RAW: NOOB Question

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  1. soul dog

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    I tried to upload some raw files into cs3. Ok that didn't work. Found out I need an camera raw update plug in. I
    1. Downloaded 3 or 4 updates for my cam, and ps version. Still didn't open.

    2. I downloaded a DNG converter. The dng would not open my NEF files, or even acknowledge them. *Error message said, "The source folder dose not contain any camera raw files."*

    3.So I open nikon viewNX and converted them to TIFF (16 bit) files.

    Are these files still considered raw?
     
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    No. As soon as you convert to any format other than RAW, they are no longer RAW and you lose the editing capabilities that RAW offers.
     
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    Not sure about Nikon but I just downloaded a plugin from Adobe to open my RAW canon files and it did. Did you open them through PS?
     
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    do you mean did I update it through ps? If not how do I open it in ps?
     
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    I also just noticed you're using CS3. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it Adobe's ACR updates won't support CS3?
     
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    Are you sure ? Because I downloaded one for CS3.
     
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    I found the address and it looks like it would support it.
    Adobe - Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter : For Windows : Camera Raw 4.3.1 update

    To the OP: Once I downloaded the plugin I just went into the folder and selected it like a standard file through my file menu and the Reader takeovers in a separate window, does not directly open in photoshop. Now I do use PSE* but some of the functions are the same.
    I am new to the whole photo shop experience so I could be wrong.
     
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    There is something about RAW updates for newer cams only being supported back so far. My cam was already supported when I upgraded to CS4, so I'm not sure exactly what the stipulations are. Someone will provide the correct info, I'm sure.
     
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    NOPE! Didn't work.
     
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    Go to that link and see if your camera is supported, What king do you use?
     
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    Should be supported. Hmmm. Maybe someone can help further.
    I know I had some trouble at first but I thought I opened the RAW reader to read the files, when I figured out just going through PSE file menu and clicking open on my RAW files that it would automatically place the files in the reader.
    Good Luck, sorry I couldnt help further.


    Update: Sorry I discovered that link is only valid in Mac systems for PS3, Subscuck could be right.
     

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