PEF raw (K7) not opening in PS cs3


michaelblue

Link Posted 04/04/2011 - 19:45
Anyone else had this?

Changing from K10D to K7 I find that the raw PEF files from the K7 don't open in PS cs3.
Also niether PEF nor DNG files from the K7 open in Acdsee 10 photo manager!
I had no problem with the K10D
Is there some 'Update' available for these two programs?

Any help appreciated

Michael

bforbes

Link Posted 04/04/2011 - 19:55
I had the same thing using the K5 in CS3. Apparently Adobe will only update CS4 and 5 for new cameras, not as far back as CS3. I switched to shooting DNG raw and that works fine.
Barrie
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DOIK

Link Posted 04/04/2011 - 20:04
The minimum Camera Raw plug-in version required is 5.4 for the K7, but the maximum for CS3 is 4.6.
As Barrie said shoot in DNG.

John

michaelblue

Link Posted 04/04/2011 - 20:12
DNG it is then.....what about Acdsee 10? I don't use it for editing but it's great for organising.

Michael
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Michael
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Prufrock

Link Posted 04/04/2011 - 20:45
It's probably not much use to you, but for Linux users, both Shotwell and the more fully-featured DigiKam will open both PEF and DNG files. Both are free, too.

Now that I realise that PEF files offer no significant space saving over DNG, I use the latter format anyway.

Tom
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 14:16
Prufrock wrote:
It's probably not much use to you, but for Linux users, both Shotwell and the more fully-featured DigiKam will open both PEF and DNG files. Both are free, too.

Now that I realise that PEF files offer no significant space saving over DNG, I use the latter format anyway.

Tom

Interesting.

I always shot DNG files, but since finding out PEFs are much smaller than the DNGs our of the cam I now shoot in PEF. I save even more space by converting them with the Adobe DNG converter after importing to the computer.

For some reason DNGs straight out of the Pentax cams are big ( possible becuase of a full size jog preview? ), so converting from DNG to DNG reduce their size, but converting PEF to DNG reduced size even further.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Smeggypants

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 14:17
michaelblue wrote:
DNG it is then.....what about Acdsee 10? I don't use it for editing but it's great for organising.

Michael

Use the adobe DNG converter to convert your already shot PEFs to DNG.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

michaelblue

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 14:39
Adobe DNG converter????

What and where is that and how do I use it?


Regards,
Michael
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alfpics

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 14:16
Its a freeby from Adobe:
link

You just open it, and then go to the folder of files you want to convert - and press the go button!

Hope that helps

Andy
Andy

michaelblue

Link Posted 07/04/2011 - 16:10
Many thanks Andy, very helpful!

Regards, Michael
Regards,
Michael
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