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I am a novice photo editor.I use to edit photos for some photographers.I am given some NEF and ORF file which are cannot be opened by photoshop.
I am using photoshop CS3.

HI Salim,

You can try making sure you have run all your current updates, but I'm sure it is a case where your software is too old and cannot open newer NEF or ORF file formats. Camera Raw is updated only for the current versions of Photoshop and if these cameras/files were produced after the release of CS3, then you will not be able to open them. This is a common issue and why people update their Photoshop on a regular basis.



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