Buy a cheap Windows laptop just to run the DNG converter.
Really, I thought of every possible workaround, but this is the only one I'm left with. Or the cheapest one at any rate.
This is Apple for you, and why I dislike Apple as a company. They make sure their customers are held hostage to the newest and greatest at all times. You simply can't jump off the upgrade train, you will get left behind. But look where it got them - the second or third most profitable corporation in the world, beaten only by Google and Facebook.
Hi Ueli ,
afraid I cannot give you a definitive answer to this as I'm a Nikon not a Canon user, but I do know Canon supplies software for processing raw files called Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and that it runs on Snow Leopard.10.5 and 10.6 it also supports the Eos 80D
I don't know much more about it than that, but did think it was supplied with the camera so you might like to look at any DVD supplied. Of course to youse Photoshop you will have to save from DPP into some other lossless format like Tiff
Officially mac os x 10.6.8 can only use up to the adobe dng converter 8.3 and that also applies to photoshop cs6 only running up to camera raw 8.3.
You can run dng converters newer than 8.3 on mac os x 10.6.8, but it takes a little work and it's the windows version of the dng converter.
I used an application called Wineskin to run the adobe dng converter 10.1.
sample images used from here:
There is also a MetaRaw plugin for photoshop that works on mac os x 10.6.8
Hi Jeff, Terri and D Fosse,
Thanks so much for your responses, I really appreciate it.
Jeff, your workaround via WineSkin actually worked, it's amazing So D Fosse, using WineSkin is a way to use Windows Applications on a Mac, which in this case, enables you to download and run the latest Adobe DNG Converter for Windows (which is compatible with 80D raw files) and run it on your Mac even if you're on Snow Leopard. Like this, there is no need to invest in a cheap Windows Laptop for the DNG conversion. I was about to start upgrading my OS which might have killed my Mac and cost me a bunch of money. So thanks a lot for the WineSkin suggestion!