What is Adobe thinking?? The official release of Camera Raw 5.6 is available today. It is no different than the Beta version released months ago in terms of handling the Canon 7D Raw Files. Noisy, noisy noisy! Very disappointing.
I downloaded the update direct from Adobe. After installing, I opened the same 7D Raw File used in my previous article. NO DIFFERENCE! I called Adobe to confirm that the new install replaced the Beta version. The Adobe rep said that the Official Release is the same as the Beta Release in terms of processing the 7D Raw files. What is Adobe thinking?? No wonder some reviewers have said that the 7D is noisier than the 50D. It’s because Adobe does such a lousy job at processing these files!
I have given up on Adobe and moved on to Capture One 5 Pro. Just take a look at the samples produced in my previous article, and you will be tempted too.