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ACR 6.7 is for compaitbility between LR4 and Photoshp CS5. It does not have any UI for PV2012, so, you cannot edit in PV2012 only view. And edit in PV2010.
Thanks for summarizing the limitations, which will no doubt help others reading this thread understand my comment about the 2012 process only offering limited main panel adjustments, but that doesn't speak to image quality.
I don't understand. Lightroom 4 allows adjustments to Process 2012, but ACR 6.7 doesn't. Also, ACR 6.7 calls Process 2010 "Current" while Lightroom 4 calls 2012 "Current." Why is that, and how does that make them compatible?
Robin Casady wrote:
I don't understand. Lightroom 4 allows adjustments to Process 2012, but ACR 6.7 doesn't.
Correct, all ACR 6.7 can do is process the files and primarily for Lightroom. The full PV 2012 controls will come in ACR 7 in Photoshop CS6 when it's released..
Robin, Adobe adds functionality to Camera Raw in each new major Photoshop release. PV2012 is likely going to be touted as a new Photoshop CS6 feature.
I'm sure their Marketeers believe that if the team made Process 2012 fully available and controllable in Camera Raw 6 for Photoshop CS5 that some people would avoid buying Photoshop CS6.
On the other hand, they couldn't very well just leave the new release of Lightroom completely incompatible with the latest version of Photoshop...
What they've done makes them compatible because if you set a bunch of controls in Lightroom, then try to open the image in Photoshop CS5, you'll find that it will generate the same result. If they didn't add at least this much PV2012 support then they'd be getting bona fide complaints from Lightroom users that the new version isn't compatible with any version of Photoshop - which I guess is a major selling feature.
Seems more easily solved by just waiting until Photoshop CS6 is released, but I suppose this decouples the two just enough, and allows Adobe not to miss out on all the Lightroom sales.
A parting observation: Camera Raw 6.7 isn't actually released, so the majority of Photoshop users know nothing about it whatsoever. But a Lightroom user has the option of upgrading to 6.7 RC to solve his "incompatibility" problem. I wonder if Camera Raw 6.7 is actually going to release before Photoshop CS6...