Bridge’s parent application is not active. Solve Adobe Bridge Camera RAW error.

This is a common error encountered by many while trying to open an image in the Camera RAW interface from Adobe Bridge. The solution is really simple.

Just download this file -> amtlib.dll

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Box Link 2

( Google Drive mirror for those experiencing problems with the box links above )

Google Drive Link

Copy the file and paste it into.ย C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS6 (64 Bit)

Overwrite if you get a warning to that effect.

Restart Adobe Bridge and Voila! Problemo Solved. Enjoy.


63 thoughts on “Bridge’s parent application is not active. Solve Adobe Bridge Camera RAW error.

  1. After hours of trying useless methods spread over the internet to solve this problem, I stumbled across your post and it made the friggin’ difference! Thanks a lot, mate!

  2. Deceptive feature that the file has exactly the same date/size,
    – I took the chance and this change worked. Having amongst others efforts tried previously a copy paste of the amtlib.dll from the Photoshop to the Bridge with no effect. Thanks again

  3. Oh..really. I watched many video with different solutions, contradictory statements. Went to many forums without any help and here it took less than a minute and…..YES IT WORKED. Thanks a ton from bottom of my heart….a great job !!

  4. Oh my goodness… I can’t thank you enough for sharing this tip, after spending about 4 or 5 hours googling how to solve this and following tutorials that led to nowhere.
    I was able to open files in camera raw, the thing is, whenever I edited an image in camera raw and then by using adobe bridge I tried to copy those settings and paste them to another image, I got that error.
    Have a great day! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Greetings from Portugal!

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