I just got the E-M10 and have Lightroom 4.4 on my computer. I can't see how to update LR to enable editing the RAW photos of the E-M10. Do I have to buy LR5 to be able to edit the RAW pics or is there a way to do it in LR4?
Why try to invent a way to use ACR with LR4 when LR 5.4 is available? Upgrade from LR 4 to LR 5 is $79. That is cheaper than a good SDXC card.
You would be able to read the files but you won't have the full Lightroom controls over it.Another cost free solution would be to use Olympus viewer 3 and batch convert the RAW files to 16 bit TIFFs with EXIF. Then you can import into LR4. I do this with my E-M1 files. It is slow, but you will obtain Olympus JPG colours in the TIFFs for further tweaking in LR.
And hold on to LR 4 until?
Upgrading from LR 4 to LR 5 is $79. From LR 5 to LR 6 (when available) would also be $79. You can only "update" from the previous release. So if LR 6 is out moving from LR4 to LR 6 would be the full price of LR6.
The longest part of upgrading between LR releases is the download time. Having the new catalog import and update the files in the previous catalog usually is quick.
Wow - i thought you only needed to update the ACR (abobe raw) thingy, and don't need to update to newer lightroom versions if u don't need the new features. Bummer.
Are you sure? I have used non-sequential upgrade disk serial numbers to upgrade to a current version. In other words, I bet you could go from 4 to 6 without having to buy 5.
Years ago Adobe would let you upgrade from any previous release to the current release provided you had a legitimate license number for the old release. But a couple of years back Adobe changed the upgrade policy. You can only upgrade (low cost) between current and previous release. To move from older releases to current release is not a half price upgrade. You have to pay full price to move from older releases to current release.
So with Apple now making new OS releases free, Mac owners need to move to Mavericks and move their LR release to 5.4 to get full support for all the E-M bodies. There are lots of nice features in LR 5 not in previous releases.
Must own previous version of Lightroom