Adobe Camera RAW 10 and DNG Converter 10 released and available for download



Adobe released Camera RAW 10 and DNG Converter 10. How to install/download:

  • Camera Raw 10 – Please use the Adobe Creative Cloud app to download and install Camera Raw 10.
  • DNG Converter 10:  Mac | Win

Support for the Canon EOS M100 is introduced, as well as Range Mask, the video below shows what Range Mask is and how it works.

Range Mask

Range Mask works within the structure of the existing local adjustment tools to give you more precision with your local adjustments. One way to think of it is that Range Mask is a modifier that can be applied to a local adjustment, allowing you to create more precise selections with less hassle.  Range Mask is designed to be easy to use, and the resulting mask can be further refined by nudging the sliders.

Range Mask has two different modes to address two different types of color/tone-based masks: Color Range Mask and Luminance Range Mask.

Usage Instructions:

  1. Open an image into the Camera Raw plugin

  2. Select one of the local adjustment tools (Local Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, Radial Filter) and make an initial mask of your intended selection area.

  3. From the Range Mask option, select either Color or Luminance.

    • Color: Use the Eyedropper to select the colors you’d like to include in your selection.  You can select up to 5 different colors using the Shift + click method with the eyedropper.  Alternatively, you can sample a range of colors, even completely different colors, by dragging out an area with the eyedropper. Once selected, you can further refine your selection using the Amount slider.
    • Luminance: Use the Range and Smoothness sliders to adjust your mask and fine tune.
  4. Use the local adjustment sliders to make the desired edits to your images.


Canon updates Digital Photo Professional & Picture Style Editor (PowerShot G1 X III & EF85mm f/1.4L IS support, and more)

Canon Digital Photo Professional

Canon updated Digital Photo Professional (now ver. 4.7.20) and Picture Style Editor (now 1.19.10). You can download the new software here.

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.7.20:

  • Supports PowerShot G1 X Mark III, PowerShot G12, PowerShot G11, PowerShot G10, PowerShot G9, PowerShot S95, PowerShot S90, PowerShot SX50 HS, PowerShot SX1 IS.
  • Supports EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM, EF-S35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM.
  • Supports Chromatic aberration correction, Peripheral illumination correction, Distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer for images captures with a combination of EOS 6D Mark II and TS-E50mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E90mm f/2.8L Macro, TS-E135mm f/4L Macro, TS-E17mm f/4L, or TS-E24mm f/3.5L II.
  • Enhances operability of the Filter/Sort function.
  • Supports customization on the Preview Properties Display.

Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.19.10:

  • Supports PowerShot G1 X Mark III.

Digital Photo Professional is powerful (and free) raw conversion and editing software that comes with all Canon DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and some PowerShot. As such as it is powerful it is not easy to get into it at the beginning. You may be interested in a free Digital Photo Professional video tutorial series by Canon.

MacPhun Aurora HDR 2018 Pre-Order Available (Mac and Windows)

MacPhun’s upcomig Aurora HDR 2018 software (Mac & Windows) can be pre-ordered.

There is a special $10 pre-order discount. Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $49 ($59 MSRP), while new users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 at a special pre-order price of $89 ($99 MSRP). A free trail is also available. 

What’s new in Aurora HDR 2018:

Next-generation Tone Mapping – A new smart Tone Mapping algorithm automatically reduces noise, and produces more realistic and natural initial results.

Mac and Windows versions – Aurora HDR 2018 is available both for Mac and PC users, enabling mixed-computer households to share the same product key.

Lens Correction Tool* – The new Lens Correction filter easily fixes all kinds of lens distortion, from barrel and pincushion to chromatic aberration and vignetting.

Transform Tool* – Easily scale, rotate and shift your image to better fit your vision.

Dodge & Burn Filter – Selectively lighten or darken specific areas of an image to artfully direct your viewer’s eye towards the key subject of your image, similar to a traditional darkroom technique.

HDR Enhance Filter – Adds details and clarity to an image, adjusting colors, details and contrast without creating artificial halos or other problems.

User Interface – A new, modern and responsive user interface brings a powerful, yet joyful experience to HDR photo editing.

History Panel – An easy-to-reference list of edits made to your image, the History panel allows you to click on any editing step to revert the photo to an earlier stage of editing.

Touch Bar support for Mac – Aurora HDR 2018 adds Touch Bar support to give new MacBook Pro users fast access to key editing features and speed up their workflow.

Image Flip and Rotate* – Perfect for correcting photos with incorrect horizons or making creative compositions or other stylistic changes to an image.

IMPROVED: New Structure Algorithm – The re-developed Structure tool allows you to adjust detail and clarity of an image to get a classic HDR effect with great detail or a smoother effect with less details.

IMPROVED: RAW handling – An improved RAW conversion brings out more details in shadows/highlights, displays colors more accurately and reduces noise in RAW files.

IMPROVED: Crop tool update – Now specify custom crop sizes for even more versatility.

IMPROVED: Speed – Faster merging and masking performance, improvement in RAW image processing.

New videos added to Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.x) tutorial series

Digital Photo Professional Video Tutorials

New videos have been added to Canon’s own Digital Photo Professional tutorial series.

The videos are (latest additions in italics)

  • Get organised
  • Recover missing shadows
  • Levels and curves
  • Counteract colour casts
  • Improve composition
  • Sharpen Detail
  • Lens Correction
  • Cloning and Healing

All tutorials come with downloadable resources, like PDF docs, RAW files used in the examples etc. This looks to be a pretty good, free tutorial for Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.x. Click here to access the tutorials. Enjoy!

Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.6.10) and other software updated to support EOS M6, Rebel T7i and EOS 77D

Canon Digital Photo Professional

Updates for Canon Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor are available for download at Canon USA. Support for the latest Canon cameras has been added.

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.6.10:

  • Supports EOS Kiss X9i/REBEL T7i/EOS 800D, EOS 9000D/EOS 77D, EOS M6
  • Supports EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Stability of the connectivity has been improved

Click here to download the updates for Canon Digital Photo Professional and the other software tools.

Canon Digital Photo Professional is a powerful RAW processing and photo editing software that comes for free with all Canon DSLRs (and MILCs and RAW capable Powershots). As powerful as it is, it might be intimidating at first. If you want to jumpstart into Canon Digital Photo Professional have a look at this series of Canon produced tutorials.