G5 & LR3.6

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by moccaman, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. moccaman

    moccaman Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 4, 2012
    Ok so what am I missing? :)  I cannot preview any images from the G5 in LR3, I checked updates and updated to 3.6 but that only seems to cover the GX1.
    Help? :redface:
  2. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Hi, most likely you need a newer version of Lightroom, version 4 to support the G5 RAW files.
  3. moccaman

    moccaman Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 4, 2012
    Reading the google results pointed me to Adobe DNG convertor to use with LR3, so to those in the know, is this fine to use with no degradation to your raw files?
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    So long as you use don't select 'lossy compression' from the options, yes - there's no loss of quality. But you probably want to keep a copy of the original RW2s in case you later want to process with software that doesn't support DNGs.
  5. dwig

    dwig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 26, 2010
    Key West FL
    Yes, it's a good way to go. You only get the RAW conversion ability of LR3 and not the improved conversion engine in the new versions of LR though.

    As dhazeghi said, you should keep the original RAW files as well. You can either keep them as the original separate files or using the DNG Converter's option to embed the original in the DNG. If you do the latter, you can use the DNG Converter to extract the original RAW later. It does make the DNG much larger when the original is embedded, but then keeping two files, simply DNG and original RAW, takes roughly the same space.
  6. moccaman

    moccaman Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 4, 2012
    Thanks guys, makes sense, I will look into later LR sometime in the future, for now at least I can convert and do some processing to see how the G5 images come out! :) 
  7. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    I remember Ilia Borg comparing original RAWs with converted DNGs and coming to the conclusion that DNG conversion is, in fact, not lossless.
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