Macintosh or Windows?
Macintosh osX 10.8.4, Photoshop CS6
8.1(CS6) is live through AAM now, Please update it through Help->Updates
Provided you kept the previous version of the plug-in (ACR 7.4), it could be as straightforward as swapping the plug-ins. Take the 8.1RC Camera Raw plug-in out of the /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS6 folder and put ACR 7.4 in its place.
Just remember you want the Root Library, the one that is hidden in Mountain Lion 10.8.x, so you'll have to access it through the Go To Folder menu item (Shift+Command+G) in the View menu in the Finder. You do not want your User or Home Library.
Here's a screen shot of the ACR path on a Mac Book running 10.6.8. I sliced the very wide screen (originally shot across my dual monitors) in two, then made a composite illustration that would fit on just one monitor for uploading to the forum:
If you didn't keep the older version of the ACR plug-in, then you might want to take the 8.1RC plug-in out and keept it in a safe place outside of the application path, then try installing a newly downloaded ACR 7.4 plug-in. If that doesn't work, then out the 8.1RC plug-in back in and you'll be no worse than you are right now.
Sorry, I went to have dinner and interrupted my typing of the previous post, so I did not see Ashutosh.Nigam's post before clicking on post.
I assume he means the final release of ACR 8.1 is online now, so you may want to consider that. If you still want to revert to 7.x, then my suggestion in post #4 applies.
It's very useful. Thank you.
You're most welcome, but I made an error in that post as I forgot that the location of the ACR plug-in has been switched in Lion and Mountain Lion from the Root Library to the User Library. The screen shot I posted earlier shows Snow Leopard 10.6.8. My bad. Sorry.
Therefore, for your Mountain Lion 10.8.4 I should have indicated as follows:
Just remember you want the User Library (~/Library) which is normally hidden from you. You do not want your Root Library.which is totally hidden from you so you cannot access it.
In your Mountain Lion you'll access that folder through the GO menu in the Finder, like this:
Methods to Temporarily Reveal the ~/Library Folder
Perhaps the easiest way to temporarily reveal the ~/Library folder is to open Finder. On the menu bar, at the top, select Go to reveal the drop-down menu and then hold down the Option key (marked ALT) and you will see the ~/Library folder appear. You may now select this ~/Library folder with your mouse or trackpad.
As soon as you release the Option key, the ~/Library folder will be hidden once more.
The following link takes you to an illustrated tutorial on accessing the User Library:
My apologies for the confusion.
Do you have Time Machine on? If yes, quit Photoshop, activate Time Machine and select the following folder:
and at the right side of the screen select the last known time before the update. Then click Restore. You may be asked for your admin password.
Activate Time Machine again and do the same for this folder:
That should do the trick.
I updated Camera Raw yesterday but had to go back to 7.x because my colors in Bridge was wrong and weird looking ?
Colors was different from one series of photos to another and it was shot on the exact same bagground.
It looked really strange. And colors was also kind of cracked looking a little like if the photo was a lowres picture, but it wasn't. It was a RAW file.
So i couldn use the new Camera Raw 8.x version. I'm on MacPro 10.8.4, Macbook Air 2012 10.8.4 and a iMac 27" 2012 also 10.8.4 all Photoshop CS6 v14.0.5
Do you happen to know how to do this for Windows? Tried following the Mac instructions but they appear very different.
Do you happen to know how to do this for Windows?…
Nope, I've never used Photoshop CS6 on Windows. Although I do use Windows occasionally on an inexpensive Toshiba laptop—and I used to have to work on Windows boxes when I worked for Uncle Sam up until '05—I've never had to mess with Windows maintenance.
Yes, Windows is very different, which is why I prefer Macs. Sorry.
What version of Windows are you using? Do you have the ACR 7.4 plugin or do you have access to a computer that has it installed?