The ACR version that you have downloaded is for Photoshop CC only, not for Photoshop Elements. You have the latest ACR available for Elements (11.1). I expect that ACR for Elements will be updated to 11.3 in the future but I have no information as to when that may be.
Do you have the web for downloading the 11.1? Actually, I don't need 11.3, 11.2 is enough for me, it is already enough to read .CR3 from Canon EOS RP. Thanks
Unfortunately Adobe has not gone past ACR11.1 except for Creative Cloud apps. Elements customers’ feel like second class citizens. I suggest you try on-line chat although my experience suggests it makes no difference regarding camera raw updates for Elements. Click the link below and under individual click “Sign-in to contact us”
If necessary keep a record of this thread and complain publicly @Adobe. Twitter seems to escalate the stakes and Adobe, like others hates bad publicity.
Others with new camera models and shooting raw should delay any further purchase of Photoshop Elements.
Unfortunately Adobe has not gone past ACR11.1 except for Creative Cloud apps. Elements customers’ feel like second class citizens.
The reasons why old and experienced Elements customers feel like second class citizens is clearly explained in the recent marketing strategy. Take the time to read and understand the official road map:
"Most free photo editors offer a very limited set of editing tools. Photoshop Elements is the leader in consumer photo editing software because it provides every level of user everything they need to organize, edit, create, and share:"
Notice the words "every level".
Is it true for advanced users? I must admit that in PSE, I can do everything I want for my needs of passionate photographer, from intricate editing to advanced library management. I never need to use the combo Photoshop/Lightroom (which Adobe provides to me for helping in this forum).
However, I feel like my peers that too many marketing facts are explaining the growing lack of confidence in PSE from the current PSE user base.
The current issue in this discussion about ACR 11.3 is a clear symptom. A new feature has been added to 11.3:
Clearly, the explanation given in another thread, the fact that any update to the module implies an update of the editor itself may be partly true. That is understood as the burden to 'cripple' each new version of ACR (that's the word used by Photoshop Gurus when speaking about that PSE ACR plugin. Will the future ACR version include the new slider? Or ?
It appears totally logical for Adobe to avoid creating competition with its other 'pro' (and subscription) softwares.
- limiting ACR (it would be much less work not to cripple it).
- not allowing to open jpegs in the ACR module from the organizer
- Not supplying regular updates even necessitated by severe issues and bugs.
- Practically no official feedback in the feedback forum.
- No new features for serious customers in the yearly versions, only fancy automatic features requiring outrageous hardware specs. What I am seeing in other forums is the tendency to avoid updating regularly on that account.
- No connection at all with PSE and the new cloud-based LR that Adobe is trying hard to push.
- The friendly and positive Indian team has no real influence in marketing decisions, hence the tendency to use the feedback forum or twitter...
Photoshop Elements is the leader in consumer photo editing software
I'd be curious to check if PSE is still the leader, and what the trend is now.
Camera Raw for Photoshop Elements comes inbuilt with the application itself unlike Photoshop. Photoshop Elements 2019 only supports the version of Camera raw that was supplied with it's latest update,
If you don't want to wait for an unlikely update for PSE2019 or to pay the next upgrade for PSE2020 (my guess is it will support ACR 11.3), simply download and install the free Adobe DNGconverter mentionned in that faq.
That independent program (not a plugin) will batch convert a whole folder of your unsupported raw files to the DNG raw format that your current PSE version can open and edit. An additional (batch) step but with the same quality and free.
It seems unusual that there have been no further camera raw updates for PSE 2019. The last update being v11.1 in December 2018. The Creative Cloud version has had three:
-February 2019 v11.2
-April 2019 v11.2.1 (dot release specific to Bridge & Lightroom where files located on NAS)
-May 2019 v11.3
I will make some enquiries to see if there has been a change in policy regarding the lack of raw support for the current version.
I assume that the current 11.1 version does not support Fujifilm RAF files from my X-T30 as I am getting an error on attempting to open the file. Any way to know as the file import list just states RAF files for RAW with no other version number and the camera model is listed as supported for the Camera Raw plugin.
The Update menu option (as suggested in the pop-up window) is greyed out so not an option to run an upgrade?
The XT30 requires 11.2 or later.
So I found in another post. Feels like I got done when I bought the software in March 2019 to find out it only has 2018 plug in.