#1. "RE: Any way to open D7000 files with PhotoShop CS3??" In response to Reply # 0
Once Photoshop is updated to the next numerical version Adobe terminates any updates to that version. This includes adding new camera support for ACR. What you can do is download the latest version of the free Adobe DNG Converter. This software will convert your D7000 NEFs to the DNG raw file standard which should open in any ACR version. I would keep my original NEFs intact and simply use the DNG file to edit in Photoshop and then save that edited file in your preferred image file format (PSD, TIF, JPG, etc.).
Before you can install Elements on a new computer you must first deactivate the current installation. You can find this command in the program menu. Well, at least that is what you do with Photoshop - I'm assuming that Elements has the same capability.
#3. "RE: Any way to open D7000 files with PhotoShop CS3??" In response to Reply # 1
I see. Thank you very much. Very helpful.
I went ahead and purchased Elements 11 for the new Mac Air (there's been a lot of purchasing going on lately), and I was able to download, install and activate 11 without deactivating my prior version of Elements (which was 4).
But the new interface is so different, and it uses something called Organizer to arrange my files, so I see there's a learning curve.
I'm going to try your suggestion on the old iMac (which is dying because of some hardware trouble), so I can continue to use PS3 on that machine.
#2. "RE: Any way to open D7000 files with PhotoShop CS3??" In response to Reply # 0
The only thing you can do is download the latest DNG Converter and convert the NEF files to DNG files. CS3 will then be able to open the DNG files. (DNG is Adobe's RAW format.) Save your original NEF files, though, or embed them in the DNG (an option) for recovery later.