Hi - I am running Photoshop Elements 11 and shooting with a Pentax K-3.
When in college I am able to open the PEF files and make adjustments in Adobe Camera RAW, however, when I am using elements 11 at home I get a message saying that my Camera is not supported.
Obviously I would like to be able to make some adjustments outside of college to speed things up a little.
I don't really want to go to the pay monthly Photoshop as I already have Elements11 and Lightroom!
Is there any other way that I can get camera raw? I have the Pentax Silkipix software but it's not as user friendly as Camera raw.
Is Adobe camera raw available to buy as stand alone software? Are there any plans to support k-3 PEF raw files in elements any time soon?
Any help gratefully received.
To read the PEF files from the K-3 you need camera raw 8.3 but that is not compatible with PSE 11.
You would either need to upgrade to a later version of PSE or download the Adobe DNG converter. You can then convert the PEF files to DNG files and the DNG files could then be edited by PSE 11.
It looks as though the K-3 can be set to save the images in DNG format. Have you tried switching to that format? The files should then be able to be read by both systems.
Little Pale Face beat me to it, but as a Pentax user myself I find it hilarious that a Pentaxian is not shooting in the DNG format with any recent Pentax model.