I upgraded my camera to Canon 7D, now CS3 and Lightroom 1 will not open 7D images. Camera Raw 4.3 won't support the 7D raw images…
No, it does not. The Canon 7D was supported for the first time in ACR 5.6, which does not run with CS3.
…Must I upgrade Photoshop and Lightroom?
Yes. Otherwise you have two options:
• Download the free Adobe DNG Converter 6.4 and use that program to convert your Canon raw files to raw DNG files which you can then open in ACR 4.6 hosted by CS3; or
• use the Canon software.
Thanks a million! It's a work-around but it works like a charm.
I'd like to mention that Adobe has made a LOT of improvements to ACR since CS3. You might want to look into getting a newer version of either PS or LR. Personally, I'd get LR and keep older PS but I use LR alone for probably 90+% of my images. You could download the 30-day trial and check it out.
Thanks for your help. Converting to DNG gave me a workable solution and solved a lot of frustration with compatibility when upgrading.
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