4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2009 5:47 PM by ssprengel

    DNG Not working in


      Okay, I have the Canon 7D like everyone else I can only shoot large Raw files if I want to PP in ACR, or I can import the files into LR3 (beta) to do PP work. However, I like using ACR. That being said I thought Small-Large Raw files can be converted to DNG, then opened up in ACR in CS4...is this true? I have tried a few times downloading and installing the newest files for DNG, but it's not working. need help please....i really do not want to use DPP.

        • 1. Re: DNG Not working in
          Jeff Schewe Level 5

          The 7D is not officially supported by Camera Raw 5.5 and DNG Converter 5.5. Only unofficial (meaning very preliminary) support for the full sized raws is currently offered in 5.5. You'll have to wait for the next official update to get full support.


          And before you ask, ACR is updated 3-4 times a year and the last update was Sept I think, so do the math for when the next one is due.

          • 2. Re: DNG Not working in
            ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            ACR 5.5 and the DNG Converter 5.5 were released together and neither supports mRAW or sRAW for the 7D.


            LR3B was released a few days/weeks later and is ACR 6.0 compatible so has a slightly less immature processing for the 7D.


            ACR 5.6 and LR 2.6 should fully support the 7D, both with the suite of camera profiles and the various RAW format sizes.


            I don't think you can make LR3B create DNGs of mRAWs and sRAWs that will be readable by ACR 5.5, either.


            I experimented with LR3B and the 7D's mRAW and sRAW and they didn’t' really seem better than a resized-down version of a regular RAW to me and once LR3 can do luminance NR, I'd almost think it'll be better than using mRAW or sRAW as a lower-noise format, although those will still take up less space on a CF card and be useful that way.

            • 3. Re: DNG Not working in
              MTM310 Level 1

              So there are only twos ways currently to convert thos med&small files and that is DPP or LR3, correct

              • 4. Re: DNG Not working in
                ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                As far as Adobe and camera-manufacturer programs, yes.


                LR3B is the least different from ACR 5.6, especially if you use Develop / Settings / Process 1.