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Camera Raw, Elements 9 Updates

By Rick LePage  ·  April 27th, 2011

Adobe today posted Version 6.4 of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), adding support for the following cameras:

Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i/Kiss X5) and EOS 1100D (Rebel T3/Kiss X50); Fuji FinePix S200 EXR, FinePix F550 EXR, FinePix HS20 EXR, and FinePix X100; Hasselblad H4D-40; Kodak Z990; Nikon D5100; Olympus E-PL1s, E-PL2 and XZ-1; and Samsung NX11.

ACR 6.4 is only supported in Photoshop Elements 9, and can be downloaded directly from within the application by choosing Help > Updates, and clicking on the appropriate links. You can also download the update manually from the Adobe website (Windows or Macintosh)

If you update from within Elements, you’ll probably notice an updater for Version 9.0.3, which “provides a fix for certain broken workflows involving the use of PSE 9 with Wacom tablets.” Info on the updater can also be found via Adobe’s site; click for the Windowsor Macintosh updaters.

And, if you’re using an older version of Elements, but want to be able to use your newer camera’s Raw format, don’t forget to check our tip for using Adobe’s free DNG Converter application, which we blogged about last fall. DNG Converter 6.4 is available for both Windows and Mac computers.

3 Replies to Camera Raw, Elements 9 Updates:

  1. ROBERT

    April 28, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I very much appreciate the updates that Adobe is periodically providing for Photoshop Elements 9. I updated to version 9.0.2 about as soon as I installed Elements 9 and I have been using Elements 9.0.2 on my Windows XP desktop computer since December of 2010 with no problems. However, I updated to version 9.0.3 yesterday (April 27, 2011) and I have encountered one problem with the Organizer portion of the updated Photoshop Elements 9. Since I loaded Elements 5, my JPEG and RAW/CR2 images have always come into the Organizer (from files created in Windows XP after downloading image files from a CF card using Canon supplied Zoombrowzer software) with each JPEG thumbnail placed beside its RAW/CR2 “twin”. This situation continued through several versions of Photoshop Element, including Elements 5, Elements 8, and Elements 9 (prior to 9.0.3). As soon as I updated to Photoshop Elements 9.0.3, imported images now show up with all RAW/CR2 image thumbnails from a daily file showing, followed by all JPEG image thumbnails.

    I don’t find this new “organization” as convenient as the previous one and I can’t seem to find a way to tell the organizer how to arrange the thumbnails.

    Other than that little issue, which I would appreciate an answer to, I am finding Photoshop Elements 9 to be a good upgrade. Now, if Adobe would just make the Elements RAW converter (6.4) be just like the Photoshop CS5 RAW converter (6.4).

    Robert Krause

  2. Iby

    May 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I have tried to follow your suggestions on opening a jpg file and converting it to a camera raw file for editing. When I select the picture after opening Edit>open – and change the type of file to Raw, I get a message that such a file does not exist. I seem to be missing a step.
    Iby

  3. James

    June 7, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Hello Iby,

    I believe the step you are missing is in the Edit>open

    since this is opening whatever the file is known as hence the extension- *.jpg, *.tif

    the STEP you need to perform is actually Edit>OPEN AS,..

    then, when you get the pop-out menu go to the bottom selection where is will state File format>,..
    it is in this selection fly-out you will want to make your selection “camera raw”

    hope you enjoy!

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