I recently bought a Nikon D5 and have had nothing but issues with reading and opening the files. I have Photoshop cS6 and had Lightroom 5. I contacted adobe when I couldn't even import my files even after doing all the updates. They advised me to buy the Lightroom 6 upgrade and i wouldn't have anymore issues. So I did and I was able to import my raw files from the D5 but still I can't open them in Photoshop at all.
After much research I found that I have to convert each file to a DNG (ONE BY ONE---so frustrating that it won't do it in bulk. Trust me, i tried different ways). Then once it's converted i can open in photoshop.
Even more frustrating is that now even my files from my d800 cannot be opened in photoshop without first being converted to DNG one by one. This was not an issue before I downloaded Lightroom 6. Can someone please help me?? Why can't i just open the raw files from the d800 and d5 like normal. I don't want to convert to DNG. I have downloaded all updates for both programs. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled lightroom 6. Any advice is appreciated. This is a major headache.
convert each file to a DNG (ONE BY ONE---so frustrating that it won't do it in bulk.
The DNG converter is designed to convert folders of files at a time i.e. in bulk.
Is this your workflow?
One file conversion at a time would be very time consuming. I can understand your frustration if that's what you are doing.
The D5 was first supported in Camera Raw 9.5 (= Photoshop Cloud only) and Lightroom 6.5 (or the Cloud version)
The D800 was first supported in Camera Raw 7.1 (CS6) and Lightroom 4.1.
So you should have no issues with D800 Raw files in Photoshop CS6 or Lightroom 6 and you'll be able to open D5 Raw files with Lightroom (but not Photoshop CS6) provided you update to version 6.5 (no earlier versions).
You'll never be able to open D5 Raw files with Photoshop CS6. Use Lightroom 6.5 for that then save as DNG. Then open the DNGs in CS6.
Or join the Cloud and open D5 Raw files in Photoshop CC without converting to DNG.