I have to convert to .DNG with an Adobe external tool before use in Photoshop because Photoshop doesn't recognize the Raw file that my Nikon D5000 produce. Is that normal that I have to convert all pictures before processing them in Photoshop?


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You should probably update your Photoshop or Adobe Camera Raw (not sure it can be updated separately) to ACR version 5.4 or later, because D5000 was not supported in the previous versions of ACR.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, you can update a plug-in version without updating Photoshop. \$\endgroup\$
    – jfklein13
    Aug 18, 2010 at 15:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'll check your link when coming back at home! Hope it works that would be so sweet!!! \$\endgroup\$ Aug 18, 2010 at 16:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sorry to disappoint, but it's not a download link. \$\endgroup\$
    – Karel
    Aug 18, 2010 at 17:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ He'll need Photoshop CS4 or better because, as far as I know, ACR is tied to the Photoshop/Bridge versions, so 5.4 is CS4, and 6.1 is CS5. Worth noting anyways. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joanne C
    Aug 18, 2010 at 17:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have CS4 and it seem that I need to update my Photoshop to be able too do that. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 22, 2010 at 19:44

Photoshop has a Camera Raw plug-in. You just need to update it to the most recent version.


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