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Camera Raw editing is not enabled

Aug 17, 2012 11:29 AM

The Camera Raw option in Bridge 6 is dimmed and not available when I wont to edit a picture file in Camera Raw.

I got this message:
Camera Raw editing is not enabled

Camera Raw editing requires that a qualifying product has been launched at least once to enable this feature"

 

Any help will be highly appreciated

Best regards

Frank

 
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    Aug 17, 2012 1:07 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    Mac or PC? 

     

    Can you open the photo in question using Photoshop?

     

    The error suggests you have Bridge installed but not Photoshop installed.   If you do have Photoshop CS6 installed then it seems like Bridge CS6 is not detecting that Photoshop is installed.

     
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    Aug 17, 2012 9:36 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    Please answer the question posed in post #1.

     

    Macintosh or Windows?

     
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    Aug 21, 2012 2:17 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    Did anyone find an answer to this yet?

     
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    Aug 21, 2012 3:03 PM   in reply to glynharper

    I would guess that the CS or PS installation is corrupted and an uninstall of everything Adobe, clearing the preferences, running the CSCleaner script and a re-install might fix things. 

     

    Installs can become corrupted if beta and release versions of the same product have been installed or if a mixture of single-purchase-apps and suite-bundled apps are or have been installed on the same system, where, for example, Bridge is looking for the bundled version of PS while the PS actually installed, now, is the single-app-purchased version, and Bridge is looking the wrong place to confirm PS is there.

     

    It also could be that Bridge is seeing an expired license for a beta or other-purchase-model version that knows that app is no longer installed.  If CSCleaner doesn’t fix licensing issues, then maybe there is a different thing to do to reset licensing.

     
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    Oct 1, 2012 3:42 PM   in reply to ssprengel

    Now I can open JPEG from the Bridge CS6 right in ACR 7.1 by double click or <Enter>:

     

    ACR.jpg

     
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    Oct 12, 2012 11:23 AM   in reply to Bourbogne

    that problem is happening for legitimate copy of photoshop ? 

     
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    Nov 17, 2012 7:59 AM   in reply to fjustesen

    Bridge CS6 for Mac users ... I was able to right click on photo in Bridge. Select Develop Settings and Select Camera Raw Defaults.

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 11:29 AM   in reply to fjustesen

    I have this same issue, only I am not getting an error message, I just cannot select "open in camera RAW" because it is greyed out. I didnt have this problem last week, but all of a sudden, I cannot open anything from Bridge in Camera RAW. There have been no solutions posted for this issue and it is costing me serious time and money here. ADOBE!!!!!  SOMEONE PLEASE RESPOND WITH AN ACTUAL FIX!!!

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 9:08 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    I think I found a solution... it worked for me anyway.  I opened Photoshop, then from the File menu I selected Browse in Bridge.  I then closed Photoshop and was able to open raw files in Bridge.

     

    Hope this helps...

     
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    Feb 20, 2013 3:08 PM   in reply to Mike_D_1961

    I am having the same issue with not being able to open Camera RAW from bridge. I can see the button and select it , it will act like it is opening it and then come up with  a message saying " Camera Raw editing is not enabled.    Camera Raw editing requires that a qualifing product has been launched atleast once to enable this feature."    I am working on a PC with Photoshop CS6. It is a ligit copy. I have tried updates, uninstalling and reinstalling and nothing works. I am able to get to camera raw thru photoshop , just not thru bridge which is what I need so I can edit multiple pics at once! HELP!!    I tried mike _d_1961 suggestion of opening photoshop, then from the file menu selecting browse in bridge, Closing photoshop and trying to open raw and it is still NOT working!    I see several people are having this issue you would think there would be a fix somewhere!! 

     
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    Mar 1, 2013 6:40 AM   in reply to fjustesen

    I found a workaround online that might help the engineers trying to fix the issue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzpGJRP-daA

     
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    Apr 30, 2013 10:20 AM   in reply to fjustesen

    Make sure you update all of your photoshop software (bridge --> help --> updates).  That was what my problem was apparently, because it's working now.

     
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    May 5, 2013 6:57 PM   in reply to baltimorebaltimore

    Folks

     

    The problem is still out there. I am running a Mac with legal copys of my Adobe products.

    The Cntrl R command in Bridge is Grayed out and unaccessable.

     

    I noticed this problem today when I went to do some work and I noticed the feature in Bridge was dead.

     

    .........And as I go to get a screen shot of what it looks like.... Its all working again.......

    All I did was to stop all programs running, reboot my machine (curse a little) and restart everything from stratch...

     

    I then came over here to leave a note since nothing has change and poof.... it is working now.... Go figure....

     

    If it happens again I will doc what I did and post screen shots.

