Opening RAW photo formats in Photoshop

Surprisingly those who have installed Adobe Photoshop CS4 or own this software will have no problems accessing and opening the RAW picture format file. Here’s how to do it. As a Nikon D300 user, I have browsed through the world wide web and found that one needs to download a plugin. As of date, the current up to date version is the Camera Raw 4.3.1.

Adobe Camera Raw 4.3.1 Plugin

An excerpt from the official Adobe Site

This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Adobe Creative Suite 3, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 and 6.0 and Premiere Elements 3.0 and 4.0 software.

Support for the following camera has been added in this update. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
  • Canon PowerShot G9
  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D300
  • Olympus E-3
  • Olympus SP-560 UZ
  • Panasonic DMC-L10

The Camera Raw 4.3.1 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS3 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Macintosh or Photoshop Elements 5.0 for Windows, or Premiere Elements 3.0 for Windows.

Finally a new update for the listed cameras. Nikon users have the other option of getting the Nikon Capture NX2, but it comes with a price. So if you owned an Adobe Photoshop previously, this would be the cheapest way. All one need is to DOWNLOAD the plugin (about 3.3MB) and you’re ready to go.

To get this amazing plugin, visit this page.


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