Camera Raw 13.0 installer
What’s new in Adobe Camera Raw
Control shadows, midtones, and highlights with Color Grading:
- Achieve the perfect mood to fit your creative visions with powerful color controls for shadows, midtones, and highlights or adjust the overall color of your image
Faster local adjustments editing with all new GPU support:
- Experience faster editing while using the Adjustment Brush, applying Graduated Filter or Radial Filter, and adjusting sliders for all local corrections
Show or hide edit panels based on your needs:
- Easily show or hide Edit panels with the new Edit Panels to Show option. There is also a Compact Layout Preferences option to further customize your workspace
Support for new cameras and lenses:
- Find newly added cameras and lenses in the full list of supported profiles
Both photographs below were made by pointing the camera into a large plate-glass window that was reflecting action from outdoors while overlaying it on action occurring inside the building, and are not double or triple exposures. Using manual focus lenses made it easier to choose the precise plane of focus compared to using autofocus lenses in the same scenario.
Adobe has finally added the colour grading functionality previously found in other raw image editing software like Phase One’s Capture One Pro and its variants, derived from the colour grading controls native to video editing and colour grading applications like Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and Apple’s Final Cut Pro.
Not before time given the fact that many contemporary photographers are also cinematographers and vice versa and so may appreciate familiar features and interfaces.
I did the two quick and dirty colour grading variations above to express aspects of a protest against Indian coal mining giant Adani and its contractors, enhancing the emotions on both sides with extra colour in the shadows, midtones and highlights.
The colour grading feature will come in handy for photo illustrations and expressionist renderings like these, and especially portraits where my customary documentary approach may not be expressive enough to underscore aspects of the sitter’s personality.
It is a shame, though, that Adobe has not seen fit to improve its still substandard conversion of Fujifilm’s X-Trans files which results in the “wriggling worms” effect visible when viewing images at 100% and higher magnifications.
I avoided the wriggling worms by processing each .RAF raw file in Iridient Digital’s excellent Iridient X-Transformer software which outputs a .DNG file that can then be processed in Adobe Camera Raw.