Camera Raw 9.6.1 now available

Camera Raw 9.6.1 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application. Our focus with this release was to fix reported customer issues.

Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Camera Raw.

Bugs Fixed in Camera Raw 9.6.1

  • Uncompressed DNGs files converted from Fuji X-E2 RAF source images were are unable to be read
  • Errors that preventing customers from creating a panorama from two HDR DNG source images.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.6.1

  • Fujifilm XT-2

Installation Instructions

Please select Help>Updates to install the update. See Keeping Photoshop & Camera Raw up-to-date.

Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:

DNG Converter Links:  Win | Mac

Give us feedback

Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Camera Raw, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Camera Raw wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Report bugs and suggest features

Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting 


60 Responses to Camera Raw 9.6.1 now available

  1. Alexander says:

    What about Lightroom update to 6.6.1? Will it be available in the near future?

  2. Simon says:

    I need a update for Lightroom 5.7.1 as its not working with my new camera I don’t use photo shop thats my reason for asking.

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      5.7.1 will not be updated. You need to either upgrade to 6.x, subscribe to the Creative Cloud or use the free DNG Converter from Adobe to convert your CR2 files into DNGS that can be read by older versions of the software.

      • Maria says:

        My Creative Cloud says my Lightroom and Camera Raw are up-to-date. I have a Canon G5 X, and LR can’t read any of my .CR2 files.I updated the DNG converter for Mac, and it still isn’t working.

        • Rikk Flohr says:

          Go to Help>System Info and tell us what the Lightroom version listed there is. You must be using at least CC2015.3 or later.

          The DNG converter and Lightroom do not share code so updating it won’t help Lightroom.

  3. Gianni says:

    What about latest Phase One XF 100MP?
    Any chance to open it’s files?

  4. Stanley Silverman says:

    What about Lightroom 6? Will I get the Camera RAW update?

  5. Marcos Issa says:

    What about the Bug Fixed in Camera Raw 9.6.1, the uncompressed DNGs files converted from Fuji X-E2 RAF, when converted from the LR? The bug was fixed only in the PS? How can I fix it in LR?

  6. AAron says:

    when will adobe provide offline installer for CC 2015.5?
    it´s unbelievable what adobe is doing.
    some of us have more than one systems and installing via the cloud is a PITA.

  7. Paul says:

    CC updater is still not offering me PS 2015.6 update on two different systems running OS X 10.10.5

    But is offering me Bridge and Camera RAW 9.6.1

  8. Israr Kabir says:

    Will CR v 9.6.1 compatibility be added to PSE 14 anytime soon?

  9. Olivia Johnston says:

    How can I open multiple images in Photoshop using the new Camera RAW?
    There used to be the option to Cntrl+Select multiple images then open, or to select all images and open them all at once in Photoshop. Since updating to Adobe Camera RAW 9.6.1 I only seem able to open 1 image at a time, meaning I have to wait for each to individually load before opening the next.
    How can I batch import files into Photoshop?

  10. Tiff says:

    If I purchase a new standalone version of Lightroom 6 on disc (not CC) will I be able to download 9.6.1 raw converter?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      No. The ACR converter is not available to a Lightroom only license. Lightroom does not need (nor use) the Adobe Camera Raw plugin. It is only available to a valid Photoshop subscription – either through the PS Single App, the Creative Suite, or the Creative Cloud Photographer’s program.

  11. Judy Kiel says:

    Why is the temperature setting on a 0-100 scale now? I want my Kelvin degrees back!

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      When you are editing a raw file, the scale should be in °Kelvin when you first open the file and ACR pops up to give you initial edit opportunity. If you open a raw file and then attempt to use the Filter>Camera Raw Filter after opening – you will get a 0-100 scale. To give yourself the ability to go back to edit White Balance on a °Kelvin scale, you must File>Open As Smart Object… when you bring the raw file into Photoshop initially.

      Note: If you open ACR as a filter with a JPG/Tiff/PSD, the White Balance sliders should be disabled.

  12. Art5 says:

    I’ve installed Camera Raw 9.6 But my PS CS6 still shows that it’s using Camera Raw 7.1.
    Adobe updater says everything is up to date.
    I want to open Sony RX10 III .ARW filed. In PS CS6.
    How can I get PS CS6 to use Camera Raw 9.6. I’ve installed 9.6 The end prompt said it was installed on my computer?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Photoshop CS6 cannot use any version of ACR after 9.1.1 You need Photoshop CC to use ACR9.6. This document lists various Photoshop versions and the last compatible version of ACR for each:

      To access your RX10III files in CS6, you would need to first convert them to DNG using Adobe’s free DNG Converter to make the ARW into a DNG that older versions of Adobe software can read.

