Camera Raw 10.2: (Filter) Incompatible With PS CC2018 19.1.1

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  • Updated 2 years ago
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Okay, quite a few of us have a problem with the latest release Camera Raw (Filter). The problem:

  • Open a JPEG (with no ACR settings) in Photoshop. 
  • Filter>Camera Raw Filter 
  • "Unable to use the Camera Raw plugin. It is not compatible with this version of Photoshop."

The ACR filter is the only problem here. If we open a RAW file in any way, Camera Raw works fine in all operations. If fact, the Camera Raw filter will work, providing you do any of the following operations first, before opening a JPEG :

  • Reset Camera Raw preferences (with Photoshop open)
  • Open a Raw file (with Photoshop open)
  • Edit>Preferences>Camera Raw >OK
Once Photoshop is restarted, however, the Camera Raw filter will not open.

More information can be found at:

System and program info:
  • Windows 10 Pro (10.0.16299) 64-bit
  • Adobe Photoshop Version: 19.1.1 20180206.r.254 2018/02/06: 1156206  x64
  • Camera Raw 10.2 - from the file “Camera Raw.8bi” (
  •   Camera Raw Filter 10.2 - from the file “Camera Raw.8bi”
  • Camera Raw.8BI   01/25/2018   11:17 AM   77,857 KB
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Official Response
The Camera Raw team has posted a new versions (Camera Raw 10.2.1) that fixes this problem. Download it here: