Adobe just announced a release candidate for Camera Raw 8.1, which is now available in Adobe Labs. This is the first departure from Camera Raw 7.x for CS6 users. With the recent Adobe Photoshop CC changes taking place, CS6 customers will continue to get new updates for raw file support; however, the killer new features that are part of Camera Raw in Photoshop CC will not make it over to CS6 customers.
Camera Raw 8.1 includes support for HiDPI capable displays (e.g., MacBook Pro Retina) and offers support for the following cameras:
- Hasselblad H5D-60
- Olympus PEN E-P5
- Olympus PEN E-PL6
- Phase One IQ260*
- Ricoh GR
- Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
- Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1
* denotes preliminary support
Remember, this is a release candidate, which means it has been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks it is ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official release drops. Expect that to come soon though. Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.
I ran across the photographybay website while looking for a download for ACR 9.1.1 for PC. I subscribed to Adobe Creative Cloud for a couple of years but I would like to cut the annual charge and just go back to using CS6. I’ve got CS6 working except for one thing: it seems Adobe has scoured the internet and eliminated all possible sources to obtain the old ACR 9.1.1 files (which I believe is the last available ACR file for CS6). Of course, any ACR files later than 9.1.1 will not work with CS6 (in fact, I believe trying to use the latest ACR file causes the CS6 Lightroom module to open a dialog when opened that routes the user to the Adobe CC signup page. This effectively disables CS6 LR.
Any help you can provide in locating ACR 9.1.1 for PC would be greatly appreciated.