     

    -David

     
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    Jul 3, 2013 12:11 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    I was having the same problems and couldn't get any of the above solutions to work.  However, upon further searching I found this video tutorial that shows how to copy the atmlib file from the program files of Photoshop and place it into the program files of Bridge and it worked just as the video shows.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvK5w_hvcGI

     
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    Sep 10, 2013 4:55 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    Quick Fix to open jpg in camera editing.

     

    This does not provide any real fix to the bridge issue itself. However it does allow you to open in camera raw.

     

    1. open photoshop cs6

    2. click window > Extensions > mini bridge ( only if mini bridge is not already checkmarked.)

    3. Through mini bridge located at the bottom of the photoshop screen, (click launch bridge if asked) find the image folder that has the jpgs you want to open in camera raw.

    4. Right click jpg image and hover over open with, then click camera raw.

    5. Voila!

     

    Worked for me, still wont open from bridge cs6 to camera raw, but through photoshops mini bridge it will. Hope that helps you's out for the time being until a perminant fix comes along. The atmlib option didn\t really work for me.

     
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    Sep 10, 2013 10:10 PM   in reply to SharperStrategies

    you could solve??

     

    I have the same problem.

     

    In my "macbook pro" I managed to solve the following instruction from the video above. (installed CS5, ran the Bridge CS5, then went back to the Bridge CS6 and camera raw work, using "Command + R)

    Now I bought a Imac and the same process does not work. Already tried everything.
    I need to use the "Camera Raw" in Bridge.

    It's not the same thing as using the mini bridge.

    Someone definitely knows how to solve?

    thank you very much

     
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    Oct 7, 2013 1:57 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    I have the same problem in Bridge CS6. I discovered a workaround that I don't believe has been mentioned yet (if it has, I missed it and ask your pardon): In Photoshop, select File>Open and navigate to the folder with the photo or photos you want to open; select one or more images; set Enable to All Readable Documents and Format to Camera Raw. If you wamt to open a jpeg or tiff file make sure you set Format after you've selected the image(s) or it will automatically select the original file format. I found this strategy works in Photoshop CS6 as well as in CS4.

    Camera Raw 4.jpg

     

    This is, of course, a workabound rather than a solution. Like others, I've found that if I double-click a raw file in Bridge CS6 rather than trying to use the contextual menu, images open just fine in Adobe Camera Raw. However, this will not open Camera Raw without first launching Photoshop - if it's not already open. It won't enable Camera Raw in Bridge itself. So this is still a workaround rather than a solution for the root problem - which is not being able to use Adobe Camera Raw in Bridge as we should be able to do. Apparently not even Adobe has a solution, even for ligitimate license holders.

     
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    Oct 8, 2013 2:59 PM   in reply to thewhitedog

    I have this problem in bridge as well all tho, I opened up Photoshop CS6, click on "file" "browse in mini bridge" then select the mutiple images you want in mini bridge, right click and select "open with" "defult application", this sends me to Camera Raw with all the images on the left. i hope this helps your workflow.

     
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    Oct 8, 2013 4:10 PM   in reply to Philip_Horton

    Thanks, Philip. I think this may be the best workaround I've seen yet - once you get the hang of using Mini Bridge.

     
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    Oct 8, 2013 4:14 PM   in reply to thewhitedog

    Your welcome, i stumbled on it by pure accident after the same frustration everyone else is having.

     
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    Oct 8, 2013 5:20 PM   in reply to Philip_Horton

    I think that's how most of us learn this stuff. ;-) I found the solution I wrote about, not so much accidentally, but through experimentation. I like your solution better - fewer steps - though explaining Mini Bridge to someone who hasn't used it takes a little time.

     
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    Oct 17, 2013 8:09 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    Bridge now wants to know which program to default to when opening a RAW file.  Highlight your file (or files) you wish to edit or open in Camera RAW.  Go to the top bar,the one that says Adobe Bridge CS Click on the word File, drill down to "open with"  find photoshop from the arrow box, and click Photoshop.  If you do this enough with different raw files the default becomes photoshop, and you can then just klick the raw icon and things will work correctly once again.  It only took me three times to get it to default. 

     

    Mad at Adobe for not supporting CS 5.1  

     

    Thanks and good luck!

     
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    Oct 17, 2013 8:14 PM   in reply to glynharper

    Yes I found the answer by trial and error.  Easy quick fix to the

     

    Camera Raw editing requires that a qualifing product has been launched issue

     

    Bridge now wants to know which program to default to when opening a RAW file.  Highlight your file (or files) you wish to edit or open in Camera RAW.  Go to the top bar,the one that says Adobe Bridge CS Click on the word File, drill down to "open with"  find photoshop from the arrow box, and click Photoshop.  If you do this enough with different raw files the default becomes photoshop, and you can then just klick the raw icon and things will work correctly once again.  It only took me three times to get it to default.

