4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2015 2:33 PM by John Waller

    Can´t open Nikon D5500 raw

    arturk55680483

      Can not open Nikon Raw D5500. Use Windows and Photoshop cs5.1.

        • 1. Re: Can´t open Nikon D5500 raw
          John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Cameras supported by Camera Raw

           

          The D5500 was first supported in Camera Raw 8.8 which is only compatible with CS6 and Cloud versions.

           

          You'll never be able to open D5500 Raw files in CS5.1.

           

          Options:

          1. Upgrade to CS6
          2. Join the Cloud
          3. Use the free Adobe DNG converter, convert all D5500 Raw files to DNG format then edit the DNGs in CS5.1
            Photoshop Help | Digital Negative (DNG)

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          • 2. Re: Can´t open Nikon D5500 raw
            arturk55680483 Level 1

            Dear Mr. Waller,

             

            Thank you for answering.

             

            But shame to adobe that adobe is not interested in a pluginsolutions for

            latest raw/nef formats. Not to say that I´m not amused. For that reason

            and your cloud and rent politics you will loose me as customer, and I

            will buy other software. Sorry for that, but this politic is crap.

             

            Regards Artur Kraus

             

            Am 11.08.2015 um 23:36 schrieb John Waller:

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            • 3. Re: Can´t open Nikon D5500 raw
              ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Any other software you go with will have the same issue, older, non-current versions won't be updated for newer cameras, only the current version will get updates.

              • 4. Re: Can´t open Nikon D5500 raw
                John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                But shame to adobe that adobe is not interested in a pluginsolutions for

                latest raw/nef formats.

                I sympathize but the camera makers are as guilty as Adobe.

                 

                Adobe foresaw this situation of endless updates to Camera Raw for every new camera many years ago and created the free DNG format for anyone to use.

                Photoshop Help | Digital Negative (DNG)

                 

                All camera manufacturers have to do is add a DNG save option to their cameras and then it will not matter which software version you've got, you'll be able to open the DNG files.

                 

                Camera manufacturers have ignored DNG and chosen to make Raw files unique for every camera model. That means Adobe has to update Camera Raw every time a new camera is released to the market. It's a thankless and never-ending task.

                 

                To keep costs and engineering hours reasonable, Adobe has elected to add new camera support to Camera Raw for current versions of their software only. Many end users consider it a cynical marketing ploy to drive software upgrade sales.


                What would you do in Adobe's position given that no-one is prepared to pay extra for Camera Raw plugin updates, even if they've just spent hundreds or even thousands on a new camera?