Support for Tamron on Adobe products

September 6, 2010

Announcements, Lenses, Tech Info


  • Tamron to release AC for Adobe products
  • Comments



From Tamron Website:


September 1, 2010, Commack, NY— President and CEO of the optical equipment manufacturer Tamron Co. Ltd., Morio Ono announced today the release of their latest offering, an aberration correction function for Adobe Systems Incorporated’s software. The lens profile provided by Tamron will be used to make the plug-in for digital image editing software, Adobe® Photoshop® CS5, Camera Raw® and the function for photo management software, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 ( for supported lens models, please refer to the chart below).

The lens profile will include Tamron’s Di series (lenses for full size image sensors) and the Di II series (lenses for cameras with APS-C size image sensors) and will be used to create a plug-in bundled in the Camera Raw® 6.2 update and the function for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3.2. Tamron, utilizing design data, created this profile for image editing software that allows customers to easily correct distortion, chromatic aberration, and peripheral brightness (1) for Di series and Di II series SLR lenses.

(1) The amount and quality of correction depends on the user
Adobe, Photoshop and Lightroom are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporate

Future lenses are expected to also be included in this profile.
For further information, please refer to the Adobe Website at

For more details and a list of supported lenses click here.


The above announcement is great and hopefully the list of supported lenses by all manufacturers will increase over time.

Although it seems there is no support for some lenses like the Tamron SP AF17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) (Model A05) which is owned by lot of photographers because it’s a very interesting alternative to some much more expensive and professional lenses (obviously on a different league too) like the excellent and beautiful Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM or even the mid-range Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM.

It would be great and extremely helpful that Tamron also adds support for all their lenses, even if they are not currently in production, since lot of photographers are using them.

Of course you can customize and build your own lens profile using the free Lens Profile Creator (available from Adobe Labs here: but it takes some work that needs to be carefully done.

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