Keeping Photoshop Up-To-Date

Many software issues are resolved by simply updating Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw to the latest version.

For details and instructions, see: Photoshop Help / Keep Photoshop up to date

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Looking for info on older versions of Photoshop? See: Legacy version updates.

298 Responses to Keeping Photoshop Up-To-Date

  1. Len Little says:

    I need help with up dats for CS4 if it’s possible, can I ad on the extension for 3D when I boughy my version I opened it before I realized they sent me the wrong one. I have the sixty-four bit edition. All my old plug-ins will not work either they are all 32 bitis is there some way i can make them work. thank you very much

    • Hi Len. You need help with CS4? How long ago was that? You’re probably past the point of being able to return/exchange it Photoshop Extended. If you’re talking about Photoshop CS5 and you just recently purchased, you should contact customer care to make an exchange. Read this article for details on running 32bit plug-ins:

      Plug-in changes in Photoshop CS5:
      http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/828/cpsid_82824.html

      • Lee says:

        Some of us Jeffrey cannot afford to upgrade photoshop every time it upgrades(too often) so dont be such a bloody snob, i know people who are still using versions of photoshop far older than CS4.

        As far as i am concerned, if a program works it don’t need fixing, so if ‘somebody’ is using Adobe photoshop 6, and buys a Canon Eos 6d, there should be updates available for the program to make the compatibility between the two seamless.

        • Hi Lee,

          That’s perfectly fine if you’re happy with your older version of Photoshop. You don’t need to update. We provide free camera compatibility for versions of Photoshop going all the way back to Photoshop CS2 via the Adobe DNG converter. More details here: http://adobe.ly/ACRandDNG

          And, please, let’s not start name calling and keep things productive and positive on my pages, please. Thanks

        • Andy says:

          “As far as i am concerned, if a program works it don’t need fixing, so if ‘somebody’ is using Adobe photoshop 6, and buys a Canon Eos 6d, there should be updates available for the program to make the compatibility between the two seamless.”

          You’re joking right? By your logic I should be able to play MP3s on my grandparents gramophone.

          • lucan says:

            i agree with andy. i’m sick of forever updating stupid workarounds to broken fixes that never worked in the first place. by the way, your grandparents gramophone worked and never needed updates.

  2. Dominique Boisvert says:

    What if I run CS2?

  3. kat gilbert says:

    how simple…thanks for the heads up- even checking the downloads area doesn’t cover it as well!

  4. rod says:

    Im trying to install an update for CS4….however it keeps telling meto close Adobe Bridge. The problem is that Adobe Bridge is NOT open. As a result I cant upgrade. Any ideas?

  5. steve says:

    Please note that 12.0.4 was released on 5/3 and John Nack has a blog post:
    http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2011/05/photoshop-12-0-4-update-for-cs5-arrives.html

  6. Espen Rikter-Svendsen says:

    How can I find out what is new in the newer versions and how important an update is? I have Photoshop ver 12.0.1 x32 and Camera Raw ver 6.0.0.205. The IT people here are reluctant to make available each and every update to each and every application, and I understand them well.

  7. Adam Leja says:

    I have CS4 suite and a D7000. Bridge nor photoshop will read raw files. Why is this?

  8. Donna says:

    So now all we need is the $500 to buy Photoshop right?

  9. clvngodess says:

    What if your computer with photoshop doesn’t have internet access? Then what?

  10. Goob says:

    I have Photoshop CS5. Will be available CS 5.5 for me as free upgrade?

  11. Osama Zain says:

    I have Photoshop CS5 ME version (Middle Eastern) & i cant update to 12.0.4 through update inside Photoshop
    any idea!!

  12. zhandos says:

    Fotoshop is perfect!!!

  13. Abdullah Altaweel says:

    I have a problem with the Adobe PS5 that when I open it I have lag when I try to do anything like open new layers or change fonts and every task takes 20sec to response my task
    To let you know I have MacBook Pro 2.3 i5

  14. Blagoy Mishev says:

    I have some difficult whit updating of Photoshop 7.0

  15. Hi
    I am fairly new with Lightroom 3 and have recently changed from as PC (30 years on a PC) to an i mac. I put lightroom on the iMac however it will not accept the raw files from the camera disk. I use a dSLR Nikon 3100. Please help as I am now starting photography as a new business and am still working on photos on my laptop PC and sitting beside a huge iMac screen which I can’t use. What do I need to do? Thanks so much, I really appreciate the help, Prue

  16. Mark Sheinfeld says:

    I am currently running CS5 under Wiindows XP with a 32 bit processer. I want to upgrade to 64 bit system with correct operating system but am worried about all the plug-ins I have installed under CS5. If I upgrade to 64 bit operating system and machine what must I do about the plug-ins. Incidently all my plug-ins are of the OnOne, Nik, Pictocolor,Akvis, Neat Image, Noise Ninja variety. Thanks a lot.

