Since I can't afford Lightroom, I figured I would use darktable. As I wanted to import my RAW - files (in CR3) I realized that darktable doesn't support them. Is there a way I can still get my RAW - files into darktable?
Thanks in advance
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The CR3 raw format is relatively new (introduced with Canon's mirrorless line, and produced by any camera using the DIGIC 8 or later chipsets). As such, not all non-Canon software can support the format yet. It may take some time before your favorite applications support it. Until then, you can use the Canon software that came with your camera.
Looking at the source code repo, it appears that Darktable started recognizing CR3 files (but not loading them) around the v2.6.0 timeframe. Latest version available is v3.1.0, but still apparently does not have full support. Although some other open-source projects (libraw) have finally added some level of support in the last few months.
Sadly there is no answer. Darktable just does not support the newer Canon Cameras. I'm sure it will one day but for now Canon users like myself have to find another software. I've been using Darktable for years and never considered things like Light Room. But now we have no choice. I feel like a guy with a digital camera that needs an SSD but I can only buy film. Good by Darktable - I will miss you!