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How do I getr my CS5 to read RAW files from my new Panosonic DMC FZ200?

Feb 21, 2013 5:23 PM

Tags: #cs5 #not #raw #new #files #reading #from #cameras

My Adobe CS5 can't read RAW files I'm attempting to PP in it from two new cameras. What  good is having software that is suppose to be able to read RAW files when it won't for new equipment. Surely it should be able to adapt to newer  cameras as they come along.Today I tried downloading a sample RAW file from a online review of the new Canon 5D Mark iii. It starts to open in CS5 but then says it can't read RAW files from this camera either. How do I change that in my Photoshop CS5. I havn't tried it in Elements 10 yet. will it do the same thing and will I need to change the settings there too? I can post process RAW files from my Canon XSi  and XTi  without any problem.

 
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    Feb 21, 2013 7:01 PM   in reply to adirondackblue821

    moving this to the adobe general forum.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 21, 2013 7:46 PM   in reply to adirondackblue821

    adirondackblue821 wrote:

     

    Surely it should be able to adapt to newer cameras as they come along.

     

    No, and it's not Adobe's fault.  Each new camera is given a proprietary new format by the camera maker's choice.  They're the ones keeping you from using your current software directly.

     

    Adobe adds new camera support to the currently shipping version of Photoshop by reverse-engineering new camera models as they are released.  It's not feasible to go back an add support to the old Photoshop releases.

     

    But Adobe DOES make a free converter that will convert new camera formats to Adobe's open DNG format, which the older releases DO understand, so you can then open up your new camera raw files indirectly with your older software.  Only thing is you need to make a conversion, which adds a step to your workflow.

     

    So in summary:

     

    • For the most convenient integration (and a WAY better raw converter I might add), upgrade to Photoshop CS6. 
    • To continue to use the features you have in Photoshop CS5's converter, download and install the very latest version of the Adobe DNG Converter.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 21, 2013 10:13 PM   in reply to adirondackblue821

    What  good is having software that is suppose to be able to read RAW files when it won't for new equipment. Surely it should be able to adapt to newer  cameras as they come along.

     

    What Noel said.

     

    FYI, Adobe is constantly supporting new cameras with new versions of Camera Raw.

    http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cam eras.html

     

    But you must upgrade your version of Photoshop in order to run the latest versions of Camera Raw to read Raw files from the latest released camera models. Or join the Cloud and you can keep your software current at all times as part of your membership.

    http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/camera-raw-compatible-applic ations.html

     

    Or run the free Adobe DNG converter, convert all Raw files to DNG then edit the DNGs in Photoshop

    http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/extend.displayTab2.html

    Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5519

    Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5518

     

    DNG conversion requires extra steps - but it's free.

     
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