I am waiting also.
It seems that a few years ago Adobe was much quicker in updating
for newer equipment, even coming out with updates before the new
cameras were generally available. But alas, that no longer seems
to be the case. Perhaps they fired that guy, or reduced that department eh?
It seems that a few years ago Adobe was much quicker in updating for newer equipment, even coming out with updates before the new cameras were generally available.
The timing of when new cameras come out is not under the control of Adobe...neither is the ability to get new camera models to test and decode–that's completely under the control of the camera makers...
What you are seeing is the rather herky-jerky nature of hardware releases followed by software releases, nothing more and nothing less. Some cameras (and their users) luck out because either Adobe gets a camera really early (the higher the retail price the more likely it will get attention from the camera makers) or the timing of the camera is simply fortunate regarding ACR and Lightroom updates.
If you track back over time, Adobe has actually done a remarkable job of staying pretty darn current with new cameras–over 200 models to date. And the whole issue could be mitigated if the camera makers would make more of an effort or adopt DNG which would allow automatic camera support.
Seriously, it ain't Adobe...it the luck of the draw and timing and the fact the camera makers don't do a good enough job supporting 3rd parties...not just Adobe mind you but that includes Bibble, Apple and Capture One as well.
Thanks for your perspective. You are correct, with so many new cameras, I am sure it is hard to keep up.
Apple has always been slow in updating their camera raw. It was one of the reasons I made the switch
to Lightroom, as they seemed to really get the consumers desire to actually use their new cameras.
However, your information about Bibble seems to be outdated.
Bibble now has has Canon 550D raw support.
Fair enough. But can you tell me then why Picasa, and some other free programs can open, view, and do simple edits of my Canon 550D/T2i RAW files without needing any updates? I just downloaded the trial of Bibble 5 and can concur that it does open and fully support the 550D/T2i. Don't want to use it but will have to until Adobe support arrives.
Don't worry; support for the 550D is coming soon. Please stay tuned.
awesome to hear that support is coming soon, would be even more awesome to know how soon that would be
The latest LR beta is now supporting the canon T2i/550D. I installed the beta and am using it to batch convert/export to DNG.
Good to hear. I've come hunting for this exact news; glad I found it so quickly.
Updates usually come out every 3 months or so, so we're due one soon-ish.