I recently had a student use the stand alone DNG converter V.5.2 on his Canon 5D Mark II raw files but Photoshop CS won't read the resultant .dng files. Our copy of CS3 reads them ok but he only has CS and neither his version of CS nor ours will read the files. My understanding has been that .dng files can be read by any version of Photoshop that works with Raw files. Is this no longer true? Or was it never true? Thanks.
Installing 2.4 took care of the problem. Boy, does the CS version of Camera Raw seem crude compared to the full featured version you've given us now. I remember it as being pretty impressive at the time but I sure wouldn't want to have to go back to it. I think I've convinced the student how much he's missing out on by not having CS4 but at least he'll be able to work with his Raw files until he upgrades. Thanks for your help.