Camera Raw basic question

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mike mccue Regular Member • Posts: 217
Camera Raw basic question


I am in process of replacing my computer. I was running Win7 and happy with Photoshop CS4 and Camera Raw 5.7 for use with our Canon 5Ds.

I had purchased a Photoshop CS6 upgrade and left it sitting in the box, but as I was replacing the old computer with a new Win7 machine I decided to install Photoshop CS6.

I am just realizing that it updated to Camera Raw 8.2 this morning... even before I used the new install.

Camera Raw 8.2 has different controls than my old familiar 5.2 version and I am wondering if I am about to be stuck with having all my old RAW files re interpreted and if I will lose all the decisions I made while using Camera Raw 5.2.

For example; The "black" slider no longer starts at zero and gets darker as you increase the value. Now it is centered at zero and you use a negative number to increase black levels.

For example: "Fill" and "Recover" no longer seem to be part of Camera Raw 8.2.

Is there some sort of behind the scenes translation that will keep my images as I left them set at or am I about to have all that work become invalid?

Thank you for any info you can share. I was quite happy with my previous computer and install but then it died and I can't use it any longer. It has been difficult trying to maintain consistency as I upgraded. I'm hoping there is some good news about how the new Camera Raw deals with my old .xmp files.

best regards,


Canon EOS 5D
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