Is this a question about Premiere Elements, Photoshop Elements or Photoshop Pro?
All have excellent support for Camera RAW.
I can't say for sure about a G6, but I routinely use RAW files from Lumix cameras including a GX7, GM1 and LX100.
According to this chart ( Cameras supported by Camera Raw ) the G6 needs ACR data, or tables, from version 8.1 or higher.
According to this chart ( Camera Raw-compatible Adobe applications ) Premier Elements 12 shipped with 8.1. Premier Elements 13 came with ACR 8.6 but has been upgraded to 13.1, which can use up to ACR 9.0, but apparently not higher. Premier Elements 14, if past years schedules are followed, will come out in the next several weeks and have the latest ACR, which may be as high as 9.2.
In short, you should be able to work with the G6 files if you have Premier Elements 12 or 13.
Thanks for filling us in, Bill!
You originally asked
Can you Process RAW files from a Panasonic Lumix G6 camera?
You have not yet had the opportunity to answer the questions in post number 1 as to what program or programs that you have that you want to use for this purpose of "processing".
Assuming that you have some version of Elements, then the important question becomes do you have Photoshop Elements or Premiere Elements or both and what do you mean by processing your camera raw images from the Panasonic Lumix G6 camera.
If you mean open/edit raw image files in the Camera Raw Plug-in editor, then you must have Photoshop Elements 12 and higher and Camera Raw 8.1 or higher. Having just Premiere Elements 12 and higher and Camera Raw 8.1 and higher is not going to allow you to open a Camera Raw editor. The Camera Raw Plug-in 8.1 and higher and only Premiere Elements 12 and higher will just allow you to import raw image format and dng images into a Premiere Elements 12 and higher project as source media for a Premiere Elements project.
Depending on your intent, alternatively there is always the DNG converter to address your needs with regard to these files.
Please consider. Gurur, any questions or need clarification, please don't hesitate to ask.
Steve Grisetti wrote:
Thanks for filling us in, Bill!
You are welcome! It is always fun to participate when there is room to do so.
There seems to be recurring fundamental ACR confusion. Adobe Camera Raw effectively comes in two parts. Part 1 is translation tables that convert proprietary camera data into something viable and useful on the computer screen. Part 2 is a specialized editor full of "adjustment sliders" that can manipulate the full range of raw files. Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CC use both parts. Lightroom uses the tables but provides the same adjustment sliders in what is called the Develop module. But, in Lightroom you never see the ACR interface used in Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CC. Premier Elements uses the same tables but none of the adjustment sliders appear and the range of adjustments is limited.
More confusion comes when people buy a new release camera model. They show up shocked, disappointed and sometimes angry that their older versions of software won't accept their brand new RAW files. Hence, the Adobe charts with all the version numbers.
Why are the ACR tables in Premier Elements? Because you can make slide shows or incorporate stills in videos. The "Ken Burns" Pan and Zoom techniques work well.
It was you Steve that taught me to do this by saying photos need to be resized. In earlier discussions with you and Bill Hunt we exchanged views on resizing photos to be included in Premier Elements. As a newbie, with a relatively strong computer then, I didn't know that it was necessary to resize, let alone convert the RAWs to JPEGS and finished some projects using huge RAW files without doing anything outside of Premier Elements. At one point in our discussions I loaded 100 big RAW files in on project to see if the Premier Elements would crash. It didn't.
I presume Premier Pro works in a similar fashion regarding RAW files.