Hi Niels, what happens when you try to process the M-RAW files? Does the Camera Raw dialog box refuse to open?
Can you submit an example M-RAW file that doesn't open? If so, please post it to YouSendIt.com and then paste the link in this forum (or if you do not wish to share the raw file publicly, email to me at email@example.com).
I will attempt to send you a file, but it is humungus (close to 17 MB) so I don't know if it will work. Anyhow, when I double-click a MRaw file in Bridge 4, it takes me straight to PS Elements - by-passing where the camera raw dialogue box - where I get the message : "Could not complete your request because Photoshop does not recognize this type of file"
Before installing ACR 5.6, Bridge 4 didn't show the MRaw thumbnails and previews, but it does now - at least something.....
I have downloaded and installed ACR 5.6, but I can't fgure out where exactly it is installed. The Elements 8 plug-in is still camera raw 5.5
Thanks for your inerest,
Does the Camera RAW.plugin exist in more than one place on the Mac, and so does it need to be copied to more than one place?
I have no idea and I can't find the ACR 5.6 anywhere even when I use 'Find"
but I am told it is installed and it seems to work with Bridge 4. So, as I
cannot find ACR 5.6 among my applications I also cannot copy it into PS
ELements 8, where I do find the ACR 5.5 among the plug-ins.... All very
PS Did you receive the MRaw file I sent you?
The file is called "camera raw.plugin" (perhaps with different casing) that you can search your hard-drive for. All the ACR versions have the same name for the plugin-file, so you can only tell which one is which by doing Help / About Plugin / Camera RAW in your software, or guessing which one it might be by looking at the file date, which would be September-something for ACR 5.5 and something closer to today's date for ACR 5.6 RC.
Start up PSE 8 and try doing a Help / About Plugin... / Camera RAW and see what version it is.
If it doesn't say 5.6 then there must be trwo different copies of the plugin file where the older ones need updated manually.
I tried to find "camera raw.plugin" and find only one installed, in Setember when I bought PSE 8. It is version is 5.5 and is installed in the folder "FileFormats" under "Plug-ins"
I have no idea where version 5.6 is installed but Bridge 4 has clearly been upgraded. If I try to re-install 5.6 the Setup.app software tells me it cannot be done because camera raw 5.6 is already installed.
Thanks for sending the file, I'll take a look.
BTW, this remind me, I believe the public RC installers (like we have now for 5.6) don't work correctly with Elements. I seem to recall a similar situation during the 5.5 cycle, but unfortunately I don't remember whether there was a resolution for it.
Thanks for following up on this. I am really puzzled as to where the 5.6
camera raw plugin is installed because I see it nowhere - but somethng has
improved with Bridge 4. I sometimes suspect that the 5.6 was not downloaded
completely but now I cannot uninstall it and re-do the download. I live in
Ghana and have a rather poor connection...
I live in Ghana and have a slow
Copy the existing file in Library\Application Support\Adobe\plugins\CS3 (or CS4)\Fileformats to a safe location
Delete the file in that location after copying it.
Open the install file
Click on the extensions folder.
Open the AdobeCameraRaw5.0All etc folder
Open the dmg folder inside
Open the assets folder in the dmg file
Open the universal folder
copy the Camera Raw.plugin file into the Library\Application Support\Adobe\plugins\CS3 (or CS4)\Fileformats folder
Start elements and check the plugin
Thanks, but I can find no "Library\Application support" on my computer. Is
that the Library folder I find in the System folder? Or are there otehr
PS I am using Mac OS 10.6.1
I found "Library\Application Support\Adobe\plugins\CS3 (or
CS4)\Fileformats". As it happens, the camera raw.plugin 5.6 was already
installed for CS4 but not for CS3, which I therefore proceeded to do. When I
tried to open a Canon 7D MRaw file in CS 4, PSE opened with the same error
message as before, i.e the file format was not recognized.
However, just for the fun of it I tired to open the same file from CS3 in
PSE 6 and it works! but with the warning that the ACR expires in Jan 2010, I
So, there is still something wrong with the CS4/PSE 8, but I think I like
PSE better so I am OK for now - although the irony is that the only reason I
bought PSE 8 was to be able to work on Canon 7D raw files.....
A solution was offered which worked for CS3 and PSE 6. However,, the problem remains for CS4 and PSE 8.