     

    Cheers!

     
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    Dec 27, 2013 9:13 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    I found the solution of this problem.

    1 Open bridge cs 6

    2 Go to Edit - Preferences - File Type Associations

    3 Select Canon Camera Raw

    4 In the dropdown menu browse for Photoshop CS 6

     

    It appears that the default seeting is explorer settings.

    That means in my case the exploroer settings was ACDsee

     

    Please see the screen shot

    Hope this helps

     

    //Leif

     

     

    Enable camera raw bridge cs6.jpg

     
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    Dec 28, 2013 4:27 AM   in reply to LeifLeif

    @ LeifLeif: I think you have a separate problem, or a subset of the problem the rest of us are having. Because your solution doesn't work for me.

     

    Two things: File Type Assosicaitons are in Preferences under the Application Menu (on a Mac), not the Edit menu. And in my preferences Canon Camera Raw is already set to Adobe Photoshop CS6, as is every other camera raw type. But I still cannot access Camera Raw Preferences in Bridge CS6. Nor can I use Open in Camera Raw... in the contextual menu.

     

    However, if I select more than one Raw image in Bridge and double-click one of them, they all open in Camera Raw. So all that's really affected is the contextual menu. I can still tweak the Camera Raw Preferences in Photoshop, so not being able to get to them in Bridge is a minor annoyance. Double-clicking selected images in Bridge is the most direct way to use Bridge with Camera Raw. It should be noted, though, that this only applies to Raw images. If I select JPEGs and TIFFs along with a Raw image, the Raw image will open in Camera Raw and the others will open directly in Photoshop. So, if I want to open a JPEF of a TIFF in Camera Raw, I need to use the contextual menu in Mini Bridge in Photoshop.

     

    So there seem to be some fairly simple work-arounds for this problem, though it has taken an inordenant amount of trial and error experimentation by a lot of users to figure them out. If Adobe knows of these solutions they haven't bothered to tell us about them. Apparently Adobe couldn't care less; they've moved on to the Creative Cloud and the devil take the hindmost.

     
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    Jan 5, 2014 10:31 PM   in reply to Mike_D_1961

    Thanks it totally worked!, hope it works for others too

     
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    Feb 16, 2014 3:38 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    Just in case this sheds any light on the issue ...

     

    I'm on CC, but a friend required some help with a Premier Elements project. As this appears not to be available through the cloud, I installed it from my (legal) disks.

     

    After working with Premier for a bit, I went back to my PS work, and encountered the problem described above.

     

    Uninstalled Premier Elements.

     

    reopened ps and was prompted to enter my account details

     

    Now everything works as expected.

     
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    Feb 24, 2014 5:01 PM   in reply to fjustesen

    My solution to same problem:

     

    Bridge / Edit menu / Camera Raw Preferences / JPEG and TIFF Handling (last section in dialog box)

     

    Check Automatically open JPEGs / TIFFs with settings

     

    I had turned this off. Now my keyboard shortcut works again!

     
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    Feb 25, 2014 9:19 AM   in reply to sidneydavenport

    That worked for some people. But if you read this thread you'll see that it doesn't work for many. As in my case, Camera Raw Preferences are grayed out so that we cannot reset them. Adobe has chosen to ignore this problem and has offered no solution on this thread, which has been active for a long time now. If you're not using CC, they clearly couldn't care less. Not that Creative Cloud is a real solution. Plenty of people are having trouble with that as well. Adobe is more interrested in stopping piracy than making things work smoothly for their customers.

     

    Some Adobe engineers contribute useful information here and there on these blogs, but their efforts are limited by company policies over which they have little or no control. Adobe management is the real problem, as it is with many mature businesses where their executives live in an hermetically sealed bubble, cut off from their clients and users. Microsoft is perhaps the prime example of this problem, but they're not alone.

     
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    Mar 27, 2014 2:07 PM   in reply to thewhitedog

    Good News, if your just coming across this page now, then you can download a patch update which fixed this very issue. I'd suggest going through all the CS6 Programs and downloading all the updates from the products you have too. But for me, this was the biggest problem Cmd+R not working was a right pain. For me, with the update, it's fixed

     

    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=108&platfor m=Macintosh

     

    Complete list of updates so you don't have to go looking for them: http://www.adobe.com/uk/downloads/updates.html

     
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    Apr 5, 2014 1:10 AM   in reply to fjustesen

    Uninstall all adobe CS ? or CC, run the adobe cleaning tool. Install photoshop CS? or CC whatever, open Photoshop (you don't need to do anything just open it) then close Photoshop, if on a MAC click cmd+Q. Now install Bridge, Bridge now sees that an application (Photoshop) has been launched and cmd + R now works,  Seemples

     
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