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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® Photoshop® Elements 6 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 Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 6.


  • 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-Z28, 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 Photoshop Elements
Version 6.0
Platform Macintosh
File Name Camera_Raw_5_2.dmg
File Size 40.8MB
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System requirements

See the system requirements for Photoshop Elements 6.

Installation Instructions

To open a DMG file:
Double-click the file. This will open Disk Copy, which mounts the image on your desktop.

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 and Adobe Bridge.
2. Open the download file, double-click CameraProfiles.dmg, and follow the onscreen instructions.
3. Navigate to the root of the local disk (not the user's home folder).
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS3/File Formats

5. Move the existing plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure that you keep this version in case you need to revert back.
6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw, from the download into the same folder as in Step 4.
7. Launch Photoshop Elements or Adobe Bridge.

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