Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CS/Elements Compatibility

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There are questions every so often about people trying out RAW editing for the first time with Photoshop/Elements, but finding problems when either they haven't installed or updated the Adobe Camera Raw plugin, or when they have, find that their computer still doesn't recognise the RAW file from their camera. In the latter case, the version of Photoshop CS or Photoshop Elements, and the version of ACR available may not be new enough to include their camera. Adobe update ACR as new cameras are brought out but will eventually stop new versions of ACR from working with older versions on Photoshop CS* and Elements*.

There is a way of making any camera's RAW files compatible with a version of ACR you may have, and that is to convert your RAW files to DNG files using the Adobe DNG Converter software. This will only allow your RAW file to be able to be edited with the older version of ACR you may have, but which may not have the newest features of a later version of ACR.

The Adobe Camera Raw plugin, and DNG Converter can also be downloaded from the same links, here for PC and here for Mac. Make sure that you download the latest version of ACR compatible with your version of Photoshop CS and/or Photoshop Elements.

For the latest versions of Photoshop Elements there are separate download pages for the version of Elements you have, which can found on the Adobe site. You can normally use the update option in the Help menu of the program to update which is the easiest option.

Below is only a rough guide to Adobe Camera Raw and the compatible versions of Photoshop CS and Photoshop Elements. There are slight version differences between Mac and Windows versions of Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop CS and Photoshop Elements. There are 'Read Me' files for every version of ACR and the DNG Converter which goes into more detail on each version.

Feel free to point out any errors.

Adobe Camera Raw 2.4 and previous version are compatible with Photoshop CS

Camera Raw 2.4
Canon

EOS-1D
EOS-1Ds
EOS 10D
EOS 20D
EOS D30
EOS D60
EOS 300D (Digital Rebel/Kiss Digital)
EOS-1D Mark II
EOS-1Ds Mark II
PowerShot 600
PowerShot A5
PowerShot A50
PowerShot S30
PowerShot S40
PowerShot S45
PowerShot S50
PowerShot S60
PowerShot S70
PowerShot G1
PowerShot G2
PowerShot G3
PowerShot G5
PowerShot G6
PowerShot Pro70
PowerShot Pro90 IS
PowerShot Pro1
Contax
N Digital
Epson
R-D1
Fujifilm
FinePix F700
FinePix S5000 Z
FinePix S7000 Z
FinePix S2 Pro
FinePix S20 Pro
FinePix S3 Pro
Kodak
DCS Pro 14n
DCS Pro 14nx
DCS Pro SLR/n
DCS720x
DCS760
Konica Minolta
DiMAGE A1
DiMAGE A2
DiMAGE A200
DiMAGE 5
DiMAGE 7
DiMAGE 7i
DiMAGE 7Hi
Maxxum 7D / DYNAX 7D
Leaf
Valeo 6
Valeo 11
Valeo 22
Leica
Digilux 2
Nikon
D1
D1H
D1X
D70
D100
D2H
Coolpix 5000
Coolpix 5400
Coolpix 5700
Coolpix 8700
Olympus
E-10
E-1
E-20
C-5050 Zoom
C-5060 Zoom
C-8080 Wide Zoom
Panasonic
DMC-LC1
Pentax
*ist D
Sigma
SD9
SD10
Sony
DSC-F828
DSC-V3

ACR 3.1 is only compatible with Photoshop CS2 and Photoshop Elements 3.0. This is the first version compatible with Photoshop Elements, in this case 3.0. Compatibility with Photoshop CS is lost.

Camera Raw 3.1

Canon EOS Rebel XT (EOS 350D/EOS Kiss Digital N)
Nikon D2X
Olympus EVOLT E-300
Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Camera Raw 3.2 update
Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D (Alpha Sweet Digital, Alpha-5 Digital, Dynax 5D)
Leaf Valeo 17
Leaf Aptus 22
Nikon D2Hs
Nikon D70s
Nikon D50
Nikon Coolpix 8400
Nikon Coolpix 8800
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1
Pentax *ist DS

