View full description Professional and mid-range photo cameras offer support for RAW format, a kind of digital negative that lets you tweak the images with great control and flexibility in order to obtain the perfect result before saving it to JPG.
Adobe Camera Raw is a Photoshop plug-in that launches automatically every time you open a RAW file in Photoshop.
This is true if you have a brand new camera and an older version of Photoshop, or new Photoshop that hasn’t been updated.
If that is the case, you may have to update your Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) plugin for Photoshop. Now, if that doesn’t work, you’ll have to download the free Adobe DNG Converter utility, which will convert files from over 200 digital camera Raw files to a more universal RAW file format, DNG (which stands for digital negative), which can then be opened in an older version of Photoshop. If your camera is brand new on the market, it may not be supported for a couple of months after it’s release. Here are the updates to the Adobe Camera Raw plugins for Photoshop Elements MAC & Windows up to v.10.
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By working with these "digital negatives," you can achieve the results you want with greater artistic control and flexibility while still maintaining the original raw files.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software is built upon the same powerful raw processing technology that is available in the Camera Raw plug-in.
The Camera Raw plug-in now also supports raw files in Digital Negative (DNG) format.
The only con is that it's only compatible with Photoshop CS4.
Adobe Camera Raw is a handy plug-in that lets you view and edit RAW images in Adobe Photoshop.