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The latest DNG convertor will produce files that you can use with CS2 -
I do it all the time.
This is the only way to get files from cameras not supported under ACR
3.7 into that version.
thank you klass, I downloaded the 4.3 ACR update, and while it allowed me to view the images in bridge, I could not open ACR to edit them, it said it was not compatable with my version of CS (CS2). is there a trick I'm missing?
No, you can't use ACR 4.3 with CS2, so you shouldn't install it, but you
*can* use the DNG convertor version 4.3 to create DNG files that will
open in ACR 3.7 (which is the only version you can use with CS2).
Sorry if I wasn't more clear in my original reply.
thank you Klass, I hate to be a pain, but I'm not understanding. How do I get only the 4.3 converter? All I could find was the download of both the upgrade and the DNG converter together as one download. Would you mind showing me where to find the correct download, and explain how to do it.
Thank you so much for answering my questions.
>All I could find was the download of both the upgrade and the DNG converter together as one download.
No problem. Keep the DNG Converter 4.3 and trash the ACR 4.3 plug-in that comes with it.
No problem - you download both in the single zip file, but you don't
install the new ACR plug-in, just delete it. The DNG convertor is
included in the zipfile for convenience.
Copy the DNG Convertor file only, and put it where you want.
If you've installed the ACR 4.3 plug-in, you'll need to replace it with
the 3.7 version for it to work with CS2.
>Copy the DNG Convertor file
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Clarifying for purposes of searching for the term on the forums or Google or even on your machine.
> Clarifying for purposes of searching for the term on the forums or Google or even on your machine ...
Yea, right ... search engines pay much more attention to redundancy and emphasis :)
Search engines pay attention only to correct spellings. Users who can't spell, on the other hand
Thank you everyone, I found the DNG converter, do I install that somewhere, and if so where?
The DNG converter is a freestanding, independent program. You can put it anywhere you want to. All you need to do is drop a folder of raw images onto the icon for the DNG converter and it will start and present you with the options. A simple place to put the converter is on your desktop.
I simply put the converter in my Photoshop directory, and then created a shortcut for it on my desktop. That is, it doesn't matter where you put it ... simply double-click it.
Thank you Jim and Michael, that's what i thought, it seemed like a stand alone program, however I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing an easier method. Thank you again for all your help.
>it seemed like a stand alone program, however I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing an easier method.
An easier method???? What can be easier than a stand-alone application you can place anywhere you darn feel like??? :/
Easier would be able to view and edit my photos in bridge without an additional step or having to change my workflow. When you are editing over a thousand photos from a wedding, taking the time to open an additional program and convert them (and the time it takes to process those) just to THEN be able to edit your RAW photos is not what I call the easiest method. It's a decent work around, but not by a long shot the easiest, or quickest.
This is just frustrating that Adobe didn't offer the update for CS2 as well, it's not like I have a version of the program from several versions back or anything. CS3 was just released, what a year ago? Come on adobe.
You want Adobe to support a Photoshop version that became obsolete before your camera even existed?
Upgrade to CS3 so you can use ACR 4.3 and be done with it.