Bring back 32 bit raw editing of EXR files

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"In Adobe Camera Raw 9.10, directly applying the Camera Raw Filter to a 32-bit Photoshop document has now been disabled to prevent unexpected visual mismatches between Camera Raw and Photoshop"
Please bring back the option to edit 32 bit in Camera Raw. 

The raw-converter in Photoshop can no longer edit 32-bit EXR files rendered from 3D-programs. Camera Raw can only edit 16 bit raw and this really limits workflow. The benefit of using 32-bit color depth is that these files have a higher definition range for the colors. This is crucial in order to adjust the renders to optimal capacity. Rendering or converting to 16 bit reduces the color gamut way too much. 

Installing the older Camera Raw version 9.1.1.461 (Using CC 14.0) brings back the option to edit 32 bit raw, but then some updated features in the raw editor will not be working. (Latest version of raw is currently 10.1). Both Photoshop CC 19 and CC 14.0 uses the same folder for the Camera Raw 8BI File, so it is only possible to use the currently installed version for both CC19 and CC 14. I also tried using CS6 but here there is no UI for editing Camera Raw. 

For anyone working with 3D-renders and EXR files the workarounds presented in the forums are not really a valid option. Please bring back the option to edit 32 bit in Camera Raw. 
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I open EXRs with the ProEXR plugin in Photoshop, do my 32-bit business and then convert to 16/8bit as needed. Is this helpful?

http://www.fnordware.com/ProEXR/

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