6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2013 1:46 AM by Yammer

    How to tell: Which version of camera raw do I have?

    pintree3 Level 1

      How to tell which version of camera raw I have? The only Google search I found answering this question refers to is 2 years old and seems to no longer apply. There is no File, Edit etc. menu on the new version of Camera Raw with (Photoshop/Bridge CS6). I do use Adobe Application Manager to do my updates telling me if a new version exists or not, nevertheless I would like to know.

        • 1. Re: How to tell: Which version of camera raw do I have?
          Yammer Level 4

          Quickest way is to press F (toggle Full-screen) and you can see the version in the title bar.

          • 2. Re: How to tell: Which version of camera raw do I have?
            ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Photoshop / Help / About Plug-ins… / Camera Raw will show you how many there are and what version each is.  There should only be one, but sometimes a manual install will put one where it shouldn’t be and you might get two that are detected, and it invariably uses the older one even if the newer one is installed, too.

            • 3. Re: How to tell: Which version of camera raw do I have?
              pintree3 Level 1

              Thanks for your help Yammer but no, that doesn't work. That is what I saw, as mentined, on a Google search and feel this is probably for older versions. In my CS6 of Photoshop/Bridge ver. 7.4 of Camera Raw the F key does give me full screen but absolutely nothing happens to the GUI--all looks 100% exactly the same.

              ssprenget. thanks to you as well, and yes, that did work. I was not aware that camera raw was a plug-in. I thought it was software like Bridge (then again, a lot of plug-ins are like software, aren't they?)

              Thanks again to both of you

              • 4. Re: How to tell: Which version of camera raw do I have?
                ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                The F key works as described for me in CS6-ACR7.4 with ACR as the window with focus.  The same function is available using the double-arrow-window icon at the right of the Preview checkbox near the top right of the preview area. 

                 

                When in full-screen mode there is no title bar, but when I press the F key or click the double-arrow, again, ACR becomes smaller and I can see the title bar that includes the ACR version and camera model.  This is on Windows7-64-bit on a 1600x1050 monitor.  Perhaps you’re ACR’s title bar is off the top of the screen so you can’t see it, or maybe ACR optimizes some things if you have a smallish display—do you?

                 

                A plug-in is a program that interfaces with another program but is not independently runnable application, itself, bit is independently updatable, so in this instance, Photoshop doesn’t need to be downloaded and installed every time Adobe adds support for a few more cameras.

                • 5. Re: How to tell: Which version of camera raw do I have?
                  pintree3 Level 1

                  Holly molly! the version is there? I had thought that the info would show up on full screen mode seeing that there is more screen real estate instead the opposite is true. Also, on the 2 videos I did see where this info was given the version was spot center on the top. In my case it's on the extreme left hence my not having noticed it. My screen is 1920 X 1080 BTW.

                  Also you get camera model? really? I only see ACR version and at the bottom I get an image profile of a sort, "Adobe RGB (1998): 8 bit......" etc.

                  Ah wait. I decided to go a little further. I noticed that my camera model will indeed show (at the bottom) but only for NEF and DNG files. If the image is psd, tiff or jpg. then it won't (Hmm! I wonder why that is?)

                  OK buddy, thanks for taking it one step further and not giving up on me. I truly appreciate it.

                  • 6. Re: How to tell: Which version of camera raw do I have?
                    Yammer Level 4

                    That's why I said "title bar".