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Robert Tracy

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Hi there!

I've got the Camera Raw plugin in my Photoshop CS File Formats, but either I have the wrong cable attachment from my camera, or I simply do not know how to open a Raw file. I get this: "Unreadable Files: the following files could not be mported (they may be an unrecognized file type or the files may not contain valid data)." This comes from iPhoto, the only application my camera to computer ever opens. Interesting that double clicking the thumbnails that do download in iPhoto open in Photoshop CS.

My camera is compatible with my PS edition, as well as the installed plugin.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Robert
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Have you copied the files to the hard drive before trying to open them with photoshop
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yeah, I'd just say try copying the files from the camera to your hard drive with that iphoto program and then just open them from there with photoshop.
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Thank you for so quick a reply.

Have you copied the files to the hard drive before trying to open them with photoshop


Ignorance here. Copy to the hard drive? You mean copy them to Macintosh HD (this is an icon on my desktop). I wouldn't know how to do that. What I did do was close Photoshop before opening the files and installing them to there respective locations, just following download and installation instructions. Removed the old plugin from Photoshop before copying the updated one and installing it properly.

If you can take me from ignorance to knowledge on this issue of copy to the hard drive and how to do that, then with that new knowledge I shall be obliged and happy to give my teacher(s) the credit. :whistling:

Thanks again,

Robert
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Does the camera have instructions for transferring images to the PC?
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Does the camera have instructions for transferring images to the PC?

Yes. And I've known how to do this for some time, and used to be able to download RAW files. Don't have a clue as to why I can't anymore.

By the way my operating system is Mac OS X 10.4.10
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