This is a recently occurring problem. When I load a (Sony) .arw file into PSE15 it, of course, goes through Camera Raw (9.6) first. All of a sudden, the image that is showing in CR a BW image. Moving sliders makes changes, but they are shown on the BW image. I can then "Open Image" to send to PSE and the resulting image is ,an adjusted, color image in PSE -- however -- the layer thumbnail is still BW.
I have removed the current PSE15 program (Via Control Panel Add/Remove Programs) and reloaded my original D/L version of PSE15 and it still behaves the same. I have only 1 GPU (Intel HD Graphics 3000) and have not updated the driver recently (driver date 5/26/15), so it is unlikely that the GPU is an issue. And to my knowledge, I have not made any recent updates, other than the ones from MS. (System is Intel I5 running Win7 X64)
I have searched this forum and found one similar problem mentioned, but with no solution, and only one somewhat unclear response.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
There is a camera raw 9.10 update for pse 15 that might solve the issue.
In the pse 15 editor go to Help>Updates to get the 9.10 camera raw plugin update.
Didn't help, but thanks for the suggestion.
Which Sony camera do you have?