9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2015 7:05 AM by pacena131

    How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?

    pacena131

      CS5 tells me I do not need an update, I checked and I am running version 6 something.  However lightroom is bugging me everytime I transfer a raw file to Photoshop that I do not have the latest raw and so may not open.

        • 1. Re: How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?
          Keith_Reeder Level 4

          Which version of Photoshop are you on?

          • 2. Re: How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?
            Geoff the kiwi Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            You cannot update further from PSCS5 the last CS you can update ACR from is CS6...

            • 3. Re: How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?
              DdeGannes Adobe Community Professional

              PS CS5 is compatible with ACR 6.x which is the equivalent of LR 3.x. You cannot update PS CS5 to a later version of ACR

              If you are using LR 4.x it is the equivalent of ACR 7.x and LR 5.x is the equivalent of ACR 8.x, so if you are using either of these Lightroom versions then you will get the warning dialog.

              If you use the option "render using LIghtroom" this will ensure 100% of your Lightroom edits will be applied, if you choose "open anyway" then the older version of ACR in PS CS5 may not apply all your LR edits.

              • 4. Re: How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?
                Simon G E Garrett Level 2

                DdeGannes wrote:

                 

                PS CS5 is compatible with ACR 6.x which is the equivalent of LR 3.x. You cannot update PS CS5 to a later version of ACR

                If you are using LR 4.x it is the equivalent of ACR 7.x and LR 5.x is the equivalent of ACR 8.x, so if you are using either of these Lightroom versions then you will get the warning dialog.

                If you use the option "render using LIghtroom" this will ensure 100% of your Lightroom edits will be applied if you choose "open anyway" then the older version of ACR in PS CS5 may not apply all your LR edits.

                Yes, it's really important to use the "render using Lightroom" option.  (If ever you don't see that option, it may be because you've suppressed the warning, so go to "Edit..." menu, Preferences, General tab and click "Reset all warning dialogs".)

                 

                "Render using Lightroom" is the only way to edit in older versions of PS from Lightroom without corrupting Lightroom edits.  You can't update ACR in older versions of PS - Adobe abandons support of products the very second it introduces a successor product.

                 

                The only problem with "Render using Lightroom" is that it creates a tif before running Photoshop, rather than only when you save in Photoshop, which means Photoshop is slightly slower to open (and leaves you with a tif you don't need if you don't save in Photoshop).

                 

                Of course, Adobe's answer to your problem is to subscribe to Photoshop CC...

                • 5. Re: How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?
                  Geoff the kiwi Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Simon G E Garrett wrote:

                   

                  DdeGannes wrote:

                   

                  PS CS5 is compatible with ACR 6.x which is the equivalent of LR 3.x. You cannot update PS CS5 to a later version of ACR

                  If you are using LR 4.x it is the equivalent of ACR 7.x and LR 5.x is the equivalent of ACR 8.x, so if you are using either of these Lightroom versions then you will get the warning dialog.

                  If you use the option "render using LIghtroom" this will ensure 100% of your Lightroom edits will be applied if you choose "open anyway" then the older version of ACR in PS CS5 may not apply all your LR edits.

                  Yes, it's really important to use the "render using Lightroom" option.  (If ever you don't see that option, it may be because you've suppressed the warning, so go to "Edit..." menu, Preferences, General tab and click "Reset all warning dialogs".)

                   

                  "Render using Lightroom" is the only way to edit in older versions of PS from Lightroom without corrupting Lightroom edits.  You can't update ACR in older versions of PS - Adobe abandons support of products the very second it introduces a successor product.

                   

                  The only problem with "Render using Lightroom" is that it creates a tif before running Photoshop, rather than only when you save in Photoshop, which means Photoshop is slightly slower to open (and leaves you with a tif you don't need if you don't save in Photoshop).

                   

                  Of course, Adobe's answer to your problem is to subscribe to Photoshop CC...

                  Simon, CS6 ACR is upgradeable for new cameras  so saying Adobe abandons support is not accurate just your perception. No one is forcing anyone to buy anything new just like you can run your car for as long as you like without being required to update..

                  • 6. Re: How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?
                    Simon G E Garrett Level 2

                    Geoff the kiwi wrote:

                     

                    Simon G E Garrett wrote:

                     

                    DdeGannes wrote:

                     

                    PS CS5 is compatible with ACR 6.x which is the equivalent of LR 3.x. You cannot update PS CS5 to a later version of ACR

                    If you are using LR 4.x it is the equivalent of ACR 7.x and LR 5.x is the equivalent of ACR 8.x, so if you are using either of these Lightroom versions then you will get the warning dialog.

                    If you use the option "render using LIghtroom" this will ensure 100% of your Lightroom edits will be applied if you choose "open anyway" then the older version of ACR in PS CS5 may not apply all your LR edits.

                    Yes, it's really important to use the "render using Lightroom" option.  (If ever you don't see that option, it may be because you've suppressed the warning, so go to "Edit..." menu, Preferences, General tab and click "Reset all warning dialogs".)

                     

                    "Render using Lightroom" is the only way to edit in older versions of PS from Lightroom without corrupting Lightroom edits.  You can't update ACR in older versions of PS - Adobe abandons support of products the very second it introduces a successor product.

                     

                    The only problem with "Render using Lightroom" is that it creates a tif before running Photoshop, rather than only when you save in Photoshop, which means Photoshop is slightly slower to open (and leaves you with a tif you don't need if you don't save in Photoshop).

                     

                    Of course, Adobe's answer to your problem is to subscribe to Photoshop CC...

                    Simon, CS6 ACR is upgradeable for new cameras  so saying Adobe abandons support is not accurate just your perception. No one is forcing anyone to buy anything new just like you can run your car for as long as you like without being required to update..

                    Quite right, I was rather glib there.  However CS6 is the only superceded version of Photoshop that still has any support AFAIK.  And CS6 is still available for purchase, if you look hard, so arguably it's not quite superceded.

                     

                    I think my general point is right, though.  By comparison, Microsoft provide maintenance support for old versions of software often years after they are superceded.  This is not just operating systems: superceded versions of Microsoft Office get maintenance upgrades for years after they are superceded.  Adobe provide no support of superceded versions of software with the exception of CS6.  Lack of new camera support in ACR for older versions of Photoshop has long been a grumble of photographers.

                     

                    Personally I would regard 5 years support as reasonable, which would mean that CS5 should get new camera support until 2015. (And I don't regard use of the DNG convertor as adequate new camera support.)

                    • 7. Re: How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?
                      DdeGannes Adobe Community Professional

                      Quote "Personally I would regard 5 years support as reasonable, which would mean that CS5 should get new camera support until 2015." 

                       

                      • 8. Re: How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?
                        Simon G E Garrett Level 2

                        DdeGannes wrote:

                         

                        Quote "Personally I would regard 5 years support as reasonable, which would mean that CS5 should get new camera support until 2015."

                         

                        I agree with that, but Adobe have managed to provide new camera support for CS6 without adding new features.  That is what I think they should have done for earlier versions, too.

                         

                        However, it's rather academic now.  My 5-year-suppport view means CS5 support would run out in April 2015 anyway. 

                        • 9. Re: How do you upgrade to latest camera raw version?
                          pacena131 Level 1

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