announced on Thursday that a free plug-in is now available for Photoshop CS that extends Camera Raw file support to an additional 14 digital cameras from Fujifilm, Kodak, Leaf, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony. The specific models include: Fujifilm FinePix F700, FinePix S5000 Z and FinePix S7000 Z; Kodak DCS 720x, DCS760 and DCS14n; Leaf Valeo 22; Leica Digilux 2, Nikon D2H, the Olympus C-5060 Zoom and E-1; Panasonic DMC-LC1; the Pentax *ist D; and Sony DSC-F828.
Camera Raw functionality allows you to get better tonal range and detail out of digital images by directly working with the original data captured by your camera’s sensor. Doing so before converting images into JPEG, TIFF or other formats allows you to adjust white balance, saturation, and sharpness manually instead of relying on the camera’s automatic settings.
You can also easily sort and batch your adjusted files with Photoshop CS’s redesigned File Browser, which allows you to view thumbnails and large previews of raw captures. Photoshop CS also includes support for 16-bit raw images, so that you can keep layers intact when saving files, as well as a new Camera Raw interface that offers advanced calibration controls and customized color profiles for individual cameras.
download the new Photoshop CS plug-in
from the Adobe Web site. System requirements call for Mac OS X v.10.2.4 (Jaguar) or higher.