Lightroom (3) and Canon .CR2 RAW files

BillN

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Lightroom 3 will not import the RAW files, .CR2, from my newly acquired Canon S95

Is it me or can it be true?

anyone else have problems

My LR software is up to date

Cheers


Bill

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Lightroom 3.3 is i think the latest incarnation which can open and edit the s95 Raw files but you will need to check on the Adobe site. I have just loaded Elements 9 and that can not open s95 Raw files either. It uses ARC version 6.1 and version 6.3 is the one that opens s95 Raw files. ARC 6.3 is only available for testing on Photoshop CS5 and is not generally available yet. They will be available soon so i suspect LR will be the same.

From Adobe - "Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 are now available as Release Candidates on Adobe Labs. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The final releases of Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 may have additional corrections or camera support."

Just use your DPP software that came with your s95 for now and upgrade LR3 when version 3.3 is out. You have an update button in LR3 so just keep an eye on Adobe and when it's ready you can just upgrade.
 

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Quick question - is "release candidate" a euphemism for "beta"? I'm so new to Lightroom that I'm a bit nervous to change anything at this juncture and will probably tread water for a bit.
 

pictor

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Just to note: The Camera Raw candidate only works in CS5 NOT Elements 9

One can download the DNG Converter 3.3 with which the files of the S95 can be converted to DNGs which work with Elements.

Quick question - is "release candidate" a euphemism for "beta"? I'm so new to Lightroom that I'm a bit nervous to change anything at this juncture and will probably tread water for a bit.

No, these are just too different things. A release candidate is a version which might become the release, if everything is fine. However, since the final release won't come before December, I suppose that this release candidate won't be the final release. BTW, if you have a Mac, the release candidate will be installed as an extra program, which means that you would still have LR 3.2. If you have Windows, then you will have to deinstall the RC to go back to 3.2.

However, if there is no need for you, it won't make any difference. If a bug has been fixed, which annoys you, then you might want to try the RC.
 

deirdre

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A beta is known not to be final, but needs more widespread use to find issues that may not have been known about. Often, it's released specifically for developers to check compatibility with their own work.

A release candidate is believed to be final.
 

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