Adobe has released Camera Raw 3.7
, a free update of the RAW file plug-in for Photoshop CS2. The new version adds support for RAW files from the Nikon D40 and Pentax K10D, plus "unofficial" support for the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro and Phase One's H20, H25, P20, P21, P25, P30, and P45 backs.
Also new in v3.7 is cross-application compatibility between Lightroom 1.0 and Photoshop CS2 RAW processing settings stored in a RAW photo's companion sidecar XMP file. With Camera Raw 3.7 loaded into Photoshop CS2, processing settings that it shares with Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 can be adjusted in one and recognized in the other.
If the processing feature is something that Lightroom offers but Camera Raw doesn't - such as dust spotting - Camera Raw will honour the feature's setting and convert the RAW data accordingly or, optionally, remove the setting altogether. To fine-tune a Lightroom-only RAW processing setting, however, will require a return trip to Lightroom.
Follow a link below to download Camera Raw 3.7, with or without DNG Converter 3.7:
• Added more information about RAW file support, from Photoshop product manager John Nack's blog entry (February 19, 2007)