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,
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).
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.
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
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!
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?
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.
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?
Ah this is just because I haven't fully updated my bridge yet, but the solution still works fine
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:25:37 -0600
Re: Why won't files open in Camera Raw from Bridge?
created by Noel Carboni in Adobe Camera Raw - View the full discussion
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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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
change it to
& 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
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.
My complaint is that Jpegs, selected in Bridge, will open in PS CS5 - but - I cannot, from Bridge, open jpgs in Camera RAW
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 126.96.36.199
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw version 188.8.131.529 ("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
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’).
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
…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.
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.