Camera Raw 9.7 now available

Camera Raw 9.7 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.

The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw.  This release also brings support for Pressure Sensitive tablets to Camera Raw.

Please note that this version of Camera Raw for Mac requires macOS 10.10 and greater.

Pressure Sensitive Support

A pressure sensitive pen is very useful for making precise adjustments using brush strokes within your images, and we’re excited to announce that Camera Raw 9.7 now provides support for pressure sensitive devices such as Wacom tablets and Surface Pros.

Pressure applied to the pen will affect the Flow slider within the Local Adjustment Brush.  You can still 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 will automatically switch the brush to eraser mode, as if you had held down the option key.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.7

  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7″ (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV*
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)

*Please note that we support the import and editing of jpegs, raw files and dual pixel raw files from this camera model.  We do not support any specific dual pixel raw functionality.  If you are planning to use Dual Pixel raw files, please read Limitations with Canon Dual Pixel raw files in Camera Raw and Lightroom. 

**We added new of Adobe Standard color profiles for the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R cameras. These versions are denoted as V2, and the v2 profiles have lower contrast than the original Adobe Standard (v1) camera profiles.

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.7

Mount Name
Apple iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
Apple iPhone 6s Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
Apple iPad Pro back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back camera 6.6mm f/2.8 (DNG + JPEG)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 3.99mm f/1.8
Apple iPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 6.6mm f/2.8
Apple iPhone 7 Plus front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
Apple iPhone SE back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
Canon EF Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EF Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EF Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EF Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EF Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Leica S Leica ELMARIT-S 1:2.8/45mm ASPH. CS
Nikon F Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
Nikon F Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
Nikon F Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR
Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED
Nikon F Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon F Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon F Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon F Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon F Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Olympus Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Olympus Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Olympus Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Panasonic Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Panasonic Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Panasonic Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2 ED AL Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
Pentax K PENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
Pentax K Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax K Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Pentax K Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax K Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Ricoh Ricoh GR 18.3mm f/2.8
Ricoh Ricoh GR II 18.3mm f/2.8
Sony A Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony A Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony A Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony A Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony E Rokinon 12mm f/7.4 RMC Fisheye
Sony FE Rokinon 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FE Samyang 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FE Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
Sony FE Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
Sony FE Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Sony FE Voigtlander HELIAR-HYPER WIDE 10mm F5.6
Sony FE ZY Optics Mitakon SpeedMaster 85mm f/1.2

Customer reported issues resolved

Installation Instructions

Camera Raw 9.7 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

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

DNG Converter 9.7 download links:  Win | macOS


98 Responses to Camera Raw 9.7 now available

  1. Doesn’t appear Adobe tested the installers for this or Lightroom. I see a dialog on Mac “Verifying DNGConverter_9_7.pkg…” that just hangs! Others are complaining about Lightroom’s package on Mac.

    • Eric Chan says:

      There was a temporary issue this morning with downloading the updates from our distribution servers. If you’re experiencing problems running the DNG Converter installer, for instance, please download it again (from scratch) and then try running the re-downloaded installer.

  2. Will Camera RAW 9.7 be available for download/installing on CS6? That is what I am using.

  3. Dechrit Koparames says:

    Next time , Pentax K-70 please. 🙂

  4. David Mendez says:

    Just got Canon 5d Mark IV and having issues with Camera Raw not opening. Tried everything (I think) I have Photoshop CS6 with plug in version I updated but doesn’t change or update. ???

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      CS6 only supports Camera Raw 9.1.1 and earlier.
      The 5D Mark IV needs Camera Raw 9.7 or later.

      The only way to get a Mark IV file into CS6 is to use the Free Adobe DNG Converter to turn your CR2 into a DNG file that your older software can read.

      • soury says:

        the DNG converter does not recognize the mark IV .CR file… what now ?

        • Rikk Flohr says:

          First, verify your DNG converter. Go to About DNG Converter and verify that you have installed and are using 9.7. I just tested and had no issues with DNG Converter 9.7 and a Canon 5DMKIV file.

          • dweb says:

            I have Ver. 9.10 and when I open folder of 5D Mark IV CR2 raws, they are all grayed out. DNG converter will not recognize them.

  5. Michael Elmkjær Madsen says:

    Pressure Support / eraser flip not working
    This has been thoroughly tested with images and grayscale gradients both on launch from bridge and as plugin in PS 2015 and 2015.5 and confirmed not working on at least one windows workstation. We’ll continue testing on mac as well. / 6.3.177 x64
    wacom 6.3.17-3 (windows ink off)
    Windows 10 1607
    (all latest)
    This seems to be a pretty sketchy implemenation. Why no preference settings ?

