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Adobe Camera Raw 9.12

Adobe Camera Raw 9.12 adds support for new cameras and lenses, rolls out GPU performance improvements, and fixes several issues.

Adobe Camera Raw 9.10

Adobe Camera Raw 9.10 adds support for new cameras and lenses, and fixes several issues.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Adobe Camera Raw 9.9

Adobe Camera Raw 9.9 adds support for new cameras and lenses, and fixes several issues.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Adobe Camera Raw 9.8

Adobe Camera Raw 9.8 adds support for new cameras and lenses, and fixes several issues.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Adobe Camera Raw 9.7

Adobe Camera Raw 9.7 rolls out new features and support for additional cameras, and fixes several issues.

Support for pressure-sensitive devices

Camera Raw now provides support for pressure-sensitive devices such as Wacom and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets.

Pressure applied to the pen affects the Flow slider within the Local Adjustment Brush. You can set your flow to a maximum value, and then use your pressure sensitive pen to fine tune. Lighter pen strokes result in decreased flow, and heavier pen strokes increase flow.

We also support the erase mode if your pen supports this feature. Turning the pen over and using the “eraser” side automatically switches the brush to the eraser mode, as if you had held down the option key.

Support for new cameras and lenses

Adobe Camera Raw 9.6

Adobe Camera Raw 9.6 rolls out new features and support for additional cameras, and fixes several issues.

Guided Upright to correct distorted perspective in photos

 New in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

The existing Upright feature in Adobe Camera Raw now features a new Guided Upright option to correct tilted or skewed perspectives in your photos. Guided Upright mode in the new Transform panel allows you to draw upto four guides (line segments) directly on the photo to indicate the image features to be aligned with horizontal or vertical axis. As you draw the guides, the photo transforms interactively.

For example, you can draw two guides on the edges of the building to correct converging verticals, or draw three or four guides to correct both converging verticals and horizontals.

Guided Upright mode in Camera Raw

The existing Upright modes (Level, Vertical, Auto, Full) and the manual transform control sliders (Vertical, Horizontal, Rotate, Scale, and Aspect) have now been moved from the Lens Corrections panel into the new Transform panel.

The new Transform panel in Camera Raw

Support for new cameras and lenses

Adobe Camera Raw 9.5

Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 rolls out new features and support for additional cameras, and fixes several issues.

User interface improvements

Enhanced in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

Your user interface preferences in Photoshop (Preferences > Interface) now apply to Camera Raw. For example, if you selected a Color Theme in Photoshop, Camera Raw UI uses that color theme as well.

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Your Photoshop Interface preferences now apply to Camera Raw

Support for new cameras and lenses

Adobe Camera Raw 9.4

Adobe Camera Raw 9.4 rolls out new features and support for additional cameras, and fixes several issues.

Boundary Warp while previewing merged panoramas

 New in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

The Panorama Merge Preview dialog now features a Boundary Warp slider setting (0-100). As you adjust this setting, Camera Raw intelligently warps the panorama boundaries to remove undesired areas of transparency.

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Boundary Warp in action; adjusting the slider from 0 (above) to 100 (below)

You can use Boundary Warp together with the Auto Crop setting introduced earlier in Camera Raw. When you select Auto Crop, Camera Raw crops the areas of transparency visible at the current value of the Boundary Warp setting.

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Selecting Auto Crop when the Boundary Warp slider is at 34

Metadata improvements to merged panoramas

Enhanced in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

Merged panoramas generated using Camera Raw now include metadata compatible with the Photoshop Adaptive Wide Angle filter. See Use the Adaptive Wide Angle filter in Photoshop Help.

Adobe Camera Raw 9.3

Adobe Camera Raw 9.3 rolls out support for new cameras and lens profiles, and fixes several issues. For a summary of changes in this release, see this blog post.

Adobe Camera Raw 9.2

Dehaze as a local adjustment

 New in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

Dehaze is now available as a local adjustment. While working with the Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, or the Adjustment Brush, adjust the Dehaze slider control.  

For more information, see Make local adjustments in Camera Raw.

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 New in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

When the GPU is enabled, you can navigate quickly across an image. Follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the H key.
  2. Click and drag to set the position of the zoom rectangle.
  3. Release the mouse button. The image zooms in to the area you defined. The selected tool remains unchanged.

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Dehaze

 New in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

With Adobe Camera Raw, you can now easily decrease or increase the amount of haze or fog in a photograph.

Start with making basic adjustments to the photo, such as adjusting the White Balance. Now, use the Dehaze slider on the Effects panel.

For more information, see Dehaze.

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Local adjustments: Whites and Blacks sliders

 New in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

Local adjustment controls in Adobe Camera Raw now include Whites and Blacks sliders. These new controls let you selectively adjust the white and black points in photos. For example, you may want to enhance the color of the tires on a vehicle using the Blacks slider.

These new sliders are available when you use the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, or Radial Filter in Adobe Camera Raw.

For more information, see Make local adjustments in Camera Raw.

Adobe Camera Raw 9.0

GPU acceleration

 New in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

Adobe Camera Raw now provides a new preference, enabled by default, that lets you use your computer's graphics processing unit (GPU) for many operations.

In Photoshop, select Preferences > Camera Raw. Now, under Performance, ensure that Use Graphics Processor is enabled.

Note:

GPU support for Adobe Camera Raw is 64-bit-only and available on the following platforms:

  • Mac OS X 10.9 and higher
  • Windows 7 and higher

For more information, see Camera Raw GPU FAQ.

HDR photo merge

 New in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

Adobe Camera Raw now lets you merge multiple exposure-bracketed images into a single HDR image. You can preview the merged DNG file and make changes to it, including adjusting the amount of deghosting. 

Do the following:

  1. Open the source images in Camera Raw and then select them from the Filmstrip.
  2. Right-click the selection in the Filmstrip and select Merge To HDR.
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Adobe Camera Raw: Merge To HDR

  1. Make the necessary adjustments in the HDR Merge Preview dialog. For more information about the available settings, see HDR photo merge.
  2. Once you've made the adjustments, click Merge.
  3. Navigate to the location where you want to save the merged HDR image (.dng). Click Save.
  4. Click Done to close the Camera Raw dialog.

Panorama merge

 New in this release of Adobe Camera Raw

With Adobe Camera Raw, you can now easily merge photos of a landscape into a breathtaking panorama. You can see a quick preview of the panorama and make adjustments to it before the merged image is generated.

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Adobe Camera Raw: Create breathtaking panoramas

While previewing the panorama, you can choose to Auto Crop the merged image to remove undesired areas of transparency. You can also choose the appropriate layout projection for the panorama—Spherical, Perspective, or Cylindrical.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the source images in Camera Raw and then select them from the Filmstrip.
  2. Right-click the selection in the Filmstrip and choose Merge To Panorama.
  3. In the Panorama Merge Preview dialog, make the necessary adjustments. See Create panoramas for more information about the available settings.
  4. Once you've made the adjustments, click Merge.
  5. Navigate to the location where you want to save the panorama. Click Save.
  6. Click Done to close the Camera Raw dialog.

What's changed

  • UX improvement: For faster access and to make the Filmstrip pane design more space-efficient, the Select All and Synchronize options are now part of the flyout menu/context menu.
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The Filmstrip pane flyout menu/context menu

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