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Bear Dale

Bear Dale •


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Problem with Lightroom and Lumix Raw Files (.RW2)



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I have purchased a Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 and find myself unable to import the cameras raw files into my version of Lightroom which is V5. I know the version is about likely a bit long in the molar, just information technology does everything I want it to…..except now import these raw files!

I’k really loathsome to become saddled with Adobe’south new subscription method of using their software at present.

I can use Adobe’s DNG converter. Is that my just option hither? Are DNG files virtually the aforementioned as raw files? Any other suggestions to get the raw files into LR?

Should I jump ship completely and trial a new photo editing software? Whatever suggestions along those lines would too really exist appreciated. Practice any work in well with PS?

Thanks





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AusPhotographer wrote:

I have purchased a Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 and detect myself unable to import the cameras raw files into my version of Lightroom which is V5. I know the version is almost probable a bit long in the molar, only it does everything I want it to…..except now import these raw files!

I’grand actually loathsome to get saddled with Adobe’south new subscription method of using their software now.

I tin can utilize Adobe’south DNG converter. Is that my just pick hither? Are DNG files almost the same as raw files? Any other suggestions to get the raw files into LR?

Should I spring ship completely and trial a new photo editing software? Whatsoever suggestions forth those lines would likewise actually be appreciated. Practise whatever work in well with PS?

Cheers

Yes, DNG is your but choice with LR5.

The raw file has been converted using the same raw engine equally LR and is in 16bit and so its effectively a raw file for all practical purposes.

The choice is yours as to whether you lot rent software.  Are you the Office 365 blazon?

There are a number of alternatives depending on your upkeep.  C1Pro is often cited as the all-time raw processor just information engineering comes with a price tag to match.

DXO is also an get-go-grade raw processor with the best lens correction available likewise every bit the best dissonance reduction (Prime).  It is too highly automatic and if you don’t like to spend a lot of time fine tuning your images, just want to have advantage of the advantages of raw, DXO is a skillful pick.  The master draw back of DXO is that information technology does non practise local adjustments and and and so yous demand to pair it with a pixel editor similar Affinity Photo.

Probably the closest cost functioning software is ACDSee which  Glen Barrington rates very highly.  It does raw conversion, databasing, and has layer functionality.

The best idea is to download costless trials of competing products and encounter what you lot think.  The large problem is that you are used to LR’s UI and any alter is difficult which makes assessing products challenging.  Information technology is a adept thought to spend a niggling time looking at YouTube videos on your short list of potential products to become acquainted with their interface / potential.  Some of the products have customisable interfaces which in my stance offers big advantages.  However, data technology takes a footling time to become your caput around how useful this tin can exist when you are accepted to the rigid Apple way (their way or the highway) of a fixed UI.

Ian

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Isola Verde

Re: Problem with Lightroom and Lumix Raw Files (.RW2)



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Oasis’t tried the FZ2500, all the same its RAW files are definitely non supported past LR5!

After getting the TZ70 and then the GF7 I made apply of the DNG converter to become their RW2 files into LR5 with no real difficulties – just a bit of tedium in the actress steps required!

Best place for getting the latest version for your particular operating arrangement is…

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html

(At to the lowest degree for Windows, that camera has been supported since version 9.viii – although 9.12 is available now)

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The method I plant it simplest was

– to transfer the RW2 and related JPG files off the card, into an empty folder on the Desktop

– run the conversion on the contents of that folder

– delete the RW2 files

– move the DNGs and JPGs to the appropriate place in the tree of folders for the LR catalog

I like to utilize dated folders, which tin get a bit fiddly if downloading several days’ pictures – after a holiday or similar trip abroad!

But later on well-nigh two years of that I decided to update.

Starting fourth dimension considered merely getting the standalone version (Lightroom 6 – here in the U.k. it costs virtually the aforementioned as a year’southward subscription to the PS+LR bargain), but somewhen bit the bullet and signed up for the subscription program, for the extra do good of having full PS rather than relying on my ageing copy of Elements 12.

…………….

When I tried making DNGs from the RAWs of other cameras, I couldn’t then see whatever significant differences in quality versus the straight-candy output from LR5 – just DID find some surprising space savings, with the “SRW” RAWs of an quondam Samsung NX10 dropping from well-nigh 26MB to nearly 13MB per file.

With Panasonics, the biggest reduction was around 25% for GX1 and GF7, although but 15% with the FZ200, and a tiny viii% with TZ70…. so I’ve gone dorsum and converted most of the older RAWs into DNGs, then as to ease the pressure on my 1GB C bulldoze.

Does mean existence reliant on edit programs continuing to support the DNG format, but decided I’d run a risk that!

Peter

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Re: Problem with Lightroom and Lumix Raw Files (.RW2)



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Give thanks y’all Ian and thanks Isola.

Y’all take both given me some advice, very much appreciate the time to help me out.

Kind regards

Jim





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EDIT: I caved in and bought a LR & PS Cloud package.

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Thanks,
Jim





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Nikon AF-Due south Nikkor 50mm F1.4G


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