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Oct 6, 2006

Adobe posts public beta of Camera Raw 3.6

Adobe has posted a public beta of Camera Raw version 3.6 with preliminary support for recently released cameras and a fix for compatibility issues with older versions of Photoshop Elements running under Windows.

The download is available from the Camera Raw Product Page.

Newly supported cameras for Camera Raw 3.6 Beta
Support for the following cameras has been added from Camera Raw 3.5 to 3.6 Beta. This version of Camera Raw is in a Beta stage and has not been fully tested by Adobe Systems. Please use Camera Raw 3.5 for the latest certified plug-in. If you have any problems or issues with Camera Raw 3.6 Beta please submit your concern to the Camera Raw 3.6 Beta Forum.

Canon
EOS 400D / Rebel XTi

Leica
D-LUX3
Digilux 3

Nikon
D80

Panasonic
DMC-LX2

Pentax
K100D

System requirements:

See the system requirements for Adobe Creative Suite 2 software, Photoshop CS2, or Photoshop Elements 3.0 or 4.0 for Macintosh.

Installation Instructions for Macintosh:

To open a DMG file:
Double-click the file. This will open Disk Copy, which mounts the image on your desktop.

For Camera Raw 3.6 Beta:
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Photoshop CS2, Adobe Creative Suite 2, or Photoshop Elements 3.0 or 4.0.

To install with Adobe Creative Suite 2 or Photoshop CS2:
1. Exit Photoshop CS2.
2. Open the Finder.
3. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS2/File Formats

4. Move the existing plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

5. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw, from the download into the same folder as in Step 3.

6. Launch Photoshop CS2 or Adobe Bridge.

NOTE: If generic camera thumbnails appear in Adobe Bridge, follow these steps:

1. Check to make sure the plug-in was installed in the correct directory in Step 5 above.
2. Start Adobe Bridge.
3. Choose Tools > Cache > Purge Central Cache.

Important: Purging the Central Cache deletes cached thumbnail information for all folders. It also deletes labels, ratings, and rotation settings for read-only files (for example, files on a CD or locked files) or file formats that don’t have XMP support.

To install with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0:
1. Exit Photoshop Elements.
2. Open the Finder.
3. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements 3/Plug-Ins/File Formats

4. Move the existing plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

5. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw, from the download into the same folder as in Step 3.

6. Launch Photoshop Elements.

To install with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0:
1. Exit Photoshop Elements and Adobe Bridge
2. Open the Finder
3. Navigate to the root of the local disk (not the user’s home folder).
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS2/File Formats

5. Move the existing plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw, from the download into the same folder as in Step 4.

7. Launch Photoshop Elements or Adobe Bridge.

Installation Instructions for Windows:

After downloading a “.zip” file in Windows, use a utility such as WinZip or PKZIP to access the file’s contents. These are third-party utilities that may be subject to a separate license.

Need help with downloading? See our Downloading Help documents.

To install with Adobe Creative Suite 2 or Photoshop CS2:

1. Exit Photoshop CS2.
2. Open My Computer.
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS2/File Formats

5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.
6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as Step 4.
7. Launch Photoshop CS2 or Adobe Bridge.

NOTE: If generic camera thumbnails appear in Adobe Bridge, please follow the these steps:

1. Check to make sure the plug-in was installed in the correct directory in Step 6 above.
2. Start Adobe Bridge.
3. Choose Tools > Cache > Purge Central Cache.

Important: Purging the Central Cache deletes cached thumbnail information for all folders. It also deletes labels, ratings, and rotation settings for read-only files (for example, files on a CD or locked files) or file formats that don’t have XMP support.

To install with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0:

1. Exit Photoshop Elements.
2. Open My Computer.
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats

5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as in Step 4.

7. Launch Photoshop Elements.

To install with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0:

1. Exit Photoshop Elements.
2. Open My Computer.
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:).
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats

5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as in Step 4.

7. Launch Photoshop Elements.

To install with Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0:

1. Exit Photoshop Elements
2. Open My Computer
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:)
4. Navigate to: (Please read directory carefully)

Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats

5. Move the existing Camera Raw.8bi plug-in to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep this version in case you need to revert back.

6. Copy the Camera Raw plug-in, Camera Raw.8bi, from the download into the same folder as Step 4.

7. Launch Photoshop Elements.

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