4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2008 5:38 AM by (Alan_Forist)

    Elements 7 & Camera Raw 4.6/CS3 - won't open

      Here's my dilemna:
      1 - click on a RAW/CR2 image file in PSE7
      2 - click on Edit --> Edit with Photoshop
      3 - File opens in Photoshop as a CR2 file with an "-edited-1" suffix added to the file name (still in CR2 format).

      PSE5 Used to open the CR2 file in ACRaw and then hand off to CS3. Somehow, the ACRaw step has gone away with PSE7. ACR still works from Bridge, is installed only once in CS3, etc.

      Also, I tried 'downgrading' to ACR 4.5, but the same thing happened (no ACR when going to CS3).

      Plus, right clicking on the CR2 image in PSE7 and choosing "FULL EDIT" opens ACR 4.6, which allows me to edit the RAW file - but then hands off to PSE7's full editor (not CS3). Again, ACR is working fine.

      Net: somehow the ACR step was lost in the PSE7 handoff to CS3. Any suggestions on how to get it back?

        • 1. Re: Elements 7 & Camera Raw 4.6/CS3 - won't open
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          >with an "-edited-1" suffix added to the file name (still in CR2 format)

          If the file is open in Photoshop it is no longer an actual CR2 file (the extension in the window is only an indicator that's where it came from). Once open in Photoshop the actual file format is unspecified because the file has not yet been saved. But, it HAS been processed (otherwise it wouldn't be open in Photoshop since Photoshop on its own can't read a raw file without Camera Raw).

          Net/net, don't worry about it, it's working as expected (and yes, things change as it did between Elements 5-7).
          • 2. Re: Elements 7 & Camera Raw 4.6/CS3 - won't open
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            Yes, the picture clearly has been processed - just not by me! In PSE5, choosing EDIT IN PHOTOSHOP would hand off the RAW image to ACR, which allowed me to do ACR-specific stuff PRIOR to opening the picture in CS3. This is now gone. This is exactly how it works currently in PSE7 for "FULL EDIT". ACR grabs the RAW file, then, clicking on OPEN IMAGE hands off the ACR-modded RAW file to the PSE7 Full editor.

            Net: PSE7-->ACR-->PSE7 FULL EDITOR works, why can't PSE7-->ACR-->CS3 (like it used to) for RAW files?

            • 3. Re: Elements 7 & Camera Raw 4.6/CS3 - won't open
              I am seeing the same thing you are. It seems that this is new to Photoshop Elements 7 Organizer. All raw files (I have confirmed with .CRW, .CR2, and .NEF} open in Photoshop CS3 with no opportunity to adjust any of the camera raw options. I would assume that the raw file is being processed with some default setting and immediately opening in Photoshop CS3.

              If I ask the Photoshop Elements Organizer to do a 'Full Edit' in the Photoshop Elements 7 Editor the Camera Raw window does open.

              I would also like to learn how to restore this function.

              Al Forist
              • 4. Re: Elements 7 & Camera Raw 4.6/CS3 - won't open
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                I reread your post, sorry I should have grasped your last sentence before my earlier post.

                I just want to make certain, you are saying this is the now how it should be working now in PSE 7?

                If this is definately so, I have other ways to work around this, and will ask those questions in the Photoshop Elements section.

                Al Forist