The Adobe Camera Raw plug-in has become a must-have tool for professional photographers since its release. By working with these raw “digital negatives,” you can achieve the results you want with greater artistic control and flexibility while still maintaining the original files. This powerful plug-in has been frequently updated to support more cameras and include more features and is available as part of Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Lightroom is built upon the same powerful raw processing technology that is available in the Camera Raw plug-in.

The Camera Raw plug-in also supports raw files in Digital Negative (DNG) format. Find out more about the benefits of DNG, a raw file format made available to the public by Adobe.



  1. Exit from your Adobe applications.
  2. Double-click the downloaded .exe to start the installer.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Restart your Adobe applications.

Mac OS

  1. Quit all Adobe applications.
  2. Double-click the .dmg file to unzip it.
  3. Double-click the resulting file to start the installer.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  5. Restart your Adobe applications.


  • If you are encountering Update Error U43M1D204, see Update error U43M1D204.
  • If you still haven’t been able to successfully update the Camera Raw plug-in for CC 2017 or CC 2019 Adobe applications, use the Camera Raw 11.0 installer to the left.
  • For CC, CC 2014, or CC 2015 Adobe applications, substitute with the Camera Raw 10.5 installer for Windows or Camera Raw 10.5 installer for macOS.
  • For Bridge CS6 and Photoshop CS6, substitute with the Camera Raw 9.1.1 installer for Windows or the Camera Raw 9.1.1 installer for macOS.
  • For macOS 10.10-10.12, Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 10 there’s Adobe Camera Raw 9.12.1 (macOS or Windows).

Enhanced GPU support for accelerated image editing

GPU acceleration speeds up image processing most noticeably for photos with several adjustments and for high resolution monitors (4K and higher). You can enable the new GPU acceleration features on supported systems in the Performance tab of Camera Raw Preferences. On some computers the feature is enabled automatically. To know more, see GPU FAQ and troubleshooting.

Edge aware editing in 360-degree panoramas

Previously, when making adjustments to a 360-degree panorama it could result in a seam appearing around the merged edges, especially if you edit Clarity or Dehaze. Starting with this release, you can make seamless edits to 360-degree panoramas, even when adjusting Clarity or Dehaze. This feature is currently not supported in the Camera Raw filter in Photoshop.

Use Enhance Details

To apply Enhance Details to your photo, follow these steps:

  1. Open a supported image in Camera Raw.
  2. Click the () icon in the Filmstrip and select Enhance Details in the pop-up menu.
  3. The Enhance Details Preview dialog box provides you with a preview of the enhanced photo. You can click-and-hold the image preview to see the image without the feature applied. You can pan within the preview window or click in the main image canvas to change your preview region.
  4. Click Enhance to create an enhanced DNG version of your photo.

Bypass the Enhance Details dialog

You can skip the Enhance Details preview dialog box by holding down the Option (macOS)/Alt (Win) key when you select the Enhance Details pop-up menu option.

Batch mode

You can use the Enhance Details feature on multiple images. To do this, select multiple supported images and click the () icon in the Filmstrip and select Enhance Details. You cannot see the Enhance Details preview dialog box when you select multiple images for batch processing.

Supported image formats

Enhance Details is only applicable to Bayer and X-Trans mosaic raw files.

Unsupported file formats

Enhance Details does not apply to the following types of source images:

  • Non-raw files such as a JPEGs, TIFFs, and HEICs
  • Linear DNGs (including HDR and pano DNG images previously created inside Lightroom and Camera Raw)
  • DNG proxies and Smart Previews
  • Monochrome raw files (such as Leica M MONOCHROM)
  • Four-color cameras
  • Foveon sensor images
  • Fujifilm cameras with SR, EXR, or 2×4 mosaic sensors.
  • Canon S-RAW/M-RAW files
  • Nikon small raw files
  • Pentax Pixel Shift Resolution (PSR) files
  • Sony ARQ files

What’s New

Experience more creative control and editing precision with Masking

  • Use the latest Masking panel to easily edit specific areas just the way you want. Access Color, Luminance, and Depth Range tools along with Brush, Linear, and Radial Gradient tools.

Automatically select a subject or sky and make edits

  • Now easily select a person, animal, or thing in your photo with just a click. You can also quickly select the sky and make edits to the selection only. Find these advanced tools and more in the new Masking panel.

Explore new Premium Presets and Preset Amount slider

  • The Premium Presets panel now includes new categories like Food, Urban Architecture, and more. You can also adjust the intensity of a preset applied, using the new Preset Amount slider (this is currently a beta feature).

Support for new cameras and lenses

  • Find newly added supported cameras and lenses. Links to the lists are provided in the detailed summary.

Previous release notes

Instantly improve image quality

Super Resolution in the Enhance Preview dialog box allows you to quickly increase image resolution while improving details and color rendering.

Apple ProRaw Profile is now supported

Capture ProRaw images in iOS 14.3 or later and easily import and edit them in Camera Raw using the new profile.

Other enhancements

Find new options to filter and sort photos in your Filmstrip. You can also quickly reorder the Edit panels based on your needs.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Find newly added cameras and lenses in the full list of supported profiles.


  • Issue with rendering saturated colors using Graphics Processor
  • Poor photo quality in Smart Preview in the Library and Develop modules of Lightroom Classic

Adobe Camera Raw rolls out new features, adds support for new cameras and lenses, and fixes several issues.

New cameras:

  • Parrot Anafi
  • Sony RX100 VA (DSC-RX100M5A)
  • Sony RX100 VI (DSC-RX100M6)

New lenses:

  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR + 1.4x
  • Anafi 23mm F2.4
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO A018
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A018
  • Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS
  • Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter
  • Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter

Complete list of supported cameras can be found here.

Previous versions:

  • Adobe Camera Raw 14.4.1 for Windows
  • Adobe Camera Raw 14.4.1 for macOS
  • Adobe Camera Raw 12.4 for Windows
  • Adobe Camera Raw 12.4 for macOS
  • Adobe Camera Raw 11.4.1 for Windows
  • Adobe Camera Raw 11.4.1 for macOS
  • Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 for Windows
  • Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 for Mac OS X