Adobe has released Camera Raw version 5.2 for CS4, with additional camera support (including the Canon 5D Mark II) and several updates to the ACR processing toolset. ACR 5.2 is not compatible with Photoshop versions earlier than CS4.
DNG Converter has also been updated to 5.2. Lightroom will be updated to version 2.2 in December to coincide with the new additions.
For the past several months I’ve really been enjoying several series of shows about contemporary and historical photography on the Ovation channel.
Right now I’m watching a show called Close Up: Photographers at work, about several emerging fine art photographers. Coming up next is a show called Genius of Photography; this one features Jay Maisel.
I haven’t seen shows quite like this anywhere else… but there are other examples of photography featured on TV. For example, Art Wolfe has a show called Travels to the Edge (mainly seen on public television) that is shot in HD and has been running for around a year. My friend Brad Lewis (aka Volcanoman) is slated to do one like Art’s next. It seems clear that photography is more popular than ever; my belief is that digital capture is what has opened this up and I love to see shows about it… it’s very refreshing to see so much documentary television about the art and craft of photography.
Ovation runs these shows about photography very often; most weekends they run photography shows all day long. (Ovation is on DirecTV channel 274; not sure about other systems.)
Check it out!