3 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2014 5:03 AM by station_two

    Pentax K3 RAW file

    Andrew CHUN

      I recently bought a PANTAX K3, but I could not open the RAW file by CS5 Bridge Camera RAW. I have checked the 'Help' without any result in downloading the updated method.

        • 1. Re: Pentax K3 RAW file
          Level 5

          The Pentax K-3 was supported for the first time by ACR 8.3 which requires at least Photoshop 13.x (CS6) or higher.


          As CS5 is no longer supported, it will never get an ACR update.  You will never be able to open raw files from that camera directly in CS5.


          You need to update to at least CS6 (CC will work too of course), or you can use the latest version of the free, stand-alone Adobe DNG converter with which you can convert your PEF files first to DNG files that yopu can then open in CS5—as long as you don't mind nissing the superior rendering and other features of ACR 8.3 and higher.  Your choice.

          • 2. Re: Pentax K3 RAW file
            Yammer Level 4

            Can't the Pentax K-3 save images as DNG? That would probably be your best bet if you stick with CS5.

            • 3. Re: Pentax K3 RAW file
              Level 5

              Most Pentax DSLRs since the K-20 can. K-3 is newer.  Good point.