3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2009 9:21 AM by John Joslin

    CS4 Bridge can't see CS3 Photoshop's ACR

    JohnEwing

      Hi all, I have been using CS3 PS + ACR happily for the last year.  Yesterday I downloaded the CS4 trial packs for Dreamweaver, Flash, etc, and installed them, along with CS4 Bridge.

       

      CS4 Bridge will send an image to CS3 PS but when I select "Open in Camera Raw" it tells me I have to "launch a qualifying product at least once to include this feature".

       

      Que pasa?

       

      Fortunately, CS3 Bridge is still available, and still has all its cups in the cupboard; but it's rather inconvenient running both.

       

      I would be grateful for any suggestions,

       

      John Ewing

        • 1. Re: CS4 Bridge can't see CS3 Photoshop's ACR
          John Joslin Level 6

          With that combination you are likely to run into several problems, particularly with file associations and ACR compatibility.


          Why didn't you get the trial of PS CS4 too?

          • 2. Re: CS4 Bridge can't see CS3 Photoshop's ACR
            JohnEwing Level 1

            Hi John, thanks for the reply.  I'm considering adding CS4 Web Standard to my toolkit and I just downloaded the trial components.  I was chary of getting PS CS4 trial because I didn't want to break any CS3 license parameters in the registry if I let the trial period run out.  The upgrade is $199 in the US, but it's nearly 300 euros here, which is significant money just to restore a compatibility.

             

            File associations are no problem, and ACR probably has no issues with Bridge unless they've made major changes to the interface, which I doubt.  I think it's more likely to be a simple question of one product seeing the other one's licensing rights in the registry.

             

            JohnE

            • 3. Re: CS4 Bridge can't see CS3 Photoshop's ACR
              John Joslin Level 6

              JohnEwing wrote:

               

              I was chary of getting PS CS4 trial because I didn't want to break any CS3 license parameters in the registry if I let the trial period run out.

               

              File associations are no problem, and ACR probably has no issues with Bridge unless they've made major changes to the interface, which I doubt.  I think it's more likely to be a simple question of one product seeing the other one's licensing rights in the registry.

               

              There is an Adobe Clean Script which will remove all traces of the trial.   CS4 Clean Script.


              I really think you'll get in a mess with versions mixed up like that!


              There are major changes to Bridge and ACR and I really advise you not to get yourself and the computer in a muddle.

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