I have just installed Photoshop Element 2020 and am trying to get it working. The camera raw is greyed out so I downloaded and ran the installation file for camera raw 12.2 but it doesn't show up in the editor and I am still getting an error message on CR3 files.
Is there some special way of installing this? I am very frustrated as the installation process has been very slow and the product is not working.
There is no ACR 12.2 today for Elements. Nobody knows if and when there will be an update. What you have downloaded is the full ACR version for Photoshop, which is incompatible with Elements.
So, consider using the free Adobe DNG converter (not a plugin) which can batch convert a whole folder of proprietary raw files to the universal DNG raw format that even older PSE versions can read and edit. An additional batch step, but free with the same quality. See the link in the above tech doc.
From the editor help menu:
About plugins >> Camera raw...
What's your version?
Immediately after installing PSE, you should have received a notice about upgrading.
The current version is 188.8.131.521
I have the latest version. However, the camera raw plugin is not installed.
The menu option is grayed and the plugin is not listed under “about
plugins” in the help menu.
I have had three Adobe technicians work on my machine and we have
reinstalled the software 5 times. All to no avail. I have run it as an
administrator, set up a new profile for this and have reset the
preferences. Nothing has worked. I have been through all the options
mentioned in all the posts and am now very frustrated.
My only option is to ask for my money back and use my working version of
Elements 16 together with the Canon software. A clumsy work around because
I like Elements and have been using it for many years. I have looked in the plugins folder for elements 2020 under program files and there is no plugin. I copied a file across from a previous version of elements and suddenly the grayed out option comes alive and the plugin is shown in the help menu. However, this earlier version of the plugin crashes Element 2020.
Where can I get a download of camera raw 12.0?
What operating system are you using?
Windows 10 1909
*Dr FH Fox MBChB(Rhod) DOH(Wits) FFOM(UK) FFOM(I) ACPHM(OccMed) SA*
If you go to
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\Elements 18\File Formats
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CC\File Formats
do you see a Camera Raw.8bi in either location?
Thank you, thank you. After days of frustration I have sorted this out on the basis of your question. There was no folder for elements 18/file formats. I created this and copied the camera raw.8bi file from the CC/file formats folder to it. After restarting PSE 2020 it all works and even opens the latest Canon CR3 format (which is why I bought PSE 2020 in the first place).
If only the Support team at Adobe could have done this. I spent hours on line with them and with them poking through my machine and nothibg happened. I must say I am not impressed with the fater sales service from Adobe.
Enough oif my unhappiness, it is hopefully all sorted now. Thanks again Jeff.
Okay lets try renaming the CC folder to Elements 18