1.1 Camera Raw image files from different brands of camera
manufacturers are incompatible and files from more recent camera models
from the same brand of camera may be incompatible with those from previous
1.2 Adobe provides regular updates to the Photoshop Camera Raw Plug-in
to comply with the most recent camera models issued. These up-dates, however,
are only compatible with the most recent version of Adobe Photoshop Creative
Suite. (CS4 as at September 09)
1.3 When older versions of Photoshop are used, attempts to open unsupported
Camera Raw files results in a message “X Could not complete your
request, because it is not the right kind of document – OK”
1.4 To address this problem Adobe have developed a standard Camera Raw
image file format called a Digital Negative with a .dng file extension.
This format is supported with conversion software for free download of
the program Adobe Digital Negative Converter, which will convert any Camera
Raw file, from any manufacturer’s present or, with assured converter
update support, future camera models, to a Digital Negative.
1.5 The software operates as a batch process addressing any folder containing
Camera Raw image files.
1.6 Any version of Photoshop will open a Digital Negative image file.
1.7 Adobe pledges to support the Digital Negative for long term archive
0 How to obtain The Adobe Digital Negative Converter.
2.1 Visit the adobe web site www.adobe.com
and you should see something similar to below. (As at September 09, but
subject to site up-dates.)
2.2 Click on “Downloads” as shown below and from the drop
down menu list select ‘more’ at the bottom.
From the next screen below, select DNG Converter 5.5 up-date (or whatever
the latest version is) from the right-hand list.
Now select “Proceed to Download” below.
Leading to “Download Now” below.