D600 Opening Raw Files in Photoshop
Can anyone give me a heads up on what I need to open my raw files from my new D600 in Photoshop. I have cs4 and don't want to upgrade to a newer version right now. Is there someway to convert the raw files to use in my older version?
#1. "RE: D600 Opening Raw Files in Photoshop" | In response to Reply # 0Wed 23-Jan-13 08:29 PM | edited Wed 23-Jan-13 09:19 PM by mpage
Did you try updating Photoshop from the help menu? While connected to the Internet, go to the help menu in Photoshop and select Updates.
If that does not work, you can go to the Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 download page directly. Older versions of Photoshop and Lightroom can update to the latest camera Raw support with this free Adobe DNG Converter:
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#2. "RE: D600 Opening Raw Files in Photoshop" | In response to Reply # 1Wed 23-Jan-13 09:33 PM
Can't be done with CS4
Adobe cut RAW support at pre-D600 for all versions of CS from 5.5 back.
Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 will only work with PS CS6 (and on, until they cut it in the future)
It's a pretty lame move and I'd encourage you to drop Adobe a line to register your disappointment - how ever futile that might be.
You can use ViewNX to Export your RAW file to PS CS4
or use the Adobe DNG convertor to make DNG copies of your D600 RAW files that will open in CS4. Lightroom 4 will also export to a tiff in CS4 and there are a couple of other work arounds. BUT D600 RAW in PS CS4 is not an option.
#3. "RE: D600 Opening Raw Files in Photoshop" | In response to Reply # 2Thu 24-Jan-13 11:37 PM
If you install the Adobe DNG convertor, can you then edit D600 Raw files from within Photoshop? If not, that really sucks. I used Photoshop CS3 for years. I recently upgraded to Photoshop CS6 Extended to take advantage of my new 64 bit Windows system.
BTW I never develop Nikon Raw files in Photoshop. I use Nikon Capture NX2 and then make any final adjustment with Photoshop.
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#7. "RE: D600 Opening Raw Files in Photoshop" | In response to Reply # 5Fri 25-Jan-13 04:29 PM
>Rick and Phillip, I'm using CS5 and was thinking if I bring
>all NEF files into LR4, convert to DNG then it's a go. That's
>what you are both saying, right?
Not exactly - but you can do that. It's a more simplified process to use the free, stand-alone DNG Convertor to create DNG copies of NEF files.
But yes, LR4 can convert to DNG through the File> Export (or Export with Preset > Export to DNG) command although that's not required to open a D600 NEF file in PS <CS5.5 with LR.
You can right click (Cntrl Click on Mac) and choose Edit In >Adobe PhotoShop
or use the regular menu Photo> Edit In > Adobe PhotoShop CSX
where X is your version, you may have to 'register' your PS app with LightRoom so it knows you have it (and you can register any other image editing app to appear in this menu as well)
BUT - if your version of PS is CS5.5 or earlier you will get a warning
"This version of Lightroom may require the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-n version 7.3 for full compatibility.
Please update the Camera Raw Plug-in using the update tool available in the PhotoShop help menu"
Cancel | Render Using Lightroom | Open Anyway
Despite the helpful hint to update, if your version of PS is CS5.5 or earlier you can NOT update to ACR 7.3. ACR 7.3 only works with CS6 and up. So if you select Open Anyway you'll get a PS error. But if you choose 'Render using Lightroom' then LR will render the NEF file, using any edits you've made in LR, into a .tif file and open that in PhotoShop.
I see nothing wrong with this workflow for 90% of photographers. It's what I do and I work full time with images and magazine production. But if you need the latest and greatest features and so on then the best option is to upgrade PS to CS6 or use the Nikon software workflow etc...
Hope that helps
#6. "RE: D600 Opening Raw Files in Photoshop" | In response to Reply # 3Fri 25-Jan-13 04:08 PM | edited Fri 25-Jan-13 04:30 PM by WildIsle
>If you install the Adobe DNG convertor, can you then edit D600
>Raw files from within Photoshop?
Sort of - but that's not exactly, that's how it works. The DNG Convertor, converts NEF files into .dng copies. The .dng files can then be opened with Adobe Camera Raw (which ever version of ACR that is installed and works with your version of Photoshop). You make the ACR adjustments to the file in the Plugin Window immediately before the file actually opens in Photoshop.
So you end up with two files, the original NEF file and a new dng file. There advantages of DNG you can read about at Adobe.com. One downside is however that as ACR improves over successive versions with new features etc.,.. you are still going to be stuck with the earlier version that is compatible with your version of PhotoShop. But in theory, by the very nature of DNG as Adobe have created it to be a 'future-proof' format like PDF, even though you may miss some additional features you'll always be able to open it as long as you have some operating version of ACR and PS
If not, that really sucks.
>I used Photoshop CS3 for years. I recently upgraded to
>Photoshop CS6 Extended to take advantage of my new 64 bit
So if you have PS6 then the most recent version of ACR will work and open D600 RAW files with no problem.
>BTW I never develop Nikon Raw files in Photoshop. I use Nikon
>Capture NX2 and then make any final adjustment with
So you don't need the DNG Convertor other than if you decide to adopt it for its other archival benefits.