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Will Photoshop Elements 11 and Lightroom 4 support conversation of RAW files from a Nikon D800?

Dec 13, 2012 6:40 AM

Tags: #lightroom #raw #elements #4 #11 #conversion #nikon #d800

I'm currently using Photoshop Elements 9 and must convert RAW files from my Nikon D800 to .dng files before processing using a added converted.  I'm considering upgrading to either Elements 11 or Lightroom 4 but want to know if either of these programs will support the nikon D800 RAW files without having to go through this extra cumbersome step.   Additionally, if I do go with Lightroom 4, will the transition be easy or difficult and what problems might I encounter?

  • 99jon
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    Dec 13, 2012 7:21 AM   in reply to Helene7352


    Yes the D800 is fully supported in both applications.


    You would certainly benefit in processing your 36mp raw files using Lightroom if you have a 64bit PC or Mac with additional memory (RAM). The Lightroom develop module is where you do all the editing and you get the benefit of the full CS6 raw engine in an intuitive interface.


    If you regularly use the Elements Organizer you should understand Lightroom quite easily.


    Why not download the free trial of LR4 and test for 30 days.




    There is a good video tutorial from Adobe’s Julieanne Kost - Create Stunning Images.




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    Dec 13, 2012 11:17 AM   in reply to Helene7352

    Are you sure it's windows 98?


    Unless your laptop is quite old, then it's more likely to be windows xp, windows vista or windows 7.

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    Dec 13, 2012 11:32 AM   in reply to Helene7352

    An easy way to find out for sure:


    Win+R (windows logo key+R)


    In the Run dialog that comes up type   winver


    Click ok

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    Dec 13, 2012 11:56 AM   in reply to Helene7352

    Yeah that's good as i was wondering how you got pse 9 working on windows 98.

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