If you use Adobe’s RAW workflow solutions (Camera Raw, for Photoshop, or Lightroom, for awesome people), then you’re probably familiar with Adobe’s lens correction profiles, which are now matched directly to lenses and help fix distortion and chromatic abberations without any additional effort on your part. You might also be aware Tamron has a spiffy new 24-70mm f2.8 with image stabilization that’s hitting the market, and tempting people (like me) who’ve experienced what image stabilization can do even at those standard focal lengths, and think the big guys are crazy for dismissing it as unnecessary. Now, if you’ve updated to the latest builds of camera raw and LR (7.1 and 4.1 respectively), you’ve already got support for this new lens. But, if you haven’t, or can’t, then Tamron’s got your backs. They’ve put together the module needed to add support for this new pro lens into older versions of Camera Raw and LR that lack it. Which, really, is a pretty solid gesture and a show of commitment to this new lens on their part.
You’ll need the Adobe profile downloader installed, and then you’ll just be able to search for the lens and install it from there. If you don’t have the profile downloader, you can get it for Mac or Windows with the links below: