Edit raw images in photoshop with Adobe Camer Raw plugin.This is a must have image editing plugin for both professional and amateur photographers as it provides fast and easy access to the raw image formats produced by many leading professional and mid range digital cameras.
Raw image file formats are becoming extremely popular in digital photography work-flows because they offer creative professionals greater creative control. These are “digital negatives” that let you tweak the images with greater artistic control and flexibility before saving them to JPG. Adobe Camera Raw plugin supports editing of RAW images directly in Photoshop.
However, different cameras can use many different raw formats but the specifications are not usually publicly available — which means that not every raw file can be read by a variety of software applications. As a result, the use of these proprietary raw files as a long-term archival solution carries risk, and sharing these files across complex work-flows is even more challenging.
Adobe introduced a publicly available archival format called Digital Negative (DNG), for the raw files generated by digital cameras. This has been introduced to address the non-availability of an open standard for the raw files created by individual camera models. DNG makes it easy for photographers to access their files at any time in the future.
DNG is now well supported a number of software manufacturers like Apple, iView, canto and others. A few high profile camera manufacturers have also introduced cameras that provide support for DNG.
Adobe Camera Raw enables you to work on the DNG with plenty of tools, all conveniently organized in a tabbed interface. you can carry out several basic adjustments, tone curve, greyscales, split toning, lens corrections, camera calibration, etc. there is also a preview pane to preview the results of all your adjustments in real time.
How to Install Adobe Camera Raw Plugin?
Adobe Camera Raw plugin is very easy to install on Windows. Simply unzip the archive and copy the 8bi file into the Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS4/File Formats folder. Alternatively, you can follow the below steps:
- 1. Exit Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Bridge.
- 2. Open the download file, double-click Setup.exe, and follow the onscreen instructions.
- 3. Launch Photoshop CS4 or Adobe Bridge.
Adobe Camera Raw plugin works with Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP. However, it is only compatible with Photoshop CS4.