Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 Release Candidates Now Available

Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 Release Candidates Now Available

Adobe just announced the immediate availability of ACR 8.5 and DNG Converter 8.5 on Adobe Labs for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. The update brings with it several refinements and enhanced compatibility with several new cameras including the Canon G1XII, Fuji S1, Nikon 1 series, Olympus OM-D E-M10, and Panasonic GH4.

Below is a full rundown from the press release:

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.5 Release Candidate

Lens Name

Lens Mount

Fujifilm Tele Conversion Lens TCL-X100


Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM


Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR


Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014

Canon, Nikon, Sigma

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014

Canon, Nikon, Sigma

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013

Pentax, Sony

Sony E 18-50mm F4-5.6

Sony E

Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD A011N


Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016E


Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD MACRO B016N



Release Notes

Camera Raw 8.5 introduces the following new features for Photoshop CC customers:

Modify Graduated and Radial Filter masks with a brush: After adding or selecting a Graduated or Radial Filter instance, click the new ‘Brush’ mode (next to existing ‘New’ and ‘Edit’ mode buttons) to reveal brush controls that allow you to modify the selected mask.

Use the ‘Brush +’ and ‘Brush -’ icon buttons in the brush controls pane to add to or erase from the selected mask.

Press the ‘Clear’ button to remove all brush modifications from the currently selected mask.
When a Graduated or Radial Filter instance is selected, Shift-K can be used to enter and leave brush modification mode.

Mask visualization is now available for the Graduated and Radial Filters. Use the Mask checkbox at the bottom of the

Local Corrections pane or press ‘Y’ to toggle the mask overlay.

Added new Per-Panel Preview default toggleIf the current panel’s settings are not the ACR defaults, clicking the new

Per-panel Toggle Button will reset the panel to the ACR defaults

Clicking the button again will restore the previous settings

This is a standalone feature, separate from the new Preview controls

The changes are applied to the main view; if you have both the Before and After panes visible, changes will appear in the After pane.


Bug Fixes:

Fixed issue with Fujifilm X-T1 raw images appearing too bright at high ISO settings when using Dynamic Range 200% and 400%. Unfortunately, this fix may affect the appearance of existing images captured with this combination of settings. It is recommended that you (1) purge the Camera Raw cache via the Camera Raw Preferences dialog, and (2) review images shot at ISO settings higher than 1600 for unexpected brightness changes.

Fixed image quality issue (noisy result) when applying spot healing to floating-point (HDR) images.

Fixed issue with reading lossless compressed Nikon raw files (NEF files) from the camera models listed below. Previously, some images could be read but would appear as random noise, whereas attempting to open others would result in an error dialog. You will need to purge your Camera Raw cache via the Camera Raw Preferences dialog.

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