15 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2008 1:56 PM by (Susan_Currie)

    Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs

      (Mac user) Double clicking on image in Bridge will only open Camera Raw (4.6) in Photoshop, even though Bridge Preferences are set to open image in ACR in Bridge. Previous version worked correctly. Using CS3 on an Intel Imac with OS 10.5.
        • 1. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
          Level 1
          ACR 4.6 opens Raw file from Canon 50D in photoshop. Once it is saved as a DNG, the DNG will open in ACR in Bridge.
          • 2. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
            Level 1
            Exactly WHERE did you install it? If Photoshop is seeing it but Bridge isn't then the odds are you don't have it installed correctly. On Mac it MUST BE in you Root Library, (NOT the user Library) and in Application Support/Adobe/Plug-ins/CS3/File Formats/Camera Raw.plugin

            And, there must NOT be any other Camera Raw plug-in in ANY of the Photoshop Plug-ins folder and only the ONE iteration of the plug-in in that correct folder. Simply renaming the old one is NOT enough, the old one HAS to be removed and only the new one in it's place.

            If, after properly installing, quitting and restarting Bridge and Photoshop it STILL doesn't parse the files, go to Bridge's Tools/Cache and Purge the cache for that folder...
            • 3. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
              Ramón G Castañeda Level 4
              c <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=117suCaHaouvfpdtra9Xzbq14i9P" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/117suCaHaouvfpdtra9Xzbq14i9P_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br />c Correct ACR location on a Mac (click on thumbnail)
              • 4. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                Hmm.. I can verify this is the case, at least on Windows... I had old versions of Camera Raw.8bi backed up (renamed files of course)... so now i zipped em up, deleted the original files and left the 4.6 version in the folder and restarted photoshop/bridge and voila.. thumbnails and previews. its all good now.
                • 5. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                  Ramón G Castañeda Level 4
                  >I had old versions of Camera Raw.8bi backed up (renamed files of course)...

                  A recipe for trouble. :(
                  • 6. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                    JimHess-8IPblY Level 3
                    As far as I can see, there is no justifiable reason to keep backups of older versions of Camera Raw. Every version of camera raw is available for download from Adobe. Like Ramon said, keeping older versions and trying to rename them is simply asking for trouble.
                    • 7. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                      Level 1
                      StephenJames@adobeforums.com wrote:
                      > I had old versions of Camera Raw.8bi backed up (renamed files of course)...

                      If you really need to do that, change the file extension. I've done this on
                      WinXP to enable and disable plugins. Don't know, however, if the same will hold
                      true with OS X.

                      • 8. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                        John Joslin Level 6
                        It's enough to keep them in another folder (on another drive if you will).

                        Years of ingrained habit mean I always keep previous versions of anything for a while.

                        Even Adobe makes mistakes! ;)
                        • 9. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                          Ramón G Castañeda Level 4
                          Older versions of ACR are available for downloading from the Adobe site.
                          • 10. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                            What is the procedure for installing ACR 4.6 & DNG in Windows XP on PC
                            I tried Application Data > Adobe > Camera Raw Folder or should it be
                            Adobe > CS3 > Plugins?
                            • 11. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                              JimHess-8IPblY Level 3
                              1. Exit Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Bridge.
                              2. Open My Computer.
                              3. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
                              4. Navigate to Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS3\File Formats.
                              5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your
                              desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.
                              6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as Step 4.
                              7. Launch Photoshop CS3 or Adobe Bridge.

                              As far as the DNG converter is concerned, it is a freestanding, independent program. You can put it anywhere you want to.
                              • 12. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                                hello. i am a LR user on a mac. i have an older version of elements (CS2), but really only use LR these days. i don't perform many photo edits. can anyone tell me how to install the 4.6 plug-in so that i can shoot raw photos with my nikon d700 and edit them in LR like i once did with my nikon d200? i have already downloaded the plug-in and followed these steps outlined here in the forum. will LR pick up the plug-in? i am a bit challenged on the technical end of things. i tried calling adobe. what a joke! transferred about for over 30 minutes. finally i was dumped into a generic mailbox and disconnected. excellent customer service i must say. what a joke! thanks for any help anyone can offer!
                                • 13. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                                  John_Cornicello_Photo Level 2
                                  If by LR you mean LightRoom, it has the raw converter built in and does not use the Camera Raw Plugin. What version of LightRoom are you using?

                                  • 14. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                                    JimHess-8IPblY Level 3

                                    You cannot install the Camera Raw plug-in anywhere that Lightroom will see and use it. The Camera Raw plug-in is for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements only. Lightroom does not use it. There is an upcoming update for Lightroom, version 2.1. It is currently available as a "release candidate", and the final version should be available shortly. It is through these types of releases that the new cameras are supported in Lightroom. If your camera is not supported presently, but you know that the latest version of Camera Raw supports your camera, then you can download the latest version of the DNG converter and convert your raw images to DNG files which can be opened in Lightroom. I believe your camera is scheduled to be supported in the next version of Lightroom. Have you tried installing the Lightroom 2.1 release candidate?
                                    • 15. Re: Camera Raw 4.6 Bugs
                                      Level 1
                                      thank you both for your replies. i really appreciate your time. yes by LR i mean lightroom. my version is from earlier in the year which is 1 point something i guess. hard to believe it is out of date already! i guess i will have to upgrade to 2.1 in order to make use of the upcoming update from adobe? anyway, i did not realize that the current camera raw plug-in was only for photoshop and photoshop elements. i only wish one of the many folks i attempted to speak with at adobe could have properly guided me. they were so clueless! i have not yet tried installing the LR 2.1 release candidate that you mention here jim. thank you again!