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Adobe DNG Converter and Camera Raw 3.7 update

This update contains the Adobe DNG 3.7 Converter.

Adobe DNG Converter
The Adobe DNG Converter, a free utility that converts files from more than 150 cameras to DNG, enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files to a more universal DNG raw file. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for the proprietary and unique raw files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their raw camera files in a single format for easy cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification freely available, any developer can build software that supports and takes advantage of DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative page.

Camera Raw 3.7 update
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.


  • Nikon D40
  • Pentax K10D

Refer to the following ReadMe files for other updates in this version:


The Camera Raw 3.7 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS2, versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 4.0, or versions of Premiere Elements earlier than Premiere Elements 3.0. The latest version of the Camera Raw plug-in available for Photoshop Elements 3.0 customers is Camera Raw 3.6.

Please read the Additional Notes listed at the bottom of this page for important changes to Camera Raw 3.7.

File Information

Product Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter
Version 3.7
Platform Windows
File Name DNG_Camera_Raw_3_7.zip
File Size 4.0MB
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System requirements

For the DNG Converter:
Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 or Windows XP

For Camera Raw 3.7:
See the system requirements for Adobe Creative Suite 2 software, Photoshop CS2, Photoshop Elements 4.0 or 5.0, or Premiere Elements 3.0 for Windows.

Installation Instructions

After downloading a ".zip" file, use the operating system or a utility such as WinZip or PKZIP to access the file's contents.

Need help with downloading? See our Downloading Help documents.

There is no installer for the DNG Converter. Double-click the DNG Converter icon to launch the application.

To install with Adobe Creative Suite 2 or Photoshop CS2:

1. Exit Photoshop CS2.
2. Open My Computer.
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS2\File Formats

5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as Step 4.

7. Launch Photoshop CS2 or Adobe Bridge.

NOTE: If generic camera thumbnails appear in Adobe Bridge, follow the these steps:

1. Check to make sure the plug-in was installed in the correct directory in step 4 above.
2. Start Bridge.
3. Choose Tools > Cache > Purge Central Cache.

Important: Purging the Central Cache deletes cached thumbnail information for all folders. It also deletes labels, ratings, and rotation settings for read-only files (for example, files on a CD or locked files) or file formats that don't have XMP support.

To install with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0:

1. Exit Photoshop Elements
2. Open My Computer
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:)
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats

5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as Step 4.

7. Launch Photoshop Elements.

To install with Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0:

1. Exit Photoshop Elements
2. Open My Computer
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:)
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats

5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as Step 4.

7. Launch Photoshop Elements.

To install with Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0:

1. Exit Premiere Elements
2. Open My Computer
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:)
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0\Plug-Ins\Common\PSA

5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as Step 4.

7. Launch Premiere Elements.

Additional notes

Important Notes Regarding Camera Raw 3.7

There are several significant changes to Camera Raw 3.7 in how it handles auto and default settings:


  • Applying auto settings by default is no longer controlled on a model by model basis, but instead there is a single global preference checkbox "Apply auto tone adjustments" that controls this adjustment for all camera models at once.
  • Camera Raw 3.7 no longer supports per slider auto adjustments. One "Auto" control at the top of the panel now sets the Exposure, Shadows, Brightness, and Contrast sliders to their auto values. The "Default" control at the top of the panel sets these same four sliders to their default values. The keyboard shortcut for the Auto control is CMD/CTRL-U. The keyboard shortcut for the Default control is CMD/CTRL-R.
  • Double clicking on a slider to set that single slider to its default value.
  • Shift double clicking on a slider to set that single slider to its auto value.
  • Previously, default image settings could only be applied per camera model. Camera Raw 3.7 can now:

    • Apply default image settings specific to a camera serial number
    • Apply default image settings specific to a camera ISO setting
      The additional criteria are located in the Camera Raw preferences.

  • The default settings (including the global auto preference) are now shared with the DNG Converter.
  • The DNG Converter requires OS X v.10.3.9 as a minimum operating system for Mac.

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