Adobe Camera Raw 9 update brings performance boost and features of Lightroom CC/6

by Gannon Burgett

posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 1:32 PM EST


Adobe has followed up the announcement of Lightroom CC/6 with the official release of Adobe Camera Raw 9.0. As has been the trend for many years, Adobe Camera Raw has received the main feature points of Adobe Lightroom CC/6, including the boost in performance, RAW panorama stitching, RAW HDR blending and, of course, updated support for a number of cameras and lenses.

To recap from Lightroom CC/6’s coverage from yesterday, Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 is now capable of utilizing your computer’s GPU card, giving you much more horsepower than before. Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 also received the new merge to Panorama and merge HDR modes, which allow you to stitch and blend images together while still exporting the final product as a RAW image.

Outside of features, Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 also brings support for the cameras and lenses listed below:


  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, Kiss X8i)
  • Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s, Kiss 8000D)
  • Canon EOS M3
  • Fujifilm X-A2
  • Fujifilm XQ2
  • Hasselblad Stellar II
  • Nikon D5500
  • Nikon D7200
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  • Olympus Stylus SH–2
  • Olympus Tough TG–4
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ71)
  • Samsung NX500



  • EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
  • EF 11–24mm f/4L USM
  • EF 24–85mm f3.5–4.5 USM
  • EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
  • EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM
  • Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2
  • TAMRON SP 15–30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012E
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
  • Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens


  • Inspire 1 FC350


  • Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/1.9 Ultron Aspherical
  • Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/3.5 Color Skopar
  • Voigtlander LTM 35mm f/1.7 Ultron Aspherical
  • Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2 Heliar
  • Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2.5 Color Skopar
  • Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/3.5 Heliar
  • Voigtlander LTM 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar
  • Voigtlander LTM 90mm f/3.5 APO Lanthar
  • Voigtlander VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar


  • Voigtlander MFT 17.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Aspherical
  • Voigtlander MFT 25mm f/0.95 Nokton
  • Voigtlander MFT 42.5mm f/0.95 Nokton


  • Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2
  • AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 55–200mm f/4–5.6G ED VR II
  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
  • NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 AIS
  • TAMRON SP 15–30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012N
  • Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
  • Voigtlander SL II 20mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar Aspherical
  • Voigtlander SL II 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Aspherical
  • Voigtlander SL II 58mm f/1.4 Nokton


  • Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
  • SIGMA 18–200mm F3.5–6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM


  • Sigma dp1 Quattro (*)
  • Sigma dp2 Quattro (*)
  • Sigma dp3 Quattro (*)
  • Sigma SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
  • Sigma SIGMA 150–600mm F5–6.3 DG OS HSM C015


  • Sony Alpha - SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
  • Sony Alpha - TAMRON 16–300mm F/3.5–6.3 DiII PZD MACRO AB016S
  • Sony Alpha - TAMRON 28–300mm F/3.5–6.3 Di PZD A010S
  • Sony Alpha - TAMRON SP 70–200mm F/2.8 Di USD A009S
  • Sony Alpha - TAMRON SP 150–600mm F/5–6.3 Di USD A011S
  • Sony Alpha - TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 USD F004S
  • Sony Alpha - Venus Optics 60mm f2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens
  • Sony E - FE 24–240mm F3.5–6.3 OSS
  • Sony E - FE 28mm F2
  • Sony E - FE 28mm F2 + Fisheye Converter
  • Sony E - FE 28mm F2 + Ultra Wide Converter
  • Sony E - FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony E - FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
  • Sony E - ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 Pro

For a full recap of the features Adobe has implemented into Adobe Camera Raw, head on over to our rundown of Adobe Lightroom CC/6 from yesterday. You can download Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 through Photoshop CC's update option. For those not making the jump to Adobe's subscription model, you can also install Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 for Photoshop CS6, but it won't contain any of the new editing modes; only updated camera support, new lens profiles and bug fixes.