I am using the free version of photoshop cs2. I have migrated to a new machine but it will not open mrw files. I need a copy of camera raw 3.2, where can I download it?
There never was a legal free version of CS2. Except for people who had already paid for CS or CS2 before... common error, a lot of web sites lied.
Great, I have a thousand dollar KM camera with no software capable of color management. KM never upgarded their DiMage to 64bit and Sony wont work with .mrw format images. And GIMP doesn't hack it.
What version of windows are you using?
Photoshop CS2 can use up to camera raw 3.7, which includes all previous camera support
plus new ones added for 3.7.
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 and 5.0 software. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
Read the following installation instructions carefully. Incorrect installation will prevent Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw 3.7 from reading raw images correctly.
Support for the following cameras has been added in this update.
Please refer to the following ReadMe files for other updates in this version:
The Camera Raw 3.7 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS2, versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 4.0, or versions of Premiere Elements earlier than Premiere Elements 3.0. The latest version of the Camera Raw plug-in available for Photoshop Elements 3.0 customers is Camera Raw 3.6.
Please read the Additional Notes listed at the bottom of this page for important changes to Camera Raw 3.7.
After downloading a ".zip" file in Windows, extract the contents of the .zip file to access the file's contents. 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
Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CS2/File Formats
on a 64 bit windows operating system.
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.
Important Notes Regarding Camera Raw 3.7
There are several significant changes to Camera Raw 3.7 in how it handles auto and default settings: