Any way to open D7000 files with PhotoShop CS3??
Hi ... I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find an easy answer on the forum.
I've been using Photoshop CS3 for years on my 2006 iMac. It's a student version, so I can't upgrade. Now I just bought a D7000 and PS won't open my raw files.
I see that I need to upgrade Adobe Camera Raw. Is it possible to upgrade Camera Raw so that it works with CS3 AND with my D7000 files?
I just ordered the brand new iMac, hoping it comes before Christmas. I was expecting to buy PS Elements 11 after the new computer comes.
Is there anything I can do now with my old iMac running CS3 to open my D7000 raw files?
I don't want to buy CS6 because of the price. If I buy Elements 11 now for my old Mac, will I be able to reinstall that on the new one?
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#1. "RE: Any way to open D7000 files with PhotoShop CS3??" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Mon 03-Dec-12 08:04 PM
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.
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#3. "RE: Any way to open D7000 files with PhotoShop CS3??" | In response to Reply # 1Mon 03-Dec-12 08:35 PM
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.
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#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.
#4. "RE: Any way to open D7000 files with PhotoShop CS3??" | In response to Reply # 2