Your camera is probably supported by a later version of Camera Raw than the one that came with CS4.
You need to work out what's wrong with your install, then get all the Photoshop updates.
Thank you for your response! I did verify that the 5.1 camera raw supported the Nikon D300s. The later versions of Camera Raw do not specify that camera. It was a zipped file, and to install it, I right clicked and extracted all, then inserted it to the folders I previously mentioned, ending with Plugins. When this didn't work, I copied the camera raw and placed it inside the Extensions folder (inside Plugins). Any other suggestions?
You should always use the most recent version of the camera raw plugin
for your version of photoshop, which in this case is 5.7 and it does support
your camera. You have to look at the Camera raw readme file to get a full list of supported cameras.
Are you sure you downloaded the mac version of the camera raw plugin?
Thank you for your help. I downloaded the window version for my Dell PC. I
think the problem might be installing in the wrong location, but I don't
know the right place When I click on the application that comes with the
plugin (CameraProfiles), it chooses where to install the plugin (in Program
Files/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS4/Presets/Camera Profiles), which I should
think is the proper location, but I still can't see the image, only the nef
icon for the image. I've also physically placed the plugin in the Plugin
folder (Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS4/Plug-ins/File Formats). Where else is it
supposed to go? Thanks!
I guess there two different people asking questions.
You need the 5.7 camera raw plugin for D300s support, so if you installed 5.1,
that's probably why you can't the thumbnails in bridge or edit the the files in
If you click on where it says Camera Raw 5.7 Readme (it's a pdf),
you will see a full list of supported cameras for 5.7.
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…did verify that the 5.1 camera raw supported the Nikon D300s. The later versions of Camera Raw do not specify that camera…
Once a version of Camera Raw supports a given camera, that camera will be supported in ALL subsequent versions of Camera Raw.
ALL versions of Camera Raw have unannounced bug fixes as well as improvements compared to any earlier version.
Therefore, for CS4 you want 5.7—ALWAYS.
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Thanks for clarifying that! Now I have downloaded Camera Raw 5.7. I did a
search and took out all the previous Camera plug-ins (8BI Files) that I
could find anywhere on my computer. Then I copied the new Camera Raw 5.7
(8BI File) and navigated according to the Camera Raw 5.7 Read Me Directions:
Program Files/ Common Files/ Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS4/File Formats, and I pasted
in the new Camera Raw. I restarted the computer and opened Bridge --- still
only the nef icons!
I found that if I use the CameraProfiles Application that came with the
download, it places Camera Raw somewhere that I have no control over (and
not as specified in the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 5.7 Read Me Document).
Any other suggestions? Thanks!
Are you on a 64-bit computer?
And did you purge your cache for the current folder?
Success! Purging the Cache did it! It worked like magic! Thank you!
Thank you! Thank you!