We just bought a Sony RX100 and want to use it with our Photoshop CS5 12.0.4 and Camera Raw 18.104.22.1689. The Raw files (extension .ARW) produced by the camera can't be opened by Camera Raw.
1. Can any released version of Camera Raw open these files?
2. Do we have to update to Photoshop CS6 to be able to open these files? (If so it's a tribute to corporate greed.)
3. Does anyone know if Sony software can help convert these files?
Craig & Merikay MacKenna
Los Gatos, CA
2. No - CS6 can't open them either
3. Yes - download Sony's converter here http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Win/idc/us.html for the Windows version - and here http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/idc/us.html for the Mac version.
Yes, for what they charge for Photoshop, they should maintain it longer than a year.