6 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2011 5:31 AM by Ric Donato
Magnus Lewan Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)

Adobe really impressed me this time. About one week after Nikon's D5100 became widely available, Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom already support its RAW files.

 

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1104/11042708adobelightroomacrupdate.asp

 

Apple, how is it going for you?

  • 1. Re: Adobe won one race - D5100
    Ric Donato Level 4 Level 4 (1,095 points)

    Hi Magnus Lewan,

    Adobe adds camera raw support to their programs. Apple adds camera raw support to the OS. That is the difference in the manner each vendor handles supporting new cameras. New cameras come out new raw converters are needed it is a never ending cycle.

     

    We must await for Apple to update camera raw.

     

    You have three times the post I do so you are well aware Apple does not live in these forums; these are user to user forums. So, stating "Apple, how is it going for you?" falls on deaf ears.

     

    Cordially,

     

    RicD

  • 2. Re: Adobe won one race - D5100
    Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,255 points)

    And recently Apple added RAW support for a new Canon *before* it was released.

  • 3. Re: Adobe won one race - D5100
    Mr. Snap Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Looks like it went well.  It's out today.

    Magnus Lewan wrote:

     

    Adobe really impressed me this time. About one week after Nikon's D5100 became widely available, Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom already support its RAW files.

     

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/1104/11042708adobelightroomacrupdate.asp

     

    Apple, how is it going for you?

  • 4. Re: Adobe won one race - D5100
    Ric Donato Level 4 Level 4 (1,095 points)

    Mr. Snap,

    Thank you for the heads up. It is now installed on my system.

     

    Cordially,

     

    RicD

  • 5. Re: Adobe won one race - D5100
    Magnus Lewan Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)

    Thanks, Mr. Snap! And thanks, Apple!

     

    Three weeks' delay may seem like a long time, but compared to some of the previous delays, I think this was a quite quick update after the camera release.

  • 6. Re: Adobe won one race - D5100
    Ric Donato Level 4 Level 4 (1,095 points)

    Hi Magnus Lewan,

    Raw files are not an ISO standard. Each camera maker have different raw files for each of their cameras, and sometimes with a firmware upgrade the raw file for a camera model is changed as well; has happened. To add raw support to their software Apple along with other software producers must reverse engineer these raw coding, so yes three weeks is rather short. Software vendors such as Apple can never be ahead of the curve they are always behind it as they must await the next camera raw file. This is a never ending struggle.

     

    Now think about five, twenty or more years in time, how will folks be able to read todays raw files. It is true software manufactures are dropping support for older raw file converters.

     

    On a side note: To me it does not make sense saying a raw is a digital negative. Raw is a proprietary file code mated to a camera and sometimes firmware. Each camera maker has different raw coding. When I think negatives I see something I can hold and seeing it without a proprietary device. YMMV.

     

    The above is my rant. Have a nice day.

     

     

    Cordially,

     

    RicD