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DNG converter for High Sierra 10.13.6

Explorer ,
Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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Hello,

 

I have bought a Nikon Z7 II .

Nef files need to be converted to DNG I have heard.

Which version of the DNG converter is necessary?

I have lightroom 2015.14

Can I upgrade my RAW 10.1 ?

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Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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Camera Raw is a plugin for Photoshop and Bridge. It is not used by Lightroom. Instead, the Camera Raw engine is built into the Lightroom program. So to support later model cameras, you need to upgrade Lightroom itself.

 

Your version of Lightroom is too old to open those Raw files so, yes, you will need to convert to DNG then import into Lightroom.

 

The Nikon Z7 II is supported in Camera Raw 13.1 and Lightroom 10.1.

https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cameras.html

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Unfortunately, Camera Raw 13 requires Mojave or later. See https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/system-requirements/2021.html.  Camera Raw 12 was the last version which was compatible with High Sierra which won't read your Raw files.

 

This means you may not be able to have a Raw workflow with your current system unless you can upgrade your computer to OSX Mojave and install Camera Raw 13.

 

If you stay with your existing system, you'll probably have to use the Nikon software which came with your camera to open the Raw files and save them as TIFFs.

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Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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And - to add to the reply from @John Waller -

To use the Nikon NX Studio software for raw files you will need-

Regards. My System: Lightroom-Classic 13.4, Photoshop 25.9.1, ACR 16.4, Lightroom 7.4, Lr-iOS 9.0.1, Bridge 14.1.1, Windows-11.

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I have high sierra for my mac.... Think this will not work

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If i install the nikon software and save them as tiffs can I read this files in Lightroom 2015.14?  Or maybe it works with a new lightroom version......

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Even the Nikon software requires Big Sur or later so you'll either have to upgrade yout operating system or get a new computer.

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