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Adobe's Lightroom 5.3 RC brings RAW support to Sony's A7, other new cameras

If you're tired of cludging RAW files from your spanking new Sony A7r or Fujifilm XQ1, there's now relief from Adobe with release candidates for Photoshop Camera Raw 8.3 and Lightroom 5.3. The latter app, part of Adobe's Creative Cloud suite, is purpose-built for manipulating RAW photos, making its support critical for early-adopting image pros. The software will also work now with the Sony A7, Nikon AW1, Phase One IQ260 and IQ280 and Nikon Coolpix P7800, with preliminary support for the Sony RX10, Nikon D5300 and Olympus Stylus 1. Adobe's also squashed some bugs, like auto white balance and Flickr publishing issues. There's still one yawning gap in Adobe's resume, though, as the first smartphone RAW camera, the Nokia Lumia 1520 isn't supported yet -- hopefully that'll be remedied shortly after its arrival.