Camera Raw does get updates but they need newer versions of Photoshop to use them.
You can use the latest, free, version of the DNG convertor to convert raw files to the DNG file type. There is no loss in that process and you can open them with your version of camera raw. Of course you will not get the benefit of the latest raw processing that comes with newer versions of camera raw.
You can download the DNG convertor here
You can download the 6.7 camera raw plug in here :
"Camera Raw does get updates but they need newer versions of Photoshop to use them.
You can use the latest, free, version of the DNG convertor to convert raw files to the DNG file type. There is no loss in that process and you can open them with your version of camera raw. Of course you will not get the benefit of the latest raw processing that comes with newer versions of camera raw."
Understood and thanks. Thanks for the links as well. Are you saying that Photoshop CS5.1 will always support the latest version of Adobe DNG Converter? Is there any reason for me to update my current, Camera Raw 6.3 to 6.7, if I'm just going to be using the DNG Converter anyway? I would assume Camera Raw 6.7 does not support most of the brand new cameras out there.
By using the link you have provided, if I were to install the Camera Raw 6.7 update, will Adobe Application Manager or Adobe Creative Cloud get installed also?
Last, does this Camera Raw 6.7 update include a version of the DNG Converter, it looks like it does?
This appears to be the DNG Converter, version 10.1. Is this the latest DNG version? Do I need a prior version installed first before installing this version? Does this come with a version of Camera Raw? If you scroll down the page some, in the file information window, it says "Product - Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter"
If you convert a raw file to DNG then any version of camera raw that can open a DNG file will work. That includes 6.3 and 6.7. I have not used the link , as I have the latest CC installed here, so I do not know whether it will install anything other than the plug in. I would be surprised if the direct link installed other software. Remember though, this is a user to user forum and I do not work for Adobe.
You can see which cameras are supported with different versions of camera raw here:
The camera raw link will give you the version camera raw and the DNG convertor available at the time 6.7 was released. Use the other link I gave for the latest version of the DNG convertor.
That will install the latest DNG convertor - no prior version necessary. It does not come with camera raw 10.1.
I installed the Camera Raw 6.7 manual update successfully and it did not install the Application Manager! However, when I go to check for updates inside Photoshop CS5.1, is still offers the damn Application Manger. I guess I will just never install the Application Manager since I would never have a reason to. I wouldn't really mind installing the Application Manager if it did not turn into CC when I click on it. Do you know why this happens?
I also installed the DNG Converter, version 10.1 successfully and this only results in a new start menu program, inside the Adobe folder. The DNG Converter doesn't even appear in the control panel under programs. That seems strange, but I'm okay with it.
I guess I'm on my way now, I have the most up to date version of Camera Raw allowed by my version of Photoshop CS5.1 and the most current version of the DNG Converter. I assume it's better for me to have Camera Raw version 6.7 than 6.3, would you agree? Installing Camera Raw 6.7 manually is a work around for people who do not want the Application Manger installed also.
I'm very particular with installations. I try to keep my PC programs clean and simple, in case you couldn't tell.