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Macintosh or Windows? What exact OS?
In either case, Photoshop should be 10.0.1, and you should have version 4.5 of the ACR plug-in.
There are dedicated Bridge forums for Mac and Windows.
You need to update your Bridge. You should be running Bridge 184.108.40.206. Get Bridge updated first and see if that fixes the problem. If not, report back.
I'm having the same problem.
I'm on XP with PS CS3 and ACR fully updated.
But I have found that camera raw can be opened through Photoshop(with "open as" albeit not as conveniently) and does show up as version 4.5.
I have noticed several threads on here with the same problem, but so far no solutions. If anyone could help I'd appreciate it.
Did you update Bridge?
Yes indeed. Still nothing though.
Since then I've also tried a complete uninstall(clearing out all traces of adobe including the registry) then reinstalled and re-updated with no luck.
Also made sure the ACR plug in was in the proper folder.
Aren, can you post the exact path where it is located? Made sure it is the only version of ACR installed in your computer?
I did a search to make sure there were no other versions installed and also double checked the files properties to make sure it was the current version.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS3\File Formats
Try resetting your Bridge preferences by holding the Ctrl key while you start Bridge. When the dialog appears with options, choose all three.
Another solution that some have reported is to copy the images to a new folder. They say that doing that restored the missing options.
Darn, still no luck.
I have tried all of these as well to no avail. This is REALLY slowing down my workflow and driving me batty. I rely on my presets to process thousands of photos a week and without them, I am lost!
I don't want you to think I am talking down to you, but just in case you have overlooked a couple of things. The Camera Raw options are listed under a right-click menu option, "Camera Settings" rather than on the main right-click menu. I was a little confused at first myself, but I don't know if that is something you have overlooked.
If you use the File/Open menu in Photoshop, are you able to open your raw images into ACR? If the answer is no, that would be an indicator that Camera Raw is either missing or in the wrong folder.
In Photoshop, Help/About Plug-Ins, click on Camera Raw. There should only be one listing for the plug-in. Click on it. What version does it report?
Don't know if any of these things will help. But something is definitely wrong and we need to verify the obvious first.
Maybe this will help. First i opened a photo with "open as" in photoshop with camera raw. I made an adjustment in camera raw and i closed it. Then i opened the photo again by doubleclick in Bridge and the photo opened in camera raw. I closed the Bridge and then i reopened the bridge and now i have again the option in the main rightclick menu "open in camera raw".
Hey John, are you still having the same problem? I still am.
I've tried the update to CR 4.6 beta(which works fine) but I still have no access to using CR in Bridge. So I'm assuming the problem is with Bridge.
>Try resetting your Bridge preferences by holding the Ctrl key while you start Bridge. When the dialog appears with options, choose all three.
Unbelievable and ridiculous as this sounds, you may have to do this several times in a row. Some users report getting the preferences to rebuild properly only after the third, fourth and even fifth time. :/
Yep, this is still a problem after trying every single suggestion in here. It's very frustrating. One little loss has changed my intire workflow and I'm having to edit in another program now, which is not my preference.
You also can set the preference in Photoshop
Go to Edit => preference => filehandling
set under File Compatibility "Prefer Adobe Camera Raw for JPEG files"
>In Photoshop, Help/About Plug-Ins, click on Camera Raw. There >should only be one listing for the plug-in. Click on it. What >version does it report?
I have three!
How to get rid of two?
Try searching your hard drive for *.8bi. You should find lots of plug-ins, including some called 'Camera Raw.8BI'. Find the CR duplicates with the earliest creation dates, and move them to another folder. Restart CS3 and voila.
>and move them to another folder
of the adobe directory.
>Another folder outside of the adobe directory
like the Recycle Bin.
Thx Keith. That solved my problem (thumbnails not showing in Bridge).
> like the Recycle Bin
Yeah, maybe. But I have had several occasions during past years when I had to return to the previous version for some reason. (for other software than Adobe). So I have a habit to backup the present version. In this case the place for the backup should have been outside of the adobe directory.
That's what the Recycle bin is for.
Oh stop it Ramón! Not everyone subscribes to your habits. There is nothing wrong with keeping stuff if you want to.
Even if old versions are available for download, having older versions available on disk in case of malfunction is a perfectly acceptable practice.
This applies to any update of any software.
> Even if old versions are available for download, having older versions available on disk in case of malfunction is a perfectly acceptable practice.
> This applies to any update of any software.
Agreed. I have gigabytes of disk space packed full of iso's, dmgs, and zips for
(almost) all of the software I've installed on my computers. It's a pain to
manage sometimes, but I know I can go back and reinstall PS7 (for instance) if I
need to even though I have no clue where the CD is at. It's just one part of my
configuration management and backup strategy. I don't have a sysadmin to take
care of this kind of thing for me any more, unfortunately, so I have to do it
This plan also has the advantage that I don't have to be online to download
older versions from a vendors site (if it's even available) or go searching for
a seeded torrent (if it's not).
I'm not saying this approach is good for every one or even good for anyone but
me, but it is a perfectly valid way of doing things.
Nothing wrong with keeping zipped downloads, dmgs and installers.
Keeping an obsolete, unarchived plug-in is unhygienic at best.
>even though I have no clue where the CD is at.
That's an entirely different problem. I can imagine that there could even be someone who doesn't have a clue as to where his computer is. :D