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Why won't files open in Camera Raw from Bridge?

Sep 21, 2010 7:15 AM

I am trying to open files in Camera raw from Bridge but get the following message.

 

"Bridge's parent application is not active."

 

Both Bridge and CS5 are open and I have opened camera raw previously.

 

Any suggestions.

 

Cheers

 
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    Sep 23, 2010 5:37 PM   in reply to ozanota

    Which version of Camera Raw do you have?

     
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    Sep 24, 2010 12:59 AM   in reply to MadManChan2000

    It is Version 6.2.

     

    If I double click on a .NEF image in Bridge then it opens into Camera Raw.

     

    It I right click or use the icon to "Open in Camera Raw..." the I get the error message.

     

    I would like the option to open JPG files in Camera Raw so I could batch process some adjustments on my old files, particularly my photos taken underwater.

     

    Thanks for your help,

     
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    Sep 27, 2010 5:56 AM   in reply to ozanota01

    Not sure why you're getting the "parent" error message. With regarding to editing JPEGs, though, you can do that by visiting the Camera Raw preferences. At the bottom of the dialog is a section titled "JPEG and TIFF Handling". Set the JPEG popup menu to "Automatically open all supported JPEGs" so that you can open your JPEG images into ACR (instead of directly into PS, for example).

     
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    Sep 27, 2010 6:34 AM   in reply to MadManChan2000

    I have changed the settings as you suggested but can't see how to open jpegs in Camera Raw. Thanks for your help.

     
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    Sep 27, 2010 11:17 AM   in reply to ozanota

    I am with the same problem. I worked  in Camera Raw from Bridge, and since last week, I receive the same message.

     
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    Sep 28, 2010 10:14 AM   in reply to ozanota01
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    ozanota01 wrote:


    I have changed the settings as you suggested but can't see how to open jpegs in Camera Raw.

     

    With the suggested changes, with the Photoshop application open, the choice of File - Open in Photoshop and picking a JPEG file will cause the JPEG file to be read into the Camera Raw plug-in, where you'll have the choice to use the controls there on it.  That has nothing to do with Bridge, and may explain your difficulty with the answer.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Oct 7, 2010 5:48 PM   in reply to ozanota

    I doble clicked on the DNG file in Bridge and it appears also. but if I open it in Photoshop, at first the image is opened in camera raw so it works but not in Bridge. any suggestions?

     
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    Oct 14, 2010 7:41 AM   in reply to ozanota

    Yeah i have just the same problem. And it also happens when i want to copy development settings from a adjusted raw-file. Alot of different things won't work. Almost half the options in right-click is stopped by this strange error.

    I doubt it can have anything with the raw-file converter to do since it's no problem to open with doubleclick.

     

    So, ADOBE, what is the problem here?

     

    Just for the record, both Photoshop and Bridge is open when this happens and i got my CS5 Design Premium only a week ago.....so i'm scratching my head and cursing at the same time here.

     

     

    This is a work-PC with Windows XP Professional if that matters.

     

     

     

    Really hope ADOBE or some other smart people can come up with a sollution for this problem....really soon

     
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    Oct 15, 2010 1:13 AM   in reply to ozanota

    I just fixed this problem with installing the new Adobe Patch Installer. Apparently there was a shitload of little bugs that needed fixing and our problem was one of them...so now everything works perfectly.

    Here's the link to the download area.: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/thankyou.jsp?ftpID=4733&fileID= 4431

     

     

    Hope it works for you too!

     
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    Nov 22, 2010 9:00 AM   in reply to PerMarius

    I ran the Patch Installer and it didn't help me with the "Bridge's Parent Application is Not Active" message.

     
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    Feb 1, 2011 8:01 AM   in reply to ozanota

    I use cs4 and recently had to reinstall my software after a hardware problem and hardware replaced. Never had a problem before. I now get the same error code as mentioned in first complaint. It will not let me open camera raw at all. I have print orders for costomers due TODAY! Starting to make me mad. Expensive software we pay for and we can't use! Nothing makes me more mad! SO HOW DO WE FIX IT?

     
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    Feb 1, 2011 8:39 AM   in reply to hainangel2000

    After you reinstalled CS4 did you do all the updates for Photoshop via the Adobe website?

     

    Richard Southworth

     
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    Jun 18, 2011 12:31 AM   in reply to hainangel2000

    Did you get this fixed?  I'm running into the same problem now too?

