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I am not sure about the grainy images. If ACR is too old to recognize RAWs
from your camera it should just give an error message, not produce a strange
image. If you are trying to read the images directly from your camera
using Elements, I would suggest copying the files to your local hard drive,
first. I don't know if it will make any difference, but it is usually
faster and less chance to wear things out on a expensive camera body if you
take the SDHC card out and put it into a card-reader and use that to access
As far as installing the ACR 5.4 update, which I suggest you attempt to do,
again, but realize that the setup program that comes with the ACR 5.4
updater is for updating Photoshop, not Elements, and if you have an older
version of Photoshop than CS4, then the isntaller will likely complain that
it doesn't find one that is appropriate.
There are special instructions to install the Camera RAW 5.4 update for
Photoshop Elements 6 on a Mac:
The instructions, above, were linked about halfway down on the the main
Camera RAW 5.4 update page:
I am a PC user and also have to use a similar manual process to update ACR
for Elements on Windows.
Thank you for the fast reply,
I printed the info for the downloads 5.4 and it reads that "this new version of the Camera Raw plug in replaces the original installed with Adobe Creative Suite 4,Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 software" which is what I have.
So I do n ot think that I need to have CS4 along with Elements 6 for Mac. Is the correct. If it is then I must be doing someting wrong with the installation.
This is getting confusing and I will take your advise and re-try the download. I have it now downloaded onto my hard drive but will try and place the images differently.
Yeah! I did it, thank you for your help. At 64 I am still learning a ton of things, good for me and thank you for the advise.
I am a happy camper. Now I need to go out and shoot more raw. Now I can play. Any more tips on this from you would be great.
In peace and loght,