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  1. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Finally got round to installing CS4 on the new PC.Since I seem to have lost the dvd:( I downloaded it
    from the web.Having had to separately down load CS4,Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw I found myself rather confused at times.

    All well and good as everything installed without a hitch,that is until I noticed Bridge was in French.
    I wouldn`t mind but with years of non use my French understanding leaves a lot to be desired shall we say!!

    Anyway,through trial and error and help onlline from Adobe I`ve now got it back to English.

    Just one query though;the Bridge interface is white lettering against black back ground,which is just the opposite of the way it was before W10.Can this be changed?Just a niggle really as it`s working as it should.
     
  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Edit | Preferences | Colour Scheme

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  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

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  4. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tony.Got that right now.

    I`m having a problem installing ACR from the downloads folder since I cannot locate the relevant .exe file.

    I`ve spent an hour or more looking for the right one and failed.I nearly threw the pc out of the window so I`ve abandoned it for now for my sanity!!.:eek:
     
  5. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    I`ve been having trouble finding ACR 5.7 to download and install.The previous version,5.4 was in fact
    the installer not the program so I`m rather at a loss what to try next..

    I`ve searched Adobe for the correct file to download for ACR5.7 but failed to find it.
    Would third party raw convertors such as Raw Therapee
    fit in with CS4?I`m running out of ideas.
     
  6. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    ACR 5.7 was issued in 2010. Where on earth are you downloading such old executables from? You need to be very careful if it isn’t a genuine adobe site with respect to viruses.

    You can use Rawtherapee if you like, the learning curve seemed pretty steep last time I looked at it. You might find it best to bite the bullet and get the Adobe Photography Plan and a current version of Photoshop if indeed you need it. I’d think that what was cutting edge Photoshop technology more than 10 years ago would be widely available now, perhaps in Elements - not that I have used either. I found Elements 7 too difficult and Photoshop is beyond me!
     
  7. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    WHY? are you installing such OLD out of date software on a new! PC ?, it will not be possible to update it and it won't read new camera raw files or some others will it
     
  8. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    I`m trying to install ACR 5.7 because it is the most recent version that can be used in Adobe CS4 which I have installed.
    I wouldn`t consider downloading from anyone except Adobe which has so many web pages making it extremely tricky to find what I need.
    I`ve spent hours trawling through Adobe in search of this piece of software and cannot find it even though I know that it and even older versions are available.

    Stephen,my camera Sony Alpha 350`s raw files will not work with anything more recent than CS4,hence my need to obtain ACR5.7
    or another raw convertor that will work with its ARW raw files in Photoshop CS4
    I`m not in any position at my age,to buy a newer dslr nor would I want to,being heavily invested in Minolta And Sony lenses.


    The Alpha 350 does everything I need.

    "" I found Elements 7 too difficult and Photoshop is beyond me!""


    Pete, Photoshop is a huge learning curve but I`ve been using it for several years now getting more proficient with the passage of time.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020
  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I've not come across any reports of raw processing software failing to support old cameras. It is usually the other way around, when new cameras come on the market it may be a while before software updates to accommodate them.

    I had another look for ACR 5.7 but didn't find it - the links for CS4 took me to Adobe sign in and, as I don't have a licence for it, I didn't go further. I thought maybe ACR 5.7 would be together with CS4.
     
  10. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    100% I agree totally never heard of that either

    He could send anyone a raw from his camera to see :)
     
  11. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

  12. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

  13. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    A Google search finds this page. No use?
     
  14. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That depends on what "camera matching profile" means. It might just mean that you get the standard Adobe profiles and no emulations of the camera profiles.

    Looks like Adobe is going to have to do some work with Canon - not supporting dual pixel raw files isn't going to go down well with the new mirrorless. I don't know if there is a camera option to shoot without it but it seems a bit much to ask 5Div owners to convert to TIFF with DPP in order to get files into LR.
     
  15. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for finding that Steve,It looks to be just what I need.

    I`ve not time now for my wife wants to use the PC.I`ll check it out later on.:)
     
  16. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    I`m afraid that`s not it.It`s the ACR updater which presupposes that ACR is already installed.
    For me that is not the case.
    For reasons unknown Adobe Camera Raw did not install when Photoshop CS4 was installed on the new PC, hence the frustration of
    being unable to find it now to install.

    Sorry for shouting ;my frustration is palpable.Dave
     
  17. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    No sweat. The adobe site does seem to be written to be unnavigable!
     
  18. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It has long been so. It used to take forever to find LR 6 - the standalone version.
     
  19. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Couldn't possibly be to make you use the cloud version. Could it? :eek:

    Fortunately, I use PSE-11 and managed to download the last version of ACR that works with that, relying on ADC for formats that don't work with that version. Mind you, when that starts to fail with W10, I may go non-Adobe for a replacement.
     
  20. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    "No sweat. The adobe site does seem to be written to be unnavigable!"

    Steve,I agree about Adobe though I`ve been using cs4 for about 8 years or so and have
    learned enough to get by re. an editing workflow.
    Over the last couple of days I`ve downloaded the Sony raw converter,now known as
    Imaging Edge.It was called something else,I forget what.
    As a raw converter it`s very simplistic or maybe basic would be more accurate but
    it does what I need.After conversion into Tiffs they will then open in CS4 so It`s a work around of sorts
    and it`ll do for now.ACR on the other hand is capable of considerably more and I do miss it very much.

    I will persevere trying to install ACR 5.7 though since I`m just completely comfortable with it.It`s all the more frustrating
    since it`s installed on the old C drive together with Win 8.1 but it cannot be transfered to the new pc with Win 10.
    Unless of course that I`m missing something!
     

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