I have a Canon EOS 500D and want to edit Raw Files but my photoshop elemnts wont allow me
tried updating by downloading camera raw software for new camera
cannot open C\users\mike\pictures\adobe\camera raw\_MG_0387.CR2 because it is the wrong type of file
any help appreciated
Hi Mike, for the 550d you need PSE7 or above, preferably PSE11. You have two alternatives for processing your CR2 files:
(1) Upgrade to PSE 11. (2) Download and install the free Adobe DNG converter to convert your raw files to the Adobe universal Raw format and the files will open in all versions of PSE (keep your originals as backups and for use in the camera manufactures software)
Windows download click here DNG Converter 7.3
Mac download click here DNG Converter 7.3
You can convert a whole folder of raw images in one click. See this quick video tutorial:
Try this download. It says for PSE8 but I believe it works also with PSE6.
Delete or move the existing Camera Raw 8bi file (see below) from the File Formats Folder.
Click and download the ACR5.6 plug-in from the above link (it says PSE8 but will definitely work with PSE6 also)
Open the zip folder you downloaded and click Extract Files.
You should see the plug-in file you need. The plug in has a file name: Camera Raw.8bi
Now drag the plug-in file (or copy it) into the File Formats folder in the following location:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats
If you are using a 64-bit edition of Windows, move and install the plug-in file by navigating to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats