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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Adobe Lightroom 3 and Camera Raw lens profile for Canon Powershot S90

I now created a lens profile for the Canon Powershot S90, to be used with Adobe Lightroom 3 or Camera Raw. It can be downloaded from here:

Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 lens profile support

These are exciting days for photographers…     Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 now both support lens profiles. With their help most lens-specific problems like distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberrations can now be automatically and effectively corrected.

Unfortunately such lens profiles are specific to exact camera/lens combinations and hence Adobe only released a handful of sample profiles along with their “lens profile creator” software. With this software people are expected to create profiles themselves for their own camera/lens pairs.

In the next couple of days I will post here links to a number of such lens profiles that I now created for our photo equipment (mostly Sony Alpha and a Canon S90). I hope these profiles might save people with similar gear the tedious process of creating such profiles.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sony launches their new entry-level DSLRs A290 and A390

Sony just introduced their two new entry-level DSLRs. The A290 and A390 both resemble a no-frills photographic tool, sporting a 14 MP APS-C sized sensor. In the case of the A390 you also get live-view and a tiltable screen.

see here for some more info:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Adobe Lightroom 3 is now available

Adobe just released their newest version of the RAW image processing software “Lightroom”. This newest version adds support for video files as well as an improved RAW processing engine that promises a noise pattern in high ISO shots.

more details on the product and a trial download can be found here: