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Peter K. Burian
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Update for Photoshop CS2 & Elements 3.0


Good news for those who own Photoshop CS2 or Elements 3.0 and shoot with a digital camera's RAW format.

"Camera Raw 3.1 posted on Adobe FTP server RAW file support for the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT/350D and Nikon D2X" (and other improvements).http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/index.asp

NOTE: Be sure to do the installation properly. You must remove the old Camera Raw.bi plug-in first. From Common Files AND from Program Files ... CS2 only ... Plug-ins ... File Formats. (AND same for Elements 3.0) Save the old plug-in in another folder, in case you ever need it again.

Then, install the new plug-in in both folders (in CS2 and/or Elements 3.0).

And yes, it works well with Elements 3.0 as well, although Adobe does not say so ... i.e., I can use it to open and convert CR2 files from the Rebel XT. Naturally, ACR in Elements 3.0 has fewer features than in CS2, but the new plug-in supports those features perfectly.

5/5/2005 6:30:17 AM

 
Cyndee Wanyonyi
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member since: 4/7/2005
  Hi Peter,
Thanks for this information. I have downloaded what was on that Web site, but I have no idea how to get it from my camera to my computer. I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT and I have been unsuccessful at getting my RAW pictures off of the camera and onto the computer. Could you step me through this? Thanks.

5/5/2005 10:02:20 AM

 
Peter K. Burian
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  Cynthia: You could install the Canon software that came with your camera on a CD. That is quite easy and will allow you to open, adjust and convert RAW files (from the CR2 format to TIFF.)
The Adobe RAW update works only with Photoshop CS2 and Elements Elements 3.0
It's important to do the installation properly, with CS2 or Elements 3.0, as described in http://www.adobe.com/special/photoshop/pdfs/CR_31_readme.pdf

Cheers! Peter Burian

5/7/2005 6:35:00 AM

 
Fred Smalley

member since: 4/25/2005
  Cynthia: The simplest way is to get a CompactFlash card reader and simply drag-and-drop all the files from your memory card to the hard drive. I normally leave them in the folders that the camera created (CANON100, etc). If you install the Canon software, you should be able to connect the camera to the computer like an external hard drive, but I find the card reader a much simpler solution.
Fred Smalley

5/10/2005 11:52:42 AM

 
Cyndee Wanyonyi
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member since: 4/7/2005
  Thanks so much, Gentlemen. I figured it out :). I feel so technologically empowered! I don't know that I would be able to do it again, but at least I can upload to my own computer! Fred, I am going to try that next upload. Thanks for the tip.

5/10/2005 5:19:16 PM

 

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