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Old 09-30-2010, 03:16 PM
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Camera Raw Help

Hello

I am trying to learn more about how to use photoshop. I have been a retoucher for a couple years and am trying to advance my skills. SO....I am trying to follow a lesson that tells me to use Camera Raw. When I try to open a picture with Camera Raw I don't see any way to do it.

I found this tread already
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...amera-raw.html

And I am having the exact same problem.

There doesn't seem to be any option to open with Camera Raw.
I am using CS3 Extended.
In the Edit tab in Photoshop there is not option for Camera Raw preferences.

Can someone please advise me how to fix this issue??

Thanks
Guenevere
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:09 PM
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Re: Camera Raw Help

Are you trying to open a JPG in Camera Raw or are you trying to open a RAW image?
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:38 PM
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Re: Camera Raw Help

Guenevere, someone here will be able to help if you work with us to find out the reason. We will need to ask questions and get answers back --

You have CS 3 - do you have any version of Adobe Camera Raw plugin (Camera Raw.8bi ) installed? You would find it in this location on your computer: Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS3\File Formats
Here is a link to a page that has a download for CS3 (there are newer versions of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), but the newest ones will not work on CS3. (I had CS3 but I don't remember if it came with ACR or if I had to add it.)

What format of photo were you trying to open in Camera raw - was it a raw format image, a jpeg, a tif file or a Photoshop .psd file? When you have Camera Raw working on your system, and you are using Bridge to look thru your list of images, it will open raw files, and if you right-click on a jpeg file in Bridge, it should give you the option of opening the file in ACR.

Let us know whether you already have the plug-in installed, or when you get it installed, and how things work for you.

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Hello

...SO I am trying to follow a lesson that tells me to use Camera Raw. When I try to open a picture with Camera Raw I don't see any way to do it.

I found this tread already
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...amera-raw.html

And I am having the exact same problem.

There doesn't seem to be any option to open with Camera Raw.
I am using CS3 Extended.
In the Edit tab in Photoshop there is not option for Camera Raw preferences.

Can someone please advise me how to fix this issue??

Thanks
Guenevere
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:21 PM
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Re: Camera Raw Help

Hi Guenevere -

I don't know if this will help, but if you have Camera Raw on your computer, you may be able to go into the file menu in Photoshop, and "Open As . . ." a tiff or jpeg file and pick raw images (nef, tif, jpg, etc.). It will then open the file in Camera Raw and treat it as a raw file. I have been able to do that in CS4 and CS5.

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Old 09-30-2010, 06:35 PM
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Re: Camera Raw Help

To open a JPG or TIFF from Photoshop, you need to go File>Open As; then when the dialog box comes up, from the Open As pull down menu, (usually PSD by default) select Camera RAW and it will now show you all of the JPG and TIFF files.
Also FYI, after you have edited a JPG in Camera Raw and you save it, all you need to do is double click that file and it will automatically open up in Camera Raw thereafter. That's because after you edit in Camera Raw some code is embedded in the metadata telling PS in future that the file has already been processed in Camera Raw.
Regards, Murray
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:40 PM
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Re: Camera Raw Help

I just posted my version of how to do this on the link you have above.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:07 PM
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Re: Camera Raw Help

Murray, do you need the extended version of Photoshop to get the "Open As . . ." option? Neither my PS 4 nor 5 (not extended) has "Open As . . ." in the File menu.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:37 PM
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Re: Camera Raw Help

Lurch, I have PS-CS5 (NOT extended) and I have "File->Open As" as an option right under "File Open", and File "Browse in Bridge" and Mini-Bridge. Have to change the option to open from .psd to Camera Raw by clicking the file type in the window that opens. Not sure if that works AFTER setting the preferences in ACR and/or PS - hasn't been long since I started using CS5, but the memory doesn't last long anymore. If Guenevere ever returns to this thread, hopefully we will find out if she has ACR on her system. I seem to remember having to download it when I had CS3 - but my memory cannot be trusted that far back.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:55 PM
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Re: Camera Raw Help

Lurch, please see the two attachments. I am using the standard CS5. However, I fired up CS3 and CS4 and the screens are identical. I would be surprised if you do not have those options available. Please let us know.
Thanks & regards, Murray
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:31 PM
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Re: Camera Raw Help

I don't have it in my CS4 standard, nor in CS5 standard.
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