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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, Adobe Photoshop® CS4, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, and Adobe Premiere® Elements 7 software.

Important notice:
Read the following installation instructions carefully. Incorrect installation will prevent Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw 5.3 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.


  • 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, versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 6.0, or versions of Adobe Premiere Elements earlier than 4.0.

File Information

Product Premiere Elements
Version 7.0
Platform Windows
File Name Camera_Raw_5_3.zip
File Size 40.9MB
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System requirements

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

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 6.0 or 7, and Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 or 7.

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 the directory carefully)

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

b. Adobe Premiere Elements 7.0: 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 5.
8. Launch Adobe Premiere Elements.

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.

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