Professional and mid-range photo cameras offer support for RAW format, a kind of digital negative that lets you tweak the images with great control and flexibility in order to obtain the perfect result before saving it to JPG. And now with Adobe Camera Raw you can work on RAW images directly in Photoshop.
Adobe Camera Raw is a Photoshop plug-in that launches automatically every time you open a RAW file in Photoshop. It enables you to work on the original image with plenty of tools, all conveniently organized in several tabs: basic adjustments, tone curve, grayscales, split toning, lens corrections, camera calibration and more.
While using Adobe Camera Raw, you'll be able to see the results of your adjustments in real time in the preview pane, and also take several snapshots along the editing process, and save custom presets for later use.
Adobe Camera Raw is very easy to install. Simply unzip the archive and copy the 8bi file into the Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS4/File Formats folder. The only con is that it's only compatible with Photoshop CS4.
Adobe Camera Raw is a handy plug-in that lets you view and edit RAW images in Adobe Photoshop.
- This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Adobe Creative Suite 5, Adobe Photoshop CS5. Support for the following cameras has been added in this update. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras. Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital) Kodak Z981 Leaf Aptus-II 8 Leaf Aptus-II 10R Mamiya DM40 Olympus E-PL1 Olympus E-600 Panasonic G2 Panasonic G10 Sony A450
Adobe Camera Raw supports the following formats
Check Adobe's list of compatible cameras.