    Thank you

     
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    Jun 18, 2011 12:33 PM   in reply to Corinna Hoffman

    General question, but worth asking:

     

    Have you updated your software to the latest release?  That would be Photoshop CS5 12.0.4 (or 12.1) and Camera Raw 6.4.1.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jun 21, 2011 9:21 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Thank you for the reply.  I have figured out on what to do.  I did update by logging on to CS4, then clicked on the Help button in the toolbar, clicked on "Updates" .. once it updated that, the Camera Raw update I had uploaded from the Adobe site worked.

     

    Thank you

     
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    Jul 13, 2011 7:34 PM   in reply to PerMarius

    I have the same problem! Can anybody have a solution?

     
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    Jul 13, 2011 7:41 PM   in reply to ozanota

    I have same problem! I tried everithing from forum suggestions. Nothing worked!

     
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    Jul 16, 2011 6:15 AM   in reply to ozanota

    Same problem here, though now in Bridge, all jpegs are opening up in RAW first!!

     

     

    Wedding Photographer

     
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    Oct 5, 2011 12:11 PM   in reply to ozanota

    Found the solution: copy and replace the file: amtlib.dll from program files/adobe/photoshop cs5/ folder to program files/adobe/bridge cs5/ folder You need to have permissions to do this. Hope will solve your problem.

     
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    Oct 5, 2011 12:26 PM   in reply to familistu2000

    familistu2000 wrote:

     

    Found the solution: copy and replace the file: amtlib.dll from program files/adobe/photoshop cs5/ folder to program files/adobe/bridge cs5/ folder You need to have permissions to do this. Hope will solve your problem.

     

    Basic question:  How is it that you expect those files to differ?

     

    When your software is installed by Adobe's installer, they match already.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Oct 10, 2011 9:10 AM   in reply to ozanota

    GUYS, HERE IS THE FIX!

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEuy_i7aNto   ---- I TRIED IT AND IT WORKD

     
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    Oct 10, 2011 12:25 PM   in reply to wombatvlogs123

    The video shows replacing a current DLL file with one from last year - the key issue being that the files found in the Bridge and Photoshop folders are DIFFERENT.

     

    Why would this be?  I checked a PS CS5.1 installation myself and the files are already the same.

     

    Is there an illegitimate copy of Photoshop being used or something, causing these files to differ?

     

    -Noel

     
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    Oct 12, 2011 11:36 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Ah this is just because I haven't fully updated my bridge yet, but the solution still works fine

     

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    The video shows replacing a current DLL file with one from last year - the key issue being that the files found in the Bridge and Photoshop folders are DIFFERENT. Why would this be?  I checked a PS CS5.1 installation myself and the files are already the same. Is there an illegitimate copy of Photoshop being used or something, causing these files to differ? -Noel

     

     

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    Mar 8, 2012 4:39 PM   in reply to ozanota

    You need to update hosts File which you may find under C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

     

    First you should Quit Adobe Bridge & Photoshop

     

    You Need to Enter # in front of each adobe entries

    for instance if you see

    127.0.0.1          activate.adobe.com

    change it to

    #127.0.0.1          activate.adobe.com

    & than save it

     

    You might have trouble opening it so open this file with notepad than make changes & save it under same location with same extension.

    It may ask you to replace this with previous file, Click on Yes

    Relaunch photoshop than launch Adobe Bridge

    It should fix this problem    

     
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    Jul 27, 2012 11:58 AM   in reply to singh.770

    How can the Hosts file be a cause of this problem?

     

    Which, by the way, I still have (the "parent application is not active" message) and I have nothing active in the host file.

     

    cvt

     
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    Jul 27, 2012 2:29 PM   in reply to Vaclav_James

    The hosts file change mentioned 4 months ago would be if there had been some hacking going on that disabled the Adobe activation server using the “127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com” line in the hosts file and the adding of the # in front disables that hosts entry, effectively re-enabling the activation server access  by programs on the computer.  Unless your hosts file actually has the entry to disable the adobe activation server or other adobe servers, then your problem would be different. 

