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Pentax K1 SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode: Will Adobe Choose to Support Motion Correction in Camera Raw?

See my Pentax K1 wish list at B&H Photo.

See my previous analysis of Motion Correction with Adobe Camera Raw and Pentax Digital Camera Utility raw converters.

The Adobe Camera Raw engine (“ACR”) is used by both Photoshop and Lightroom—different interface, same engine, same raw-file conversion capabilities.

Pentax K1 pixel shift settings

Therefore, if Pentax K1 shooters hope to use SuperRes mode in anything but absolutely still conditions with invariant hue and brightness of lighting, it is essential that Adobe deliver support for Motion Correction.

I’ve sent a note to Adobe asking this question and I hope to hear back a “yes”.

UPDATE 17 May: I’m hearing from Adobe that Pentax SuperRes pixel shift mode with Motion Correction WILL NOT be supported in Adobe Camera Raw “at this time”. I’m waiting to hear back if this is the official Adobe position. That is not a “never” but it is also not a “planning to do it”.

For me at least, this tends to be a deal-killer for the K1, since only completely static subjects can use SuperRes pixel shift mode, ruling out virtually all outdoor work.

Below, a crop from a Pentax K1 SuperRes file with Motion Control when processed by ACR. It is an unusable result and can be less bad, or much worse, depending.

Actual pixels
f8 @ 1/250 sec, ISO 100; 2016-05-16 13:28:08
PENTAX K-1 + HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR @ 30mm

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