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Lightroom Compatibility with OMD EM5 files

Camairish Avatar
Camairish 17 1.4k Scotland
15 Nov 2021 10:51AM
Hi, apologies if this has already been covered. Dug out my Olympus OMD EM5 for the first time in years & shot a load of RAW files. Lightroom doesn't recognise them at all. I'm currently upgrading Adobe Camera RAW & Lightroom to latest versions to see if that helps. If not am I correct in thinking I'll need to convert them to DNG files for Lightroom to recognise them? How do I do this please?
Thanks, Ian.
Tianshi_angie Avatar
15 Nov 2021 11:04AM
This copied reply from the Adobe help page has an answer. Hope it helps you.

Quote:Check this link and see which version of Lightroom is needed to support your camera: If upgrading is not an option, you can download the current DNG converter to convert the files then import the DNG files instead.
Camairish Avatar
Camairish 17 1.4k Scotland
15 Nov 2021 11:20AM
Thank you, that info suggests my current set up should be compatible but that’s not the reality. Lightroom processed some RAWS from my EOS 6D using the same card reader so definitely an issue with the ORF files. As a next step should I download the Adobe DNG converter and try this?
Tianshi_angie Avatar
15 Nov 2021 11:31AM
That would be my choice.
Camairish Avatar
Camairish 17 1.4k Scotland
15 Nov 2021 12:14PM
I've updated PS & LR to latest versions but no luck. I've installed Adobe DNG converter but it will also not recognise the Olympus OMD-EM5 files saying the H drive is empty. When I switch over to the card from my Canon (same card reader) then all the programs 'see' the images no probs.

The card the Olympus images are on is a SanDisk Extreme 90 MB/s 64GB. The images were saved to the card as RAW & large JPEG files and can be seen easily on the camera viewer. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks again in advance, Ian.
Camairish Avatar
Camairish 17 1.4k Scotland
15 Nov 2021 12:23PM
An card reader is old (USB 2.0 Hi Speed) it possible it works with the card in my Canon (4GB 30MB/s) but can't handle the one in my Olympus (64GB 90MB/s)?
If I need a new one can someone suggest something more suitable?
Carabosse Avatar
Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
15 Nov 2021 12:30PM
I had an EM5 some years ago and was able to process its RAW files in a much earlier version of ACR than the current one.

The fact the DNG converter also doesn't recognise the files suggests there could be a problem with the camera.

In the first instance, if you have not already done so, try a different SD card in the EM5 and see if this makes a difference.
Camairish Avatar
Camairish 17 1.4k Scotland
15 Nov 2021 1:12PM
Thanks CB, the images I took yesterday all appear to have stored fine on the card ‘in camera’. It’s an SDXC card which I think is incompatible with card readers before 2010 - which believe it or not mine is! I’m going to update my card reader first to one that is definitely SDXC compatible first but will definitely try another card in the camera later too. 🙏
Tianshi_angie Avatar
15 Nov 2021 3:36PM
You could try plugging your camera, with the card still inside it, so that the software can identify your camera and not a card reader. I never use a card reader - always plug camera directly into the computer using a usb lead to connect them. Never have any problems at all.
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Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
15 Nov 2021 4:07PM
From the sound of it, your Olympus files are no longer supported by the more recent version(s) of Lightroom, so I guess DNG must be the way to go.
As for your card reader, I once had a similar problem with SDXC cards and a prehistoric card reader.
A new card reader did the trick.
These seemingly silly issues can be really frustrating but I suspect your's will be an easy fix.
Camairish Avatar
Camairish 17 1.4k Scotland
15 Nov 2021 4:08PM
Great idea thanks! Will give that a go tomorrow T_angie & let you know how it goes. Cheers Jester - that’s my plan B.
Camairish Avatar
Camairish 17 1.4k Scotland
16 Nov 2021 11:15AM
A new SDXC compatible card reader sorted everything out so many thanks for the help yesterday.


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