Adobe Camera Raw 9 Released

Adobe has released Camera Raw 9 with support for the several new digital SLR and mirrorless cameras. Adobe Camera RAW 9 now available for download.

As mentioned in the Adobe blog, updates to Camera Raw for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC.

Support for the following cameras and lenses has been added in version 9 for the Adobe Camera RAW. The update also includes several improvements in performance.

Adobe Camera Raw 9 Update Details


New Features

Merge to HDR and Panorama

Combine your photos to produce panoramas and HDR images in ACR. The merged result is a DNG file and is saved to disk alongside the input images. If you are merging raw files, then the merge is performed using raw image data and the resulting DNG is just as much a raw file as the originals (and retains all the editing flexibility that comes with shooting raw). Because of this, you no longer need to edit your photos before merging.  To see the new Merge feature in action, check out these videos:

Create a Panorama in Camera Raw

Create an HDR image in Camera Raw

Usage Instructions:

  • To merge files in ACR, select the photos that you want to merge then press the “Merge…” button at the top of the filmstrip. Select “Panorama” or “HDR” from the pop-up menu.
  • After a preview of the merge is generated, select desired options in the merge preview dialog and click the “Merge” button to start a full-size merge.
  • The full-size merge is performed in the background so you can continue to edit other photos or start other merges while you wait. To view status, or cancel a merge, press the link in the lower left area of the main ACR window (it will say “1 remaining” if you’ve started a merge).
  • Once the full-size merge is complete, the resulting DNG file will be added to the bottom of the filmstrip and be available for further editing.
  • HDR deghosting has three amounts: low, medium, and high. In order to make it easier to select the best option for a given image, a visualization option is also available

Known issues:

  • Color artifacts in deep shadow areas of some HDR merges with deghosting and HDR panorama merges.
  • If the merged pano result is larger than ACR’s largest supported image size then you will get an error. In future builds we plan on adding an option to scale the result so that it’s within ACR size limits.

Performance Improvements 

Camera Raw can now use the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to speed up interactive image editing. The GPU is particularly helpful when using high-resolution screens, such as 4K and 5K displays.

Minimum system requirements:

  • 64-bit only
  • Mac OS 10.9 and higher or Windows 7 and higher

Usage Instructions:

  • Ensure then GPU support is enabled by visiting the Camera Raw Preferences dialog and check the “Use Graphics Processor” box at the bottom.
  • When this box is checked, Camera Raw will automatically determine whether the system’s GPU (if any) can be used to accelerate image drawing. If yes, Camera Raw will display the name of your graphics card below the checkbox. Otherwise, Camera Raw will display an error message.
  • Note that the GPU options in Photoshop’s Preferences and Bridge’s Preferences have no effect on Camera Raw.
  • Camera Raw’s GPU implementation is used only to accelerate the drawing of the main preview image within the Camera Raw dialog. It is not used for other tasks, such as saving images to disk, or opening images into Photoshop.
  • Scrubby Zoom: Camera Raw offers a “Scrubby Zoom” option in GPU mode. With the Zoom tool selected, click on the Zoom menu (bottom-left of the image preview). Select “Scrubby Zoom” from the bottom of the menu to toggle scrubby zoom behavior on/off. When enabled, click-dragging on an image with the zoom tool will zoom smoothly in and out.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9

New Lens Profiles in Camera Raw 9

Mount Name
Canon Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
Canon Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
Canon Canon EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM
Canon Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
Canon Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Canon Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2
Canon TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012E
Canon SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
Canon Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
DJI DJI Inspire 1 FC350
Leica Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/1.9 Ultron Aspherical
Leica Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/3.5 Color Skopar
Leica Voigtlander LTM 35mm f/1.7 Ultron Aspherical
Leica Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2 Heliar
Leica Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2.5 Color Skopar
Leica Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/3.5 Heliar
Leica Voigtlander LTM 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar
Leica Voigtlander LTM 90mm f/3.5 APO Lanthar
Lecia Voigtlander VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar
MFT Voigtlander MFT 17.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Aspherical
MFT Voigtlander MFT 25mm f/0.95 Nokton
MFT Voigtlander MFT 42.5mm f/0.95 Nokton
Nikon Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2
Nikon Nikon AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Nikon Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 AIS
Nikon TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012N
Nikon Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
Nikon Voigtlander SL II 20mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar Aspherical
Nikon Voigtlander SL II 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Aspherical
Nikon Voigtlander SL II 58mm f/1.4 Nokton
Pentax Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
Pentax SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Sigma dp1 Quattro (*)
Sigma dp2 Quattro (*)
Sigma dp3 Quattro (*)
Sigma SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
Sigma SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C015
Sony Alpha SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Sony Alpha TAMRON 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII PZD MACRO AB016S
Sony Alpha TAMRON 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di PZD A010S
Sony Alpha TAMRON SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di USD A009S
Sony Alpha TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD A011S
Sony Alpha TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 USD F004S
Sony Alpha Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
Sony E Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
Sony E Sony FE 28mm F2
Sony E Sony FE 28mm F2 + Fisheye Converter
Sony E Sony FE 28mm F2 + Ultra Wide Converter
Sony E Sony FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
Sony E Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
Sony E ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 Pro
Yuneec CGO2gb

(*) Lens corrections for the SIGMA dp1, dp2,and dp3 Quattro cameras are for JPEG images only.

Download Links

Camera Raw 9 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6

DNG Converter 9:  Mac | Win