How to Download and Install Adobe Camera Raw Plugin for Photoshop CC
Adobe Camera Raw is a plug-in that lets you import and enhance raw images from various cameras in Photoshop. It also works with JPEG and TIFF files. If you want to use the latest version of Adobe Camera Raw, you need to update the plug-in manually. Here are the steps to download and install Adobe Camera Raw plugin for Photoshop CC:
Quit all Adobe applications.
Go to Camera Raw plug-in installer page and download the appropriate file for your operating system[^1^].
Double-click the downloaded file to unzip it (Windows) or mount it (macOS).
Double-click the .exe file (Windows) or the .pkg file (macOS) to start the installer.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Restart your Adobe applications.
You can now open and edit raw images in Photoshop CC using the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in. You can also access the plug-in from Adobe Bridge or After Effects[^2^]. To learn more about the features and functions of Adobe Camera Raw, visit Introduction to Camera Raw page[^2^].How to Use Adobe Camera Raw
Adobe Camera Raw lets you adjust various aspects of your raw images, such as exposure, contrast, color, sharpness, noise, and more. You can also apply presets, profiles, and filters to enhance your images. Here are some basic steps to use Adobe Camera Raw:
Open your raw images in Photoshop CC by choosing File > Open or by dragging and dropping them into the Photoshop window. You can also open them from Adobe Bridge or After Effects by selecting them and choosing File > Open In Camera Raw or pressing Ctrl+R (Windows) or Command+R (macOS)[^1^].
The Adobe Camera Raw dialog box will appear, showing a preview of your image and various adjustment panels on the right side. You can zoom in and out, pan, rotate, crop, and straighten your image using the tools on the toolbar at the top. You can also switch between different views and compare your adjustments using the buttons on the bottom.
To adjust the basic settings of your image, such as white balance, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, clarity, vibrance, and saturation, use the sliders on the Basic panel. You can also choose a preset or a profile from the drop-down menus at the top to apply a predefined look to your image.
To adjust the tone curve of your image, use the sliders or the curve on the Tone Curve panel. You can also choose a preset from the drop-down menu at the top.
To adjust the color and luminance of individual hues in your image, use the sliders on the HSL/Grayscale panel. You can also convert your image to grayscale by checking the Convert to Grayscale box.
To adjust the color balance of your image, use the sliders on the Color Mixer panel. You can also choose a preset from the drop-down menu at the top.
To adjust the sharpness and noise reduction of your image, use the sliders on the Detail panel. You can also choose a preset from the drop-down menu at the top.
To apply lens corrections to your image, such as removing chromatic aberration, distortion, vignetting, and perspective errors, use the checkboxes and sliders on the Optics panel. You can also choose a lens profile from the drop-down menu at the top.
To apply effects to your image, such as adding grain, dehaze, vignette, or split toning, use the sliders on the Effects panel. You can also choose a preset from the drop-down menu at the top.
To make local adjustments to specific areas of your image, use the tools on the toolbar at the top, such as gradient filter, radial filter, brush tool, or spot removal tool. You can adjust various settings for each tool on their respective panels.
To save your adjustments as a preset or a profile that you can apply to other images later, click on the Presets or Profiles button on the right side of the toolbar at the top. Then click on the three-dot icon and choose Create Preset or Create Profile. Give it a name and choose which settings you want to include.
To save your adjusted image as a new file or overwrite the original file with your adjustments embedded in it (in case of DNG format), click on Save Image(s) button on the bottom left corner of the dialog box. Choose a location, format, name, size, and quality for your image.
To open your adjusted image in Photoshop CC for further editing or exporting to other formats, click on Open Image(s) button on the bottom right corner of the dialog box.
You have now learned how to use Adobe Camera Raw to edit and enhance your raw images in Photoshop CC. For more information and tutorials on Adobe Camera Raw, visit Introduction to Camera Raw page. aa16f39245