D610 RAW frustration (actually Adobe frustration)

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D610 RAW frustration (actually Adobe frustration)
7 months ago

Okay this is part rant, but mainly intended to save others from the headaches I am currently experiencing.

Long story short: D610 requires latest versions of PS/Lightroom, which in turn require at least Windows 7.

If you are thinking about subscribing to the Creative Cloud, beware that the newest versions of Photoshop and Lightroom require Windows 7 or better (from a PC perspective). If you are a D610 user, only the latest versions will recognize your raw files. So if you are running Vista or XP, your only option from Adobe is their DNG Converter. It's free, but it adds an extra step and time to your workflow, and takes extra space on your hard drive if you keep the raw files.

I'm sure there are other RAW converters out there, but I don't know what they cost or how they impact your workflow (or how good they are). It seems a shame that buying a new camera also requires upgrading your PC or at least OS and editing software.

Curious what others have done... or am I the only one still on Vista?

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