help please - opening K3 DNG files in photoshop .


Link Posted 02/09/2015 - 13:58
I would be grateful for advice .
I have lightroom 3.6 and photoshop cs3. which has camera raw 4.0
I always shoot RAW in DNG format.

I rarely use photoshop but it seems that it will not recognise the K3 DNG files.- I get a message ' not the right kind of document'.
The files open in LR 3.6.

I found an Adobe document saying that to read K3 raw files I need Adobe Camera raw v 8.3 and LR 5.3 (.It was not clear whether they were referring to PEF files.)
However LR 3.6 will read the DNG files.

I am confused as I naively thought that DNG as an adobe product would be read in all their applications and be backwards compatible.
do I simply need to download ACR 8.3 and would that work with CS3?

Can someone explain what's happening?
Many thanks


Link Posted 02/09/2015 - 14:29
Upgrade your Camera Raw, it's free.
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Link Posted 02/09/2015 - 15:22
I'm surprised it doesn't pick up DNG files in ACR - it shouldn't be camera dependant like PEF files...

maybe you can convert the files in LR3.6 or just use LR
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Link Posted 02/09/2015 - 22:47
I have Photoshop CS3 but upgraded ACR to version 4.6, which I believe is the most recent version available with CS3. ACR 4.6 has no problem with K3 DNG files, it opens them without errors in the correct colour space and processes them perfectly.

I have a slightly different issue with K3 DNG's, not with PS or ACR, but with Adobe Bridge and all other viewers running in Windows 8.1. These will view/open the DNG's no problem, but the colours are completely off, all have a green cast. The same issue doesn't occur with K-5iis DNG's, these look perfectly normal. I've never bothered to try and resolve this as it doesn't affect anything I do.

Hope the above solves your problems.

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Link Posted 09/09/2015 - 10:32
Many thanks for your replies.
I have followed David's advice and upgraded ACR to 4.6 on photoshop CS3. and can now read the K3 DNG files in CS3.

The previous version of ACR 4.0 had allowed me to open camera raw DNG files from a K5 and even a 645Z.
Does anyone know what is different about the K3 DNG files?

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