Editing GM5 raw files in Photoshop

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Editing GM5 raw files in Photoshop
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For those who either have, or are looking to get a GM5 and want to edit the raw files in Photoshop, or other raw editor that does not yet support the files, here is some help:

Download the ExifTool here:

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

I am using Windows, not sure how this would apply to the Mac.

The ExifTool is a command line program (there is no windows and mouse interface), so to use it, you have to bring up a command box (type command in the windows search box). To use it with a GUI, also download this:

http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/~bogdan/

You can easily edit the model of the camera from DMC-GM5 to DMC-GM1 in the raw exif data. Now Photoshop will see the raw file as a GM1 and you should be good to go. For batch editing, you have to go back to using the command line prompt of the ExifTool. Create a directory, something simple like c:\rawfiles etc. and copy the raw files to that directory along with the Exiftool exe file.

Now, open up the command window and go to the directory you created which has the raw files and the exe file and type this:

exiftool -model="DMC-GM1" -ext rw2 C:\rawfiles

Depending on the speed of your computer and number of raw files, the program will then convert the exif of all the raw's in that directory.  It will also backup the original raws by renaming them, but I suggest doing this to a backup of your raw files anyways - don't use the originals just in case.

Hope this helps.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
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