ACR 3.3 is only compatible with Photoshop CS2, or Photoshop Elements 3.0 or 4.0

Camera Raw 3.3 update

Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
Canon EOS 20Da
Kodak EasyShare P850
Kodak EasyShare P880
Fujifilm FinePix E900
Fujifilm FinePix S5200/5600
Fujifilm FinePix S9000/9500
Mamiya ZD
Nikon D200
Olympus E-500
Olympus SP-310
Olympus SP-350
Olympus SP-500UZ
Pentax *ist DS2
Sony DSC-R1

Camera Raw 3.4 update
Canon EOS 30D
Leaf Aptus 65
Leaf Aptus 75
Olympus EVOLT 330
Olympus SP-320
Pentax *ist DL2
Samsung GX-1S

Camera Raw 3.5 update
Kodak EasyShare P712
Nikon D2Xs
Panasonic DMC-FZ50
Panasonic DMC-L1
Sony A100

ACR 3.6 is only compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0

Camera Raw 3.6 update

Canon EOS 400D / Rebel Xti
Fuji FinePix S6000fd
Fuji FinePix S9100/9600
Leica D-LUX3
Leica Digilux 3
Leica V-LUX 1
Nikon D80
Olympus E400
Olympus SP-510 UZ
Panasonic DMC-LX2
Pentax K100D
Pentax K110D
Samsung GX 1L

ACR 3.7 is only compatible with Photoshop CS2 and Photoshop Elements 4.0 and 5.0. Compatibility with Photoshop Elements 3.0 is lost.

Camera Raw 3.7 update

Nikon D40
Pentax K10D

ACR 4.0 is only compatible with Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Elements 5.0. Compatibility with Photoshop CS2 and Photoshop Elements 4.0 is lost.

Camera Raw 4.0 update

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Camera Raw 4.1 update
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Fuji FinePix S5 Pro
Nikon D40x
Olympus E-410
Olympus SP-550 UZ
Sigma SD14
Phase One H 20
Phase One H 25
Phase One P 20
Phase One P 21
Phase One P 25
Phase One P 30
Phase One P 45

Camera Raw 4.2 update
Canon EOS 40D
Fuji FinePix IS-1
Leaf Aptus 17
Leaf Aptus 54s
Leaf Aptus 75s
Olympus EVOLT E-510
Panasonic DMC-FZ18
Pentax K100D Super
Phase One P 20 +
Phase One P 21 +
Phase One P 25 +
Phase One P 30 +
Phase One P 45 +
Sony A700

ACR 4.3.1 is only compatible with Photoshop CS3, Photoshop Elements 6.0. Compatibility with Photoshop CS2 and Photoshop Elements 5.0 is lost.

Camera Raw 4.3.1 update

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon PowerShot G9
Nikon D3
Nikon D300
Olympus E-3
Olympus SP-560 UZ
Panasonic DMC-L10

Camera Raw 4.4.1 update
Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi/EOS Kiss X2)
Fujifilm S100FS
Nikon D60
Olympus SP-570 UZ
Pentax K20D
Pentax K200D
Sony A200
Sony A300
Sony A350

Camera Raw 4.5 update
Olympus E 420
Olympus E 520

Camera Raw 4.6 update
Canon 1000D (Digital Rebel XS/EOS Kiss F)
Canon 50D
Fuji FinePix IS Pro
Kodak EasyShare Kodak Z1015 IS
Leaf AFi II 6
Leaf AFi II 7
Leaf Aptus II 6
Leaf Aptus II 7
Nikon D700
Nikon D90
Nikon Coolpix P6000
Olympus SP-565 UZ
Pentax K2000 (K-m)
Sigma DP1
Sony A900

ACR 5.2 is only compatible with Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 or 7.0. Compatibility with Photoshop CS3 is lost.

Camera Raw 5.2 update

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon PowerShot G10
Panasonic DMC-G1
Panasonic DMC-FX150
Panasonic DMC-FZ28
Panasonic DMC-LX3
Leica D-LUX 4

Camera Raw 5.3 update
Nikon D3X
Olympus E-30

Camera Raw 5.4 update
Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3 Digital)
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Epson R-D1x
Hasselblad CF-22
Hasselblad CF-22MS
Hasselblad CF-39
Hasselblad CF-39MS
Hasselblad CFH-22
Hasselblad CFH-39
Hasselblad CFV
Hasselblad 503CWD
Hasselblad H2D-22
Hasselblad H2D-39
Hasselblad H3D-22
Hasselblad H3D-31
Hasselblad H3D-39
Hasselblad H3DII-22
Hasselblad H3DII-31
Hasselblad H3DII-39
Hasselblad H3DII-39MS
Hasselblad H3DII-50
Kodak EasyShare Z980
Nikon D5000
Olympus E-450
Olympus E-620
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
Pentax K-7 (PEF)
Sigma DP2
Sony A230
Sony A330
Sony A380

