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Canon 6D MK2 Files

Discussion in 'Photography Chat Forum' started by Scratch, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Scratch

    Scratch Always on

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    I have recently bought a 6D Mk2 and tonight for the first time tried to view/ download the CR2 raw files onto my P.C. I have Lightroom 5.7.1, Photoshop Elements 13, Canons own software and the standard programs which come with Windows 10 but none of them will read the files. I also have a 7D Mk2 which works with all of them. Am I missing something?
     
  2. SeanNeedham

    SeanNeedham Ol' Sparky Honorary Life Member

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    You either need a newer version of Lightroom or Elements which has the correct ACR to access the RAW files as both the versions you have are older than the camera or you need Adobe's DNG convertor to change the files in to something the older systems can understand.

    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html
     
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  3. Scratch

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    Ok, thanks for the link Sean, really helpful. Will try the converter for now while I consider which way to go long term.
     
  4. Haripaul

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    I had to download Adobe DNG convertor for the same reason.
     
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  5. Phill104

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    Also with the Canon software, you can download the latest version of DPP 4 and that will also be able to work with your files.
     
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    Thanks, I will download the latest version. I was also thinking about upgrading to Photoshop Elements 19, but it doesn’t seem to get very good reviews. The obvious choice would be to get the latest version of ACR but I don't really want to pay a monthly subscription for Photoshop/ Lightroom as I don’t do much editing as I find it quite difficult.
     
  7. Phill104

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    I used to find it really hard, but watching a few YouTube videos, tips in forums like these etc all helped and now I am becoming better. Still nowhere near the talent of most but am able to tweak an image that my taste. Just keep going and it gets easier.

    Other options to try are the free GIMP, or Afinity which costs but no subscription. Or just convert to DNG using the tool already mentions.

    Afinity - https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/

    GIMP - https://www.gimp.org/
     
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    I’ve just downloaded DPP4 and it reads the files. Never used it before to import files to my pc or for editing though. Will have a play, nothing to lose.
     
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    The advantage of DPP4 is that it is provides Canon's interpretation of how their raw file should be read. In addition, it automatically corrects dead pixels and lens corrections as well as implements any tagged choices you made in the camera's menu. I don't particularly like its user interface but I frequently use it to convert raw files where I am unhappy with Adobe or DxO results.
     
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