The last versions of ACR and Lightroom were released very recently. The next version, therefore, will come in three or four months. The S95 could be supported then, but there's no guarantee.
Using an exif editor ( such as ExifTools) you can change the Canon Model ID to Powershot S90 and then ACR will read your RAW file.
As suggested above, use ExifTools. After downloading it, you can simply run (under windows):
exiftool "-CanonModelID=PowerShot S90" somedir
where somedir is the directory containing your cr2 files
or for just one file:
exiftool "-CanonModelID=PowerShot S90" somefile.cr2
ACR works on the modified files, and does a decent job.
>The next version, therefore, will come in three or four months.
I have not been paying attention to the update schedule for ACR, is there a specific timeline for updating raw compatibility, for example every 4 months or is it random and only when "needed"?
...is there a specific timeline for updating raw compatibility, for example every 4 months or is it random and only when "needed"?
In general, ACR/LR gets updated 3-4 times per year based mostly on the number of new cameras released in a time period. Lots of new cameras (such as the newly announced/released cameras at Photokina) may delay a release a bit because of the work involved in adding new camera support. Generally, when that happens, Adobe releases a public "beta" (or a release candidate) to help new camera buyers in the interim-but that's not a sure thing and timing is still always against early adopters...
The one click importer worked great for me. It took a few tries to figure out the proper changes required for the config file but once i got it going it is awsome. Thank you so much.
Can you let me know which things tripped you up the most, or offer suggestions for making it easier to modify the importer config?
(Private messages OK)
I am new to this forums thing and don't know how to do private messages. Anyway maybe someone else can benifet from my mistakes.
I am little embarased to say that my biggest problem was that I didn't notice that the line for import directory was set to = nil and then the drive letters were commented out. I changed the drive letters but didn't remove the "nil --". Once that was corrected it took me a few tries to figure out that the folder that displays as My Pictures folder was really Pictures so i ended up creating a few extra folders before I got it right. Not sure why windows does that, must have something to do with the libraries. Also I thought that the ____IMPORT____ at the end of the path was some sort of key wording so I left that in there for my first try.
Next I will try setting up my Cannon 30D.
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So it sounds like the problems were mostly of the "non-programmer editing a program file" variety. I may find a way to configure via plugin manager.
Anyway, for now - its at least doable...
>As suggested above, use ExifTools. After downloading it, you can simply run (under windows):
thanks it worked great with a Mac as well, within terminal. I added overwrite to remove the original ( I had already made a copy)
exiftool "-CanonModelID=PowerShot S90" -overwrite_original /Volumes/DRIVE2/CanonS95/folder1 (wherever your files are located)
here's a link to more exiftool info if anyone else wants to give this a try.
>In general, ACR/LR gets updated 3-4 times per year based mostly on the number of new cameras released in a time period.
thanks for the info, is the process of adding new cameras very involved, or are the delays because of difficulty getting raw data from the manufacturers?
That's brilliant, thanks for the advice.
makes me wonder if the upgrade workflow within Adobe for ACR could be made more modular or adjusted somehow to accommodate updates for individual cameras instead of having to wait for enough cameras to justify large quarterly updates.
One-click Importer has been enhanced to automatically import CR2 files from G12 & S95.
(if you're willing to edit a lua text config file to adapt to your disk drive/folder names)
Configuration is now via plugin manager, so you don't have to edit the configuration via lua text file.
Yeah, Adobe is not geared for quick releases, even for critical bug fixes and new cameras. Although, I could argue for dot-dot releases for camera support and critical bug fixes, I acknowlege this would probably require a fair amount of extra work for Adobe...
Is your plugin for LR only, not PS/ACR/Bridge?
Oops, nevermind I just took a peek at your website, nice bunch of plugins... but alas, I'm PS only.
> I acknowlege this would probably require a fair amount of extra work for Adobe...
although it's interesting to see how many converters are based on the DCRAW which I believe is a one-person shop. Hmmm.... who will be first DCRAW or ACR to support S95?
I have to admit that I don't know if I am fooling myself, but I like my solution. I copy from the S95 to a directory and then open the files inCanon's own Digital Photo professional. Then you can process if you want to or just use the converter under the file menu to change them to Tiff files at a dpi of something close to 300. This creates a 16 bit Tiff file of almost 50Megs. That sounds ridiculous, I know so if you don't like 50, use something less that 300 dpi. But in any case, create a big file and when you work with it in Photoshop you will have textures and detail you have never seen before. I have made 11 by 17 enlargements that are stunning.
Next subject is the HDR. It creats a JPEG composite I don't want JPEGS so use the multiple exposure option and push the disp button and choose how large an exposure spread you want and get three picture in one blast in RAW then use HDR options in Photoshop or HDR Software to get a better HDR. However, I used the S95 HDR and got a terriffic fall color 11 by 17 with amazing detail. What is going on with camera. Why is it so good?
It is now laet April of 2011, I have Photoshop CS5 v12 and I can verify that Photoshop STILL does not recognize CR2 files from Canon's s95. I realize Adobe is slow to update for specific camers, but this is ridiculous. When will there be an update? Does Adobe care about its users?
Are you sure you have the latest version of ACR installed?
It is now laet April of 2011, I have Photoshop CS5 v12 and I can verify that Photoshop STILL does not recognize CR2 files from Canon's s95.
Uh...you might want to learn how to update Camera Raw since version 6.3 released last December supports the Canon S95. You need to update bud.
Does Adobe care about its users?
Yes...but it's up to the users to help themselves by updating...
I'll go out on a limb here and guess, by the way that he's worded his post, that walt1954 believes his version of Photoshop is (or has kept itself) up to date. Perhaps he thinks the copy of Photoshop he's just downloaded from Adobe's site is already up to date. We know there can be problems with all these things.
Walt, go into Photoshop and choose Help - About Plug-in - Camera Raw. Does it say 220.127.116.11? If not, then you don't have the latest released version. You can download and install it from here:
Noel Carboni wrote:
I'll go out on a limb here...
That's a pretty short and stiff limb you're going out on ;-}
Begging the question: why did the OP's Photoshop not notify him/her that ACR was not up-to-date? Or did it, but OP ignored the "warning"...?
(assuming this is not some strange bug...)