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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: CR3 Format

Youtube has a lot of Photorec tutorials if you need one.
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Re: CR3 Format

"I dislike dpp and like to use Photos as my library was easy to use and access images but do my editing in LR since Jobs died Apple has gone down hill."

 

You and everybody else experiencing this dilemma need to just stop and start using LR and PS exclusively.  It is software designed by photographic people for photographic people. It is not a camera company designed photo software or a computer OS maker designed photo software.

 

When Apple/Mac stuff works it works as well as anybodies, but when it doesn't it  is a mess. It seems like it is a mess more often than it isn't anymore.

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Re: CR3 Format


@ebiggs1 wrote:

"I dislike dpp and like to use Photos as my library was easy to use and access images but do my editing in LR since Jobs died Apple has gone down hill."

 

You and everybody else experiencing this dilemma need to just stop and start using LR and PS exclusively.  It is software designed by photographic people for photographic people. It is not a camera company designed photo software or a computer OS maker designed photo software.


As long as you don't mind having all of your images and workflow exclusively controlled by Adobe, sure.  I have a copy of PhotoShop CS2 from... a long time ago... that works exactly like it did when it was new.  As long as I have an operating system it works on, I can rely on having that toolset available to me.

 

There is no guarantee that Adobe CC will be available tomorrow, or that any functionality you rely on for your current workflow, will be available tomorrow.

 

It is entirely ephemeral, and you are relying on Adobe continuing to rent to you, at a resonable rate, the software that your actual livlihood may rely on.

 

If your business relies on "Software as a Service", you are entirely at the mercy of that Service.

 

Good luck.

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Re: CR3 Format

"If your business relies on "Software as a Service", you are entirely at the mercy of that Service."

 

I would not worry about Adobe not being there.  It is a proven entity.   Even if it isn't, I don't use any cloud service. Never did, never will.  I do my own storage and backups. ALways have, always will. The latest PS/LR will also continue to work just as long as your CS2 did or does.

 

Also, good luck to your chosen path.

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Re: CR3 Format

Canon developed and marketed the 90D (with CR3) raw files and very poor support. I bought mine about a month ago and just yesterday have been able to download the cr3 files to my PC. Still do not have a decent way to process those files. I came onto this forfum a few days ago looking for help or advice and recieved a lot of gratuitous comments, but no real help. Canon screwed up, thats the blottom line. The 90D is a fantastic piece of technology, but Canon did a lousy job of training their techs and an even lousier job of informing customers of the technical dificulties they will encounter. 

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Re: CR3 Format


@tinwhistle wrote:

Canon developed and marketed the 90D (with CR3) raw files and very poor support. I bought mine about a month ago and just yesterday have been able to download the cr3 files to my PC. Still do not have a decent way to process those files. I came onto this forfum a few days ago looking for help or advice and recieved a lot of gratuitous comments, but no real help. Canon screwed up, thats the blottom line. The 90D is a fantastic piece of technology, but Canon did a lousy job of training their techs and an even lousier job of informing customers of the technical dificulties they will encounter. 


EOS Utility has been able to download files, either via WiFi or USB, and open them in Digital Photo Professional 4, which has been able to process the CR3 files since before the 90D was released, and does a very nice job.

 

Current versions of Photoshop and Lightroom (not really a fan, see above) can handle CR3.  RawTherapee just released a version that handles CR3.

 

But those are 3rd party tools.  Canon shipped a working product, with a functional workflow.

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Re: CR3 Format

Tinwhistle I totally agree with your comment!

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Re: CR3 Format

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I am afraid that as the market for DSLR's, rangefinders  and other high-end mirrorless cameras shrink, you will find less and less non-mfg raw support in a timely manner. As long as DPP supports the camera, Canon's job is done.

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Re: CR3 Format

"The Canon software works with CR3 files.  What do you think Canon should do about Apple's Photos not working with them?"


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Not a clue but as past files work with Apple Photos it would stand to reason new format would also. Do not like Canon software

"Not a clue...".  I will say it for you.  Canon is not responsible for writing Apple branded apps.  End of story.

 

Apple would much rather see users buy a new camera that is an iPhone, not a Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc.  It is in Apples best self interests to see other cameras not be compatible with Apple gear.  Apple has long history of doing this.

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Re: CR3 Format

I suspect Apple will get around to getting their OS to work with .CR3 files as they have done in the past with other file formats. But I also suspect it is not a priority compared to getting Mojave and iOS13 straightened out.

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