i am using photoshop 2017. i thought of updating the camera raw using this link https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html i installed Camera Raw 11.2.

and after installation i am getting this problem for raw files (it shows like this). enter image description here

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we don't support pirates. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Feb 21, 2019 at 10:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ I find it much more likely that you are using a cracked version and you've now realised that posting that was a bad idea. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Feb 21, 2019 at 11:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ You said you downloaded CR 11.2 - your pic clearly shows 11.1 You'd think raising the issue with Adobe would have spotted that already. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 21, 2019 at 12:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also, "the student version ... is similar to the cracked version" is just plain counterfactual. The only difference between the student version and the full version is price and licensing terms. \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Feb 21, 2019 at 16:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ @PhilipKendall this question has potential for answers - like mattdm's - that are not supportive of illicit software copying at all. (I do not support the term pirate here unless somebody robbed a ship carrying software CDs or cameras :) ). Actually, total neutrality about morality of the asker's intentions (as long as they are not violent, obviously....) would be true Q&A purity :) \$\endgroup\$ Feb 21, 2019 at 19:46

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Come to the light side. We may not have cookies, but we have legitimate free software. The creators of Photoshop, as is their right, decided to keep the internals of the program proprietary and to charge money for access and use.

But, other programmers have decided to take a different approach and created RAW-processing software like Darktable and Rawtherapee which they share freely — the only cost being that if you make improvements to the software, you need to share them too.

You can download and use these programs with a free conscience — no "cracks" or other shenanigans, and if you have problems you can ask on their support forums without being chastised. You will be able to convert ARW images from your Sony 6300 without weird diagonal lines or guilt.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It's not even as extreme as "if you make improvements to the software, you need to share them too": if you distribute improvements to the software, you commit to distributing the source code for them. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 21, 2019 at 15:17

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