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Feb 22, 2021 20:19:25   #
Bankshot Loc: Henderson, NV, USA
 
Hi, I recently bought a Nikon D7200, and when I opened Photoshop CS5 to do some editing, I was told my Adobe Photoshop doesn't have the correct version of Camera Raw to process the images from my camera. What do I do now?! I am a serious amateur and hobbyist, and have been using Camera Raw for around 14 years. What are my options? I don't want to spend a lot for this, but I am willing to purchase if that's the only option. By the way, I use a Macbook Pro for editing.
Bill

Feb 22, 2021 20:52:08   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Bankshot wrote:
Hi, I recently bought a Nikon D7200, and when I opened Photoshop CS5 to do some editing, I was told my Adobe Photoshop doesn't have the correct version of Camera Raw to process the images from my camera. What do I do now?! I am a serious amateur and hobbyist, and have been using Camera Raw for around 14 years. What are my options? I don't want to spend a lot for this, but I am willing to purchase if that's the only option. By the way, I use a Macbook Pro for editing.
Bill


Spend $40 for Raw Power, available in the App Store. It’s the modern version of the raw image processor in Apple Aperture. It might work as a plug-in in Ps CS5. It will work in Photos, or as a stand-alone.

CS5 is ancient history, though. For $50, you might replace it with Serif Affinity Photo (App Store).

Feb 22, 2021 20:52:23   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
You have a few options. First, recognize the Camera RAW that is compatible with your old and discontinued CS5 is limited to those cameras and RAW files that existed when Adobe discontinued support and updates, online it looks like this support ended Dec 2012.

Option 1 is to visit Adobe and download and use their DNG converter. This free software runs in batch and quickly strips the header information from any camera's RAW files and replaced with a generic DNG 'wrapper' so the file can be used by all versions of Adobe software.

Option 2 is to download Nikon's Capture NX and use that software to run a generic conversion from RAW to 16-bit TIFF and then import the TIFF to CS5. This generic conversion just picks up the camera settings and converts to TIFF. You'll get some things 'baked into' the TIFF that defeat the purpose of shooting in RAW, but it's a free option and you can do some minor (or major) editing in the Nikon software before the conversion, just making your workflow more complicated and time consuming.

Option 3 is to investigate new (supported) software that supports the D7200 directly.

 
 
Feb 22, 2021 20:54:17   #
Ourspolair
 
CS5 does not recognize the newer .nef version. You can no longer buy Camera Raw, it is part of the Adobe subscription. The best solution is to buy .nef to .png converter software
(example url http://www.batchimageconverter.com/image-converter/) - this one is $29.00
CS5 will recognize the .png file and open Adobe Raw to process it.
Otherwise use Nikon View-NX-1 (free) to convert your files to TIFF and use CS5 to do the edits - not as convenient as ACR.

Feb 22, 2021 21:12:43   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Bill, your best bet is to go with the Adobe plan. The cost is minimal ($10/month) and you get ACR, Ps, and Lr. There are some other applications included, as well.
--Bob
Bankshot wrote:
Hi, I recently bought a Nikon D7200, and when I opened Photoshop CS5 to do some editing, I was told my Adobe Photoshop doesn't have the correct version of Camera Raw to process the images from my camera. What do I do now?! I am a serious amateur and hobbyist, and have been using Camera Raw for around 14 years. What are my options? I don't want to spend a lot for this, but I am willing to purchase if that's the only option. By the way, I use a Macbook Pro for editing.
Bill

Feb 22, 2021 21:16:15   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Bankshot wrote:
Hi, I recently bought a Nikon D7200, and when I opened Photoshop CS5 to do some editing, I was told my Adobe Photoshop doesn't have the correct version of Camera Raw to process the images from my camera. What do I do now?! I am a serious amateur and hobbyist, and have been using Camera Raw for around 14 years. What are my options? I don't want to spend a lot for this, but I am willing to purchase if that's the only option. By the way, I use a Macbook Pro for editing.
Bill


Which MacBook Pro? What operating system version?

Feb 22, 2021 21:23:28   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Ourspolair wrote:
CS5 does not recognize the newer .nef version. You can no longer buy Camera Raw, it is part of the Adobe subscription. The best solution is to buy .nef to .png converter software
(example url http://www.batchimageconverter.com/image-converter/) - this one is $29.00
CS5 will recognize the .png file and open Adobe Raw to process it.
Otherwise use Nikon View-NX-1 (free) to convert your files to TIFF and use CS5 to do the edits - not as convenient as ACR.


Sorry, but converting to a 'PNG' is the same as converting the RAW to JPEG. The JPEG from the camera would be a better option to this idea and no payment, no matter how minimal. With a focus on 'free', the idea of converting to DNG retains the RAW image data is a better path with only a small time effort to batch convert all the image files before working in CS5.

