Lightroom 2 and latest Canon cameras


Pete_g 14 327 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 1:03PM
I'm hoping this isn't a dumb question.

If I purchase Lightroom 2, is it possible for me to integrate this with my version of CS3, and also take advantage of the latest camera Raw (ACR) cameras (such as 50d, 5dmkii) without having to use Canon's DPP software to get the raw image into CS3.

I see a lot of references to Lightroom 2 and integration with CS4, but I don't necessarily want to upgrade at this point, but I am tempted by some of the lightroom features.

Hopefully someone can advise who is in a similar situation.

Many thanks

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Henchard 14 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 1:19PM
You can process your images in Lightroom 2 then open them in any external editor as far as I'm aware. I use it with both CS2 and CS3 no problem
Pete_g 14 327 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 1:21PM
Great...thanks John....I was hoping that was possible. Always difficult to find the right answer on the adobe site....so thanks for your response Wink
strawman 15 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 1:29PM
Just beware that most people out there that have tried it have found DPP better at converting 50D images than the Adobe offerings. So the no cost option may well be the best quality option.
Pete_g 14 327 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 1:36PM
Thanks John...I've always used the raw convertors from adobe and never really spent time with DPP. I guess now is the time to try it out, and perhaps spend some of the money I might save on some other toys Wink

Thanks
Henchard 14 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 1:56PM

Quote:Just beware that most people out there that have tried it have found DPP better at converting 50D images than the Adobe offerings.


I can't comment on this but Lightroom processes 40D images fine (IMHO). Although many will argue that Capture One is better - but then Capture One doesn't have the asset management capabilities of Lightroom. Surely the simplest thing with Lightroom is download the free 30 day trial and give it a whirl?
strawman 15 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 3:07PM
It is all personal, my view is the following for quality of converted image
1 Capture 1
2 DPP
3 the Adobe products

Luminous landscape amongst others has had a go round this.

I agree Lightroom has asset management, but there are other tools out there and to be honest for my modest needs Picasa has turned out to be very good.

Download the various copies and give them a spin. As DPP comes for free and has been updated a few times since the 40D launch it gets better with each version.
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
19 Feb 2009 5:54PM
The answer to your question is definately you can use Lightroom to proccess your raw files and CS3 for the rest, I do exactly that with my 5D mk 11
Pete_g 14 327 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 5:56PM
Thanks Gents...responses much appreciated.
brianquinn 12 243 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 11:18PM

Quote:The answer to your question is definately you can use Lightroom to proccess your raw files and CS3 for the rest, I do exactly that with my 5D mk 11

I've downloaded the 30 day trial of lightroom 2 and it won't open my 5dmk11 raw files. It happily opens the raw files from my 400d.
I'm running cs3.
Am I doing something wrong?
strawman 15 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 11:34PM
Check for the latest RAW plugin updates. I read somewhere that the modified 5D MKII firmware might not be fully compatible with Adobe yet, so if you have updated the firmware ??
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
20 Feb 2009 12:33AM
I am using Lightroom 2.2 so maybe Lightroom 2 wont do the job


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