Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 Now available

Camera Raw 8.7 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. This release improves performance when batch processing images, both through the Save button in Camera Raw and when converting images to DNG in the DNG Converter.  DNG Converter 8.7 is provided for customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6.

As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC.

Release Notes

ACR 8.7 now supports HiDPI displays on Windows.  Please use the following steps to enabled HiDPI on Windows:

  •  Go to Photoshop -> Preferences -> Experimental Features
  • Click on “Scaled UI 200% for high-density displays”

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.7

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  • Casio EX-100PRO
  • Fujifilm X30
  • Fujifilm X100T
  • Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver
  • Leaf Credo 50
  • Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
  • Leica M-P
  • Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
  • Leica X (Typ 113)
  • Nikon D750
  • Olympus PEN E-PL7
  • Olympus STYLUS 1s
  • Panasonic DMC-CM1
  • Panasonic DMC-GM1S
  • Panasonic DMC-GM5
  • Panasonic DMC-LX100
  • Pentax K-S1
  • Pentax QS-1
  • Samsung NX1
  • Sony ILCE-5100
  • Sony ILCE-QX1

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.7

Mount Name
Apple iPhone 6
Apple iphone 6 Plus
Canon EF SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Canon EF SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Canon EF Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8
Canon EF Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZE
Fujifilm X Fujifilm X100T
Fujifilm X HandeVision IBELUX 40mm F0.85
GoPro Hero
GoPro Hero4 Black Edition
GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition
Leica M Leica SUMMARIT-M 35 mm f/2.4 ASPH
Leica M Leica SUMMARIT-M 50 mm f/2.4
Leica M Leica SUMMARIT-M 75 mm f/2.4
Leica M Leica SUMMARIT-M 90 mm f/2.4
Leica M SLR Magic 50mm T0.95 Hyperprime Cine Lens
Leica M Voigtlander VM 12mm F5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar ASPH.
Leica M Voigtlander VM 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar II ASPH.
Leica M Voigtlander VM 21mm F1.8 Ultron ASPH.
Leica M Voigtlander VM 21mm F4 Color Skopar
Leica M Voigtlander VM 25mm F4 Color Skopar
Leica M Voigtlander VM 28mm F2 Ultron
Leica M Voigtlander VM 35mm F1.2 Nokton II ASPH.
Leica M Voigtlander VM 35mm F1.4 Nokton Classic
Leica M Voigtlander VM 35mm F2.5 Color Skopar
Leica M Voigtlander VM 40mm F1.4 Nokton Classic
Leica M Voigtlander VM 50mm F1.1 Nokton
Leica M Voigtlander VM 50mm F1.5 Nokton
Leica M Voigtlander VM 75mm F1.8 Heliar
Leica S Leica SUMMICRON-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH.
Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f2.8E FL ED VR
Nikon F SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Nikon F SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Nikon F Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8
Nikon F Voigtlander SL 40mm F2 Ultron ASPHERICAL
Nikon F Voigtlander SL 40mm F2 Ultron ASPHERICAL Close-up Lens
Nikon F Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZF.2
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 645 28-45mm F4.5 ED AW SR
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited
Sigma SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Sigma SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Sony Alpha SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Sony Alpha SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony Alpha Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
Sony Alpha Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6
Sony Alpha Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6
Sony Alpha Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM
Sony Alpha Sony 500mm F4 G SSM
Sony E HandeVision IBELUX 40mm F0.85
Sony E SLR Magic 50mm F0.95 Hyperprime Lens
Sony E Sony FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
Sony E Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS
Sony E Zeiss Loxia Biogon T* 2/35
Sony E Zeiss Loxia Planar T* 2/50

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the Filter Brush cursor from displaying while changing brush size when the Graduated and Radial Filter overlay is turned off.
  • Improved quality of Camera Matching color profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles.

