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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 8:00PM
I bought the new Nikon D5200 for Christmas but have been very ill since and not had a chance to use it, seeing the snow was too much of a temptation and I stepped outside taking a few shots (nothing special but) using CS5 I cant view my raw files I didnt want to go back to JPG now and Camera Raw 7 is not compatible with CS5 - I can buy CS6 but didnt want the extra expense. Does anybody have any ideas how I may get round this please?
I did download an independant ACP converter but it comes with a virus warning and I prefer not to use it and have uninstalled the software now.
thanks Ann

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User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
20 Jan 2013 8:11PM
The problem lies in your current version of PS Ann - and in turn, it's version of Adobe Camera Raw that is loaded in the program.

Pop over to Adobe's website and download the latest version of ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) - there should be the ability to check that your camera is supported in the latest version.

If it's not, then all is not lost - you can use Adobe's 'DNG' converter to convert your 3200's RAW files to Adobe's 'DNG' format and load them in CS5 in the normal way without losing anything.

On other matters... sorry to hear of your ill-health. I hope everything is either 'on the mend' or that you are fully recovered! x
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 8:27PM
Not yet recovered Mike but thank you for your enquiry and answer to my dilemma - although my camera is shown as being supported, the camera raw 7 is not supported in CS5 which I have - seems I need to purchase the upgrade to CS6 but the conversion to DNG in Adobe that you suggest might be an option if I am clever enough to work it outSad been working on this all of yesterday morning and most of this afternoon and draw a blank everytimeSad
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
20 Jan 2013 8:34PM
Just fire up the DNG Converter software Ann - load the files - point at where you want to save them (usual place I would suggest) - save them - open CS5 and Bridge, select the .dng image in Bridge and open in CS5 in the normal way. Job done Grin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 10:27PM
Not quite sure what you mean Mike, sorry - I did download the raw convertor 7.3 exe but it just keeps telling me its not supported in CS5 I also updated photoshop from within the programme, I chatted with Adobe online today and they have given me what looks like a London number but somebody else has said you get diverted to the States (hope not) this is doing my head in! I downloaded quicktime as that came up when I was browsing and I thought it might have worked but it didntSad (do I google DNG) ?
capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 10:43PM
Adobe DNG converter 7.2 supports the D5200. I use it with CS5 for raw files from my Canon 650D.

Good luck
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 11:02PM
thanks Ivor I did download camera raw 7.3exe perhaps this is different I will give it a go and let you knowSmile
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 11:06PM
Adobe's refusal to provide updates for "old" software (e.g. no updates for CS5 once CS6 is released) is really diabolical.

However, the answer given above does get round the problem. Use DNG Converter to produce DNG files from your D5200 Raw images and then open those DNGs in CS5. Should work OK.

capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 11:15PM

Quote:Thanks Ivor I did download camera raw 7.3exe perhaps this is different I will give it a go and let you knowSmile

The camera raw 7.3 is only for CS6. The Adobe DNG converter is what you need.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 8:32AM
Thanks Ivor
andart 16 506 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 9:35AM
Have you tried View NX2 - it usually comes with the camera? you can download it free here .

includes a raw converter
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 12:56PM
I did do that but not used view Nex2 all looks very different to me than what I am used to, I will have another look, thanks for the link and suggestion
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 4:54PM
Ann...I think Adobe DNG Converter is your best bet ??

It can be downloaded from the Adobe web-site, & it's ridiculously easy to use.

When I load images from a memory-card onto my computer, a window opens up to download them into Adobe PS, then
another window opens where you designate their destination, & if you want to convert to DNG, tick the relevant boxes
& it's all done automatically.......& the files open up in CS Bridge as DNG files.......

Another advantage is the file size is reduced by roughly 20% in the conversion, without any quality loss, so more images
on your HD.

I use DNG all the time, after shooting everything in the RAW mode, & opens up in Camera Raw from the Bridge Browser.

Hope that helps....try it, it's free, & a doddle to use....regards...Keith.Smile

PS....what's your opinion of the camera, & it's results ???.....the EPZ review results look stunning !!
LenShepherd 10 3.6k United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 5:17PM

Quote:Have you tried View NX2?

I suggest any Nikon user should try this free software. It includes many basic adjustments including the ability to change several of the camera settings without losing file information.
If other software you use does not recognise the Nikon edits (a lot does not) you can save as a Tiff to avoid losing some file information when doing many basic edits.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 5:20PM
Thanks for that Keith, not so well today but tomorrow will definitely have look, the instruction you give is of great value to me as I was wondering how to go about the conversion once DNG downloaded being of the older generation I manage most things pretty well I think but this one issue had me completely foxed - your a star!

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