Those eyeing Canon's newest SLR, the Rebel T2i, or Olympus's new high-end compact camera, the E-P1, now can get support for those cameras' raw images in Adobe Systems' Lightroom and Photoshop--though only as a release candidate for now.
Adobe releases occasional updates so its software can decode the proprietary raw image formats from many higher-end cameras. Raw images offer greater flexibility and quality as compared with JPEG images, but they require manual processing to convert them into a useful form.
And software companies such as Adobe and Apple must stay on top of a constant stream of new cameras that shoot raw. The new release candidates of Lightroom 2.7 and the Camera Raw 5.7 plug-in for Photoshop support the following cameras:
Canon Digital Rebel T2i (known as EOS 550D in Europe and EOS Kiss X4 Digital in Asia)
Leaf Aptus-II 8
Leaf Aptus-II 10R
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10
Sony Alpha A450
Adobe also issued a release candidate for DNG Converter 5.7, a utility that converts raw photos into Adobe's Digital Negative format.