Please make sure you have the latest version of Camera Raw for CS3. It is version 4.6.
Here are manual download links:
I am having the same problem with my CR2 files from my new Rebel T1i, Adobe says that these newer Raw files need at least Camera Raw 5.4. That version of Camera Raw is for a least CS4, which does not help CS3 users. I've been searching for an alternative plug-in with no luck. I have the most up-to-date plug in for CS3 and the files still won't open.
This probably does not help you much, I'm hoping someone on here will have a solution other than getting CS4 or never shooting in raw.
Adelaide13 wrote:I'm hoping somone on here will have a solution other than getting CS4 or never shooting in raw.
Yes, use the DNG Converter!
All the information is here:
A download link is at the top right of the page.
Thanks a bunch! I'll have to wait to put it on, the computer's is now in the shop at the apple store. When it rains, it pours. Thank you again.
I can't comment but to say you need CS4 to open th files... I also want to know what adobe product I would need to handle Canons new mdl. 7D, Can't seem to figure out how to get on the forum.
Did you ever get an answer to this question?
I have spent hours downloading a variety of stuff and still cannot get CS3 photoshop on my mac os10 to open my canon rebel T1i .CR2 files. I have downloaded the Camera Raw 4.6 plugin. Photoshop acknowledges that is the version installed. But it won't recognize the .CR2 file type. When I say show me all files, the files show up in the open file dialog, and the thumbnails look right, but when I open the file it is munged. I also installed the DNG Converter, which also does not recognize the .CR2 files.
…still cannot get CS3 photoshop on my mac os10 to open my canon rebel T1i .CR2 files…
See my reply to your post in your own thread:
Generally speaking, Adobe stops adding new camera support to older versions of Camera Raw at the time that they release a new major version of Photoshop.
They figure if you have enough money for a new camera, you should have enough money for a new version of Photoshop, if you want the convenience of directly opening raw files.
Seems like smart marketing to me, but it does mean that if you want to stay with current camera technology you'll want to stay with current software technology too.