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

Download Links

DNG Converter 8.7

Mac –

Win –


64 Responses to Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 Now available

  1. Roger says:

    Tried to install the updates a couple of times. Lightroom 5 update was fine Photoshop CS6 Camera Raw 8.7 failed twice. Online Support suggestion is to uninstall and reinstall CS6. Concerned that all my plugins and presets will need to be reinstalled as well. Any advise on how to do this with the least amount of time and effort? Thanks!

    Extension Manager 6.0.8 Update
    Installation failed. Error Code: U44M1P7
    Adobe Photoshop 13.0.6
    Installation failed. Error Code: U44M1P7

    • Try this: install Photoshop CC 2014 over the top of itself (without removing it). To do this, in the Creative Cloud desktop app, go to the Apps tab. In the lower half, labeled Find New Apps, there is a filter drop-down to the right. By default it says All Apps or Filters & Versions, click it and choose Previous Version. Find Photoshop on the list and the button will say “Install” but it will also be a drop-down menu. Choose CC 2014. This will do a “repair” install over the top of your existing files. It won’t remove or affect your plug-ins.

  2. Nicole says:

    I am having the same problem as Roger. I’ve downloaded successfully into LR5, but can’t export anything now into PS CS6. It tells me to update to Camera Raw 8.7. But when I try it, the download fails. Surely we can’t be expected to uninstall/reinstall Photoshop. I have the same concerns as Roger about presets, plugins, etc.
    There will be tons of people having this same problem, I would expect Adobe will do something about this ASAP?

  3. Mark says:

    When I try to download the Camera Raw 8.7 update to CS6 on my laptop, I get the message:
    “The update server is not responding. The server might be offline or the Internet or firewall settings may be incorrect.” This has been happening for days. I tried shutting off the firewalls, but I got the same result.

    I tried Rikk’s manual download, but that didn’t seem to work either. Need some help.

  4. I installed this update yesterday. As a result, when trying to use the brush tool in Camera Raw to edit a photo, it is now offset a bit to the right. In other words, it paints to the right of where the brush is indicated. As this is one of my more important tools I use when post processing, it is a bit upsetting. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing this issue, and if so, perhaps found a fix?
    Any help resolving this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    My computer specs:
    Windows 8.1
    32gb ram
    4gb Nvidia 780m
    500gb ssd + 1tb hd

  5. Rob White says:

    It’s a little unnerving to experience this systemic failure. For the amount of $$$ spent for this software (Lightoom 5 and CS6), I would expect better quality control prior to releasing an update this integral. This must be fixed ASAP, as it is part of my (and many others) livelihood.

  6. Dennis says:

    Is it possible to update to Camera Raw 8.7 with CS6 not creative cloud?

  7. Ian Geddes says:

    The latest release of Camera Raw 8.7 states that the Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZE is supported. Whilst in Camera Raw it is listed in the Lens Correction Tab, in Bridge the lens is just described as 85mm in the Metadata section. I also have the Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE lens and this is correctly described in Bridge metadata.
    Any ideas why this is would be appreciated – whilst not really an issue it would be nice to have the accurate metadata listed.
    I’m running Windows 7 x 64 Pro.

  8. FXFred says:

    Downloaded and used (Adobe DNG Converter 8.7 196.0MB 11/18/2014) to convert D750 NEF files to DNG. I continually get error “There was an unexpected end of file error” message. The program aborts and no DNG conversion file is made. I removed all options available and went with most basic settings with no luck (same message). Tried numerous times – same error message each result.
    Parameters: Windows 7, D750 std. RAW setting, NEF file on hard drive – same folder for conversion, 11/18/14 8.7 DNG Converter, LR 4.4 (did not get this far).
    Any suggestions or has this already been resolved? Thanks.

  9. john ares says:

    Why do need to suffer with this problem. Photoshop and lightroom ought to AUTOMAGICALLY synchronize versions of Camera Raw. How many years are we into this so called “digital revolution?” I am still getting HIDEOUS artifacts on the adjustment brush from version 8.7 in Lightroom. Photoshop says it is using Version 8.3.x. Trying to follow the enormous and daunting thread of “fixes” makes me want to take up bowling instead. awful product line and this is the “best” we can get.

