Photoshop CS2 & raw files fron sony a300 camera AWR file

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by boothmarcus, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. boothmarcus

    boothmarcus Guest

    Hi

    I know CS2 does not accept RAW files, but there is a download/plugin
    that you
    can get. Adobe do not appear to have a plugin for CS2. CS3 onwards
    yes. I have down loaded camera raw file 3.7 & have tried putting it
    into the plugin folder in photoshop , but still does not work.


    Running Vista sp1. Sony only has a raw plugin for Windows


    Can anyone help


    Thanks in advance


    Marcus Booth
     
    boothmarcus, Feb 8, 2009
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  2. boothmarcus

    Geoff J Guest

    Hi
    I have used Sony Image Data Converter on my Vista computer to convert ARW
    files from a friend's Sony A100. You can download it from the Sony site but
    if I recall I had to d/l one version then a upgrade to Vista. It is not very
    good software and I no longer use it as I have upgraded to Photshop CS4
    which makes a far better job of converting the ARW files. Look at this link
    http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/digistill/alpha/alpha.aspx?site=odw_en_GB&sc=DIME&m=DSLR-A300
    It's not very clear but the Image Data Suite for Windows should work on
    Vista.
     
    Geoff J, Feb 8, 2009
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  3. boothmarcus

    Geoff J Guest

    Since my last reply I've had a look on that link, the Data Suite is a newer
    version of the one that I have so hopefully it will be improved!
     
    Geoff J, Feb 8, 2009
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  4. boothmarcus

    Joel Guest

    I don't know about your Photoshop CS2 but my CS2 does RAW just fine. BTW,
    Photoshop itself doesn't do RAW (you you are right) but the ARC comes with
    Photoshop CS2 and newer does.
    You really need to READ a little more about the RAW and CS2. Cuz it's a
    little more than you think.

    1. Photoshop itself doesn't do RAW

    2. The ARC (Adobe RAW Converter) comes with Photoshop does

    3. At Adobe site they have instruction (in TEXT format) to show you where to
    copy the plug-in to.

    4. And they also have information of which RAW format (camera and model)
    CS2, CS3, and CS4 support etc..
     
    Joel, Feb 8, 2009
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  5. boothmarcus

    Geoff J Guest

    Hi
    Joel, Marcus has CS2 which does not support his camera with the Camera Raw
    version that came with CS2.
     
    Geoff J, Feb 8, 2009
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  6. boothmarcus

    boothmarcus Guest

    Thanx everyone for your replies.

    There is a plugin for my a300 but Adobe say it will only be supported
    on CS3 and above, NOT on CS2.

    There is a plugin for CS2, but the A300 was introduced after this
    release.

    Marcus Booth
     
    boothmarcus, Feb 8, 2009
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  7. boothmarcus

    Joel Guest

    In this case you are correct! because right now the RAW formats are not
    uniformed or each manufacture has it own style and they often change on
    different model or firmware. So, CS2 only supports the current RAW formats
    at the time CS2 was still the current version, same with CS3, and CS4.
     
    Joel, Feb 8, 2009
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  8. boothmarcus

    Guest Guest

    Joel writes:


    Joel> In this case you are correct! because right now the RAW formats are not
    Joel> uniformed or each manufacture has it own style and they often change on
    Joel> different model or firmware. So, CS2 only supports the current RAW formats
    Joel> at the time CS2 was still the current version, same with CS3, and CS4.

    But the CS2 version of ACR will work with DNG files, and you can use
    the modern DNG converter (free) to make DNGs with the new camera, then
    use the old ACR to convert.
     
    Guest, Feb 9, 2009
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  9. boothmarcus

    tconway Guest

    some hints along this same idea can be found at this website:
    http://www.barrypearson.co.uk/articles/dng/ps_cs.htm
    tim
     
    tconway, Feb 9, 2009
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  10. boothmarcus

    Joel Guest

    Well, but I can only be able to response to what I read. And if you are
    talking about the DNG then you are correct that the DNG should work with
    most if not all current RAW junkies.

    Or because right now each manufacture and software developer have their
    own format and code, and Adobe is trying to win the RAW war by creating
    their own universal format. The problem that Adobe wants to own the format
    not to share with other, and others don't want Adobe to win which they may
    end up license the format later in the future. So the war keeps on going.

    I think Adobe will win but may take awhile longer yet.
     
    Joel, Feb 9, 2009
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