Raw files from which make and model camera?
My cameras are Olympus OMD EM5 and Nikon D7100. Truely hope you can help as the software cost me lots to purchase and I don't think I can affort to get an updated version !
Thank you in advance.
The OMD E-M5 was first supported in Camera Raw 7.1.
The OMD E-M5 II was first supported in Camera Raw 9.0.
The D7100 was first supported in Camera Raw 7.4.
CS4 is only compatible with Camera Raw up to version 5.7 so you'll never be able to open Raw files from those cameras in CS4.
- Join the Cloud, or
- Buy CS6. There is no upgrade from CS4, or
- Download the free Adobe DNG converter, convert all Raw files to DNG format then edit the DNG files in CS4. An extra step for you but no extra cost.
Digital Negative (DNG), Adobe DNG Converter | Adobe Photoshop CC
Camera Raw: How to use Adobe DNG Converter - YouTube
Both of your cameras require a newer version of Camera Raw than Photoshop CS4 is capable of using. Alternatives:
1>Purchase Lightroom and add it to your workflow.
2>Purchase Photoshop Elements, latest version.
3>Subscribe to the Adobe creative cloud photography plan and install Photoshop and Lightroom (latest versions).
4>Use the free DNG converter to create DNG copies they can be used with the software you have now.
Do i need all the four or any out of the four options suggested ?
You don't need all four.
Any one of the 4 will work.
I don't prefer the double handling and looks like the only option I have is to buy a new one which doesn't come cheap and I have paid a lot for the CS4. It's is rather disappointing and I think Adobe should do some sort of compensation or at least people can pay a little for the upgrade instead out having to purchase another : (