      • Darsh says:

        I truly hate how adobe has left things for users. It’s great for everyone who can afford monthly subscriptions and if you have fast internet. Oh but wait, if I quit your service I have nothing to show for my money. Nadda. I’ve already paid for LR 5 and CS6 as I’m sure other users have, why would I want to pay a monthly subscription? I’d rather pay a small update fee. It’s honestly BS. I’m really starting to not like you adobe. Games are doing this to too. Buy a game and then you have a huge download update, at least games do it for free. So, let me get this straight… I have to pay a monthly subscription to your service, pay for fast internet so I can even download the damn program, be annoyed if I have to reinstall for any reason, download again. blah blah blah. Way to go Adobe. This makes me want to just stop being creative altogether. Isn’t that the exact opposite of what you are going for?

  13. Argha says:

    I am really suffering problem with Lightroom cc update 2015 6.1 & Camera Raw 9.6.1 which came June or July update from adobe. I use my GPU just for editing photos which is Nvidia Gtx 950, well my system is working great without any problem with the GPU but only the lightroom & camera raw freezing images ( NEF or TIFF) whenever I am going to develop. I tried all the stuffs like uninstalling both PS & Lightroom , reinstalling, reinstalling graphics driver etc. In the PS , there is no problem but only problem happening in Camera Raw & Lightroom. If I uncheck the option “use graphics processor” on both application everything working fine but a bit slow. My question is why this is happening? I had Gtx 630 previously which was lower end GPU everything was working good. So why the hell I upgraded my gpu ? for better rendering obviously. I figured out My GPU is working fine enough (tested) but there is a bug in these package of software. My notebook also runs on gtx 950m & there is no glitch or bug, the same software package installed like desktop. I dont want to downgrade my Camera raw, because I saw system information on Camera raw & Lightroom. Both of them says everything is passed like open gl 4.4 etc. Then where is the glitch? Why this is happening only on desktop gpu not the notebook? I also read the adobe forum & there are thousands of people facing the same problem with GPU option. Can adobe provide a strong package like no glitch or bug?

    • Iris says:

      anche io ho la stessa scheda e stessa versione 9.6,ed ho un problema in camera raw photoshop cc2015, in sostanza quando apro un file e faccio delle regolazioni, si modifica la schermata, la stessa immagine si sdoppia in altri riquadri sovrapponendosi e in questo modo non riesco a a fare nulla se non solo ritornare indietro.
      Installando la versione 9.5 nessun problema problema.
      Ho dei rallentamenti casualmente anche in lightroom.
      Lei ha risolto?
      Potrebbe esserci un incompatibilità con questa scheda video?
      Grazie Iris

  14. Dick Ginkowski says:

    What’s taking so long for Elements 14 to get the 9.6.1 update?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Greetings Dick,

      A Camera Raw 9.6.1 update for Photoshop Elements is coming with the next upgrade. Until then you can use the free Adobe DNG Converter to change your camera raw files to DNGs which your version of Photoshop Elements can read.

  15. Jose Gonzalez says:

    Hi, Can we expect ACR 9.6.1 update for CS6?. When?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      CS6 will receive no further updates with regards to Adobe Camera Raw. You would need to use the free Adobe DNG converter to make your files readable for your older version of the software.

  16. Anthony Demaio says:

    I have Photoshop Elements 14 with Adobe Raw Converter 9.5… I just purchased a Fujifilm X-T2 camera. Photoshop Elements14 doesn’t recognize the raw files I tried to download to Photoshop Elements 14. When will adobe update the raw converter to PSE 14?

  17. Hi, I purchased the 5DIV last week and I can’t open my RAW files. When do you think adobe will fix it? Its almost been 2 weeks that the camera is on sale.

  18. Hannah says:

    I have updated to latest version of Lightroom (6.6.1)

    Can you please provide link for Camera Raw 9.6.1 for customers on stand alone LR 6?

    Thank you.

  19. James says:


    If I use lightroom 6.7 and choose “edit in” PS CS6 -> will it create a tiff so I can do the edit or will it just not work?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      The file type you get will depend upon the External Editor settings in Lightroom Preferences. You can specify a Tiff file if you like and it should work just fine.

  20. Jon says:

    Purchased Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 from amazon. Installed on my computer and it will not load my raw files from Fuji XT2. Upon import, it saying “Files not recognized by the raw format support in Lightroom”. Why might this be. I understand there is a cloud update, but I am not in the cloud.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


  21. Willie Drinks says:

    I am running Lightroom 6.7 (standalone) and I am not able to find a way to add lens profiles to Lightroom. I am sure that the Nikon lens I want to add is in your database because the lens were release in 2002. In addition I also use Tokina lens and I am not able to download their profiles either.