 
 
Feb 22, 2021 21:35:16   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
I have been using the DNG converter for years. I stopped buying PhotoShop with CS5. The DNG converter does strip some information during the conversion, but it is said to be information that Adobe doesn't use. That information would be used by Nikon software. After converting you can still retain your .nef files, untouched. You can sign up and pay for more software at any time. I see no reason to do that until you need to.

I also see no reason to use png.

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Feb 22, 2021 21:37:39   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
[quote=CHG_CANON]You have a few options. First, recognize the Camera RAW that is compatible with your old and discontinued CS5 is limited to those cameras and RAW files that existed when Adobe discontinued support and updates, online it looks like this support ended Dec 2012.

Option 1 is to visit Adobe and download and use their DNG converter. This free software runs in batch and quickly strips the header information from any camera's RAW files and replaced with a generic DNG 'wrapper' so the file can be used by all versions of Adobe software.

Option 2 is to download Nikon's Capture NX and use that software to run a generic conversion from RAW to 16-bit TIFF and then import the TIFF to CS5. This generic conversion just picks up the camera settings and converts to TIFF. You'll get some things 'baked into' the TIFF that defeat the purpose of shooting in RAW, but it's a free option and you can do some minor (or major) editing in the Nikon software before the conversion, just making your workflow more complicated and time consuming.

Option 3 is to investigate new (supported) software that supports the D7200 directly.[/quote

Like the Adobe CC photography bundles - $9.99 a month unless you luck out and find a temporary deal - my first year was $7.77 a month thanks to a 24 hour deal I found. You can often get a discount on the $9.99 by paying by the year, I think it is 10 months fees for 12 months use paid at the start of the year.
The best part is the software is always updated as soon as Adobe makes changes for new cameras etc.

Feb 22, 2021 21:45:20   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Bankshot, note the comment to retain the original NEF files for it / when you change to software that can edit these images directly. This gives the best option to revisit an image in the future. Alas, you'll have to develop your own approach for how you deal with culling. I came home with 1019 RAW images from a walkabout this past Saturday. After culling and processing, I had only 70 images. It would be quite the waste to retain that original 31GB of data, but trying to 'match' the culled and converted TIFFs or DNGs back to the RAW would be a chore too.

Feb 22, 2021 21:57:02   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Shoot JPEG and be happy. Spend the saved time out in the field taking photos!

 
 
Feb 22, 2021 22:20:02   #
Gene51 Loc: Yonkers, NY, now in LSD (LowerSlowerDelaware)
 
rmalarz wrote:
Bill, your best bet is to go with the Adobe plan. The cost is minimal ($10/month) and you get ACR, Ps, and Lr. There are some other applications included, as well.
--Bob



Feb 22, 2021 23:16:12   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Bankshot, note the comment to retain the original NEF files for it / when you change to software that can edit these images directly. This gives the best option to revisit an image in the future. Alas, you'll have to develop your own approach for how you deal with culling. I came home with 1019 RAW images from a walkabout this past Saturday. After culling and processing, I had only 70 images. It would be quite the waste to retain that original 31GB of data, but trying to 'match' the culled and converted TIFFs or DNGs back to the RAW would be a chore too.
Bankshot, note the comment to retain the original ... (show quote)


I put nef, dng, and jpg files in the same folder while I'm culling. As I go through and see an image I don't want, I hit delete 3 times. I use Irfan View which lets me go through things pretty quickly. It is real easy to zoom too.

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Feb 23, 2021 08:14:48   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
You have a few options. First, recognize the Camera RAW that is compatible with your old and discontinued CS5 is limited to those cameras and RAW files that existed when Adobe discontinued support and updates, online it looks like this support ended Dec 2012.

Option 1 is to visit Adobe and download and use their DNG converter. This free software runs in batch and quickly strips the header information from any camera's RAW files and replaced with a generic DNG 'wrapper' so the file can be used by all versions of Adobe software.

Option 2 is to download Nikon's Capture NX and use that software to run a generic conversion from RAW to 16-bit TIFF and then import the TIFF to CS5. This generic conversion just picks up the camera settings and converts to TIFF. You'll get some things 'baked into' the TIFF that defeat the purpose of shooting in RAW, but it's a free option and you can do some minor (or major) editing in the Nikon software before the conversion, just making your workflow more complicated and time consuming.

Option 3 is to investigate new (supported) software that supports the D7200 directly.
You have a few options. First, recognize the Camer... (show quote)

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Feb 23, 2021 08:18:15   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
tcthome wrote:
I don't own the camera but, it probably has an option to record a tiff file.


You can search the online manual and easily disprove this assumption.

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