Photoshop RAW support -- just for CS5?

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Photoshop RAW support -- just for CS5?
Sep 18, 2011

After much scrounging around, I managed to find a copy of Photoshop CS4 for $150 over eBay. I can't afford a $700 copy of CS5 new, so I figured CS4 would be perfectly adaquate for my purposes.

However, from my reading about Adobe's update policies, they totally drop support of old versions of Photoshop when a new one comes out. This means that CS4 will never be able to open .ARW files from my new NEX-5N. IMO this is a really terrible business practice -- you can't expect everybody to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of your shoftware every time a new one comes out (especially with a price program like Photoshop -- but apparently that's how Adobe does it.

Is there any way I'm ever going to get the RAW files from my NEX-5N to open in CS4, or am I pretty much screwed into buying the $200 upgrade to CS5?

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