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Does Lightroom version 5.6 read raw files?


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I’m getting an error ‘file format not recognized’ in Lightroom ver. 5.6, is this version of Lightroom not able to read raw files, nef extension files from a Nikon D850?

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As 5.6 is from 2014, it will have trouble handling raw files from later cameras. You can get around that limitation by converting your .nef files to .dng with the latest version of the free Adobe dng converter. The latest version of the converter always uses the camera codecs from the current version of ACR.



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You can get around that limitation by converting your .nef files to .dng…

 

 

As adobe free pro, that is not a recommendation I would do…

unless you absolutely want to stay with LR.



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I have given up on weaning Lightroom users off the UI they are used to.



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I have given up on weaning Lightroom users off the UI they are used to.

 

 

I thought there was plenty of wisdom in this idea
until many of my students surprised me greatly!



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I was an Aperture user who had to get something else when Apple stopped developing Aperture. I landed on LR, but never felt comfortable with the lack of support for parts of the IPTC standard and the less than stellar job ACR does with D300 files. I spend much less time looking for stock photos since I started keywording things with Photo Mechanic and since I got used to the awful UI of Capture NX-D, my basic editing doesn't take much time.



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I was an Aperture user who had to get something else when Apple stopped developing Aperture. I landed on LR, but never felt comfortable with the lack of support for parts of the IPTC standard and the less than stellar job ACR does with D300 files. I spend much less time looking for stock photos since I started keywording things with Photo Mechanic and since I got used to the awful UI of Capture NX-D, my basic editing doesn't take much time.

 

 

I would like to introduce you to a software that
I think would fit your higher requirements.



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I have played around with Capture One, which is what I suppose you mean,  but *for me* getting the results I want takes more time than with NX-D. The only competition I've found is Photo Ninja.



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Fair enough, Peter! :P