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Camera Raw 5.6 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 8 and Premiere® Elements 8 software.

Important notice:
Read the following installation instructions carefully. Incorrect installation will prevent Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw 5.6 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 1D Mark IV

  • Canon EOS 7D

  • Canon PowerShot G11

  • Canon PowerShot S90

  • Leaf Aptus-II 5

  • Mamiya DM22

  • Mamiya DM28

  • Mamiya DM33

  • Mamiya DM56

  • Mamiya M18

  • Mamiya M22

  • Mamiya M31

  • Nikon D3s

  • Olympus E-P2

  • Panasonic DMC-FZ38

  • Pentax K-x

  • Sigma DP1s

  • Sony A500

  • Sony A550

  • Sony A850


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

The Camera Raw 5.6 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 Premiere Elements earlier than 4.0.


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

  • The latest version of the Camera Raw plug-in available for Photoshop Elements 6.0 (Windows) is Camera Raw 5.5.

File Information

Product Photoshop Elements
Version 8.0
Platform Windows
File Name Camera_Raw_5_6.zip
File Size 48.3MB
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System requirements

See the system requirements for Adobe Creative Suite 4 software, Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Elements 8, or Premiere Elements 8.

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 7.0 or 8 and Premiere Elements 7.0 or 8.

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 and double-click CameraProfiles.exe and follow the on-screen 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 7.0: Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats

b. Photoshop Elements 8.0: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\Elements 8\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 5.
8. Launch Photoshop Elements.

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