How long before Apple and Adobe update RAW for E-M10?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by WendyK, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    I am aware that Adobe CC can now handle RAW from the E-M10, but I am a Photoshop Elements person, and last time I checked it doesn't yet support the E-M10. I would be willing to use iPhoto, but it doesn't yet support the E-M10, either. I noticed a new RAW update come through for OSX, but E-M10 isn't on the list. I am not new to post processing, but as I develop my skills I am trying to take that "always shoot in RAW" advice to heart. I've been a JPG only shooter in the past with my old camera, mostly due to unfamiliarity with RAW, small CF cards, and a nearly full hard drive, none of which are problems anymore.

    How long does it typically take for PSE or iPhoto RAW support to be added for new Oly cameras? Are there any other programs or workarounds I should consider? I have tried Oly Viewer but really don't like it and don't find it very intuitive. Perhaps I just need more experience with it. I was going to try a free trial of Lightroom but I think it also doesn't yet support the E-M10, is that right? In the meantime I'll stick with RAW + JPG and save the RAWs of the best shots and the ones that could potentially be good once I can use the RAW.

    Thanks for any advice!
  2. Leif

    Leif Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 28, 2012
    First a workaround:
    You can download the 8.4 release candidate of the free Adobe Raw Converter and convert the raw files to dng files. I've never used photoshop elements, but I'm pretty sure that it can handle DNG files without a problem. The DNG converter is free

    Usually Adobe released the release candidate of the adobe camera raw, dng converter and Lightroom at the same time, but this time they didn't. My thoughts are that we might see the new major release of Lightroom v6 soon, but that's just a guess.

    I can't say much about iPhoto because I've never used iPhoto or Aperture, but what I've heard is that Apple usually takes longer than Adobe with updating their supported cameras.
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  3. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Thanks, Leif! I didn't know about that. I'll give that a try later and see how it works.
  4. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Apple just released a raw update 5.04. E-M5 was supported in Mavericks main release. E-M1 support was added in raw update 5.02. Looks like E-m10 support is not available. I have no problem with my E-M1 ORF files in Lightroom 5.

    Digital camera RAW formats retain more image information than JPEGs and can produce better results when used with imaging applications such as Aperture and iPhoto.

    OS X Mavericks provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats from the following cameras.

    Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.04*
    Fujifilm X-E2
    Fujifilm X-T1
    Nikon D3300
    Nikon 1 AW1
    Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM1
    Pentax K-3

    Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.03*
    Canon EOS M2

    Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.02*
    Nikon D5300
    Nikon Df
    Olympus OM-D E-M1
    Sony Alpha 7
    Sony Alpha 7R

    Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.01*
    Canon PowerShot G16
    Canon PowerShot S120
    Fujifilm X-A1
    Nikon COOLPIX P7800
    Nikon D610
    Olympus PEN Lite E-PL6
    Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7
    Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1
    Sony Alpha ILCE-3000
    Sony Alpha NEX-5T

    Supported by OS X Mavericks v10.9
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  5. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Yeah, I was optimistic when I saw that RAW update come through, but unfortunately no E-M10 support yet.
  6. billbooz

    billbooz Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2014
    Lynchburg, VA USA
    William H. Booz
    I, too, impatiently await release of RAW support for E-M10 in Aperture and Lightroom. Just started trying LR, but have used Aperture since version 1. I ended up having to turn to Olympus Viewer 3 because I had to get color JPGs out of RAW files I shot in RAW+JPG in Monotone. Someone here implied that since the RAW converter came out as a Release Candidate for ACR, as Leif mentioned, that we may expect updates to Aperture and LR by end of March. I hope so, because I'm with you, Wendy, Oly V3 is no fun to use!
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  7. I have the 30 day trial version of LightRoom 5.3 and it won't even open the E-M10 JPEG's. At least my old Photoshop Elements 6.0 will open the JPEG's.

    I downloaded LightZone and it has no issue opening the RAW and JPEG's from the E-M10 and it's free. I don't know how it compares to LightRoom though.
  8. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    End of March would be nice, Bill! I hope that estimate is correct.
  9. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
  10. Leif

    Leif Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 28, 2012
    In the Adobe Forum was a statement
    Adobe haven't announced why they've delayed the 5.4 RC, but there is a good reason for the unusual behavior. All will become clear. Sorry it's frustrating for those awaiting new cameras though!

    To me it sounds a lot like we'll see a Lightroom 6 Beta soon, but I might be wrong.
  11. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2014
    If there is a Lightroom 6 Beta... that will take several months to get a proper LR 6 version to work with.
    So I hope it's not the reason.

    I find very frustrating the lack of E-M10 support in lightroom, especially knowing that Photoshop's Adobe Camera Raw which shares exactly the same algorithms supports E-M10 for several weeks now.

    I do not want to convert images to DNG as that limits the number of software that can post-process your files.
    (for example, Olympus Viewer or DxO can't)
    I use Lightroom for now, but I want to keep the ability to use another program in the future.
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