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PSE8.0 Downloads CR2 Files in Organizer But Will NOT allow Any Editing.

Sep 19, 2010 12:08 PM

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Getting "error" messages that CR2 files from Canon 1DMKIV are not valid and "PSE8.0 Editor" will not open file in Organizer.

 
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    Sep 19, 2010 12:10 PM   in reply to danpbphoto

    The information in that link should solve your problem. Could you quote the exact error message you are receiving?

     
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    Sep 19, 2010 4:43 PM   in reply to danpbphoto

    Very odd! I haven't heard of these symptoms before. Your CR2 file should not open in the PSE Editor, it should open in Adobe Camera Raw.

     

    First, let's see ... what version of Adobe Camera Raw do you have installed? In the Editor, Help->About Plugins->Camera Raw.

     

    Let's try an experiment ... close Organizer, open the Editor. Then, File->Open and point it to this file and see if it opens in the Editor bypassing the Organizer.

     

    Another shot in the dark ... have you renamed this photo at any point in time?

     
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    Sep 20, 2010 6:14 AM   in reply to danpbphoto

    You need to download and install Adobe Camera Raw 6.2

    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4810

     
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    Sep 20, 2010 8:13 AM   in reply to danpbphoto

    If you read the instructions that Adobe provides, you don't put an .exe or .zip file anywhere. You open the .zip file and you put Camera Raw.8bi into the folder specified, after first deleting or removing the existing Camera Raw.8bi file.

     
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    Sep 20, 2010 8:36 AM   in reply to danpbphoto

    Open the zip folder you just downloaded and click Extract Files.

    You should see a 64 bit folder and a plug-in file below it. 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\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\Elements 8\File Formats\

     

    If you are using a 64-bit edition of Windows, then move the plug-in file from the unzipped download folder by navigating to:


    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\Elements 8\File Formats\

     
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    Sep 20, 2010 9:51 AM   in reply to danpbphoto

    Dan

     

    You seem to be misunderstanding something.

     

    You (yes, you!) have to put the file in the proper place ... it doesn't happen for you ... in other words, you have to take action (for example, unzip, copy and paste) and move the CameraRaw.8bi file yourself to the proper place. And as I said, and as Adobe said, first you need to delete the CameraRaw.8bi file that exists in the proper folder.

     

    Your statement "The extracted file is being put into #2 every time!!!" means you are not doing it right.

     
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    Sep 20, 2010 9:56 AM   in reply to danpbphoto

    Can you find the existing file CameraRaw.8bi in File Formats - if so move it to the trash (recycle bin in English) but don't delete it.

     

    Put the new CameraRaw.8bi file into the File Formats folder and then test it by right clicking on a CR2 file and choosing open with Photoshop elements.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Sep 23, 2010 1:00 PM   in reply to danpbphoto

    You don't have to put the plug-in in two different locations.

     

    This is the correct location to put the plug-in for use with Photoshop Elements 8 on Windows:

     

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\Elements 8\File Formats

     

    (On 64-bit Windows, C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\Elements 8\File Formats)

     

     

    Be sure to remove it from the Organizer-specific plug-ins folder, and from the Editor-specific plug-ins folder.

     
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    Oct 1, 2010 8:32 PM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    You guys are awesome, all of you!  I've been fretting about this GD problem for days.  I followed the thread like a good book, thanks again for the info!!!

     
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