5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2012 7:36 AM by JimHess RSS

    Converting .RAF files to DNG

    JeremyHARRIS1969

      Hi,

       

      I'm a bit frustrated that I cannot edit my raw files I've shot with my Fuji X-Pro1 in Lightroom or Photoshop.

       

      I've tried to convert the .RAF files to DNG and I get an error stating that files are unsupported.

       

      -Jeremy

        • 1. Re: Converting .RAF files to DNG
          ssprengel MVP

          Every camera model must be profiled to be supported by Camera RAW.  What camera model do you have, and what version of the DNG Converter are you using?

          • 2. Re: Converting .RAF files to DNG
            weinlz

            I bought the Fuiji X Pro 1 yesterday. >ove thecamera but lightroom will not recognise the .RAF file. Really frustrating. Any help

            • 3. Re: Converting .RAF files to DNG
              Noel Carboni Community Member

              Weintz, the question boils down to this:  Does Adobe support your camera?  You probably should have checked into this before buying a new camera, don't you think?

               

              But fear not, Adobe adds support for new cameras all the time.

               

              If you have a current version of Lightroom or Photoshop, Adobe is likely to release an update within a few months that will support your camera directly, if they haven't already.

               

              If you want to continue to use older Adobe software that does not receive regular updates for new cameras, your choice is to download the LATEST VERSION of their free DNG Converter.  You will convert your raw images to DNG, which can then be opened by your older Adobe software.

               

              See also:  http://forums.adobe.com/thread/311515?tstart=0

               

              -Noel

              • 4. Re: Converting .RAF files to DNG
                JeremyHARRIS1969 Community Member

                I am referring to the new Fujifilm X-Pro1 .raf files.  There is another thread that has been started on this issue.

                 

                NO ONE mentioned anything about Adobe not supporting the raw files for this camera.  In all the reviews I read and hands on videos I watched.  I had to find out for myself.

                • 5. Re: Converting .RAF files to DNG
                  JimHess MVP

                  Your situation is not unique, and you are not the first person with this complaint.  Nor will you be the last as long as camera companies continue to insist on their own proprietary raw file format.  Adobe has to create profiles for every new camera that shoots raw images.  It's not just the format, it's the individual model.  Camera Raw looks at the camera model and then provides one or more profiles for that model.  Adobe cannot support a model that hasn't existed, and must be allowed sufficient time to provide raw support for that camera.  That is one of the reasons why ACR is updated approximately four times each year.  However, ACR is only updated for the currently shipping versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  If you don't have the current version then you can use the latest version of the free standalone DNG converter to create DNG (digital negative) copies of your files.  These will contain all of the raw image data, and will provide you with all of raw editing capability that your version of ACR has.  You just won't be able to see it or use any new features that have been added.