Just bought a Canon 5D Mark II and Adobe Photoshop CS4 - no experience with Adobe so far. Neither Photoshop nor Bridge opened raw files initially.
After copying Camera Raw 5.3 manually into the (Windows) Photoshop "File format" I can now open RAW files in Photoshop (the automatic Adobe update program reported errors at installation and did not work) but NOT in Bridge. Maybe the 5.3 plug-in needs to be placed elsewhere - anyhelp on that for windows application would be great.
When opening my raw files in Bridge, the automatic DNG conversion did also not work.
My issue is that I don't know how to see and work on raw images in Bridge with the Bridge command "File/open in camera raw" also not working. I was reading about the same issue in another forums and also in this space but after hours of trial and error and testing all the published wisdom I got stuck now. I am very keen to learn from the experts. Thanks in advance for support.
Hello, and welcome to the forum, Ludwig.
It seems that you missed both the readme ( http://www.adobe.com/special/photoshop/camera_raw/Camera_Raw_5.3_ReadMe.pdf ), or the detailed instructions on the bottom on the very page where you downloaded the update: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4365
The correct location is: Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS4\File Formats . You will need to remove the other copy from the Photoshop tree.
Please post this information on the other forums where you also saw unresponded questions on the same topic, so that you can help others!