  6. R. Harris says:

    What a BUMMER! Adobe is NOT to support the Canon 5D MkIV with CAMERA RAW 9.7.

    Must Upgrade to Photoshop C.C or Use Raw/DNG Converter

    • stan T says:

      So true!!!!!

      I have trie to find a file for this and cannot. The updater zip file will not update CS6 Typical Adobe!

  7. Jelena says:

    Hello All

    Can someone explain to me why Samsung 6s is not available in camera raw? well its seems there is no samsung mobile camera available on the list whys that..?

  8. Miguel Curto says:


    Phase One?Sort it out please.Already taking too long.

  9. jeffrey lorber says:

    Is there an update for CS6?

  10. Tone says:

    What about CameraRaw for Adobe Photoshop Elements 14? How can I move on from V to be able to process RAW files from my new Fujifilm X-T2?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      You will need to upgrade to Photoshop Elements 15 in order to use Camera 9.7. 9.5.x is the last version supported by Photoshop Elements version 14.

      Or, you can use the free DNG Converter to create a DNG file from your Fuji raw so that your older software can read it.

  11. Tracy says:

    So, let me understand. Photoshop Elements will support the Canon 5d Mark IV? Earlier I read you have to get Lightroom and Photoshop CC. I have Photoshop Elements 14 now, but it won’t upgrade to Adobe Camera Raw 9.7.

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Camera Raw 9.7 is supported in Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 and later – not in version 14. You would either need to upgrade your version of Elements or use the free DNG converter to convert your CR2s into a DNG that Elements 14 can read.

  12. Ellen Mattaar says:

    How can I activate the drop-down menus in the top menu bar in camera raw using a wacom tablet + pen. It previous versions this worked fine, now it doesn’t

  13. Adrian Wedderburn says:

    When does Adobe plan to release the profile for Canon 5D IV to Lightroom 6 (not CC) users?
    Is there an Adobe plan to push all users to CC? Very sad if that is the case I enjoyed using LR.

  14. Greg Geipel says:

    Please allow Photoshop CS6 upgrade for camera RAW. I paid for the program and would expect updates and not be forced into upgrading to CC. I am using the sony RX1 mark II and I cannot open files. You can post your spiel about DNG converter again and again, but please upgrade CS6 for all us users who will not be upgrading to a subscription based model who already paid full price for CS6.

    • David lester says:

      I agree, CS6 and any prior versions should be upgraded for those of us who spent our money on these programs and was not cheap…. where is the loyalty?????

      • stan T says:

        Loyalty….??? Adobe dumped that with each non subscription edition from CS4. Go out and buy new software just to be able to continue to work! Now with CC , even tighter regime for photoshop users .

  15. CC Ong says:

    Any plan to include support for Sigma SD Quattro?

  16. Reza says:

    This is a scam and someone should look into this in more detail. Adobe can’t force people to upgrade to CC, I paid for my Cs6 and I’m demanding an upgrade allowance. I don’t like converting fuji Raf file into DNG. First, the files get smaller in size, which I don’t know I’m losing any meta data captured by fuji, and second, files looks so washed out that I need to heavily work on them.joeg outof fuji looks so much better than the new converted DNG files. Also lens correction screws up everything since without the update, all new fuji lenses profile are missing. This is a serious scam.

  17. Travis Luy says:

    Will pentax k70 be supported anytime soon?

  18. serkan colak says:

    is there any way to turn stylus pressure of in adobe camera raw 9.7 ?

  19. Nicolette Gregory says:

    I have downloaded the Camera Raw 9.7 onto my computer. How do I get it into my Photoshop Elements 11. I thought it would automatically go in there. I realise it is a plug in. Or could it be that Elements 11 doesn’t support the Camera Raw 9.7 version. If not, then do you know if a later version (or the latest version) of Elements would support it?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Elements 15 is required to use Adobe Camera Raw version 9.7. Photoshop Elements 11 is compatible through Camera Raw version 7.4

      Alternately, you can use the free DNG converter from Adobe to create a DNG file from a newer camera that can be read into your older software.

  20. Heyneman Ria says:

    I have downloaded the DNG converter from Adobe and still i can’t read the raw files from my ILCA 99II

  21. Francesco says:

    June 15, 2015:
    “In collaboration with Fujifilm, we are still investigating methods to improve fine detail rendering and overall edge definition.”
    Still nothing…

  22. Tara says:

    When will there be adobe camera raw support for Pentax K70? Already shot over 4,000 photos and can’t do anything with the raw files.

