Adobe on Thursday announced an updated version of its Digital Negative (DNG) Converter and Camera Raw plug-in. The software helps act as a standard way of accessing the RAW file formats produced by some digital cameras. The new software provides support for 14 new digital cameras. Adobe said that camera maker Ricoh is the latest company to support DNG with its GR line of digital cameras.

The update to DNG Converter gives users additional preference settings for JPEG preview size and the option to run DNG as a command line interface. The updated DNG converter also adds support for the 14 new cameras added to the Camera Raw plug-in.

The Camera Raw 3.2 plug-in also allows users to preserve more metadata when saving files, added support for GPS metadata tags and more.

New cameras supported by the updated DNG Converter and Camera Raw 3.2 plug-in include Minolta ALPHA SWEET DIGITAL, Konica Minolta ALPHA-5 DIGITAL, Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D, Konica Minolta DYNAX 5D, Leaf Valeo 17, Leaf Aptus 22, Leica D-Lux 2, Nikon D2Hs, Nikon D70s, Nikon D50, Nikon Coolpix 8400, Nikon Coolpix 8800, Panasonic DMC-LX1 and Panasonic DMC-FZ3.

System requirements callfor Mac OS X v10.2.4 or later. The Camera Raw 3.2 plug-in also requires Adobe Photoshop CS or CS2.