5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2009 9:20 AM by MadManChan2000

    I can't open most files from DNG Converter 5.5b (Olympus E-P1)

    David Charlec Level 1

      I have a bunch of E-P1 photos taken in RAW (.ORF files) and was waiting eagerly for support by ACR. I tried the DNG Converter 5.5b today and converted all my images to DNG.

      When I tried to import the DNGs in iPhoto, it imported only 32 files out of 800.

      These 32 images also have a proper icon (with the preview of the photo).

       

      I can't open the others with either iPhoto, QuickLook or Preview.app

      All DNGs were opened successfully with Photoshop CS4 or Lightroom once I updated ACR to 5.5b

       

      It seems that, for some reason, Apple apps can't open this "new breed" of DNG files.

       

      Does anybody have the same problem ?

        • 1. Re: I can't open most files from DNG Converter 5.5b (Olympus E-P1)
          MadManChan2000 Adobe Employee

          And ... Err, what happens you try to open the rest in CR 5.5 in CS4? Can you

          provide an example of a .ORF file that fails to load? You can use

          YouSendIt.com with a target email of madmanchan2000@yahoo.com.

           

          Eric

           

           

          I have a bunch of E-P1 photos taken in RAW (.ORF files) and was waiting

          eagerly for support by ACR. I tried the 5.5 version today and was only able to

          import 32 files out of 800. The few images that worked have a proper icon with

          the preview of the photo (Mac OS X).

           

          I can't open the others with iPhoto, QuickLook, Photoshop CS4 or Preview.app

           

          • 2. Re: I can't open most files from DNG Converter 5.5b (Olympus E-P1)
            David Charlec Level 1

            Sorry, I updated my original post because I realized I wasn't making much sense !

             

            The DNG Converter did convert all my files to .DNG

            I can open all of them in Photoshop CS4 (or Lightroom).

             

            But I can only open a few of them with Preview.app, iPhoto.app or QuickLook on Mac OSX.

            I found out that the one I am not able to open are the photos taken with the kit lens (Olympus 14-42mm).

             

            The ones I shot with my Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 ( + adapter) were imported successfully in iPhoto.

             

            I have attached screenshots from the icons and file properties of 2 files : one that works and one that doesn't. (you can actually see the picture instead of the icon for the one that works)

            • 3. Re: I can't open most files from DNG Converter 5.5b (Olympus E-P1)
              MadManChan2000 Adobe Employee

              David, I'm afraid you will probably have to follow up with Apple on this

              one. (If I'm understanding your post correctly, you have no trouble using

              Adobe software to process the E-P1 files.)

               

              Eric

               

               

              Sorry, I updated my original post because I realized I wasn't making much

              sense !

               

              The DNG Converter did convert all my files to .DNG

              I can open all of them in Photoshop CS4 (or Lightroom).

               

              But I can only open a few of them with Preview.app, iPhoto.app or QuickLook on

              Mac OSX.

              I found out that the one I am not able to open are the photos taken with the

              kit lens (Olympus 14-42mm).

               

              The ones I shot with my Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 ( + adapter) were imported

              successfully in iPhoto.

               

              • 4. Re: I can't open most files from DNG Converter 5.5b (Olympus E-P1)
                David Charlec Level 1

                That's what I feared you would say !

                Isn't it weird though that a "universal" file format like DNG does (or does not) work in some situations because of the lens I use !

                 

                I'll try to get some help from Apple... Thank you for your help.

                • 5. Re: I can't open most files from DNG Converter 5.5b (Olympus E-P1)
                  MadManChan2000 Adobe Employee

                  David, the file format itself is not enough. You also need software to be

                  able to read the file format. As an example, TIFF has been around for years

                  (much longer than DNG) but there are still many software programs that read

                  some valid TIFFs, but not all valid TIFFs -- e.g., they only read

                  uncompressed TIFFs, and they fail to read compressed TIFFs.

                   

                  Eric

                   

                   

                   

                  That's what I feared you would say !

                  Isn't it weird though that a "universal" file format like DNG does (or does

                  not) work in some situations because of the lens I use

                   

                  I'll try to get some help from Apple... Thank you for your help.