#2. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 1
Thanks. But how? I checked for updates (check for updates) on my computer and got a list of needed updates but PS was not among them. I went to Photoshop specifically and there was no option for checking for updates. So, how do you update? I hope I do not have to buy PS 5. Is that what I have to do?
pjonesCET Martinsville, US Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Mon 09-Apr-12 04:26 PM
#11. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 9
This is a Tricky game if you upgrade to 5.5 at exactly the right time they usually will allow you to upgrade free. It has to be within 30 days of the release of the new version. Its very hard to time iI just right.
I had to pay almost full price to get the CS5 Web Package and because I happened to but it within 2 weeks of release of CS5.5 I got CS5.5 free. I only got the Web CS5 Package to upgrade from Macromedia's Studio 8. (To get DreamWeaver).
Adobe has a Strange policy. as long as you've bought an individual Package you can update to the individual application. The second you update to a Package though you can not revert to an individual Application. Had I been able to I would have only updated to Latest DreamWeaver version. I have tried PS though and enjoyed using some of the features.
#15. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 0
> >Can anyone tell me why I cannot open NEF raw photos in PS 4 or >3? I just tried to open my first NEF and it says 'Cannot >complete your request because Photoshop does not recognize >this type of file.' > >Yikes. PS either 3 or 4 opens NEFs from my D700 just fine. > >Thank you. >
I believe i can help you regarding this. You have 3 possible ways to go here: 1. Nikon d5100 requires ACR 6.4 to work which is only compatible with PS CS5 and later.
#16. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 15
I just purchased and installed PS 5. I need to use the RAW photos from the D5100 so opted not to wait for PS 6. Plus I called Adobe and, as I was advised here, I can upgrade to 6 for free within 60 days since I just paid for 5. I was also told I could, with 5, open RAW files from D5100.
Installation complete. I CANNOT open RAW files from D5100. It says a message like can't open files......
According to last message here (thank you again) it says D5100 files need ACR 6.4 or better. My ACR, even with new PS5, is 6.3. Is that the problem? If so, can I upgrade ACR now, now that I have PS 5? Thanks. If not, I guess buying PS 5 was big waste of money and time.
#19. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 18
Great it worked fine for you. If you are going to work with raw files mainly I'll suggest you to try lightroom as it provides a good workflow to manage and work on raw files and then take them in PS. Do a trial for 30 days to see if it fits your workflow
#24. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 23
Now that I'm in PS5, a pesky xmp file keeps being created every time I open a NEF image. Then it parks itself right next to the NEF image in the image folder so I have all these xmp pages I do not want. What the heck? How can I stop this? Thanks.
#25. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 24
All editing done on raw files is stored on same named xmp file. It's not saved on the raw file itself. One way to avoid this is to use lightroom instead of ACR window to make changes as then the changes are stored in lightroom catalog and not in xmp files.
#26. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 25
Except, the thing is, in PS4 and 3 these accompanying text files did not appear. I do think way back a few years ago I had this problem and I was able to figure out how to 'turn off' these xmp files from showing up. Could not figure it out this time.
#27. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 26
I'll have to check and get back on this as I don't have cs3 or cs4 with me right now but can you tell me the workflow you follow, like from where are you opening the files (bridge or finder or some other application) , if you are making any changes in ACR window or not and then if you take the file on PS cs5 how do you save it?
#28. "RE: Can't open NEFs in Photoshop" In response to Reply # 27
Hi, thank you. Yes, I open the file in ACR. Make a few adjustments to contrast, exposure, WB, etc.... and then OPEN it and make a few more adjustments perhaps and then save as a jpeg. When I close the jpeg a .xmp text file now resides next to it (and all of them until I delete) in the folder. This happens even if I don't save as jpeg, even if I just open in ACR and immediately close again.