  23. WATSON says:

    Can’t get my lightroom 6 to convert my raw files from my canon 5D mark IV ??? I did the download to convert and it will not read the files ??? any help.

  24. bigJoe says:

    CS6 to Capture One byebye

  25. atlcroc says:

    I’ve purchased Photoshop Elements 15 to process 5 D Mark IV raw files. The edits work fine with one exception. When I try to change the canon Picture Style in the 3rd tab, there are no options. It just lists “Matrix”. I would like to be able to change styles to Landscape for many shots but do not have that option. Will that be addressed in an update? If not, does the latest lightroom include this option?

  26. Rowena Crowley says:

    Where are we at with this.. long and short. I have a 5D MKIV. I can’t open the CR2 files with the newly updated LR6 package… I wanted standalone LR not CC – …? I’m not planning on messing around and converting files to DNG, is the LR6 stand alone package capable of reading the CR2S?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Lightroom 6.7 supports the Canon 5D MK IV file.
      Lightroom 6.8 supports the Canon 5D MK IV for tethering.

      Both are free updates to any version of stand-alone (perpetual) Lightroom 6.x. Go to your Help>System Info… and verify your installed version. Update if necessary via the Help>Updates… functionality.

  27. Dave Motes says:

    I’m having the same issue as mentioned in previous comments with opening Canon 5D Mk 4 raw files. I have PS CS5.1. I checked the update status which indicates all available updates are installed. Is my only option for opening 5D Mk 4 raw files is to buy new software?

  28. Jose says:

    I have the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended and I´ve installed the DNG Converter 9.7 and the Camera Raw 9.1.1 but I don´t can to work with the raw files captured from my digital camera throught the Photoshop.
    How can to solve this problem?. Perhaps I need to have other version of the Photoshop?.

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      The workflow will be to copy your files to a folder watched by the DNG Converter. It will then automatically take your raw file from your new camera and convert them to a DNG file that your old version of Photoshop can read.

  29. Fabrice says:

    I have Lightroom CC on Mac. The program seems updated as there is no updates available under Help>Updates. However, LR doesn’t recognize CR2 raw files from Canon 5D Mark IV. On the other hand, Photohop CC opens them without difficulties. Therefore I start thinking that Camera Raw 9.7 hasn’t been used by LR yet. What can I do to force LR to update to CR 9.7 as automatic update doesn’t seem to work?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Lightroom does not use Adobe Camera Raw. Updating Camera Raw will not effect Lightroom. You need to update Lightroom to CC2015.7 or later. If you go to Help>System Info… what version of Lightroom are you running?

  30. Paul Schmidfbauer says:

    I purchased elements 15 for use with my Canon 5D mark IV. Since it came with Camera Raw 9.6, it did not support the camera. This morning, I received a notice that an update to 9.7 was available, so I downloaded and installed it. When I then went back to elements, I was informed a sign in was necessary, which then produced a screen telling me I had a 30 day trial period available, or I could “buy now” for $99. Since the software was bought, paid for and registered, am I to conclude the update voids the original registration, and requires a new purchase of the product?

  31. Eugene says:


    If I try to open/load multiple images in ACR 9.7 (either from Brige or Open menu in PS CC), but it opens single image only.
    Is there way to open multiple images in ACR 9.7 to do multiple edit simultaneously?

  32. George Drastal says:

    I’m running LR6 on my iMac under the latest OS X 10.12.1 and a few months ago installed RAW 9.7 on it so that I could use images from a Canon 5D MK4, and all is well there. My laptop was running an older LR 5.7 and I needed it in a hurry so I subscribed to CC as it was the easiest way to update. However I don’t really want to continue the CC subscription. So, I downloaded and installed LR6 on the laptop. Now when I try to launch it, CC is what appears. How can I launch LR6 on the laptop to verify that it works with my MK4 files as the iMac does, without having CC jump in and launch itself? Thanks.

  33. John Neal says:

    I have Elements 11 but cannot open RAW files from my Canon 5D Mk 4. I have updated as far as I can see. What is the issue?

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Elements 11 cannot be updated to include support for the Canon 5D MK IV. You can upgrade to the latest version of Elements (15) to get in-app support or use Adobe’s free DNG converter to create a DNG file from your camera’s CR2 that your older version of Elements can read.

