Today was my first day trying to use a RAW photo. I was going to leave working on RAW photos until I had mastered both regular shooting and working in Photoshop. Because of my course, the trainer started working on RAW photographs. I figured I’d take a shot and follow along. Before I took a shot I wanted to first open Adobe Camera Raw. I went to the start menu and went into Adobe CS4. I didn’t see the program at all.
Hmmm… Maybe if I search for it I might have better luck. Using the amazing search in Windows 7 I typed “Camera Raw”.
“There it is!” I thought! I must not have installed it when installign Cs4 Suite. I clicked on the x64 version because I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit edition.
No Go. It said I must add Photoraw from the install routine! Being sure I had originally installed everything at setup I thought maybe if I just double click on the RAW file Photoshop will automatically open Camera Raw.
I shot a picture in RAW and then tried opening the picture on my machine. The raw extension is “.CR2”.
The file opened without a peep and opened in Camera Raw. Does anyone know how to open Camera Raw just by it’s self? After looking into thing a bit further other people have only been able to open Camera Raw this way as well.