Camera Raw 5.5 update

Nikon D300s
Nikon D3000
Olympus E-P1
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Panasonic DMC-GF1

ACR 5.6 is only compatible with Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 and 8.0. Compatibility with Photoshop Elements 6.0 is lost.

Camera Raw 5.6 update

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 7D
Canon PowerShot G11
Canon PowerShot S90
Leaf Aptus-II 5
Mamiya DM22
Mamiya DM28
Mamiya DM33
Mamiya DM56
Mamiya M18
Mamiya M22
Mamiya M31
Nikon D3s
Olympus E-P2
Panasonic DMC-FZ38
Pentax K-x
Sigma DP1s
Sony A500
Sony A550
Sony A850

ACR 5.7 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS4 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac.

Camera Raw 5.7 update

Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
Kodak Z981
Leaf Aptus-II 8
Leaf Aptus-II 10R
Mamiya DM40
Olympus E-PL1
Panasonic G2
Panasonic G10
Sony A450

ACR 6.1 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS5 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 8.0 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac. Note, Adobe seem to have started using an Installer program for the ACR plugin on CS5, though you can still just update the individual .8bi for Elements.

Camera Raw 6.1 update

Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
Kodak Z981
Leaf Aptus-II 8
Leaf Aptus-II 10R
Mamiya DM40
Olympus E-PL1
Olympus E-600
Panasonic G2
Panasonic G10
Sony A450

ACR 6.2 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS5 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 8.0 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac.

Camera Raw 6.2 update

Canon EOS 60D
Casio EXILIM EX-FH100
Fuji FinePix HS10
Leica S2 (DNG*)
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
Panasonic DMC-FZ40 (FZ45)
Panasonic DMC-LX5
Pentax 645D
Samsung NX10
Samsung TL500 (EX1)
Sony A290
Sony A390
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Sony Alpha NEX-5
Sony SLT-A33
Sony SLT-A55V

ACR 6.3 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS5 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 9 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac.
For ACR 6.3 for CS5, go to the link at the top of the page for either Windows or Mac.
If you use Photoshop Elements 9 or Premiere Elements 9, there are links on the download page for their specific Camera Raw downloads.

Camera Raw 6.3 update

Canon PowerShot G12
Canon PowerShot S95
Nikon D7000
Nikon Coolpix P7000
Nikon D3100
Olympus E-5
Panasonic DMC-GF2
Panasonic DMC-GH2
Pentax K-5
Pentax K-r
Samsung NX100
Samsung TL350 (WB2000)
Sony A560
Sony A580

ACR 6.4 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS5 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 9 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac.
As in the previous update, Photoshop Elements 9 or Premiere Elements 9 have links on the download page for their specific Camera Raw downloads.

Camera Raw 6.4 update

Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i / Kiss X5 Digital)
Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3 / Kiss X50 Digital)
Fuji FinePix S200 EXR
Fuji FinePix F550 EXR
Fuji FinePix HS20 EXR
Fuji FinePix X100
Hasselblad H4D-40
Kodak Z990
Nikon D5100
Olympus E-PL1s
Olympus E-PL2
Olympus XZ-1
Samsung NX11


There is a new update for ACR, version 6.4.1 but as far as I can see it is not updating any new cameras from version 6.4. Best to keep up to date though.

ACR 6.4.1 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS5 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 9 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac.
As in the previous update, Photoshop Elements 9 or Premiere Elements 9 have links on the download page for their specific Camera Raw downloads.



ACR 6.5 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS5.

