I am having a similar problem. I also have the Camera RAW 4.6 plug-in for CS3 and I did go to the DNG downloader and I
ran the latest download. I still cannot open my RAW files in Bridge and I am downloading from a Canon 5D Mark II.
Am I still missing something? This used to work for me until I had to reinstall CS3 and now it won't work...
I am having a similar problem.
No, actually it's not at all the same issue...
Camera Raw 4.6 hosted in Photoshop CS3 simply can't open Canon 5D MII raw files...you will need to use at least DNG Converter 5.2 or above (that's when the camera support of the 5D MII went in). Once you convert to DNG, then Camera Raw 4.6 will be able to open them...
Yes, I did go in and download the latest DNG converter because it supported my camera. After I did that, Photoshop told me that the DNG converter didn't work with my CS3 version.
When I loaded the files and attempted to convert to DNG, it failed. That was with the latest DNG converter...
How are you using the DNG Converter with Photoshop CS3 that it tells you it doesn't work? Photoshop and the DNG Converter shouldn't really have any interaction. You should be converting the 5D.2 RAW files with the DNG Converter a folder at a time, and then opening those DNG files with Bridge and/or PS-CS3.
There is an option in the DNG Converter to tell it what version of ACR to be compatible with and perhaps you need to specify a version that is ACR 4.x or lower?
I mistyped. Bridge is telling me that it is failing to convert to DNG because the versions aren't compatible.
How do I tell it to select a certain ACR? Is that a Bridge option?
Right now, I don't get any thumbnail previews on my RAW files. When I try to open them in Photoshop from Bridge, it tells me that it cannot open the file. I downloaded the current DNG converter and now Bridge can't convert because the versions don't match.
I must be missing a simple step if this is working for other people...I've checked Photoshop several times and the Common files folder to make sure the 4.6 version is in there and it is. So it must be the DNG part?
The DNG Converter is a standalone program that you run and select the folder(s) of files to convert. It does not interact with Bridge.
So when I am getting the photos from my camera using Bridge and I select "Convert to DNG" that doesn't work?
I see that the DNG converter is in my Programs menu, so I'll try this later and see if it works.
Thanks for the help. I figured that convert to DNG would work in Bridge and that's all I was trying yesterday...
Only the standalone DNG Converter can work with your RAW files.
Bridge CS3 uses the older ACR 4.x to convert to DNG and it is not compatible with the 5D.2 RAWs.
Well shoot, that's good to know. I learned something new today. I'll try this tonight and see what I get.
Thanks again for your help. I'm less frustrated now!
The best thing might be to upgrade to CS5 and/or Lightroom 3 once they are out in a few weeks.
I downloaded the latest DNG converter and that did the trick for me. All the camera profiles are now showing in Camera raw 4.6.
Thank you very much.