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06-21-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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RAW photo not showing up in Photoshop

Just got my brand new K5 yesterday! Went to upload my first lot of RAW photos onto photoshop and it comes up that photoshop does not recognize this file type... I've never had this problem before.. any idea why?

The files open on the Pentax Utility 4 software, but not my Adobe Bridge or Photoshop Elements 8... gutted!!

06-21-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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You need to update your ACR. Don't know if elements 8 supports the K5 PEF format or not (I know photoshop CS4 does not). If not, switch to DNG and it will work fine. Get your update and info at the adobe website.

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06-21-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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Assuming it is V9, just do the update through the Elements help menu. I did, and it is fine.
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I would just shoot DNG. Photoshop recognizes that and I don't think there's any advantages to shooting PEF.

06-22-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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I agree with KxBlaze. No advantage to PEF over DNG, but as you've already seen, the reverse isn't true.
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