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

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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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Benjamin Root

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Posted 2 years ago

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Adam Jerugim, Employee

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We can now reproduce the issue here and are looking into getting it fixed. In the meantime, you can open any RAW file first, and the filter will work until you quit and restart PS. Thanks.
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Thanks for looking into this. . . I've asked the same question here   and then I came across the thread here. 

I'm working on jpeg files (my art files) so do you advise to roll back to previous version 10.1 until a fix is available?

I'll wait for your response.

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Wayne Greensill

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Adobe you never learn, always releasing updates without making sure they work first.
Same goes with the rest of your software, PremiereCC2018 full of bugs!
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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:
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Benjamin Root

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You guys are FAST! Thanks!
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George Collings

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Benjamin can we expect something to happen in Photoshop on the interface of resizing. At the moment being controlled through windows it just mucks up the rest of Windows settings
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Benjamin Root

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George, I’m afraid I can’t answer your question. I’m not an employee...
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Yaay! Thanks so much Camera Raw team. Great fix.  Works for me  :)
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Mark Lawrence

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I installed the new 10.2.1 that does work but the size is huge how do you fix this???