  10. Bert Bollen says:

    When will Camera Raw 8.7 become available for PE12 ?
    Is it possible to download Camera Raw 8.7 in PE12 and to replace the running Camera Raw in my PE12?

  11. Bob DiNatale says:

    Why is “the brush tool” NOT INCLUDED in either the Graduated and Radial filters n LR 8.7 as it is in the Camera Raw plugin inside Photoshop???

  12. Alex says:

    I’ve installed the DNG converter but it does not recognize D750’s NEF files so it can’t convert anything. Same thing with Photoshop CS, i’ve updated the Camera Raw Plugin to 8.7.1 through automatic updates and manual install but still I can not use my files in photoshop.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Win 7 Professional
    Creative Suite CS6

  13. Aaron Kennedy says:

    I have installed the DNG Convertor but how do I update the Camera Raw plugin in Lightroom? I am trying to update my version of Lightroom 4.4 from Camera Raw 7.4 to Camera Raw 8.4 so I can work with raw files form my XT-1.

    I don’t see the 8.4 Camera Raw .lrplugin file anywhere in the downloaded file for my to install via the lightroom plugin manager. I am running on Mac by the way.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated, thank you.

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      The Camera Raw plugin doesn’t technically exist in Lightroom as a separate entity. The Lightroom Develop module engine is the same engine that drives Camera Raw but it is only updated by updating the entire Lightroom program. For the Fuji X-T1 you need to upgrade to LR 5.4 which is a paid upgrade to the 4.4 version you currently have.

      Alternately, you can download the Free DNG Converter from Adobe, convert your X-T1 files to DNG and then open them in any version of Lightroom.

  14. Hey guys,

    I use latest lightroom and had instaled Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.7 RC while I had an option. The RC is expired (I got the popup message) and now I’m unable to view thumbnails on my mac.

    Where can I download the working ACR with compatibility for Nikon D750 please?

    Thank you,

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      If you are using Lightroom 5.7.x or higher it will process D750 Raw files just fine. The ACR update is not required if your Lightroom is up-to-date. Have you updated Lightroom?

      If you have Photoshop and want it to work, install the updates for Camera Raw through your Adobe Creative Cloud app.

  15. Tony says:

    Haven’t you all realised that the ‘Grand Adobe Marketing Strategy’ is to make things as difficult as possible unless you buy more of their updated software. I have CS6 on a Vista 32-bit VAIO. Now I could 1/ buy a new 64-bit laptop 2/ Buy Windows 8 3/ buy into Photoshop CC, and then I can run the updated Camera RAW. Or just plod-on with what I’ve got. Have a guess what I’m going to do?

    • Don Montalvo says:

      @Tony, I honestly think Adobe won’t care until they stop making money. Like McDonalds, who cares what you think, we’re serving a gazillion cheeze-ey-buggers.

  16. Dumindu says:

    I have some thoughts on this camera raw update. I’m using PS cc 2014 .Because Nikon D610 cams camera raw file asked much newer version of camera raw version i have updated it to 8.7 .on the first impression i have found that the previewing options have changed as like in the light rooms previewing options.of cause it is a slight change but as designers i think slight changers sometimes makes large impact on various areas, as in this previewing options . in earlier version has much basic previewing option but it is quick and easy to understand the defenses in before and after images. I think if adobe can keep this previewing option with newer ones is better than removing it from the plugin, because it is helpful for many designers.
    adobe have done these kind of thing on its previous Photoshop cs, removing another useful shortcut from the software. (Ctrl + click on the work area = opens a new document ),
    My suggestion is , it is nice to get updated with technology and other related software’s, but its very nice if they could examine about the useful items before completely removing them.
    Dumindu 🙂

  17. Ian says:

    This update does not work for me. I have downloaded all sorts of stuff from all the links posted! All I need to do is update raw in CS6. The so called ZIP file I have downloaded only contains the exe file and not the files i need to copy and paste into CS6,
    Could someone help please?