Camera Raw 6.5 update

Fuji FinePix F600EXR
Hasselblad H4D-60
Leaf Aptus II 12
Leaf Aptus II 12R
Nikon Coolpix P7100
Olympus E-P3
Olympus E-PL3
Olympus E-PM1
Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Panasonic DMC-G3
Panasonic DMC-GF3
Pentax Q
Phase One IQ140
Phase One IQ160
Phase One IQ180
Phase One P40+
Phase One P65+
Ricoh GXR MOUNT A12
Sony Alpha NEX-C3
Sony Alpha NEX-5N
Sony SLT-A35
Sony SLT-A65
Sony SLT-A77

ACR 6.6 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS5 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac.


Camera Raw 6.6 update

Canon Powershot S100
Fuji Finepix X10
Leica V-LUX 3
Nikon 1 J1
Nikon 1 V1
Panasonic DMC-GX1
Ricoh GR Digital IV
Samsung NX5
Samsung NX200
Sony NEX-7

The Photoshop CS5 and Creative Suite 5 update can be found from the links at the top of the thread. If you use Photoshop Elements 10 or Premiere Elements 10, please use the appropriate link below and follow the installation instructions on those pages:

Photoshop Elements Camera Raw 6.6 for PSE

Premiere Elements Camera Raw 6.6 for PRE


ACR 6.7 is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS5 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 10 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 10 for Mac.

Camera Raw 6.7 update

Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon PowerShot G1 X
Canon PowerShot S100V
Fuji FinePix F505EXR
Fuji FinePix F605EXR
Fuji FinePix F770EXR
Fuji FinePix F775EXR
Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
Fuji FinePix X-S1
Nikon D4
Nikon D800
Nikon D800E
Olympus E-M5
Pentax K-01
Samsung NX20
Samsung NX210
Samsung NX1000
Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
Sony SLT-A57

The Photoshop CS5 and Creative Suite 5 update can be found from the links at the top of the thread. If you use Photoshop Elements 10 or Premiere Elements 10, please use the appropriate link below and follow the installation instructions on those pages:

Photoshop Elements Camera Raw 6.7 for PSE

Premiere Elements Camera Raw 6.7 for PRE


ACR 7.1 replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Photoshop CS6. The Camera Raw 7.1 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS6.

The cameras supported with this update overlap some of the cameras added with ACR version 6.7, the final release for CS5, but adds an additional eight cameras.

Camera Raw 7.1 update

Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 60Da
Canon PowerShot G1 X
Canon PowerShot S100V
Fuji X-Pro1
Fuji FinePix F505EXR
Fuji FinePix F605EXR
Fuji FinePix F770EXR
Fuji FinePix F775EXR
Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
Fuji FinePix X-S1
Leaf Credo 80
Leica M Monochrome
Leica X2
Nikon D3200
Nikon D4
Nikon D800
Nikon D800E
Olympus E-M5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
Pentax K-01
Samsung NX20
Samsung NX210
Samsung NX1000
Sony Alpha NEX-F3
Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
Sony Alpha SLT-A37
Sony SLT-A57

ACR 7.2 Has been released. Camera Raw 7.2 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS6.

Camera Raw 7.2 update

The Camera Raw 7.2 is the first ACR update to not be available as a download file to be installed offline, and has to be updated through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6. What you do if you don't have an internet connection I don't know. :shrug: The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw. Customers of previous versions of Photoshop can utilize DNG Converter 7.2 for raw file support for newly added cameras.

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 7.2:
Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
Canon EOS M
Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm X-E1
Fuji FinePix F800EXR
Leaf Credo 40
Leaf Credo 60
Leica S
Leica D-LUX 6
Leica V-LUX 4
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Nikon 1 J2
Nikon D600*
Panasonic DMC-G5
Panasonic DMC-LX7
Panasonic DMC-FZ200
Pentax K-30
Samsung EX2F
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
Sony Alpha NEX-6
Sony Alpha SLT-A99V
Sony DSC-RX100

* Please note that the support for Nikon D600 is preliminary and there is a minor risk that the appearance of your images may change when the final support for Nikon D600 is available in an upcoming release.

