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paola A. Jofre
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/10/2006

Opening a Raw File

I have some images that I shot in raw, I am new to raw and would like to switch over from jpeg. My problem is that when I try to open my file in CS2 it does not let me it says the file is wrong. Do I need an extra plug in?
Any help I would be really appreciated! Thank you :)

9/15/2007 8:03:31 AM


member since: 3/25/2005
I don't use CS2, but I believe you must set the file association to allow CS2 to open the raw file. on the toolbar:
1. go to edit
2. click file association
3. put a check mark in the box
raw files.

9/15/2007 12:18:20 PM

William Schuette
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/8/2006
  Paola, make sure that along with CS2 you have installed Adobe Camera Raw. It is a seperate program that opens and allows you to edit Raw files. If you have ACR and it is not opening the files, then make sure you have all available updates. For almost every camera, Adobe has to reverse engineer the Raw conversion program and adds those to ACR through updates.

9/15/2007 3:50:08 PM

Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/27/2004
  Paola - just to add to Bill's excellent advice: You will need to download the Raw converter program for your camera from the Adobe PS Web site. It is a free download and will automatically load into your ACR.

9/16/2007 6:18:20 AM

Valorie M. Beaman
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/20/2006
RAWShooter Essentials is an excellent stand alone program that I use to edit and process Raw files. It is hard to believe it is freeware, as it gives great control as well as an easy interface.

9/18/2007 6:58:20 AM


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