add official Nikon D600 support as of December 13, 2012.
Currently, full D600 RAW support is available using Capture NX2 version 2.3.4.
Lightroom 4.2 also includes new lens profiles for Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR and 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR as well as various bug fixes to improve usability. Support for Nikon D600 RAW files in Adobe Photoshop CS6 is available by downloading Adobe Camera Raw 7.2, which provides RAW support for additional camera models and lens profiles.