Canon has today announced the impending release of updates to its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and EOS Utility (EU) software, which are bundled with its advanced digital cameras.

No specific date has been given for when the software will be available; the press release simply states ‘late June’. Both updates will be available for the Windows and Mac operating systems and both will be free of charge.

The updated DPP 4.0 software for editing CR2.RAW images delivers improved workflow efficiency and provides an expanded adjustment range for highlights and shadows as well as enhanced basic functions. New additions include 8-axis colour gamut adjustment and an Auto function that automatically analyses the brightness and darkness balance of a histogram and adjusts the tones or luminance of an image accordingly. The updated graphical user interface (GUI) supports the ability to display up to 10,000 image thumbnails at a time and view selected images for comparison in the preview window as well as assign ratings to images.

The upgraded EU 3.0 allows users to connect a camera to a computer via a USB connection or Wireless File Transmitter for remote adjustment of camera settings and to support image transfer and capture. EU 3.0 easily integrates with DPP 4.0 to allow users to select and compare images, making it easier to choose the best shot, make slight adjustments to camera settings and reshoot scenes.

Check Drivers and Downloads pages in the Support section of Canon’s website at for more information.