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Camera Raw 5.2 update

This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Adobe® Creative Suite® 4, Photoshop® CS4, Photoshop Elements 6 or 7, and Adobe Premiere® Elements 4.0 or 7 software.

Important notice:
Read the following installation instructions carefully. Incorrect installation will prevent Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw 5.2 from reading raw images correctly.

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


  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II

  • Canon PowerShot G10

  • Panasonic DMC-G1*

  • Panasonic DMC-FX150*

  • Panasonic DMC-FZ28*

  • Panasonic DMC-LX3*

  • Leica D-LUX 4*


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

The Camera Raw 5.2 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS4, versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 6, or versions of Adobe Premiere Elements earlier than 4.0.


  • The latest version of the Camera Raw plug-in available for Photoshop Elements 3.0 is Camera Raw 3.6.

  • The latest version of the Camera Raw plug-in available for Photoshop Elements 4.0 (Windows®) is Camera Raw 3.7.

  • The latest version of the Camera Raw plug-in available for Photoshop Elements 5.0 (Windows) is Camera Raw 4.5.



*With the release of Camera Raw 5.2 (and upcoming release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 2.2), there is an important exception in DNG file handling for the Panasonic DMC-LX3, Panasonic DMC-FX150, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Panasonic DMC-G1, and Leica D-LUX 4. For those who choose to convert these native, proprietary files to the DNG file format, a linear DNG format is the only conversion option available at this time. A linear DNG file has gone through a demosaic process that converts a single mosaic layer of red, green, and blue channel information into three distinct layers, one for each channel. The resulting linear DNG file is approximately three times the size of a mosaic DNG file or the original proprietary file format.

This exception is a temporary solution to help ensure that Panasonic's and Leica's intended image rendering from their proprietary raw file format is applied to an image when converted DNG files are viewed in third-party software titles. The same image-rendering process is applied automatically in Camera Raw 5.2 and in Photoshop Lightroom 2.2 when viewing the original proprietary raw file format.

In a future release, Adobe plans to update the DNG specification to include an option to embed metadata-based representations of the lens compensations in the DNG file, allowing a mosaic DNG conversion. In the interim, Adobe recommends only converting these files to DNG to allow compatibility with third-party raw converters, previous versions of the Camera Raw plug-in, or previous versions of Photoshop Lightroom.

File Information

Product Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter
Version 5.2
Platform Windows
File Name Camera_Raw_5_2.zip
File Size 40.1MB
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System requirements

See the system requirements for Adobe Creative Suite 4, Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Elements 6 or 7, or Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 or 7.

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.

For Camera Raw 5.2:
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Adobe Creative Suite 4, Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Elements 6 or 7, and Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 or 7.

To install with Adobe Creative Suite 4 or Photoshop CS4:

Automated installation on Mac or Windows®:

1. Select "Updates..." from the Help menu.
2. Follow the onscreen dialog boxes to download and install the latest available Camera Raw update.

Manual installation on Windows:

1. Exit Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Bridge.
2. Open the download file, double-click CameraProfiles.exe, and follow the onscreen instructions.
3. Open My Computer.
4. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
5. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS4\File Formats

6. 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.
7. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as Step 4.
8. Launch Photoshop CS4 or Adobe Bridge.

Manual 64-bit installation on Windows:

If you are using Photoshop CS4 as a 64-bit application, you can use the Adobe Update Manager to install Camera Raw 5.2. If a manual update of the plug-in is required, please install the Camera Raw plug-in in two locations:

a. The CameraRaw.8bi found at the top level of the zip folder should be placed in the following directory:

Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS4\File Formats

b. The CameraRaw.8bi found in the folder labeled 64-bit should be placed in the following directory:

Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS4\File Formats


NOTE: If generic camera thumbnails appear in Adobe Bridge, follow 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: NOTE: You must follow all of the new instructions in order to successfully install the Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop Elements.

1. Exit Photoshop Elements.
2. Open the download file, double-click CameraProfiles.exe, and follow the onscreen instructions.
3. Open My Computer.
4. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
5. Navigate to the location designated by your version of Photoshop Elements: (Please read directory carefully)

a. Photoshop Elements 6: Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats

b. Photoshop Elements 7: Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats

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

To install with Adobe Premiere Elements: NOTE: You must follow all of the new instructions in order to successfully install the Camera Raw plug-in for Adobe Premiere Elements.

1. Exit Adobe Premiere Elements.
2. Open the download file, double-click CameraProfiles.exe, and follow the onscreen instructions.
3. Open My Computer.
4. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
5. Navigate to the location designated by your version of Adobe Premiere Elements: (Please read directory carefully)

a. Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0: Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0\Plug-Ins\Common\PSA

b. Adobe Premiere Elements 7: Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Elements 7.0\Plug-Ins\Common\PSA

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

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