Along with Lightroom 6/CC earlier this week, Adobe also released Camera Raw 9. Essentially, it adds all of the big new features under the hood in Lightroom as earlier versions of Camera Raw and Lightroom have tracked.
Those new features include HDR Merge and Panorama Merge, as well as GPU acceleration.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwsB6yU2czo&w=700] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzVVq0az3CY&w=700]
While Camera Raw 9 is available to Photoshop CC and CS6 customers, Photoshop CS6 customers do not get the whiz-bang new features, only the camera compatibility updates.
Camera Raw 9 Newly Support Cameras
- Canon EOS 5DS
- Canon EOS 5DS R
- Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, Kiss X8i)
- Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s, Kiss 8000D)
- Canon EOS M3
- Casio EX-ZR3500
- 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
Camera Raw 9 is available in the Photoshop menu update dialog or via the Creative Cloud app.
For those on prior versions of Photoshop or Lightroom, DNG Converter 9.0 is available for free and will support raw file conversions for the above cameras. You can download it at the following links (Mac | Windows)