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EOS 7D and Photoshop CS3 incompatability

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jenniewren10 says:

I've just discovered that ACR in CS3 does not recognise CR2 files downloaded from my 7D. I've been told I needed to download Adobe DNG converter to convert each file to open it up in CS3. Has anyone else had this problem and is there a quick and easy way to do this?
12:40PM, 10 April 2011 PDT (permalink)

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HDR Dave says:

Hi ...

I have a Canon 7D also, and am using CS3. You're correct, the CR2 files taken by the 7D will definitely NOT open up because of the following ...

a) The last update for CS3 (ACR) was version 4.6 - the 7D is not supported in CS3

b) The 7D is allegedly supported though in CS4 but you'll need to update ACR to version 5.7, (so I've been informed)

To open the RAW files in CS3 you will need to download the Adobe DNG Converter, I also use a free program called 'Faststone Image Viewer' where you can view both CR2 and the DNG files, and you can open up your DNG files (Right click - Convert using ...) direct into Adobe ACR as usual. A bit of a bind, but until you get CS4 or CS5, this is the only way (allegedly).

You can also take your images in camera, in JPEG format, and open them in ACR by doing the following ... File - Open As (NOT Open !) - Choose the image file - In the drop down box below the file name ensure you choose 'Open As CR2' etc etc etc - The JPEG will then open up similar to a RAW file.

There might be other ways of doing all the above ... but there again, I'm definitely no expert !!! I too am looking for a much quicker way to open up my CR2 files, until I win the lottery to purchase CS5 ! ;^)

When newer models of DSLR's come out, those with CS5 will have to update their ACR, and eventually upgrade to CS6 (when available!)

Hope that helps some ?

Cheers ...
Originally posted 88 months ago. (permalink)
HDR Dave edited this topic 88 months ago.

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jenniewren10 says:

Dave, thank you for that info. It just confirms what I thought. I've spoken to a friend this morning who said you can download CS5 for a month before purchasing so I may do that but to buy the full version I think is out of the question. Jennie
88 months ago (permalink)

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jenniewren10 says:

Hi again Dave. I've now discovered I can upgrade CS3 to CS5 for roughly £180. Might save all the hastle of converting everything.
88 months ago (permalink)

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HDR Dave says:

Hi Jennie ...

I did the very same thing ... I trialed CS5 for 30 days too, and then purchased the actual upgrade ... only to be informed by Adobe that my copy of CS3 was incompatible with the CS5 upgrade for the following reason.

My original CS3 was from the USA ... my upgrade was from Europe/Ireland, and it point blank refused to updgrade for me, even after 4 or 5 attempts through Adobe themselves online !

I had spent some £180+ on Amazon.co.uk only to end up selling the upgrade on Ebay ... at a loss ! The person who purchased it reported that it works OK with his CS3 as it was from Europe and not the USA.

Hope that is of some further help to you ?

PS: It might be a drop down in content etc, but I understand that Adobe 'Elements 9' opens up CR2 files from the 7D and is (if you do a search) down to approximately £40+, just a thought !

Regards ...

Dave
Originally posted 88 months ago. (permalink)
HDR Dave edited this topic 88 months ago.

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jenniewren10 says:

Quite a saving! However I've already ordered my upgrade from Amazon BUT I did purchase CS3 in the UK whilst on an OU photo course for roughly £160 in 2007. Can't remember where from now but I'm sure it's a UK version. Fingers crossed!!!
87 months ago (permalink)

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HDR Dave says:

Let me know how it all goes Jennie, I'll keep my fingers crossed here for you also !

Regards ...

Dave (R.A.T.S.)
www.the-rats.org
87 months ago (permalink)

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