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sarmour
sarmour  781 forum posts Scotland
14 Apr 2009 - 7:37 PM

I normally use CS3 no problem with my own Nikon RAW files but a friend has asked me to do some processing on a file from his Canon (5D I think - it's new and he can't work it in manual!!!). It is a .CR2 file and photoshop says it cannot complete my request because it is not the right type of file.

Is there anything I or my friend should do to get it to work?

Thanks

Stuart

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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2009 - 7:46 PM

CS3 should be able to read the Canon 5D RAW file.

Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2009 - 7:58 PM

You need to update the camera raw plugin to v4.6. Here is a link that will help you Adobe Camera Raw v4.6

Brian...............................

Little Jo
Little Jo e2 Member 122272 forum postsLittle Jo vcard United Kingdom
14 Apr 2009 - 9:18 PM

If it's a 5D MkII, CS4 will be required unless you convert the file to DNG format first.

Jo

sarmour
sarmour  781 forum posts Scotland
15 Apr 2009 - 8:55 AM

I have checked...It is the MkII. Is it easy to convert to DNG? (I am at work at the moment so don't have access to CS3 to try it)

Stuart

strawman
strawman  1021997 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2009 - 9:16 AM

Just use DPP, it is a better RAW converter anyway.

sarmour
sarmour  781 forum posts Scotland
15 Apr 2009 - 11:44 AM

can I download DPP? As I am a Nikon user I dont have DPP on my pc...

strawman
strawman  1021997 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2009 - 11:59 AM

A 5D MKII will ship with it. To my knowledge you will need one of the original CD's for a Canon camera, after that you can download the latest update.

sarmour
sarmour  781 forum posts Scotland
15 Apr 2009 - 12:12 PM

Thanks, I'll see if I can get a copy of the cd from my friend. Failing that, he'll need to convert it to jpeg for me

strawman
strawman  1021997 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2009 - 12:21 PM

Capture 1 let you have @ 15 days free trial, as does lightroom I think.

john64
john64 e2 Member 9824 forum postsjohn64 vcard England
15 Apr 2009 - 2:12 PM

Let me get this straight:

Your friend cannot work a camera in 'Manual' and is asking someone else to do his processing for him, yet he's out buying a 5D MkII ???

Some people have more money than sense. Maybe he'd like to swap it for my wife's little point and shoot ? Wink

loweskid
loweskid  122042 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2009 - 2:34 PM


Quote: Is it easy to convert to DNG?

Yes. The converter comes with Adobe Camera Raw - see the link above. Once installed just select the folder where the raw files are and click the 'convert' button. It will batch convert the lot in one go and only takes a few seconds per file.

sarmour
sarmour  781 forum posts Scotland
15 Apr 2009 - 3:04 PM


Quote: Let me get this straight:

Your friend cannot work a camera in 'Manual' and is asking someone else to do his processing for him, yet he's out buying a 5D MkII ???

Some people have more money than sense. Maybe he'd like to swap it for my wife's little point and shoot ?

I nearly fell over when he told me. He actually makes money from taking photos. His next purchase is a mac pro but he can't find the tool to draw a straight line using PS!!!

sarmour
sarmour  781 forum posts Scotland
15 Apr 2009 - 3:06 PM


Quote: Quote:Is it easy to convert to DNG? Yes. The converter comes with Adobe Camera Raw - see the link above. Once installed just select the folder where the raw files are and click the 'convert' button. It will batch convert the lot in one go and only takes a few seconds per file.

Thanks. I have used Camera Raw before, just not for DNG files. I'll have a look tomorrow.

loweskid
loweskid  122042 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2009 - 3:39 PM

It is a separate stand-alone program but is installed at the same time as Camera Raw. In fact you may already have it on your system. On my system (XP Pro) it's installed in - 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\DNG Converter\Adobe DNG Converter.exe'
You may still need to get the latest version though.

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