3 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2012 4:18 PM by ssprengel

    CS4 Camera Raw Does Not Open With Lightroom 3

    OleAOWL

      Hi everybody,

       

      I have the following equipment:

       

      iMac OSX 10.7 Lion

      Photoshop CS4

      Lightroom 3.6

      Camera Raw 5.7

       

      All SW has the latest Patch.

       

      When I open a Canon CR2 out of PS, the Camera Raw plugin shows up and I can make my settings.

       

      When I try to right-click from LR, the window does not open. The file is opened but no CR-plugin.

       

      It used to work on my iMac with SnowLeopard.

       

      Can anybody help me?

       

      Thank you for your time.

       

      Ole

        • 1. Re: CS4 Camera Raw Does Not Open With Lightroom 3
          ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          ACR should never visibly open going from LR to PS.  This is by design.

          Because your LR and CS/ACR are mismatched versions, LR will have to render to a TIF on the way into PS, so there’s no ACR involved.  If you were using matched versions of LR and PS, either LR2/CS4 or LR3/CS5 (or now LR4/CS6) then ACR is called on the way into PS but without your seeing the user-interface.   The adjustments available in LR3 are “newer” than the adjustments available in CS4/ACR5 so it doesn’t even make sense you’d want to see the sliders in ACR on the way into PS, because they’d be undoing or changing something LR had done unless you mean you want to adjust the intermediate TIF file using the older ACR sliders for some reason.

          • 2. Re: CS4 Camera Raw Does Not Open With Lightroom 3
            OleAOWL Level 1

            Wow, that's not easy, but I think, I understood. But... (sorry for that)

             

            When I open the pictures in PS, I do not want the adjustments of LR. I use either LR or PS. So, I always open the CR2 and do not render LR adjustments into TIFF. That's why I thought, PS should give me the ACR UI.

             

            Wrong?

            • 3. Re: CS4 Camera Raw Does Not Open With Lightroom 3
              ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              As you’ve discovered, LR’s not made to do what you want—have ACR come up on the way into Photoshop with the starting of Photoshop initiated by LR.  In “Adobe’s mind”, LR and ACR have the same adjustments so there’s no reason to have ACR come up and have thing be edited outside of LR and LR not know anything about it, and overwrite those adjustments the next time you use Edit In with the same photo. 

               

               

               

              What is the goal of your wanting to use ACR not LR to adjust a photo you’ve initiated the editing of from within LR?