Canon Dramatically Retooling Digital Photo Professional, Adds 64-Bit Support & More


Earlier this week Canon announced the fourth major iteration of its Digital Photo Professional software. Said to be the largest update since the software was launched, news of the update is turning quite a few heads in the industry.

Built from the ground up, DPP 4.0 is built around a 64-bit architecture and includes a plethora of new features. The RAW file workflow has been dramatically improved, color adjustments are now gamut-specific, highlight and shadow recovery options now offer greater tonality, movie playback support has been added, and it now supports multiple monitors.


As is expected with the announcement of 64-bit architecture, DPP 4.0 will only work with a number of the latest operating systems. For Windows, anything after Windows 7 should work smoothly. If you’re running OS X, anything after 10.8 (Mountain Lion) will do the trick.

The other downfall of the massive update is that it’s only compatible with four full-frame cameras total — the EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C. Owners of anything else will have to hold onto DPP 3.14 until further notice.

For a full run-down of what’s changed you can head on over to Canon’s announcement and read through the changelog.

(via Imaging Resource)

  • ℉0t°oG®@Ф

    so is it good? should we bother?

  • Realspear

    Seems kind of lame that Adobe is supporting newer cameras (e.g., 70D) than Canon with their latest software. I use a 5DMkiii and a 70D, and while this was initially interesting, having to use multiple packages because Canon can’t support their own cameras doesn’t make sense.

  • Michael Asgian

    “Owners of anything else will have to hold onto DPP 3.14 until further notice”

    Probably better, “Owners of anything else will have to hold onto LR” lol

  • James Walzer

    6D and NOT 1DS mark iii? Bunch of idiots at Canon.

  • Mike

    WTF Canon, how come you allow yourself to be so slow?

  • Polisonico

    “EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C”

    Going out of your way to limit your software to support ONLY your most expensive products… Canon just cares about the 1%!!!

  • Vin Weathermon

    I guess I don’t understand why anyone cares. DPP is something that ships with the camera, and then LR and photoshop are the processing tools for me. Too many assets and versions to manage, DPP just doesn’t cut it. Does the new DPP offer better RAW output to TIF? Would like to know because then I suppose it might matter…a little…

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