I have take pictures of a painting with a Canon EOS 40D for future printing onto canvas for resale.
I have Photoshop.CS version 8.0 which is not able to read the .cs2 files ("Could not complete your request because it is not the right kind of document")
I downloaded Camera_RAW_3.7.zip (Camera Raw.8bi - Jan. 30,2007) from Adobe and put it in the c:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Plug-Ins\File Formats directory
I tried accessing the .cs2 files with the same results. (Note: there was also an old Camera Raw.8BI (Oct. 13,2003) file in the c:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Plug-Ins\File Formats directory which I removed to another directory)
I then downloaded, installed an Adobe DNG Converer 9.0 and converted the images files from .cs2 to .dns.
I tried accessing the .dns files with Photoshop.CS version 8 with no success: ("Could not complete your request because this version of Photoshop does not supply the services required by this plug-in module")
Any other ideas?
We need to prepare this image soon with Photoshop.CS to have it printed on canvas for sale to a customer.
You need at least Photoshop CS2 in order to use DNG files. You will probably have to use the DPP software that shipped with your camera to create TIF files that you can open in Photoshop CS.
First of all, photoshop cs can only use up to camera raw 2.4, so you need to remove all the other camera raw 8bi plugins and install the camera raw 2.4 plugin for photoshop cs.
(you can only have one Camera Raw.8bi plugin in the photoshop plugins folder or photoshop doesn't know which one to use)
The Camera Raw.8bi should go in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Plug-Ins\File Formats (64 bit windows system)
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Plug-Ins\File Formats (32 bit windows system)
Then you can use the dngs you converted using adobe dng converter 9.0 in photoshop cs.
It's possible you may have to set the compatibility in the dng converter Preferences to Camera Raw 2.4 and later when converting the canon 40d files to dng in order for photoshop cs to read them.
Sample canon 40d file downloaded and then converted to dng used in below screenshot came from here: