how do you open D-Lux 5 RWL files

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Batzorig
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how do you open D-Lux 5 RWL files
Jun 12, 2012

I have a Leica D-Lux 5 and recently tried to open a RWL (camera raw) file shot by this camera. I tried to open it on two computers, one is Win 7 and the other is Apple. Both photoshop CS4 and CS2 didn't recognize this file. I also tried opening it with my Canon Digital Professional Software. Finally I installed the Photoshop Element that came with the Leica on my Mac. Even then the program still couldn't open the file. I thought-What the heck is that?

I still need a help on this. I want to learn how to open the Raw images shot with my Leica D-Lux 5. Thanks for help.
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A Program That Can Open RAW Format Files
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I use Adobe Camera Raw. There are others.

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Aperture will open them.

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In reply to Batzorig, Jun 13, 2012

I don't know if there are any updates for your installed SW so they can open the DLUX 5 raw files, but if you install the provided Adobe Lightroom (which you can download after the registration of your camera) it will open it.

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MrLaki wrote:

I don't know if there are any updates for your installed SW so they can open the DLUX 5 raw files, but if you install the provided Adobe Lightroom (which you can download after the registration of your camera) it will open it.

My DLUX5 came only with Photoshop Elements. I downloaded DLUX 5 Firmware Update Version 2 hoping it should fix the problem. But it doesn't open neither on Win 7 or on Mac. It opens but it starts playing a blank Quick time movie for a minute and nothing happens. It was such a weird stuff.

I don't know where I could download Adobe Lightroom, and I don't remember any of my two computers asking for a camera registration after plugging in. I don't want to get any Software that costs money. I think Leica should have provided the software that is compatible with its camera. It is very odd that the provided install disk can not open the files from the very camera that it was made for.

Still in need of help.

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In reply to Batzorig, Jun 15, 2012

I wonder where or from whom you bought your DL5! All DL5 come with LR3. When you register your camera with Leica, they give you a key and a link where you can download and install the software for free !

I never heard of DL5 coming with PS Elements!...

Now, you should go to Adobe site and download ACR and DING Coverter. This is how I convert my DL5 files. This converter is also free. Chose a version that is not higher than 5; so your PS could open them. The latest version only works with CS6 (or5) if I am not wrong! But even if you take the latest version, you can still set it up for older photoshops.

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In reply to Batzorig, Jun 15, 2012

Bat, this should do the trick. Much cheaper than buying CS5.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5388

It will convert your RAW files to DNG, which you can then go ahead and process in CS4.

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Batzorig wrote:

I have a Leica D-Lux 5 and recently tried to open a RWL (camera raw) file shot by this camera. I tried to open it on two computers, one is Win 7 and the other is Apple. Both photoshop CS4 and CS2 didn't recognize this file. I also tried opening it with my Canon Digital Professional Software. Finally I installed the Photoshop Element that came with the Leica on my Mac. Even then the program still couldn't open the file. I thought-What the heck is that?

I still need a help on this. I want to learn how to open the Raw images shot with my Leica D-Lux 5. Thanks for help.
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... you beat me to it

l_objectif wrote:

I wonder where or from whom you bought your DL5! All DL5 come with LR3. When you register your camera with Leica, they give you a key and a link where you can download and install the software for free !

I never heard of DL5 coming with PS Elements!...

Now, you should go to Adobe site and download ACR and DING Coverter. This is how I convert my DL5 files. This converter is also free. Chose a version that is not higher than 5; so your PS could open them. The latest version only works with CS6 (or5) if I am not wrong! But even if you take the latest version, you can still set it up for older photoshops.

Good luck
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In reply to l_objectif, Jun 18, 2012

l_objectif wrote:

I wonder where or from whom you bought your DL5! All DL5 come with LR3. When you register your camera with Leica, they give you a key and a link where you can download and install the software for free !

I bought it from Authorized Leica dealer in Seoul Korea. I bought two or three Leicas from that dealer. But never bothered shooting in RAW mode before and never realized it was such a complicated deal to open the RAW file from DL5.

My question is how do you register DL5? I have a warranty card in which the Serial number is written. I went to leica.com and couldn't find any registration link.

Now, you should go to Adobe site and download ACR and DING Coverter. This is how I convert my DL5 files. This converter is also free. Chose a version that is not higher than 5; so your PS could open them. The latest version only works with CS6 (or5) if I am not wrong! But even if you take the latest version, you can still set it up for older photoshops.

I downloaded the Camera Raw and DNG converter both on my Win7 with adobe CS4 and on my Mac with Adobe CS2. The DNG Converter supposedly works fine. It quickly converts the RWL file into DNG. But when I try to open that file either on Photoshop or on Digital Photo Professional by Canon, none can open the DNG file. Photoshop says it is not a supported file type. DPP can't recognize the file type.

I don't understand why it has to be so complicated. I did download the right version of Camera raw and DNG Converter for my CS4. But for my CS2 on my Mac, adobe didn't release a version for Mac. Nonetheless, I downloaded the DNG Converter Version 7 and converted the RWL to DNG and hoped that either Photoshop of Digital Photo Professional must open the converted file. But it doesn't open.

My only chance now is to register the camera and get the link for the free software as I_ojectif mentioned. Please God help me if not Leica.

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Batzorig wrote:

My question is how do you register DL5? I have a warranty card in which the Serial number is written. I went to leica.com and couldn't find any registration link.

When you go to the Leica site, at the top right there should be an 'Owners Login' link. You can register there and log in. Once in you should be able to find the software download.

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In reply to Edward48, Jun 21, 2012

Thanks to Mike, I was able to finally open and edit the RWL file from DL-5. I went to the Leica website and downloaded the Lightroom program. It allows the users to download the program 2 times. The first one I mistakenly downloaded Lightroom 4 for my Mac OS 10.5. It didn't work on my Macbook with Tiger OS because Lightroom 4 is designed for operating systems later than Mac OS 10.6. Instead of Lightroom 4 I should have chosen Lightroom 3.

The download page didn't clearly state that. But the System Requirements info was hidden within the small letters with rollover link. I am a little disappointed that I wasn't able to get the program work with my Macbook.

The second time I downloaded for my PC and it worked. And I am happy that I could get help from nice people in this forum.
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In reply to Batzorig, Jun 21, 2012

I am glad Mike was here to help! I didn't check this thread!

As you can download twice; do it once for the PC version and the second for Mac version.

As for DNG converter; if it is not working with your version of Photoshop, open it and on the right bottom you will see "Preferances". There, you can set to an older version and your PS will open the DNG!

Good luck!
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In reply to l_objectif, Jun 21, 2012

Many people misunderstand this - Leica's limit on the number of downloads is meaningless and irrelevant - the same Adobe products can be downloaded for free from Adobe.

The valuable item that Leica is supposed to provide is the license key (a bunch of numbers) which activates the software beyond the 30-day demo time limit.

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l_objectif wrote:

I am glad Mike was here to help! I didn't check this thread!

As you can download twice; do it once for the PC version and the second for Mac version.

As for DNG converter; if it is not working with your version of Photoshop, open it and on the right bottom you will see "Preferances". There, you can set to an older version and your PS will open the DNG!

Good luck!
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