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05-15-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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Does the Photoshop RAW converter work with Pentax RAW Files?

Excuse my ignorance. I am a long time Canon user and I will be receiving a new K20D tomorrow. Will Photoshop convert Pentax RAW (DNG?) files, or will I have to use either the packaged software or other third party app? I have also used Capture One in the past as a very affective workflow tool. Does anyone know if the Pentax RAW files are compatible with Capture One?

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05-15-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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I think it depends on which version of Camera RAW you have installed (and which version of Photoshop). I've got Photoshop CS3 with Camera RAW...er...4 I think...and that converts Pentax files quite nicely. You might try looking at the Adobe site for details on which versions support which file types.
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Since DNG is an Adobe format, it won't have any issues...
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Adobe Camera Raw v4.4.1 works with the K20D PEF raw files. Of course you could set it to DNG and work in that mode as well. PEF files are losslessly compressed, so they're smaller than DNG files.

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