Adobe updates Muse, announces Lightroom and Camera Raw release candidates

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Adobe Updates Muse

It’s been a busy couple of days for Adobe. Yesterday they released Photoshop Touch for iPhone, but earlier in the week they also announced Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 release candidates, as well as an update to their Adobe Muse web authorizing system. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Adobe Muse

Available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud or as a single-application membership Adobe Muse enables designers to create Web standard HTML websites without writing code. The update delivers requested productivity features  and adds functionality familiar to designers who use InDesign, including:

  • Hierarchical Master pages – Apply Master pages to other Master Pages, as well as control the positioning of master page elements such as headers, footers, logos, and navigation on individual pages.
  • Spelling checker – Use the new Check Spelling command to confirm words are spelled correctly throughout your websites.
  • Site preview enhancements – View portrait and landscape orientations of tablet and smartphone versions of your websites in Preview mode.
  • Site export improvements – Easily manage updates to larger, more complex sites by publishing to a specific host sub-directory for sites hosted with the Adobe Business Catalyst service or with a third-party hosting provider.
  • Code quality and performance updates – Ongoing code updates ensure your websites load quickly, are optimized for search engines like Google, and will work across multiple browsers.

Muse sites can be published with the Adobe Business Catalyst server or with a third-party hosting provider. For more information on Adobe Muse, visit the Adobe website.

Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 release candidates

The Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 release candidates on Adobe Labs provide bug fixes reported in previous releases, including a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor, such as the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1.

In addition, the release candidates add raw file support for nine cameras:

  • Canon EOS 1D C
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  • Fujifilm X100s
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Hasselblad Lunar
  • Leica M
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Pentax MX-1

The Lightroom 4.4 release candidate is available as a free download for Lightroom 4 customers, and the Photoshop Camera Raw 7.4 release candidate is available for Photoshop CS6 customers. Both are available for Mac and Windows.

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