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 7.2:
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Canon
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Canon
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Canon
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Canon
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE Canon
Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE Canon
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. Leica
LEICA APO MACRO SUMMARIT-S 120 mm f/2.5 (CS) Leica
LEICA ELMARIT-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. (CS) Leica
LEICA SUMMARIT-S 35 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS) Leica
LEICA SUMMARIT-S 70 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS) Leica
LEICA APO ELMAR-S 180 mm f/3.5 (CS) Leica
LEICA VARIO-ELMAR-S 30-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Leica
LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH Leica
Hasselblad HCD 4/28 Leica
Hasselblad HC 3,5/35 Leica
Hasselblad HC 3,5/50 Leica
Hasselblad HC 2,8/80 Leica
Hasselblad HC 2,2/100 Leica
Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120 Leica
Hasselblad HC 3,2/150 Leica
Hasselblad HC 4/210 Leica
Hasselblad HC 4,5/300 Leica
Hasselblad HC 3,5-4,5/50-110 Leica
Hasselblad HCD 4-5,6/35-90 Leica
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Nikon
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon
Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A007N Nikon
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZF.2 Nikon
Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF.2 Nikon
Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS Pentax
Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8 Pentax
Pentax smc DA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW Pentax
Pentax smc D FA 645 25mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM AW Pentax
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM Pentax
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Sigma
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM Sony
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Sony

Camera Raw 7.2 Release Notes

These items have been FIXED in Camera Raw 7.2:
Cannot change “Erase” size, feather and flow settings while utilizing the Option key.
Cannot write metadata to images previously opened in some 3rd party software.
Luminance Noise slider is unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.
In certain cases, the new Defringe controls can cause vertical streaks to appear.
Some images from Canon 5D Mark II exhibited pattern noise in the form of maze/green split artifacts.
Adjusting the Blue channel does not affect monochrome images.
Certain TIFF files can cause Bridge to become unstable.
Defringe settings are not retained when editing the file in Photoshop as a Smart Object and then returning to ACR.

Download Links
Camera Raw 7.2 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6
DNG Converter 7.2 – here for PC and here for Mac.

ACR 7.3 has been released. As from version 7.2 all updates to ACR have to done via the update option in Photoshop CS6 whilst connected to the internet.

Camera Raw 7.3 update


Canon EOS 6D
Canon PowerShot S110
Canon PowerShot G15
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
Leica M-E
Nikon 1 V2
Nikon D5200
Nikon D600
Olympus PEN E-PL5
Olympus PEN E-PM2
Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
Panasonic DMC-GH3
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax Q10
Sony DSC-RX1
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony NEX-VG90

Having reached the maximum number of characters for this post, new updates beyond 7.3 will be in a post below, so if you can't see your camera listed here, look below.
 
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This thread was exactly what I was looking for! I've had trouble with my Photoshop recognising RAW photographs
from my Canon 5D MKII & I've just downloaded the Camera Raw 5.2 update. Hopefully I'll have no more troubles?
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Thanks for this very comprehensive list. I had a Sony alpha 350 and Adobe CS4. I upgraded my camera to a Sony SLT55 and now CS4 raw cannot read the raw files. I don't wish to upgrade to CS5, does any program exist which converts my Sony ARW files from the SLT55 to DNG so that I can still use CS4? My understanding of your note is that the Adobe software cannot do this.:help: I have I got it right?
Thanks in advance
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you know, there wa a time when I thought I was good at this software stuff, but now....
I understood from your list that I wouldn't be able to use all the improvements of the latest raw editing program, but thought I would be able to just convert my ARW to DNG and then use the older raw editing program which came with my CS4.
But I downloaded the latest raw converter ran it and it couldn't see any of my ARW files from my SLT55V. Are you sure I should be able to do that? Otherwise I might have to admit defeat and buy the latest version of Elements or worse still upgrade to CS5 to get a raw editing program for the camera I now have.

Dave
 
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According to this page your camera is one of the cameras whose files can be converted.

I've never used the DNG Converter so can't help you with specific problems. Maybe asking in a new thread for anyone who uses the program for help may get you sorted rather than spending money too soon.

There are other RAW conversion programs though, some of them free. Whether they support your camera, you would have to check. There is a list of programs in the other sticky thread at the top of this page.

If you want to stay with Adobe, then the ACR with Elements is not (as far as I know) as well specified as the version with CS5. If you want the full options of ACR but have Photoshop already, then LightRoom may be the cheaper option. Of course there may be other benefits to CS5 compared to the version of Photoshop you may have already.

