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Camera Raw 5.3 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 and Adobe Photoshop® CS4 software.

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


  • Nikon D3X

  • Olympus E-30


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

The Camera Raw 5.3 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS4.

File Information

Product Photoshop
Version CS4
Platform Macintosh
File Name Camera_Raw_5_3_updater.dmg
File Size 42.7MB
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System requirements

See the system requirements for Adobe Creative Suite 4 or Photoshop CS4.

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 Creative Suite 4 or Photoshop CS4:

Automated installation on Mac or Windows®:
1. Select Updates... from the Help menu.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the latest available Camera Raw update.

Manual installation on Mac OS:
1. Exit Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Bridge.
2. Open the download file, double-click Setup, and follow the onscreen instructions.
3. Launch Photoshop CS4 or Adobe Bridge.

Additional notes

In this release of Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom®, there is an important exception in our DNG file handling for the Panasonic DMC LX3, Panasonic DMC FX150, Panasonic DMC FZ28, Panasonic DMC-G1, and Leica D-LUX 4. In this release the native, proprietary files from these cameras can be converted only to linear DNG files. 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 ensure that Panasonic 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 5.3 and Lightroom 2.3 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 converting these files to DNG only to allow compatibility with third-party raw converters, previous versions of the Camera Raw plug-in, or previous versions of Lightroom.

License agreement

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