2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2014 8:27 AM by Abambo

    Powershot G15 and .dng files

    SarahCD42

      Why can't I import and edit RAW  files directly from my powershop G15, without converting to .dng files?  I am using Lightroom V 3.6. 

        • 1. Re: Powershot G15 and .dng files
          areohbee Level 5

          SarahCD42 wrote:

           

          I am using Lightroom V 3.6. 

          That's why.

           

          G15 came out after Adobe quit maintaining Lr3.

           

          Yes, Adobe could keep retrofitting old software with new camera support, but they don't.

           

          Note: if they did, the money to do so would be coming from users who pay to upgrade, and only benefit users who haven't paid to upgrade.

           

          Rob

          • 2. Re: Powershot G15 and .dng files
            Abambo Level 4

            Raw files from newer cameras will not be read!

             

            Use the DNG Converter to convert your RAW files to DNG. The DNG files can be opened by your version of Lightroom. To my knowledge, there is no (essential) information lost by the conversion process.If you are unsure about if you ever have a need for the original RAW files, you may incorporate those into the DNG file (makes bigger files...) or archive the RAW files.