Opening RAW

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  1. Peanuts

    Peanuts TPF Noob!

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    So this is photography related, so once again, probably in the wrong section, but I had no idea where to place it. This was my best guess.

    I am completely baffled. I have Photo Elements 3, and just got Photoshop CS2, and on both, whenever I try to open a RAW document taken with my Canon Rebel XT, I get a message reading, 'Could not complete your request because this is not the right kind of document' :confused:. What am I doing wrong, or is there something I need to change?

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  2. Rob

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    Is there not a tool that came with your camera for converting RAW to TIFF or JPG to allow manipulation? Also, there may be a PS plugin for your camera as I understand that some things vary.

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Your camera should have come with 'EOS Viewer Utility', which will allow you to open & adjust RAW image files. As Rob said, there is a download for Photoshop which will allow you to open your RAW files. Check the Adobe web site.

    There are also other RAW image programs available.
     
  4. Peanuts

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    Thank you very much for replying. I went to the Adobe website and it stated that the RAW plug-in is included, but I am going to 'redownload' the plug-in, just incase it is an older CS2 version perhaps?

    If this does not work, I will download the product that came with my camera, seeing as i thought I didn't need it. Whoops.

    Thanks once again.
     
  5. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use PS-CS with RAW files for my canon 10d, not sure if element supports raw, I think your on the right track about the driver not being load

    The RAW editor should start up automatically when you open a RAW file for editing
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good idea, make sure you download the latest version of Camera RAW...RAW files are not all the same, you need a newer plug-in to open XT RAW files than you do for 10D RAW files for example.
     
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    Once again, can't thank you enough! I indeed had to download a new RAW plug-in (3.1 is the version I believe), which included the Canon Rebel XT. Now it is working wonderfully. Now I just have to spend the enxt month reading the User's guide to actually use CS2 to its fullest.

    Thanks!
     

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