     

    The error in general means that when you are right-clicking and opening in ACR, the host application for ACR, which is Photoshop, cannot start.  One reason might be that the place the right-click Open in ACR command is looking for Photoshop doesn’t exist, anymore—maybe a registry or config-file has the wrong thing in it, and another reason would be the an existing version of Photoshop is being started up, but something went wrong before the startup completed.  If you are on a 64-bit Windows system, there are potentially two Photoshop executables, one 32-bit and one 64-bit.  With CS6, at least, there are also two versions of Bridge, so maybe it matters which 32-vs-64-bit Bridge you’re running.  To test this try starting up the 32-bit Photoshop and right-click-Open-in-ACR, and if that doesn’t work, then shut down the 32-bit version of PS and start up the 64-bit version of PS, and try the Open-In-ACR again.  If it still doesn’t work, then there is some other problem.  Adobe applications can sometimes be confused if there have been trials and release versions on the same system that aren’t uninstalled and installed in the right order.  There is a CS5 cleaner script you can search for on Adobe’s site that attempts to remove all traces of CS5 from your system.  You would only want to run this after you’d uninstalled as much as you could, yourself.

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 5:39 PM   in reply to Vaclav_James

    My complaint is that Jpegs, selected in Bridge, will open in PS CS5 - but - I cannot, from Bridge, open jpgs in Camera RAW

     

    I've tried:

    Calling Adobe support, even got a promise of a call-back, twice (of course there wasn't any follow through), resetting the Bridge preference at start-up, deleting all the extra copies of LightRoom, and the DLL file substitute from YouTube - none of these worked.

     

    This is what I've got:

    Adobe Photoshop 12.0.4 x64

    Adobe Bridge version 4.0.5.11

    Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw version 6.7.0.339 ("Camera Raw 8bi" is in C:\Program files (x86)\Common File\Adobe\Plug-Ins\File Formats); Date created is 03/09/2010; Date modified is 4/20/2012.

    LightRoom 4.1 64-bit with Camera Raw 7.1

     

    cvt

     
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    Jul 4, 2013 1:18 PM   in reply to ozanota

    There have been numerous queries about this ‘error’ (when trying to open a picture in camera raw from Bridge), with numerous suggestions, which as far as I am concerned none works. I have CS5.
    I haven’t found an answer either – WAIT – but I have found a way around it.

    Open any picture in camera raw – yes you can do this from mini bridge: right click on the picture and click on ‘open in camera raw.
    Then use CTRL K, which opens the camera raw preferences.
    At the bottom under JPEG and TIFF handling you will find the default setting which says:
    ‘Automatically open all supported JPEG’s with settings’. (same with TIFFS).
    Change this to ‘Automatically open all supported JPEG’s’ (without the ‘with settings’).
    THAT’S ALL.
    Now from Bridge when you click on open, or simpler just double click on a picture, it will open in camera raw.
    The only ‘con’ is that you now cannot open a picture directly in photoshop – it will always open in camera raw, but this is not a problem: from camera raw just click on ‘open picture’ to go to photoshop.

    thanks to who found the solution to open jpeg in camera raw. but i did right click+open in camera raw, it still doesnt work

     
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    Jul 5, 2013 12:04 AM   in reply to nrlunl

    nrlunl wrote:

     

    …but i did right click+open in camera raw, it still doesnt work

     

     

    No, of course it doesn't.  That is it doesn't work until you set the Camera Raw preferences accordingly, which you can access directly from within Photoshop and/or from Bridge.  Geeze

     

    No need to go the convoluted way you describe above. 

     
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    Feb 3, 2014 3:02 AM   in reply to station_two

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjbw--G8zrw

     

    This workaround works.

    Isn't even a workAROUND, it works directly.

     
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    Feb 6, 2014 1:07 AM   in reply to ozanota

    Granted, this post was started awhile back. As well as for the fact Im using Bridge/ Photoshop CC versions. Yet, what I found (after two long days of combing over forums after forums) is that Camera Raw will only open jng, JPEG, as well as TIFF files (pics).

     

    If your trying to open a PNG pic, or in photoshop cc case, a PSD pic, then Camera Raw wont open it in bridge. Dont know if this helps anyone, yet this is what Ive found out through trail and error. Hope it helps.

     
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    Feb 6, 2014 10:24 AM   in reply to KaspeR~Blue

    Keep in mind that with Photoshop CC there is now the ability to run Camera Raw as a filter inside Photoshop on the pixels of any document you can open.

     

    CameraRawAsFilter.png

     

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