I have CS5 and Camera Raw 6.7
I have Lightroom 3.6 and I want to upgrade to Lightroom 5.
I cannot move to CS6 nor CC
I will be buying a new camera, with RAW files are not supported in Camera Raw 6.7
If I install camera raw 8 with Lightroom 5, will I be able to:
- use Camera Raw 8 with CS5
- if not, will I be able to have both versions of Camera raw, 6.7 and 8, on my computer and use 6.7 with CS5 and v8 with Lightroom?
or would it be simpler to just convert the RAW files to DNG and use in both Lightroom 5 and CS5?
thanks for any advise.
ACR 8.x won't install unless you have CS6 or CC. ACR 6.7 remains the final word as long as you have CS5.
But Lightroom 5 will work just fine alongside CS5. Lightroom is completely standalone and doesn't rely on an external ACR.
You can send a file from Lightroom 5 to Photoshop CS5 for further editing and the final result will be the same, it'll just be rendered by Lr and not ACR. Full workflow compatibility between the two, however, requires that the versions are in step (then the two communicate and pass settings between them, obviously not possible when those settings aren't the same).
Whoa. My brain cells just started talking to each other.
I know you said you cannot go to CC, but reconsider. You're a prime candidate for the Photography bundle (Photoshop CC / Lightroom 5). If Photoshop CS5 is standalone and not part of a suite, you get it for only $10 a month or equivalent, introduction offer but permanent price. It's a no-brainer if you ask me. Otherwise it's 20, still a good deal.
thanks for the prompt reply.
that is great news as we have become very happy with lightroom as the main processing application, with occassional use of CS5.
looks like i will be getting lightroom 5 tomorrow.
regarding CC, well i have PS as part of a suite, but the cost is not the crtitical factor, it is simply trying to understand whether CC would fit our use of PS or not. It is something i have to think about over the next few weeks, i guess. Still LR will get us far, i think.
again, thanks for the advice