Photoshop and Bridge missing functionality for RAW files (.CR2)
Posted on 2008-06-26
I have the Adobe CS3 Master Collection installed on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 machine, and about a month ago, my Bridge and Photoshop applications somehow lost their ability to work with Camera Raw files, specifically .CR2. When viewed in Bridge, the files produce no thumbnails nor are you provided any of the usual options associated with raw files, the program simply doesn't know how to handle them. Even worse, they won't even open in Photoshop, and upon attempting, I recieve an error message that says, "Could not complete your request because it is not the right type of document."
When I was first using my new CS3 applications, the raw functionality was intact (and great, much better than CS2), it simply seems that it was somehow crippled along the way. Reinstalling either application has yielded no success.
I've even tried going back and using my old CS2 versions of Bridge and Photoshop, and they work fine! Why would my newer apps all of a sudden lose this capability?