7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2017 8:53 PM by Jao vdL

    RAW support

    laughing goat

      Lightroom 5 apparently does not support the RAW images produced by my camera, an Olympus Stylus Tough TG4.  This is rather disappointing.  Is Adobe planning to issue an update of Lightroom 5 that corrects this deficiency? 

        • 1. Re: RAW support
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          There will be no more updates for LR 5. There is a new version of LR, LR 6/CC 2015. You can use the free DNG converter program to convert those RAW images to Digital NeGatives (DNGs) and then import them into LR 5.

          • 2. Re: RAW support
            Bob Somrak Level 6

            Its NOT a deficiency.  That camera was released after Lightroom 6 was released so support was added to Lightroom 6, not Lightroom 5.

            • 3. Re: RAW support
              JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              And just to clarify, once a new major release of an Adobe program is available all development and updates cease on previous versions. So you will either have to consider purchasing an upgrade to Lightroom 6 or use the  free DNG converter.

              • 4. Re: RAW support
                John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                laughing goatLightroom 5 apparently does not support the RAW images produced by my camera, an Olympus Stylus Tough TG4.  This is rather disappointing.  Is Adobe planning to issue an update of Lightroom 5 that corrects this deficiency? 

                The deficiency lies with the camera manufacturers not with Adobe.

                 

                Adobe released the free DNG standard to the market back in 2004. If all camera makers included a Save to DNG (rather than proprietary Raw) option on their cameras then no consumer would be stuck with outdated software which cannot read Raw files from their brand new cameras.

                Digital Negative (DNG), Adobe DNG Converter | Adobe Photoshop CC

                 

                With a few exceptions, the camera manufacturers have mostly ignored the DNG option and insist on shipping every new camera model with a unique and proprietary Raw format. Adobe is forced to reverse engineer the Raw format for every new camera model and issue updates for Camera Raw and Lightroom to support new camera models as they come to market. That's dozens of new camera models from all camera makers every year to be supported.

                 

                It would be unviable for new camera support to be continually added to all past versions of Camera Raw and Lightroom so only current versions of Camera Raw and Lightroom get new camera support added.

                 

                Thankfully Adobe also offers a free DNG converter for consumers with older software to convert Raw files to DNG format so that consumers can still edit their photos from their new cameras in the older Adobe software.

                Troubleshoot Adobe Camera Raw Compatibility Photoshop Lightroom

                Camera Raw: How to use Adobe DNG Converter - YouTube

                 

                So, as the others have stated, your choices are to upgrade your software and edit the Raw files or keep what you've got, use the free DNG converter and edit the DNGs.

                • 5. Re: RAW support
                  BKKDon Level 4

                  https://forums.adobe.com/people/laughing+goat  wrote

                   

                  Lightroom 5 apparently does not support the RAW images produced by my camera, an Olympus Stylus Tough TG4.  This is rather disappointing.  Is Adobe planning to issue an update of Lightroom 5 that corrects this deficiency? 

                  Despite what some people are saying here the Adobe rendition & implementation of DNG is, simply put, the lowest common denominator and you should be looking to a RAW processor that edit's your native RAW so you should update to the latest version of software.

                   

                  Quote: " The deficiency lies with the camera manufacturers not with Adobe.

                  Adobe released the free DNG standard to the market back in 2004. If all camera makers included a Save to DNG (rather than proprietary Raw) option on their cameras then no consumer would be stuck with outdated software which cannot read Raw files from their brand new cameras."

                   

                  The issue we all face with LR & DNG is that the conversions that utilize "Adobe Standard", or a neutral, uninspiring and bland conversion which negates the reasons for using different cameras such as FujiFilm, Canon, Nikon, Olympus etc.

                   

                  So there is no deficiency with the camera manufacturers simply an unwillingness to to become part of the pack.

                  • 6. Re: RAW support
                    John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    BKKDon  wrote

                     

                    So there is no deficiency with the camera manufacturers simply an unwillingness to to become part of the pack.

                    This discussion pivots around providing convenience to consumers. Proprietary Raw can continue but the ability to offer in camera DNG lies with the camera manufacturers. It would be a service to their customers and may even boost camera sales (save money on software upgrades).

                     

                    All the camera manufacturers need do is to include a DNG setting as well as proprietary Raw. The manufacturers can then keep offering their bleeding edge innovations and consumers can then decide if they want to upgrade their software and which settings they prefer to use. Raw used to mean straight off the sensor. Increasingly, it means the engineers' tweaked version of what they think you want Raw to look like.

                     

                    Some people want neutral, uninspiring, bland, straight off the sensor images which have not been tampered with by camera engineers. The strength of modern camera equipment for many users is in the glass and the processor's handling of special conditions e.g. low light. The rest the user can handle.

                     

                    At least with a DNG option, consumers will be able to open the images in their version of the software rather than being forced into DNG conversion workarounds.

                    • 7. Re: RAW support
                      Jao vdL Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      Despite what some people are saying here the Adobe rendition & implementation of DNG is, simply put, the lowest common denominator and you should be looking to a RAW processor that edit's your native RAW so you should update to the latest version of software.

                      This is incorrect. Dng files contain EXACTLY the same information as native raw files. There is absolutely no difference. Whether you edit your native raw file or a dng file converted from it, you will get bit-for-bit the same output as long as the raw editor can read both.