What to do about Raw files from Olympus EM5?

Started Jul 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
MichaelRose
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Re: What to do about Raw files from Olympus EM5?
In reply to lds2k, Jul 2, 2012

lds2k wrote:

My Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop CS5 can't read the Olympus EM5 raw files. Aside from updating to LR 4.1 and CS6, how long will I have to wait until Adobe supports this? I tried to submit the question to Adobe but I always find their help's hard to deal with.

My advise is to upgrade your LR 3.6 to 4.1 for ~$80-- that will do several things for you: The LR 4.1 upgrade will allow you to
1) process RAW (.orf) files from your OM-D E-M5 in LR 4.1's Develop Module and
2) process RAW (.orf) files from your OM-D E-M5 in CS5's Photoshop ACR Module .

[LR's Develop Module and Photoshop's ACR Module are the same thing except for the placement of the controls and color of their backgrounds!]

Its a popular miconception, but there's absolutely nothing 'magic' about processing RAW files in Photoshop's ACR Module -- LR's Develop Module does exactly the same things, only with an easier to use interface.

Your still won't the fancy/nice-to-have features that CS6 offers until you spend $200 to upgrade from CS5 to CS6.

But this way everything will work just fine until you decide to get CS6.

HTH

PS I'm agonizing about upgrading CS5 to CS6 for $200, or
CS6 Premier Pro for $$$ for its better Video capabilities and stay with CS5.

CS6 now has some Video processing ability, but are they enough???

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