Te last current Camera Raw for Photoshop/Bridge CS3 was version 4.6. That's what you want assuming that the raw file is actually supported by ACR 4.6 and since you don't mention the camera the raw file is from, we can't confirm that...
Thanks for you response. I have sent our photographer an e-mail asking for his camera info and will post when I hear back.
Here is the camera info:
Canon 1Ds Mk 2 generating Canon RAW files w/ the suffix of .CR2
Hi Jeff -
From the additional info I sent does it look like I should have downloaded 4.6? Our photographer has 4.3.1 so that was the link he sent me and the one I dowloaded and installed.
The printer on this job wanted the raw files yesterday, but I can't open them to evaluate.
This AM I tried draging and dropping the old plug-in (which worked fine) back to the Adobe / CS3 folder (the folder it was originally in no longer exists), but no luck. PS still tells me it does not recognize this type of file (raw). I'm in a mild state of panic!
Since you have Photoshop CS3, Camera Raw 4.6 is the version that you want to have installed. There is no need to install a previous version, because 4.6 will be backward compatible and will support all the cameras that were supported in previous versions.
I have CS3 and down loaded Camera Raw.plugin ( Camera Raw 4.6). I still cannot open in CS3. It says that photoshop doesnt not recognize the file type. I read the instructions on the adobe site (see below), but I do not have the folder Plug-ins. (see red txt below). What I am doing wrong, or what do i need to have to open Camera Raw? Thanks.
To install with Adobe Creative Suite 3 or Photoshop CS3:
Automated installation on Mac or Windows®:
1. Select "Updates..." from the Help menu
2. Follow the on-screen dialogs to download and install the latest available Camera Raw update
Manual installation on Mac:
1. Exit Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Bridge.
2. Open the Finder.
3. Navigate to the root of the local disk (not the user's home folder).
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)
Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS3/File Formats
5. Move the existing plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.
6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw, from the download into the same folder as in Step 4.
7. Launch Photoshop CS3 or Adobe Bridge.
What does Photoshop / Help / About Plugs... / Camera RAW show as the version, or is Camera RAW not listed?