Adobe Lightroom update adds support for Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II and for many lenses

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Adobe released an update to Lightroom. Support for the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II was added, and for those Canon-mount lenses:

  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
  • TAMRON 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD B023E
  • TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025E
  • TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025E +1.4x III
  • TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025E +2x III
  • Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
  • Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM

Click here for update instructions.

Understanding Canon Picture Styles and how to get the most out of Picture Style editor

Canon Picture Styles

Canon Picture Styles are set in your Canon camera and are useful to get the desired photo look out of the box. You get this by tweaking color and other settings. Picture Styles are available from Canon, a default set is already available on any Canon DSLR. Additional Picture Styles can be downloaded from Canon. A quick guide on settings and customization is also available.

So what are Canon Picture Styles about?

Canon Picture Styles are preset yet adjustable parameters that determine how your EOS DSLR will process and ren- der its images. Picture Styles are applied to JPEG (still) and MOV (video) les during exposure. They are perma- nent to the extent that the rendering is “baked in” and cannot be completely undone.
Picture Styles can also be applied to RAW les, either during or after exposure.

For RAW les the Picture Style affects only how images are rendered on the camera’s LED display. The closer the Picture Style is to your intended rendering, the more accurate your image preview will be. For example, if you intend to convert RAW images to black and white, the Monochrome Picture Style will provide a preview of the image in black and white while retaining all original color information in the RAW le. (Monochrome JPEG or MOV images can not be reconverted back to color.)

You can apply Picture Styles to RAW files by using Canon’ Digital Photo Professional (tutorial about DPP)

While you can immediately use the Picture Styles set in your Canon DSLR, getting to make your own Picture Style can be a bit intimidating. For those who prefer learn stuff by watching tutorial videos, Canon USA has a set of videos about Canon Picture Styles, and about how to use the Canon Picture Style Editor to get your own, customized setting. It’s the closest thing to film emulations you can get on a Canon DSLR.

Start with the video below, an introduction to Picture Styles.

Interested in more? Then click on the “read more” button below to watch all the videos.

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Canon release Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.5.20 (support for new cameras, and for older models)

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Canon released a new version of their photo software, Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.5.20. Support for new cameras, and eventually also for older camera models, has been added. This is good news, since now also owners of an EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D etc can use DPP 4.x.

Canon has released a new update to its popular Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP4) software. Version 4.5.20 adds support for older cameras including EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20Da, EOS 20D, EOS 400D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital X / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi), EOS 350D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital N / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT), PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, PowerShot S100, and PowerShot S100V along with support for the EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens.

There are also some bug fixes in the new version.

  • Improved accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, EF24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lenses.
  • Fixed the problem where it takes time to display a preview image on the high resolution display.
  • Fixed the phenomenon on the Mac OS in which RAW images imported via remote shooting are not displayed for preview in some cases.

You can download Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.5.20 here. First select your camera and then proceed to the download section.

How to use Adobe Lightroom for mobile (Canon Professional Network)

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Canon Professional Network posted a short tutorial about how to use Adobe Lightroom for mobile.

Richard Curtis, Adobe Systems UK Principal Solution Consultant in Digital Imaging, writes exclusively for CPN on how to get the best from Adobe’s Lightroom for mobile app.

Adobe Lightroom for mobile is a free app, but only makes really sense when used together with Lightroom, along with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan.