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Digital camera raw file support

The camera raw functionality in Adobe® Photoshop® software provides fast and easy access to the raw image formats produced by many leading professional and midrange digital cameras. By working with these "digital negatives," you can achieve the results you want with greater artistic control and flexibility while still maintaining the original raw files.

The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in became the latest must-have tool for professional photographers when it was released in February 2003. This powerful plug-in has been frequently updated to support more cameras and include more features and is available as part of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® software is built upon the same powerful raw processing technology that is available in the Camera Raw plug-in.

The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in (2.3 or later) now also supports raw files in Digital Negative (DNG) format. Find out more about the benefits of DNG, a raw file format made available to the public by Adobe.

To learn more about camera raw, read these primers:

Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3
From raw processing to final presentation, Lightroom 3 handles your digital photographs in one intuitive application — whether you're adjusting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. Together with Photoshop CS5 for pixel-level retouching, panoramas, and compositing, Lightroom offers a complete photography solution.

CAMERA SUPPORT FOR PHOTOSHOP CS5 AND LIGHTROOM 3

Camera Raw 6.2


Lightroom 3.2


Newly Supported cameras for Camera Raw 6 and Lightroom 3

Support for the following cameras has been added for Camera Raw 6.1 to 6.2 and is also available in Lightroom 3.2.


Supported cameras for the Camera Raw plug-in and Lightroom

Supported cameras for Camera Raw 6 and Lightroom 3

Support for the following cameras is included in Camera Raw 6 and Lightroom 3. Camera Raw 6 is not compatible with Photoshop CS4.


DNG native cameras

The following cameras can natively capture DNG format raw files and thus are compatible with Camera Raw version 2.4 and later.


* The DNG raw file format is supported in previous versions of Lightroom and Camera Raw. This update improves the color and noise profiles for these models.

† The file encryption found in some Nikon raw formats has caused some users to question the level of cooperation between Nikon and Adobe in providing solutions for raw processing. Get more information about Nikon's and Adobe's joint commitment to the common needs of customers.

Note: Adobe is often able to provide preliminary support for raw files from new camera models not listed above. Camera Raw and Lightroom will open and edit these files, but profiling and testing is not complete.

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