Additionally, Adobe has not yet brought back the edge de-fringing built into 7.0 when Defringe: All Edges was selected, so color moire on fine detail is worse than in 7.0 and it's not possible to set up equivalent functionality using the new control-based de-fringing.
So it's back to 7.0 for me again for better image quality, better file-opening performance, and less buggy operation.
We're suspecting that this may be due to the profile index.dat files not being updated along with the plugin. Would you mind going to the following locations on your machine and emailing me (email@example.com) copies of both index.dat files you find under the CameraProfiles and LensProfiles directories?
Thank you so much.
John, that's probably my fault. I replaced just the plug-in file itself, without running the installer.
Is installing this version going to mess up my ability to go back to Camera Raw 7.0?
No, if you run the installer, you will be able to go back to Camera Raw 7.0 using the same method you replaced the 7.3 plugin (I'm assuming you dragged over the .plugin file into the Plug-Ins directory).
However, there is a possibility that the installer may run into issues now that you already had a build of the 7.3 plugin. The following method would be my suggestion:
1. Install the Camera Raw 7.3 plugin as you previously did (drag and drop)
2. Remove both of the Camera and Lens Profile directories that I mentioned above (move them to a different location for backup)
3. Grab and install the DNG Converter 7.3.
Installing the DNG Converter will reinstall all of the profiles and add the updated Index.dat files as well.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the quick responses, John. I followed your instructions, all seems well now. The lens profiles work properly in 7.3RC, and I've confirmed that I can still use Camera Raw 7.0 with the updated profile folders.
I'm very sorry for the false start!
Awesome - no worries!