I share your frustration at constantly seeing the same questions about RAW file not being opened - or "when will this brand new camera, announce yesterday, be supported?"
Unfortunately, in the Photoshop Elements forum there is a set of FAQs which include answers to which cameras are supported by which version of ACR - but we still get asked the questions.
I think that the only way to really help reduce the questions would be to ask for a topic to be selected from a dropdown list when starting a new discussion. The question about camera support could be one of the topics which initially directed you to the FAQ.
Yammer P wrote:
What a waste of time and effort.
Upright resets cropYammer, I don't disagree that the forum structure is less than optimal. I've been hanging here a lot longer than you have and I can't count the number of times I've answered the same darn questions, over and over and over. But, I don't consider it a waste of time and effort to help people...it's just something I do.
I will say I don't like threads from other forums from the other Adobe web site: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family showing up here. I really think that other forum is a bad idea...and really diffuses the efforts of user interaction. I find that forum structure to be completely useless because all "Photoshop Family" stuff is jammed together without and real product differentiation.
But, THIS forum isn't really the place to complain about the various forums…there's a special forum for that (of course :~)
My best advice is to look at the thread topics and don't click on things that don't interest you...you can't control the actions of others, but you can control how you do or don't interact with others...
Yep, that's been there for a while. Unfortunately, depending on how a user has the forums set up to display, that doesn't actually show. We've asked for that post to be sticky on top inside of the actual ACR foum threads, but that hasn't happened.
Ah, there it is!
This is what my screen looks like:
I'm not sure why it's different. It's possible that I set it up this way many months ago, but I couldn't see an obvious way to change it, last time I looked.
I like the way the Photoshop forum is set up, with the scrolling announcements at the top in big type. Who do we ask for one of those?
Jeff Schewe wrote:
I don't consider it a waste of time and effort to help people...it's just something I do.
I don't suppose many people here, who help out regularly, are doing it for the money, myself included.
But I do think it's a waste of effort to repeatedly say the same thing, over and over again, when it could spelled out at the top of the forum for all to see. It would also save infrequent visitors time, waiting for the answer.
I'll look into the forum you mentioned.
and I start with URL = http://forums.adobe.com/community/cameraraw
My bookmark is http://forums.adobe.com/community/cameraraw
At one time, the forums were tabbed, and you got to choose which tab was default. I chose 'discussions'. Now, the forums are no longer tabbed, and I can't find anywhere you can choose which default view you see.
may be cookies ?
may be cookies ?
I also get the Overview view that includes the FAQ link and Trending Questions list as the default view if I don’t specify any ?view= parameter.
Of course I can also specify that I want the Overview view with: http://forums.adobe.com/community/cameraraw?view=overview
I don’t see anything in my user-profile preferences that would make a difference. I have subscribed to e-mail notifications.
I don’t see anything in my user-profile preferences that would make a difference.
Neither do I. Maybe it was removed, along with the tabbed interface. It still seems to honour the setting though.
Anyway, it's not a problem for me, as such; I know why Camera Raw 4.3 doesn't support the D7100, and why I can't install ACR 7.4 on CS5.