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Delete any plug-ins installed by the HP software.
I was able to get JPEGs openable in Camera Raw by *uninstalling* the HP software, but I am not able to open TIFFs or PSDs into CR as before. Now, I don't know what plug-ins were installed (if any) by HP software, and would also like to know if there is a way to find out which plug-ins were installed and when.
Yet, the overall concern remains the same. I am not yet able to open TIFF or PSD files. Can you help me get this installation rigth again?
I am afraid that even by a simple uninstall/reinstall, some settings perhaps in the registry or in my hard drive will make these symptoms reappear and so I do not want to loose my time and hurt my hard drive unnecessarily (yes I am very protective of my hardware).
>but I am not able to open TIFFs or PSDs into CR as before.
TIFFs can be opened through Camera RAW, indeed, but PSDs cannot. Ever.
It sounds like you're on a Windows machine, so I can't really help you further. Someone else with Windows experience will undoubtedly jump in.
Its kind of an odd situation. I was not able to open tiff images in Camera Raw from Bridge night before last. So last night (Photoshop CS3 Extended) I used the "Open As" menu option to open a tiff image in Camera Raw. After I did that once, when I double-clicked on a tiff image in Bridge it opened in Camera Raw too. I don't have anything more definitive to report. I have only had the release version of CS3 installed for a couple of days.
Windows XP, 1 GB RAM, 1.6 GHz processor (I know, obsolete, but it still works.
> "After I did that once, when I double-clicked on a tiff image in Bridge it opened in Camera Raw too"
Was it one you had already opened in ACR?
What appears to happen is that if Photoshop finds an image that has settings from ACR embedded within it, it re-opens it in ACR rather than directly in Photoshop. (At least, that appears to be the case with JPEGs).
I found out some things regardin this topic that I thought you all might be interested to know.
As to the problem that sometimes TIFFs could not be opended in ACR, the thing is that IF THE TIFF file has NO LAYERS, then IT IS possible to open it in ACR; otherwise it is NOT POSSIBLE to open it in ACR.
I believe the same is the case for PSD files: the MUST have no layers if one wants to open it in ACR.
So, this solves my own question and BTW it was not an installation related problem or a Windows problem!
Thanks for your input!
I am having that problem, but only on certain images. For some tiffs RAW is unavailable. For others, they open in RAW as a default (which is not what I want to do always), still others, RAW is available as an option.
What gives? Files are flattened; indeed, I cannot see what the differences are.
The easy one first:
>For others, they open in RAW as a default
If you had previously opened the files in ACR and made any adjustment(s), they can only be opened in ACR after that.
>still others, RAW is available as an option
That's the norm.
If you can post a file that you cannot open in ACR (or send it via http://www.yousendit.com ) I'd be glad to take a look at it.
>I believe the same is the case for PSD files: the MUST have no layers if one wants to open it in ACR.
No. You cannot open a PSD file in ACR, even if it has no layers.
I think this is a problem caused by memory fragmentation during the use of Bridge and Photoshop. I find that right after I start the two programs everything works the way it should. But then things gradually start to bog down, and eventually the TIF or JPEG images will not open in Camera Raw. When this happens I generally turn to the "Open As" option in Photoshop knowing that things will be better tomorrow. And they usually are. I think this is probably a problem that is more common with Windows users than those who are using a Mac. I believe Adobe concentrated more on the recoding for the Mac than they did on verifying everything for Windows users. Apparently "real" Photoshop users only work on a Mac. Those of us who are on Windows are just wannabes. :)
All the images are now TIFF, Ramon. Looking at the files, there are no layers or alphas at all.
They all started life as a .NEF, opened first in Beta RAW and saved as a Tiff. Yet some have the option to open in RAW, some do not and a couple only open in RAW.
I'm not at my computer at the moment so i have no samples here.
Well, if they are flattened TIFFs and are NOT corrupted, the only other thing I can think of is a corrupted cache in the folder/directory. Try going to the Tools menu and Purging the cache for the offending directory(ies) there.
No, that didn't work, Ramon. The cache is brand new, and clearing did nothing. I tried it again today and nothing.
"Open With" comes up with CS 3 or Paint 5.1
Some choice! Beta did a better job.
I think I see what's missing. The preference to open jpeg in RAW exists, but it only says jpeg, not tiff and jpeg, which I believe Beta did. I'm not sure, but I think when I first installed this version, tiff was an option in preferences.
Any suggestions here?
Look under preferences in Bridge>Thumbnails for the check off for jpeg and tiff. I'm guessing that you are looking at the prefs in CS3.
I looked at both. The one in CS3 was not checked so I checked it. Then jpegs would open. Bridge prefs don't work.
I may try a reset.
That did it.
Reset prefs. Tiff and jpeg preferred in RAW is checked as default, I notice.
My pleasure. :-)