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« on: May 20, 2008, 18:03 »
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Recently I purchased my new Rebel XSi. Having Photoshop CS2 I couldnt imagine I would have any problem getting a plug-in for my RAW files. Yes, the camera is new, but my Photoshop is not ancient (just one version down). So, I should be OK. Hah, not so fast

After calling to Adobe tech support I was finally surprised with an answer that in order to have my CR2 files open in Photoshop I have to upgrade to CS3 version. Apparently, they told me, the Adobe policy is to not support their older version so everyone would go ahead and purchase their newest product. And they told me that word to word!

Yes, I know, I should not be so naive. And yes, there are ways around it. Maybe I find some third party plug-in, or just use Canon software; but I am so unsettled by such unscrupulous business. Is this even legal?

Just one more dissatisfied voice to already large crowd of unhappy Adobe customers



« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 18:38 »
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You may try the free Adobe DNG Converter:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3894

The DNG format is supported by CS2.
Lightroom can also convert RAWs to DNG.

« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 20:13 »
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Recently I purchased my new Rebel XSi. Having Photoshop CS2 I couldnt imagine I would have any problem getting a plug-in for my RAW files. Yes, the camera is new, but my Photoshop is not ancient (just one version down). So, I should be OK. Hah, not so fast

After calling to Adobe tech support I was finally surprised with an answer that in order to have my CR2 files open in Photoshop I have to upgrade to CS3 version. Apparently, they told me, the Adobe policy is to not support their older version so everyone would go ahead and purchase their newest product. And they told me that word to word!

Yes, I know, I should not be so naive. And yes, there are ways around it. Maybe I find some third party plug-in, or just use Canon software; but I am so unsettled by such unscrupulous business. Is this even legal?

Just one more dissatisfied voice to already large crowd of unhappy Adobe customers



It's part of Planned Obsolescence, and yes it is very annoying. The new generation 4 raw converters for Adobe need CS3 or Elements ver 5 or 6.

I use CS2, and I keep a current copy of Elements, and also have Bibble Pro because I need to keep up with camera upgrades. I do a lot of Raw processing and retouch for some wedding photographers so I need to be current. If I have problems with Bibble Pro of any kind, I have a direct line to the company owner.

I just refuse though to be the first to jump in the rabid queue of lined up and panting upgrade maniacs. For my professional work, there is nothing in CS3 that I want or need, so they can keep it. Next will probably be Photoshop that runs under Vista only. Just pisses me off.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2008, 20:17 by snurder »

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 23:00 »
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Wow, thanks for letting us know this, I thought CS2 could handle it! I want an Xsi very soon and now I should take into account the upgrade.

By the way doesn't Vista ONLY run Photoshop CS3? ... so if you buy a Vista machine, you have to buy all new Adobe software?

They have an entire Planned Obsolescence Department there at Adobe, sitting around thinking these things up, planning ways to continue to pump the blood through the system. But as a true capitalist I may point out that their products are amazing, the industry standard that I rely on completely for my livelihood, and they need blood to live and work and continue to produce this amazing software. That's what I love about our country, we have companies that continue to push the envelope and make our lives better, and infinitely more interesting. And they in turn grease the wheels of the rest of the country. God Bless America. ;)

« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 00:16 »
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Thanks Tom and snurder for good advice, I am looking into some of the options including the DNG converter and the Elements.

And the whole Adobe CS3 scam, I too think it really has nothing that I want or need. In the future I will look into alternative products that may didnt get the industry standard but equal if not better. For example, Corel products look very attractive to me starting off today.

Suwanneere, I am with you on the capitalism. Just this case with Adobe to me looks more like a racket than a business. I am also heavily using all of their products, for the past week they failed me twice. The InDesign problem was a complete disaster; I lost all my (3 months worth) files because of their buggy software. They charged me $39 for phone support, and they didnt resolve the problem. Their solution was I have to purchase a new version of InDesign. And now this
« Last Edit: May 21, 2008, 00:34 by imageZebra »

« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 00:58 »
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By the way doesn't Vista ONLY run Photoshop CS3? ... so if you buy a Vista machine, you have to buy all new Adobe software?

 

I am not sure on this. To me Vista is just another giant piece of expensive trash, and running three computers here, I refuse to play this Mother May I? crap on the internet to constantly verify software that I legally purchased.

I don't download music on my machines, I don't watch movies. Vista is all about DRM (Digital Rights Management) and nothng else in order to protect the entertainment industry. I work on my machines, and I don't need some giant bogged down piece of crap code dragging me down with constant M$oft spy checks. On my graphics machines, I don't even run any anti virus trash because I keep the machines off the internet. Just slows me down too much.

I didn't even upgrade Adobe Illustrator. I still have version 10. All I really use it for is technical drawing, and why do I need a new version for that, drawing straight lines and curves? For AutoCad, I still run AutoCad 2000, because the new versions are yet another upgrade racket and more bloatware.

Back to Bibble for Raw - I believe they offer a 30 day trial, and new cameras are added to the mix pretty quickly. It's not sleek and pretty like Adobe, but it sure does the job, and the correction tool for chromatic aberration works as well as or better than Adobe products.

Sorry about the rant. Thanks for listening.


 

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