Canon updates EOS 40D firmware

Firmware 1.0.5 for the 40D SLR restores raw-image file compatibility with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Canon has released an update to the firmware for its new EOS 40D SLRs designed to fix file format compatibility problems with some Adobe software.

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Version 1.0.3 of the firmware worked with Adobe's raw-image editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom, but the version 1.0.4 that shipped with some newer cameras broke compatibility, according to photographer and consultant Rob Galbraith and forums at Adobe, DPReview and elsewhere. Version 1.0.5 of the firmware can be downloaded from Canon's Web site.

The new firmware also fixes some Spanish and Korean language issues, corrects a problem that could prevent printing, and sets the camera so review of photos resumes at the same point in playback when the camera wakes up from powering itself down, Canon said.

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