Is that a really recent camera? Adobe don't list it yet. You may have to wait for LR 6.6
In the meantime, you could shoot JPEGs, try to convert the raw files to TIFF in Panasonic's software, or shoot raw+JPEG, import the JPEG and save the raw for later.
You're right. My bad. It has been supported since LR 2.2
If you're certain that you're running Version 5, then the only other explanation is that the files are coming across damaged. It's possible to see the embedded preview put there by the camera, but still have the raw data corrupted. That would be caused by a hardware error of some sort--camera, card, card reader, cable, memory in your computer, or disk drive. You'll need to isolate each of those in turn and try to use another card, cable, reader, etc. to narrow down the problem.
I put together an XP VM with LR3 just to see. Same problem there. So it looks like you're right. Crap.
Thanks for the help!
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Chip Sprague wrote:
I'm oganizing my archives and can no longer open my LX3 files in Lightroom (CC or 5.7 versions) on Windows. I also tried DNG converter 7.3 and 9.5. No go. Not even previews.
"The files seem to be unsupported or damaged."
I can see the previews in Photo Mechanic but that is where I'm stuck.
You say you are "organizing your archives". How are you doing that? Lightroom is picky about that.
(Note that we share the same last name!)
Hello Mr. Sprague! Not that many of us around. I'm in Nashville, TN but last few generations are from the Detroit area.
I don't think that is it. I've split off separate catalogs just to troubleshoot. Same result. Totally different computer, lightroom version and everything... same result. I think Hal is right. File corruption happened somewhere along the way.
What I'm doing is going from a bunch of separate catalogs in to one new master catalog. In some cases I never created a catalog at all, especially further back, before I started w/Lightroom. In those cases I'm just importing the raw files in to the new catalog. Tagging and going facial recognition as I go. 600-ish folders. Taking forever!