I am using Photoshop CS4 on a Mac Pro, OS 10.7.5. I own a Leica V-Lux 2 camera which records RAW files as .RWL files. PS CS4 won't open the .RWL files even tho Adobe Updater tells me that I am up-to-date. I can't find anywhere on the Adobe website to download all the RAW plug-ins. I recall that in the past this was both possible and easy. With my other digital cameras, RAW files are supported from past updates.
The Leica V-Lux 4 was first supported in Adobe Camera Raw 7.2 (and later versions) which is only compatible with CS6 and later.
So there is no Camera Raw plugin for CS4 to open V-Lux 4 Raw files.
The camera in question is a V-Lux 2, not a 4. I will try the dng option you describe. Thank you for the help.
I don't see the V-lux 2 on the list of supported cameras. The V-lux 1, 3 & 4 are listed as supported, but not the 2.