  18. John Vaughan says:

    I’ve just upgraded to a D750 and have been using CS6 on Vista 32 bit quite happily for uploading NEF through Camera Raw 7 from my D5100. The upgrade was quite an investment for me and it seems a great disappointment that to repeat the process for the D750 I’m facing an OS upgrade (more capital outlay) to Win7 or 8 at 64 bit to facilitate the upgrade to Camera Raw 8.7. Have I stated here the correct or necessary action……….is there any “cash free” work around to run Camera Raw 8.7 on Vista?

    • Unfortunately, no. Vista was End of Life-ed by Microsoft. Your best bet would be to upgrade to Win 7 or 8.

    • David Bry says:

      This may be the time to consider moving to the Mac. You are likely looking at replacing hardware as well as your OS and switching to CC. If you have ever considered switching to the Mac, this may be a good time to do so.

      Just my .02

  19. Emmett Hogan says:

    To: John Vaughan. Like you I have a Nikon d5100 and upgraded to a Nikon d750. The d5100 works perfectly processing Raw files on PS Elements 10 and both a Windows PC running Windows 7 and a laptop running windows 8. PSE 10 will not process raw files from the d750 on either system. The problem is not your operating system, the problem is that Adobe PSE has not provided an appropriate up-to-date plug -in. I have all the latest updates and finally gave up and switched back to using jpeg.

  20. Allie says:

    I am using DNG converter for my raw files taken by Nikon D750. While it changes all file to make it available to use in my cam raw 6.0, I encounter some problems in the color of the final picture. After correcting the color balance/ brightness etc and output the file as JPEG, the color balance would shifts blue (for around 500K change in color) if I open the file in full screen. While the original JPEG from my camera dont encounter such problem… Anyone knows if it is due to some settings in the converter, or the cam raw, or other things? Thanks a lot!

  21. Malcolm Stick says:

    I presently have PE12 and understand that this can only be upgraded to ACR 8.5..
    If I get PE13 that has ACR 8.6 can I then upgrade to ACR 8.7 or 9.0
    Thanks, Malcolm

  22. Emma says:

    I’ve installed the Camera RAW update three times…each time it says the install was successful, but the “about plugin” information in PS CS6 says I’m still using RAW 7.0 and my Nikon D7100 files won’t open in RAW. Any advice?

  23. Jimena says:

    I want to convert NEF files in DNG, but don’t know how. Advices, please?

  24. Monica says:

    I have Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Lightroom 5 and a Canon 5D Mark III when I open PS it says Please update the Camera Raw plug-in using the update tool available in the Photoshop help menu. But the plug-in version I need in 8.7 for full compatibility. Do I have to buy a newer version of Photoshop now? Yet another added expense!

  25. Danny says:

    I am thinking on buying the Canon 7d mark2. I understand that I need to update to acr 8.7. I am using CS6 and the acr is 8.1.

    I am on a Mac and need to update to 8.7. Please can anyone send me the direct link to update for the Mac

    Many thanks

  26. Derek says:

    Question for Jeff T:

    Is Adobe now pushing people to use the DNG Converter on older versions of Photoshop, INSTEAD of installing a version of Camera Raw? Your replies to Bert 12/8/14 9:42a and Emmett 4/21/15 2:37p telling them to use the DNG converter would seem to indicate this.

    I ask because I cannot find the ACR 8.7 download to use in Elements 13, despite lots of digging. I’m wondering if Adobe is now recommending this new direction, over obtaining and installing ACR. Clicking on this old link from a photo site, which used to have the ACR 8.7 download:

    takes me to a “generic” ACR page which does not have any download of ACR available: