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Where did you put the DNG converter?
I think that one peculiar location is needed for PD to be able to shake hands with the Converter.
No, that is not true. The DNG converter is a freestanding self-contained program that can literally be installed anywhere that you find it to be convenient. It is not dependent on any program, and Bridge does not rely on the freestanding DNG converter.
I am wondering if Roger has installed the latest version of ACR correctly. If you download the NEF files to your computer, will they open in ACR?
Yes, once downloaded everything performs excatly as it did before, except that i have NEF files not DNG's to work on. It is only the 'convert to to DNG' and the 'settings' box to the right of it that have become greyed out?
Jim, how does Photo downloader know where is the converter? Or does it use Camera Raw?
The photo downloader is part of Bridge. Bridge and ACR are integrated. The DNG converter is not integrated with either Bridge or Photoshop. Downloading the DNG converter is completely optional and is not required just to create DNG files.
Yes, I know all this, it is just a wrong "souvenir" then...
Jim (and Roger), it seems that I was right on the spot, you can scratch sentences 3 and 4 from post number 5. The converter
needed when one uses Photo Downloader to convert raw files to DNG.
Thomas Knoll (responding a question as to why there was a copy of the DNG converter in the Bridge folder):
>"That copy of the DNG Converter is used by the Adobe Photo Downloader if you convert to DNG while downloading files. If you don't use that feature, don't worry"
Roger, replace that version of the Converter with the latest version.
That may have been true back in April. But read this a few posts down:
Thomas Knoll - 6:45pm Apr 19, 07 PST (#3 of 5)
We are working to modify the Photo Downloader to use the Camera Raw plug-in to do the DNG conversions instead of the DNG Converter application.
Further down on that thread, a poster writes some five months later:
> How come I deleted that DNG Converter and still Photo Downloader can convert dng files without problems?
That would indicate that by then (September, 2007) the task had been passed to the ACR plug-in.
Indeed. Good detective work!
So, roger has to tell us what version of ACR, Photo downloader he uses.
Camera Raw 4.3.1