  17. Hi
    I am fairly new with Lightroom 3 and have recently changed from as PC (30 years on a PC) to an i mac. I put lightroom on the iMac however it will not accept the raw files from the camera disk. I use a dSLR Nikon 3100. Please help as I am now starting photography as a new business and am still working on photos on my laptop PC and sitting beside a huge iMac screen which I can’t use. What do I need to do? Thanks so much, I really appreciate the help. beng

  18. issam says:

    I have Photoshop CS5. Will be available CS 5.5 for me as free upgrade?

  19. dayana says:

    there is no photoshop css5 5 what diffrrence between photo shop cs 5 5 and the version photoshop that comes with creative

  20. RAHUL chothe says:

    how simple…thanks for the heads up- even checking the downloads area doesn’t cover it as well!

  21. rebecca wilson says:

    I own photo shop 4. I’m changing laptops but cannot locate my dvd. I do have my # that goes with it. What can i do?

  22. Michael says:

    I own Photoshop CS5 (Mac/Lion) and can not print (Epson 3880 Pro). The errpor message reads:

    /Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter/Filter/pdftopdf.app/Contents/MacOS/pdftopdf failed

    Anu advice?

  23. Andrish Saint-Clare says:

    To whom it concerns.
    I put Adobe CS5 onto a G5 and My Apple laptop. Recently, the G5 became unserviceable and I got rid of it, however I forgot to deactivate CS5 before it went to the tip. I have now tried to activate it on my new G5, but it is telling me that the limit of 2 has not been disabled etc. So it does not recognise the trashed computer.
    I then tried to delete the whole program from my laptop but it won’t recognise that action either. I still have the disk, what am I supposed to do?

    • Hi Andrish, I had support check the account for the email address you used to post and they didn’t see a copy of CS5 registered. I’ve sent you an email. I’ll need more info to have someone assist you.

  24. Eraste says:

    Tack för att ge det här programmet trotts jag ska lära mig mycket med detta.
    Hälsningar.
    Eraste

  25. Liza C Wolf says:

    I have been using PSCS5 on my iMac & I want to install it on a MacBookPro but I just moved and must have thrown out the disc. Is there any way out of this dilemma? (Other than to buy the full version)&what could I do when the next upgrade comes along & I try to register it?
    I have Lightroom 2 & 3 if that’s any help. And I think the last full version was PS3 or 5.
    your help would be much appreciated.

    • If you registered your serial number on Adobe.com (which is always a good thing to do when you first install a product) you can log into Adobe.com and retrieve your serial number. Then you can simply download the Photoshop CS5 trial and enter your serial number.

  26. Kanon Kulpa says:

    I’m getting error messages when trying to open a PS file:

    first one says, “There was a problem reading the layer data. Read the composite data instead?” And I click “Read composite data” button.

    then I get this, “Could not complete your request because the file is not compatible with this version of Photoshop.”

    I have Photoshop CS 5 Extended v12.1 – why am I getting this message? I can’t find a newer version than what I have.

  27. Vivian Barrios says:

    I have a Mac computer that belonged to somebody else, will I have a problem installing the Photoshop CS5 registered with my name?

    Thank You

  28. Steve says:

    I’m currently running OSX 10.5.8, Photoshop CS4 11.0.2, and Lightroom 3.6. I want to upgrade to Photoshop CS5, but I can’t seem to find a trustworthy place to buy an upgrade from CS4. Places like Amazon want $500-plus for what I assume is a brand-new copy and license. I’ve been looking for two days. Do I have any options here?

  29. axle says:

    How to Download photoshop express editor?

  30. Malcolm Bond says:

    Bought a new coputer running windows 7. Installed Photoshop CS6 3 days ago and initially it worked O/K, but now it refuses to work. The programme opens but no response when clicking the mouse. Microsoft Office works o/k.

  31. Bruce Himelman says:

    Jeff: recently updated to LR4.2 and I use PS CS5. Now I get that dialogue box when going to CS5 from LR, that asks you if you want to have lightroom render your photo and you need to update CR 7.2. Of course you can’t do that in CS5. This seems to happen every time Adobe updates lightroom. It happened when lr4 replaced lr3. Any ideas to fix this?

    • Pete Green says:

      What camera? What happens if you have Lightroom render the photo? That would be the recommended workflow to use the RAW files in CS5 since the ACR 7.2 update doesn’t apply to CS5.
      Your other alternative would be to use the DNG converter to be able to work with both applications outside of the camera’s RAW format.
      http://adobe.ly/ACRandDNG#legacydng

  32. When I try to run the updater it tells me the server is not responding. I have turned off the virus detection and firewall yet it makes no difference

  33. There is no update available for Photoshop CS 3 rigth now

  34. Hal Schneider says:

    How can I get Version 12.1 for Photoshop CS5 updated from my Version 12.0.4 on my Mac.
    Apparently Apple says the 12.1 version will work with Mountain Lion while 12.0.4 will not.