  34. Steve Douch says:

    Great, so having forked out on a Canon 5D Mk4 I now have to upgrade both my LIghtroom 5 and Photoshop Elements to use Raw files. Am I missing something or just being forced to pay out more cash?

    • Steve Douch says:

      Elements 14 as well so not a very old version.

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Lightroom 5 and Photoshop Elements (14 and older) no longer receive updates. To use your new camera with your older software, you will need to download the free DNG Converter from Adobe. This will take your Canon .CR2 file and convert it into a DNG file backwards compatible with older versions of Adobe’s software.

  35. avi simyoni says:

    were can i find the file to update camera raw
    for canon d5 mark4

  36. avi simyoni says:


  37. Procopio Ribeiro says:

    I want the UPDATE FOR 5D Mark IV too !!!!!! Please !!!!!

  38. Hugo says:

    Thanks a lot. I purchased CS6 3 years ago for the price of $2000, and now I can not use it with Nikon D500.
    Hurray, I can get a DNG converter for FREE. Yes the internet is crawling with them and besides I tried it with D7100 that was in the street faster than the RAW converter. Imagine 1500 RAW files converting into DNG. You can wait for hours.
    I am not a pro, but a enthusiast. I realy dont need CS6 that much. I will tell everybody else that there is a lot of freeware out there. I fond one that even takes the newest RAW files. Search for them, use them and spen your money for a donation to the small companies. I have had enough with the big ones.
    Hugo of Denmark

  39. arif raaj says:

    canon 5d mark 4 cr2 file can open adobe cs6 with camera raw ver 9.8

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Adobe Photoshop CS6 can use Adobe Camera Raw versions up to 9.1.1. In order to use ACR 9.8 you would need to upgrade your Photoshop to the Creative Cloud version.

      To use a Canon 5D Mark IV raw files with Photoshop CS6, you would need to use Adobe’s free DNG Converter to convert the Canon CR2 file into a DNG that can be read by your older software.

  40. What has happend to Camera Raw for CC. In photoshop it goes daft trying to open all manner of applications so much so that I cannot see what I have tried to adjust so makes it impossible to use.
    So switch to Lightroom highlight an image and click the tab for Develop a totally different image appears. rub my eyes and yes it is a totally different image. Why??? Adobe have emailed me to tell me that my subscription is going up by 25% great, they can get in touch with me to impart doom and gloom like that but can I get in touch with Adobe to pass on this problem. Not a chance, just sit around and wait to see if the brightsparks in the development dept can be roused by ESP to get the problem fixed.

  41. yes, I am. also leaving this Shop world of “stickpin to you in the rear wallet.

  42. andrew salvador says:

    I am using Adobe PS CS5 on my iMac. Is my version of PS too old to benefit from the latest upgrade. Just bought a canon 5d mark iv. My RAW files are useless right now.

    • Rikk Flohr says:

      Download Adobe’s free DNG converter for your OS. It will convert the 5D MK IV CR2 files to DNG so that your old versions of Adobe software can read them.

  43. sushant says:

    I WANT THE UPDATE FOR 5d mark iv camera

  44. sounds like a class action law suit to me, CS^ was supposed to open 5d mark iv

  45. Bob says:

    I need adobe raw 9.8 for my Sony a99 mark2 it does not install on CS6, why would this company not support CS6. I have no interest in using the Dng converter, do you have another solution???

  46. Blanche Pelphrey says:

    My MacBook Pro won’t recognize RAW files shot with my Canon 5D Mark IV, had I known, I wouldn’t have bought the camera. My LR is an old version, but I love it, and am lost without it.
    A senior citizen enthusiast, who doesn’t want another monthly bill, I’m so let down.

  47. Kwai says:

    Does Adobe DNG Converter convert MP4 or MOV files from EOS 5D Mark IV as well? I tried, but it didn’t work. If it doesn’t, what does?

  48. Alexander says:

    Does LR6 contain the Fuji simulations (Provia, Astia, Velvia etc.) ?
    And does Photoshop Elements 15 ?
    I want to purchase one of the two products.

  49. Alexander says:

    I meant baked in LR 6 and within ACR of Photoshop Elements 15. Thank You.

  50. Gricelda T. says:

    Please Help!!
    I need some advise, i just purchased Canon 5d Mark iv, I have CS5 Extended version…my files won’t open, I updated PS it shows now version, I believe I need 9.7 version, I cannot find anything to take me to update to that version.
    Thank you in advance for you support.