Adobe Camera Raw system requirements (2021)

Last updated on January 28, 2021 Tim Howard Loading... Post a comment

Camera Raw is a plugin which can hep you import and enhance raw images. It can be used with several Adobe softwares including Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, After Effects, Bridge.

Below are Adobe Camera Raw system requirements for Windows and macOS in 2021 (Camera Raw 13.1 or newer versions).

Windows PC

Minimum Requirements

In order to install and use Camera Raw, you laptop or desktop have to meet the following requirements:

OSWindows 10 64-bit version 1809 or newer
CPU Intel Core 2-Duo 2GHz or equivalent
Memory4 GB of RAM
Graphics2 GB VRAM
DirectX12
Free storage2 GB
Screen resolution1024 x 768

Recommended Specs

If you want to run Camera Raw smoothy with a nice experience, your system specs need to be equal or higher than the following:

OSWindows 10 64-bit version 1809 or newer
CPUIntel Core i5-8400 3GHz or better
Memory16 GB of RAM
Graphics4 GB of VRAM
DirectX12
Free storage3 GB of SSD
Screen resolution1920 x 1080

Mac

Camera Raw now can work well with both Intel processor and Apple M1 processor.

Minimum Requirements

OSmacOS 10.14 (Mojave) or later
CPU Intel Core 2-Duo
Apple M1 Chip
Memory4 GB of RAM
Graphics2 GB VRAM
Free storage2 GB
Screen resolution1024 x 768

Recommended Specs

OSmacOS 10.15 (Catalina)
macOS 11 (Big Sur)
CPUIntel Core i5-8400 3.0GHz
Apple M1 Chip
Memory16 GB of RAM
Graphics4 GB VRAM
Free storage3 GB of SSD
Screen resolution1920 x 1080

Note: Camera Raw currently doesn’t take advantage of more than one graphics processor. Using multiple GPUs does not enhance performance.

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