  35. Elena says:

    Hi, I have a problem when saving files from Camera Raw. When I choose NEW FOLDER and choose the folder, nothing pulls up. When I try to save, the error comes up as THIS FILE CANNOT BE CREATED.

    I recently got CS6 and had problems on and off with this and now the error persists. I checked for all updates and everything seems up to date.

    Help!

  36. lori says:

    I bought a nikon p7700 and when I try to update to 7.2 it keeps saying update server is not responding or firewall settings may be incorrect

  37. Alex Martinez says:

    Are you guys updating the Adobe Camera Raw soon? I got a 6D and cant process my raw files :/

  38. Daniel says:

    Hi, the direct link for Camera Raw 7.3 Macintosh is not working.

  39. Rob says:

    Is there a 13.02 update for windows users with a perpetual license?

    from above

    “Photoshop CS6

    The most current version for Photoshop CS6 is 13.0.2 for perpetual/boxed licensed product and 13.1 for Creative Cloud members.
    The most current version of Adobe Camera Raw for Photoshop CS6 is 7.3 on both Macintosh and Windows.”

  40. saeed rahbaran says:

    I updated to 7.3 and still cant process the raw photos from my Fuji X-E1. Also my macbook is not letting me preview the files

  41. Ivan says:

    Is there a raw converter for elements 10 for a nikon D5200

  42. Ivan says:

    I have tried to install the dng convertor without sucess it looks as if I will need to update to Elements 11 many thanks for your reply

  43. Glenn Auve says:

    Is it not possible to get ACR 7.3 for CS5?

  44. T.holy says:

    Photoshop CS5 12.0.4 update on MacBook Pro with osx 10.5.8
    This is what I did: I already had a clone of my hard drive and since I had a clone that means I had a copy of all the fonts in font book(you can probably just copy all your fonts to an external drive). Step 1: go to font book and select ‘All Fonts’ in the Collection column and all your fonts should show up in the Font column.
    Step 2: highlight all your fonts in the font column and then hold down the command key as you deselect the few fonts your going to keep(I kept Arial, Arial Black, Arial narrow, Ballantines(bold, light, regular, demibold), Courier, Geneva, Helvetica, Helvetica neue, Lucida Grande, Monaco). This way your computer has some fonts to use since your about to remove the rest.
    Step 3: go to the file menu and choose ‘Remove Fonts’ (have patience as it may take a few for the computer to delete them)
    Finally: restart your computer or just leave it on like I did and open photoshop cs5 and your text tool shouldn’t crash your system.
    Just add the fonts u want to use now or as time goes by. I had over 1000.

  45. ian smith says:

    7.3 cam raw…… for mac. How do you get this installed on a mac if you do not have CS5. I have PSE 11.
    Nightmare.

    ian

  46. Lynda Williams says:

    I have been showing an update available for Camera Raw since I purchased CS6 last year, however every time I try to update it the update fails, and suggestions?? I cannot edit my raw files due to this in Photoshop (I have to use Lightroom). I shoot with a Nikon D3100 and my OS is Windows 7. Also I am in the market for a new computer, and all have Windows 8 since I cannot afford a Mac. Will I be able to send my programs over to the new computer or will I have to buy them again?? I have been having a lot of hard crashes on the old computer lately.

  47. David says:

    I just got the RAW 7.3 update for my PsE11, and when I read thru the description, I wonder why I actually need it. The lens profiles don’t help anyway in Elements, and the fixes for iphones, LR and TIFF for bridge ect are irrelevant in my case. Obviously I took it anyway … (keen Adobe addict here), just curious if there’s anything in it I will notice? And (knowing this isnt the thread to ask), when will RAW for Elements include lens correction?

  48. Centro Arte Fotografico says:

    I want to open my photos in camara raw using adobe bridge, but not works only show this window:
    ¨Camara raw editing requires that a qualifying product has been launched at least once to enable this feature. ¨
    what can I do?

  49. JC says:

    I have Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4 and Camera Raw 7.3. When I open images from a Nikon D7000 in Camera Raw, I have no lens correction data or camera profiles available. In Lightroom, all lens correction settings and camera profiles are available for the same images. Any ideas what I should do to fix that?

    I thought I might reinstall Camera Raw but the latest version available from Adobe is 7.1. Why is that?

  50. Rick Popham says:

    Jeffrey,
    Why aren’t the Camera Raw updates available from the regular Product Download pages? The latest Camera Raw update listed on that page is 7.1. It seems a little strange to have to look for these on a Blog, so where can we find them on the Adobe site?

    • We’re promoting the use of Help>Updates… mechanism to install updates – our data indicates customers are much more successful installing updates this way.

      • Mark says:

        Help>Updates wasn’t updating my version of camera raw. It showed as an older version 7.1 or 7.2 I forget which exactly but it was 1 or 2 versions behind. Was able to upgrade via the direct download link you posted on FB. Thanks!