Photoshop CS3 not recognizing plug-ins

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by D300, May 1, 2009.

  1. D300 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009
    I've just installed Photoshop CS3 on 10.4.x and was unable to open .NEF files from my Nikon D300 or .DNG files that I converted. I upgraded to 10.5.1 and reinstalled Photoshop and still nothing. I went to Adobe's Mac support site and downloaded the most recent camera RAW plug-ins 5.8 or something, then when that didn't work I went back to 5.1 that I knew worked for me on Windows. Both show up as a .plugin file and when clicked I am told they are not recognizable (though they have the right icon). When trying to open .NEFs through Photoshop, they are no longer grayed-out, but the program does nothing when I try to open them or .DNGs.
    I tried to install my Nikon NX software which says Windows/Macintosh on the disc. That froze up and wouldn't let me eject. I tried 8 of the 10 wiki strategies to "force eject" before I could finally retrieve the disc and get back to where I started.
    I'm about ready to pack everything up and send it back... better the devil I know.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I couldn't read if you you put the plugins in the appropriate place:
    Applications > Adobe Photoshop CS 3 > Plug-Ins .

    Did you do that?

    My camera raw plugin works fine, but with a EOS 450D.
  3. D300 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009
    yes thanks, I put the plug-ins in the plug-in folder.

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