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Software Updates as of 8/29/2019

It is usually a good idea to update your camera firmware and photo processing software on a regular basis. If you don’t know how, ask someone in the club who has experience doing it for help. We try to refresh this list of the most popular software programs on a regular basis.

If you use the (excellent!) free FastStone Image Viewer, it was recently updated (8/28/2019) to version 7.4. You can download it from their website. Incidentally, this is much more than a “viewer” and among other things it is great for resizing images easily and quickly. Ask Edgar Reihl for a walk-through at one of the club meetings if interested.

If you use Canon Digital Photo Professional, the latest version is

The latest version of Canon Picture Style Editor is 1.22.40. It was updated on 7/22/2019.

If you use Nikon Capture NX-D, the current version is 1.5.3. If you use View NX-i, the current version is 1.3.3.

Photomatix HDR software was updated last year. The current version is 6.1.1. It appears that development of this app may have stopped.

Aurora 2019 HDR software was also recently updated. The current version of Aurora is

Luminar 2018 is now Luminar 3. The current version is Luminar 4 is coming soon.

On1 Photo Raw 2018 is now On One 2019. The current version is 2019.6.

Topaz Studio is currently at version 1.14.5.

For most of these, you can get the updates from within the app by clicking on “Check for Updates” (or similar). You don’t have to search for them on the developer’s website.

Firmware Updates

Nikon D600, D610, D500, D750, D850, Z6, and Z7 (mirrorless) cameras all had firmware updates in February, 2019. Other Nikon models were updated in 2018. Launch Nikon Message Center (if you have it) to check for the latest versions and download them.

Various Canon models have had firmware updates during the past year. The Canon EOS 80D is the latest; v1.0.3 on 08/06/19). Canon does not have an app like the Nikon Message Center that tells you which ones have been updated at a glance. The easiest way to find them is to go to Canon USA Support at this page and type in your model number. This will bring you to the support page for your model where you can check for software and firmware updates and download them.