How to Install the New Camera Raw Plug-In on Your Mac


Sometimes people don't install great software, such as the new Adobe Camera Raw Plug-In 3.7, because they're not exactly sure how. Even though you know you could look it up, other tasks seem to come first.

When Adobe released the 1.0 version of Photoshop Lightroom, they also posted Camera Raw Update 3.7. If you haven't done so already, this is an important plug-in for your to add to Photoshop. By doing so, you get an improved Camera Raw workspace, the latest camera support including the Nikon D40 and Pentax K10D, plus compatibility with Lightroom.

There are two ways you can update Camera Raw. Open Photoshop CS and use the Update Tool in the Help menu. Or you can download it and place it in the File Formats folder yourself. The file path is:

Hard Disc > Library > Application Support > Adobe > Plug-Ins > CS2 > File Formats

Regardless of which method you use, I highly recommend this update for Raw shooters. You can find out more by opening the Read Me file. And if you have Photoshop CS loaded on a Windows machine, you can download that version here.

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Is it the same install procedure for Elements?

Yes, with Photoshop Elements, I would use the Update tool under Help. Since I have both Elements and CS2, I only have to install the plug-in once, and Elements reads it.

Dear Sirs:

I am trying to upgrade my Photoshop plugin for Raw Camera for my Nikon D90. I have downloaded the new version for the D90 and when I try to install it, it says that a newer version is already installed on my computer. I am using Photoshop CS.

I have gone into my Photoshop apps folder to trash anything from prior Raw Camera plugins and have done so, to my knowledge, but I can't get past eh message in the first paragraph.

How can I uninstall any camera raw files and thus be able to load the version I need for the D90?

Thank you.

Ron Adair

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