Be aware that both CS5 and LightRoom are due upgrades soon. The RAW conversion interface is getting a re-design in both programs. How much will be improved in the actual conversion process we'll have to wait and see. :shrug:
 
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Well you were quite right. All I needed to do was to read your note properly. :rules: I downloaded DNG converter 6.2 which is the version which mentions my Sony SLT55V. and it saw the Sony Raw files and converted them to DNG and then I could read the DNG on my version of Photoshop (CS4). Obviously I don't care that these won't work on CS5 as I'm not intending to upgrade. So thanks very much for the post. It has been a great help and now I can edit my files in raw with a bit more power than the Raw editor which came with the camera.
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:banghead:Hi I have PS CS2 and have installed the latest plug-ins for camera raw which works with my D200 NEF files. Trouble is I cant se them with Adobe bridge which i use as a image filer catalogue.

Any ideas

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Have you installed the Camera Raw 3.7 update? ACR 3.7 is the last version compatible with CS2.

If you did, and the thumbnails still don't show up, how did you update?

Did you follow the instructions in the link above?

To install with Adobe Creative Suite 2 or Photoshop CS2:

1. Exit Photoshop CS2.
2. Open My Computer.
3. Double-click Local Disk (C: ).
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS2/File Formats

5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi 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.8bi, from the download into the same folder as Step 4.
7. Launch Photoshop CS2 or Adobe Bridge.
 
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Sorry I know I am dense but can I ask if anyone could post me a link for Elements 6.0 so can convert the ARW files on my Sony A230 to RAW so PSE 6 can open it...........I am loosing the will to live trying to do it myself.
 
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The ARW files are already RAW files, I assume that you mean to convert your Sony files to DNG files.

Follow the links below for either PC or MAC, depending on what you have, and download the latest DNG Converter, which at this time is Adobe DNG Converter 7.1.

The DNG Converter can also be downloaded from these links, here for PC and here for Mac.
 
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redhed17 said:
The ARW files are already RAW files, I assume that you mean to convert your Sony files to DNG files.

Follow the links below for either PC or MAC, depending on what you have, and download the latest DNG Converter, which at this time is Adobe DNG Converter 7.1.

The DNG Converter can also be downloaded from these links, here for PC and here for Mac.
many thanks!
 
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I've just treated myself to a new Nikon D600 and unsurprisingly there's no conversion for it in PSE9 yet. More worryingly there's a suggestion that there might not be ever, with Adobe only providing support for NEF conversion via PS CS6. I'm going to contact Adobe to check, but meanwhile I've been gobsmacked that Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 does, which, being an old version, came free with my Computer - and it didn't need any updates.

How can this be?

Also noticed elsewhere in this thread reference to a DNG converter download from Adobe but, if I am right, I have to wait for this too to be updated.

Would appreciate all and any comments.
 
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I've just treated myself to a new Nikon D600 and unsurprisingly there's no conversion for it in PSE9 yet. More worryingly there's a suggestion that there might not be ever, with Adobe only providing support for NEF conversion via PS CS6. I'm going to contact Adobe to check, but meanwhile I've been gobsmacked that Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 does, which, being an old version, came free with my Computer - and it didn't need any updates.

How can this be?

Also noticed elsewhere in this thread reference to a DNG converter download from Adobe but, if I am right, I have to wait for this too to be updated.

Would appreciate all and any comments.
Hello outonalymm, sorry for the slow reply. Adobe stop updating ACR for previous versions of CS* and Elements * (where * is the version number) once the latest version has hit the shops. You are left with paying for an upgrade for whatever previous version of their software you have, or using their DNG Converter software which will covert your files from Nikon NEF files to DNG files, and will allow your new DNG files to be read by any version of ACR. You have to wait for a version of the DNG Converter to be compatible with your camera though to be able to covert your particular NEF files. For the D600, the latest version of the DNG Converter, v7.2, will convert the D600 files, but Adobe put in this note;

Please note that the support for Nikon D600 is preliminary and there is a minor risk that the appearance of your images may change when the final support for Nikon D600 is available in an upcoming release.
If it's your only option, then you may want to use it anyway. :shrug:
 
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I have a Konica Minolta 5D camera that uses the DIMAGE MASTER LITE and Kodak EasyShare software. I bought the camera used but with-out the CD-ROM software. My question is can I use my Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and (or) my Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended version that I have installed on my Computer. I am using Windows Ultima.
 
