Learn what's new in the 2020 releases of Adobe Camera Raw.

Note:

With the new Auto-update feature, your Creative Cloud apps are now automatically upgraded whenever a new version is available. You can manage the update preferences using the Creative Cloud desktop app. Learn more.

Adobe Camera Raw 12.3 | June 2020

The June 2020 release of Adobe Camera Raw (version 12.3) rolls out multiple new features along with UI enhancements, adds support for new cameras and lenses, and fixes several issues.

Experience an enhanced user interface

Panels

  • Easily navigate through and access edit, local adjustment, crop, spot removal, and other tools from the highly organized panels in the right.
  • Tools such as Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and Radial Filter (local adjustment tools) are present in the right panel.
  • The Transform panel is renamed to Geometry.
  • The improved Curve panel allows you to switch between Parametric and Point Curve channels. You can make precise adjustments with input values for the point curve and the red, green, and blue channels.
The enhanced User Interface in Adobe Camera Raw
Easily access tools in the right side of the screen

Panorama/HDR Panorama merge

The options to merge photos is now available in the context menu. To create a panorama or HDR panorama, follow these steps:

1. Open your desired photos.

2. Select the photos you want to merge from the filmstrip. Press Control+A to select all the photos.

3. Control-click (macOS)/right-click (Windows) to access the options to merge.

4. Select from Merge to HDR, Merge to Panorama, and Merge to HDR Panorama.

HDR Panorama merge
Access options to merge photos from the context menu.

Filmstrip

You can now choose to have the filmstrip in the left panel (recommended for portraits) or the bottom panel (recommended for landscapes). To change the filmstrip orientation, do the following steps:

1. Control-click (macOS)/right-click (Windows) the current filmstrip to access the context menu.

2. Select Filmstrip Orientation.

3. Choose between the options: Horizontal or Vertical.

In the same context menu, select Show Filename and Show Ratings and Color Labels to view the filenames and ratings of photos in the filmstrip. 

The filmstrip context menu
The filmstrip context menu

Keyboard shortcuts

The default keyboard shortcuts starting from Adobe Camera Raw version 12.3 are updated. For details, see Default keyboard shortcuts.

Apply ISO-adaptive presets

Easily create a custom preset that adapts to different ISO values. You can then set this preset as the default setting for raw photos in Preferences > Raw Defaults. For details, see Set raw defaults specific to ISO values.

Adjust hue locally

Access the Hue slider in the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and Radial Filter panels. This slider allows you to change colors in specific areas of the photo without affecting the rest of the photo. Ensure to select Fine Adjustment if you're adjusting skin tone for extremely precise hue adjustments.

The new Hue slider in local adjustment panels
The new Hue slider in local adjustment panels

Read this blog to know more about Hue.

Center crop overlay

While cropping a photo, it is common to align a part of the photo exactly in the center of the frame. This was difficult to precisely do with a 3x3 grid overlay. You now have an option to use a 2x2 grid overlay while cropping a photo. This centered crop overlay guides you to precisely crop the centre of the photo.

Use the Centre crop overlay to find the exact centre of your photo.
Use the Center crop overlay to find the exact center of your photo.

Note:

To know more on what's changed in Adobe Camera Raw 12.3, see What's changed.

Supported cameras and lenses

For the full list of supported cameras and lens profiles, see these resources:

Adobe Camera Raw 12.2.1 | April 2020

The April 2020 release of Adobe Camera Raw (version 12.2.1) adds support for new cameras and lenses. The release also fixes a crash that occurs when you use Adobe Camera Raw (version 12.0) and Bridge (version 10.0) together on macOS Catalina (10.15).

For the full list of supported cameras and lens profiles, see these resources:

Adobe Camera Raw 12.2 | February 2020

The February 2020 release of Adobe Camera Raw (version 12.2) rolls out new features such as improved Raw default settings, more GPU-accelerated editing, and eGPU-powered Enhance Details. The release also adds support for new cameras and lenses and fixes several issues.

Improved Raw default settings

Customize your default adjustments for Raw files in the Raw Defaults panel of Camera Raw Preferences dialog box. Choose among Adobe Defaults, Camera Settings, or your own preset.

Raw Default settings
Raw default settings

More GPU-accelerated editing

Full GPU acceleration now speeds up Lens Correction and Transform adjustments.

eGPU-Powered Enhance Details

Enhance Details now supports external GPUs (eGPUs) on macOS 10.15 for faster processing.

For the full list of supported cameras and lens profiles, see these resources:

Adobe Camera Raw 12.1 | December 2019

The December 2019 release of Adobe Camera Raw (version 12.1) adds support for new cameras and lenses and fixes several issues.

For the full list of supported cameras and lens profiles, see these resources:

Adobe Camera Raw 12.0 | November 2019

The November 2019 release of Adobe Camera Raw (version 12.0) rolls out a new feature - Fill uneven edges in panoramas, adds support for new cameras and lenses, and fixes several issues.

Automatically fill uneven edges in panoramas

When you merge photos/HDR photos to create a panorama, select Fill Edges in the preview dialog box to automatically fill the uneven and transparent areas of your panorama/HDR panorama.

To know more, see Create panoramas.

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Support for new cameras and lenses

For the full list of supported cameras and lens profiles, see these resources: