I have just bought a Canon 500D this week and am devastated to find that my Raw files will not open in CS3. Is there a solution? No way can I buy CS4.
The instructions for others on the Forum with, for instance, the 450D frighten me. Any advice really appreciated.
i have got the 500D and CS3
Download DNG converter 5.4 from the adobe website. It does actually convert to DNG format despite what it says on the website. You must put you raw files into a folder and then drag the folder onto the DNG converter icon. It will not process an individual file from the desktop.
Hope this helps.
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What a nasty kapitalist method. CS3 is not that out-dated, I don't have the money at this point to upgrade to CS4 and I can't use the RAW files from my Canon 7D. I'm very unsatisfied on Adobe's so called customer service. Jeez....
I have the Canon T1i 500d and CS3 also. According to Adobe, only Camera Raw 5.* will work and is only able to work with CS4. There is no way to use CS3 Bridge with the .cr2 format from from photos from the 500d. Grahams work-around may work (I have not tried it) but if you are looking for easy work-flow you may have to up grade to CS4. Adobe will not be making a plug in upgrade for this as CS3 is now "out dated".