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No one can answer you definitively, but as someone who doesn’t know, I would expect the release to be somewhat before the beta expiration. Adobe is also ramping up for the release of PS CS6 in the next couple weeks.
This might make me seem a little paranoid, but I'm wondering if when the 6.7 RC expires we will be forced to use a version of ACR that has all the features and camera support that was in ACR 6.6. I mean, when has Adobe provided a version of ACR that would read all the changes made in the next version? Granted, adjustments can't be made to the new 2012 process, but 6.7 RC will read those adjustments. If you think about it, this could have an impact on Photoshop CS6 sales. Like I said, I'm probably being a little paranoid. But I don't recall a transition time in the past when we have been juggling two versions of ACR like we have been doing for the last month or two. Just a thought.
I would expect Adobe to support the current version of LR with the current version of PS as usual.
Last time it was the opposite, but this time, LR4 with PV2012 came out, first, when CS5/ACR6.x was the current version so I would expect Adobe to release a final CS5-compatible ACR that knows how to render, but not adjust PV2012 recipes from LR4. This is what ACR 6.7RC attempts to do but with some luminance differences with certain PV2012 toning sliders near their extremes. Adobe rushed things a bit, this time, due to the D800 and 5D.3 cameras coming out about the same time and wanting to make big spenders happy sooner rather than later, so I expect they are taking extra time to get things right in the released versions of ACR 6.7, ACR 7 and LR 4.1. With CS6 also coming out, and the economy still on the rocks in many areas of the world and country, resources are stretched thing, but I expect all will resolve in time.
This might make me seem a little paranoid, but I'm wondering if when the 6.7 RC expires we will be forced to use a version of ACR that has all the features and camera support that was in ACR 6.6.
There's no way in hell they'd put out a 6.7 RC, then back off and never release a 6.7.
You can enjoy processing images from your D800 immediately (i.e., today). Just download the free Camera Raw 6.7 RC or DNG Converter 6.7 RC.
few days ago Adove came finally with the approved version 6.7 for automatic download. So this issue is closed