I was using CS3 on a Windows XP Machine, just installed the latest updates from adobe (to 188.8.131.52 I believe) and can no longer open JPGs in Camera Raw by hitting CTRL-R. I already tried uninstalling and reinstalling all the adobe suite, (back to 184.108.40.206 Bridge and 4.0 ACR)but that didn't help. Now, it seems that some jpgs will open into ACR and some won't. I can't find any differences in these files. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I want the option of opening in raw easily, would rather avoid having to go and check that preference box to open all images in raw every time I want to do so. Thanks!
Bridge should be version 220.127.116.11 and Camera Raw newest release is 4.3.
Unfortunately your bound to set prefs to open jpegs in RAW, I put the ability of opening jpeg and tiff as a choice in ACR or directly in PSCS as a feature request. maybe you will support this, the more people that want it the better it would be :-)