I have downloaded the most recent updates on my computer to Photoshop and to Bridge and I am still unable to open images in camera raw to edit them. When I try to open the "Camera Raw Preferences" in Bridge, nothing happens. Could this be a problem with my computer and not the software? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
Sorry, I cannot take your word for your "the most recent updates". Very often users think they have the latest and greatest and it turns out they are wrong.
Please specify EXACT version numbers.
Also, more info is needed.
If you give complete and detailed information about your setup and the issue at hand, such as your platform (Mac or Win), exact versions of your OS, of Photoshop and of Bridge, machine specs, what troubleshooting steps you have taken so far, what error message(s) you receive, if having issues opening raw files also the exact camera make and model that generated them, etc., someone may be able to help you.
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