I have Photoshop CS3 and am using a Nikon D300 camera. I've downloaded and installed the 4.6 version of the Camera Raw plug-in, but it doesn't seem to allow me to open my raw files in 16-bit; i.e., the only option is creating an 8-bit file. I just installed the DNG converter and took a shot at opening one of the DNG files, but, once again, the plug-in will only create an 8-bit version. Nikon's Capture NX seems to be the only way I can make my adjustments to my raw file and open the image in Photoshop as a 16-bit file.
Am I missing something here or are Camera Raw 4.6 and Photoshop CS3 limited in their ability to handle Nikon D300 raw files?
Thank you so much for your advice!
Please click on the workflow options text link (usually in blue) at the bottom of the CR dialog box. It says 8-bit down there. It will bring up a dialog box. You can then change the output bit depth to 16 bits.
I feel rather silly that I did not figure that out!
No problem. The important bit is that you've got it working now!