    Please provide me with instructions on where to fine this plugin and how to install it. My Lightroom 6.7 profile is below.

    Lightroom version: 6.7 [ 1090788 ]
    License: Perpetual
    Operating system: Windows 8.1
    Version: 6.3
    Application architecture: x64
    System architecture: x64
    Logical processor count: 4
    Processor speed: 2.4 GHz
    Built-in memory: 16267.2 MB
    Real memory available to Lightroom: 16267.2 MB
    Real memory used by Lightroom: 486.3 MB (2.9%)
    Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 459.1 MB
    Memory cache size: 310.3 MB
    Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4
    Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX
    System DPI setting: 96 DPI
    Desktop composition enabled: Yes
    Displays: 1) 1366×768
    Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No

    Graphics Processor Info:
    Check OpenGL support: Failed

    Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom
    Library Path: C:\Users\Willie\Pictures\Lightroom\Lightroom Catalog.lrcat
    Settings Folder: C:\Users\Willie\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom

    Installed Plugins:
    1) Canon Tether Plugin
    2) DxO OpticsPro 10
    3) DxO OpticsPro 10 Importer
    4) Export to Photomatix Pro
    5) Facebook
    6) Flickr
    7) HDR Efex Pro 2
    8) Leica Tether Plugin
    9) LR/Enfuse
    10) Nikon Tether Plugin

    Config.lua flags: None

    Adapter #1: Vendor : 8086

  22. Hani says:

    Hello. I have Adobe Lightroom 5.7.1 and canot read ARW files. How can I fix that? Thanks

  23. Jacqueline says:

    I bought Lightroom 6.. cannot open raw files from new camera. Olympus OMD EM1 MKII. Will support be available soon? an update

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Support is already available. The EM1 MKII support was added in 6.8. Go to Help>System Info… and check to see what version you have installed and then go to Help>Updates… to update to the current version.

  24. Ziemowit says:

    This version is very often useless for xt2. very clear watercolour – not even at 100%

  25. Zdenka brown says:

    Hi Rikk,
    I have the same problem as many here. I purchased 5Div and my lightroom 6 wont recognize the raw files.
    Could you please please direct me step by step what to do?
    I have imac computer.
    I will realy appreciate it.
    I am desperate.

  26. Hi Rikk,
    I just purchased a Fujifilm x-T2 and am having the same issues with RAW files being unrecognizable. I have LR 5.7 and just downloaded Camera Raw 9.6.1. Under Preference> File Handling > Compatibility, it says Camera Raw 7.1 or older. Not sure how to change that. Thanks in advance.

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      If you have 5.7, you will need to upgrade your Lightroom to 6.x or CC2015.x. Lightroom 5.7 is not compatible with Camera Raw 9.6.1. In any case, Lightroom doesn’t utilize the Camera Raw updates as Camera Raw is integrated into Lightroom’s develop engine – not a separate plugin like in Photoshop.

      Alternately, you can use the free DNG Converter to convert your Fuji’s raw files into a DNG file that older versions of Adobe’s software can read.

  27. Stuart says:

    Hi Rick,
    I know you’ve answered this question in a number of ways but to be clear.
    I have LR 5.7 standalone, I recently purchased an X-T2.
    My question is simple and I just need a Yes or No.. If I upgrade to LR6.x standalone will it be compatible with the X-T2 .RAF files?
    The DNG conversion process is too many steps.
    Many thanks

  28. Katie says:

    I have MAC OSX 10.7.5 and use Photoshop CS6. The Camera Raw plugin in CS6 is no longer compatible with my new D750 camera. It says I need version camera raw plugin 8.7 minimum, which will work with my OSX 10.7.5. I found an old download link for the plugin 8.7, but when I go to install it, it says the Certificate has Expired and may not be authentic. Will it still install and work properly?
    Thank you

  29. Dan says:

    Just updated LR, PS, AE, PR, MU. Now when in Lightroom I select merge to HDR I get a dialog that I need to update to camera raw 9.1? Why is that happening? I cannot update ACR in my CC panel. I uninstalled the entire Adobe suite and still not working. Same problem on my laptop. Gotta fix that guys, I make my living off HDR. Seems like $60/month is a waste if updates are going to keep me from working. I’m going to try a crack version and see what’s what.

  30. Lisa Shay says:

    If I get CC of LR6 will it be compatible with RAW file from my new d7500?

  31. Mason says:

    My CC just updated LR, PS, and Camera Raw but still no support for the D7500. What sort of legitimate time frame are we looking at Adobe? Shortly really isn’t an answer either…