Photoshop CS4 no longer recognizes .NEF (RAW)

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  1. DTR macrumors newbie

    DTR

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    #1
    Hi there,
    I just noticed today that Photoshop will no longer open .NEF (RAW) image files.

    "Could not complete your request because photoshop does not recognize this type of file."

    I know this gets asked alot and it's usually down to the camera raw plugin being out of date but it's been working fine for over a year probably with the latest raw plugin.

    I tried reinstalling Photoshop and also reinstalling the latest version of Camera Raw but it still fails to open these files.

    It's more than a bit annoying as i'm a student studying photography and need to access these files for obvious reasons!

    Has anyone come across this before?

    Thanks
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

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    I just tried it with a *.NEF file from my Canon and PS4 opened the camera raw plug-in first then it opened the file.

    Try using the Adobe updater.
     
  3. DTR thread starter macrumors newbie

    DTR

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    #3
    Ok i've fixed it at last.

    I ended up uninstalling the entire Adobe suite and trying again, which still didn't work.

    I also found that it was only filed from my Nikon D90 that wouldn't open and old files from my Nikon D40 would still be ok.

    Anyway, then I found on the Adobe site about installing the Camera Raw plugin manually, going through Library directory etc. So i downloaded the manual version and replaced the one already in the directory and that seemed to fix it.
     

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