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From the list above, the Konica Minolta 5D RAW files were made compatible with the first update of the Adobe Camera Raw software, v3.1, many years ago, so any recent version of the software should have no problem. :)

The easiest way to know would have been to try it. ;)
 
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Following on from the 1st post in this thread, which has grown too large, new updates will be posted here.

The latest DNG Converter, and versions of Camera Raw prior to 7.2 can also be downloaded from the same links, here for PC and here for Mac as above. The release notes for the various DNG converters will state which cameras are added in that release, and will correspond to the cameras added to the same version of Camera Raw, which are no longer listed from version 7.2 upwards as they are downloaded through software updates.

ACR 7.4 has been released. As from version 7.2 all updates to ACR have to be done via the update option in Photoshop CS6 whilst connected to the internet.

Camera Raw 7.4 update

Canon
Canon EOS 1D C
Canon EOS 100D (Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7)
Canon EOS 700D (Rebel T5i / Kiss X7i)
Casio
Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
Casio Exilim EX-ZR710
Casio Exilim EX-ZR750
Fuji
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
Fujifilm X100s
Fujifilm X20
Hasselblad
Hasselblad H5D-40
Hasselblad H5D-50
Hasselblad Lunar
Leica
Leica M (Typ 240)
Nikon
Nikon 1 J3
Nikon 1 S1
Nikon D7100
Nikon Coolpix A
Nikon Coolpix P330*
Olympus
Olympus XZ-10
Panasonic
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
Pentax
Pentax MX-1
Samsung
Samsung NX300
Sony
Sony Alpha NEX-3N
Sony Alpha SLT-A58

* Denotes preliminary support

Just found this, and gives a little bit more detail on what is in the update, and how it affects certain cameras. :)
 
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The Software updates seem to be a little confusing at the moment - I came across an 8.1on the net recently - but there was a note on the file or the website in question that not all the current features were enabled as they are only for the Cloud versions.

Installed ok though on my PC but cant find the link so anyone interested just google for it I suggest
 
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The Software updates seem to be a little confusing at the moment - I came across an 8.1on the net recently - but there was a note on the file or the website in question that not all the current features were enabled as they are only for the Cloud versions.
Thanks for bringing it to peoples attention. :)

Adobe allowed the ACR v8.1 update to update the ACR in CS6 for new camera compatibility, but not have any of the new features of the ACR plugin. If it had been CS7 released, rather than the move to the Cloud subscription model way of 'selling' ;) their software, the 8.1 update would probably have not been compatible with the ACR in CS6.

It was a way of not upsetting the CS6 users even more, as a lot were not happy that they would be forced to go to the Cloud (subscription) version if they wished to upgrade in the future. Not sure if updates for camera compatibility with continue with future ACR updates. :shrug:
 
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As far as I can understand :thinking: my CS2 cannot be upgraded for my D3100. I either have to upgrade my PS or buy Elements. Am I right on this? :help:

With many thanks from an old and doddery one! :facepalm:
 
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You can keep using the software you already have/use by converting your D3100 files to to DNG files, using the DNG Converter software. This will make the files readable/editable with the software you have. There have been many updates to the Adobe Camera Raw software though since CS2, and you would be missing out on a lot of editing options.

The Camera Raw included in Elements is a cut down version of that included in Photoshop CS6 or CC, but may be on a par and/or better than that in CS2 for many thing, not least Noise Reduction.

If you don't use much of the features in Photoshop, and mainly use the Camera Raw plugin, Lightroom may be a better option, and you would still have CS2 for pixel edting. The latest Element would be roughly on a par with CS2 imho, but similar tools would work better, and will have features CS2 doesn't have. The biggest of which would be any Content Aware options and the Quick Selection tool amongst others.

Only you will know which option would suit you best. :)

And of course you have the option to move away from Adobe to something else. ;)
 
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Many thanks for your comprehensive reply, Redhed17. :ty: I have one more very basic Q, but I'll PM you when I get a minute, if I may.
 
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Update for anyone having problems still

easy to edit Raw files in adobe elements 14 at least
Under heading file look at the drop down list

NEW
OPEN
OPEN IN CAMERA RAW
OPEN RECENTLY EDITED FILES
DUPLICATE
 
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