Does CS 5 or Lightroom 5 read 70D raw files?
Danny Williams wrote:
I have heard that CS 5 will read 70D raw files. Does anyone know for sure?
CS doesn't read RAW files; ACR does. The ACR that is compatible with CS5 does not read the 70D's RAW files, nor will it ever. ACR 8.2 which is only available as a candidate release at the moment has "provisional support" for the 70D and someone posted that it doesn't do a very good job. I would expect that the final release of ACR 8.2 on September 17th will have proper support for thee 70D, but we probably won't know that for sure before then. We DO know that ACR 8, and therefore 8.2, will be compatible with CS6, but not CS5.
Lightroom 5.2, is currently available as a candidate release and also offers provisional support only for the Canon 70D. A final release of Lightroom 5.2 is also due on September 17th.
Hope that clears it up for you,
thanks Peter. I really appreciate the quick response to my question. Just proves once again how important these forums are to all of us.