Adobe has acquired the technology assets of Pixmantec, makers of digital-imaging software that provides advanced workflow management and processing capabilities for digital camera Raw files.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but the acquired technologies will be integrated into the company's Lightroom software for professional photographers.

"With high-quality digital cameras now within reach of every photographer, customers are gravitating to Raw file formats that allow them to get more control over final results," said John Loiacono, senior vice president of creative solutions.

Pixmantec is a privately held company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and currently ships the RawShooter line of digital-photography software products.

The Pixmantec RawShooter Premium product is being discontinued, though the free RawShooter Essentials product will continue to be available until the Lightroom public beta program is completed.

Existing Pixmantec customers will continue to be supported by Adobe and will be provided with an upgrade path to the Adobe digital imaging product family.

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