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Unable to see D800 raw files - using Lightroom 3.6 & CS4

May 5, 2012 2:51 AM

Tags: #cs4 #lightroom3.6 #raw_conversion #d800



I have just purchased a Nikon D800 and I am unable to see the .NEF files within either Lightroom 3.6 or CS4. Can anyone help me? I have read on other forums that you need to install ACR6.7 but those users were all using newer versions of software.  I have downloaded ACR 6.7 - are my programme versions compatible and will LR & Bridge pick up the new version automaticaaly or do I need to do anything? I am running Windows 7.


I'm not sure if this will make any difference but within my camera menu I chose NEF (RAW) recording to be Lossless Compressed.





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    May 5, 2012 3:02 AM   in reply to purplepurple_jo

    ACR 6.7 can only be used with PS CS5. You will have to use one of the following options.

    1. Use the latest Adobe DNG converter 6.7 to convert your .NEF files to dng (retain a copy of the .NEF's) then you can import into LR 3.6.

    2. Consider upgrading to LR 4, you can download the LR 4.1 RC2 and run for the trial period untill the Final LR 4.1 is released.

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    May 5, 2012 9:53 AM   in reply to purplepurple_jo

    Bridge is part of CS4 and you can open the DNG files there also. You will have to upgrade Photoshop to get a higher version of Bridge.

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    May 19, 2012 7:35 AM   in reply to DdeGannes

    My lightroom 4 doesn't recognize them either! Any advice???

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    May 19, 2012 8:53 AM   in reply to dpmckinney

    Yes. As explained in your other thread, use Lr 4.1 RC 2.

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