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05-07-2021, 06:45 AM   #1
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Camera Raw does not support K3 III PEF Files

I cannot use K3 III PEF files in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom because Camera Raw does not support these files. Adobe was no help and would not say when they plan to support K3 III PEF files.

Does anyone have a work around for PEF files and Adobe Camera Raw?

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Use DNG as a RAW format instead of PEF. Support for PEF will come.
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Permanently switch to DNG. There is no need for PEF, unless you like frustration. For the time being, you can use the DCU software (installed from the internal storage of the K-3 iii and then upgraded to 5.9.2 by downloading from Ricoh) to convert your PEF files to DNG and then you can work with them in LR, LrC, and ACR to your heart's content. (NB: You just get "Embedded" and "Color" profiles for the time being. I've found "Embedded" to be very good.)

Adobe released an update to ACR on 31 March 2021. They make releases quarterly. Thus, it will be late June or early July before they issue their next update. I would be shocked if they didn't have full K-3 iii support at that time, but other than not having the Adobe ____ and Camera Matching profiles available, the K-3 iii is fully supported through DNG right now.
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Converted PEF to DNG

After converting PEF to DNG, Camera Raw was able to read files. I am now using DNG for Raw format.
Thank you for the helpful replies.

---------- Post added 05-12-2021 at 09:10 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by mtkeller Quote
Permanently switch to DNG. There is no need for PEF, unless you like frustration. For the time being, you can use the DCU software (installed from the internal storage of the K-3 iii and then upgraded to 5.9.2 by downloading from Ricoh) to convert your PEF files to DNG and then you can work with them in LR, LrC, and ACR to your heart's content. (NB: You just get "Embedded" and "Color" profiles for the time being. I've found "Embedded" to be very good.)

Adobe released an update to ACR on 31 March 2021. They make releases quarterly. Thus, it will be late June or early July before they issue their next update. I would be shocked if they didn't have full K-3 iii support at that time, but other than not having the Adobe ____ and Camera Matching profiles available, the K-3 iii is fully supported through DNG right now.
Thank you!

---------- Post added 05-12-2021 at 09:10 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
Use DNG as a RAW format instead of PEF. Support for PEF will come.
Thank you!

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It will be interesting to see if Adobe (LR, PS, CR) beats Apple (Photos app) in recognizing the new PEF format
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QuoteOriginally posted by mlt Quote
It will be interesting to see if Adobe (LR, PS, CR) beats Apple (Photos app) in recognizing the new PEF format
We know (say up to a week either way) when Adobe will next update LR/PS/ACR (30 June 2021). It's much more of a guessing game to predict when Apple will update an app like Photos.
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