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Problems with Lightroom importing ARW files from new Sony a1

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Cannot directly import ARW files shot on new Sony a1 into Lightroom (latest version).  Does anyone have a fix for this problem?  

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LEGEND , Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021
The Sony Alpha 1 will be supported in LR 10.2, which isn't released yet: https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cameras.html  Some Adobe.com help pages like that above are mentioning 10.2, and senior Adobe engineer MadManChan posted recently that it will be released "very soon".  Adobe rarely gets more specific than that.  Usually LR releases mid-week (with exceptions). [Use the blue reply button under the first post to ensure replies sort properly.]

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021
Adobe has released dng converter 13.2 which will allow you to convert your A1 arw files to dng files that can be edited in Classic. That might hold you over until Classic 10.2 is released finally. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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The Sony Alpha 1 will be supported in LR 10.2, which isn't released yet:

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

 

Some Adobe.com help pages like that above are mentioning 10.2, and senior Adobe engineer MadManChan posted recently that it will be released "very soon".  Adobe rarely gets more specific than that.  Usually LR releases mid-week (with exceptions).

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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In the interim (until release of LrC 10.2) you can 'Open' your files with ACR 13.2 (Open with Photoshop 22.3), do some editing, then click the [Done] button. You edits will 'save' to an XMP sidecar file (ready for LrC to import).

The [Done] button avoids opening Photoshop (no extra PSD or TIFFs created).

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Quote “Your edits will 'save' to an XMP sidecar file (ready for LrC to import).”

When LrC is updated to version 10.2.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.1, LrC 11.0.1, Lr 5, Ps 23.0,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Adobe has released dng converter 13.2 which will allow you to convert your A1 arw files to dng files that can be edited in Classic. That might hold you over until Classic 10.2 is released finally.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html

 

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New Here ,
May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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Hi,

I have LRC 10.2 installed and the software does not recognize my A1 files.  Any insight?

I need to still use the converter which slows the workflow.  Anyone is experiencing the same problem?

 

THanks!

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LEGEND ,
May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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Triple-check that LR 10.2 is actually installed by doing the menu command Help > System Info -- it's not uncommon that the Creative Cloud app fools users into thinking they're on "the latest".

 

If you indeed have 10.2 installed, post a screenshot of the Import window open on the folder containing Alpha 1 photos you want to import.  There could be clues there.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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This is a big shortcoming in Adobe's non-friendly approach to etting users know a bit of what's going on. Certainly the software engineers could flag a .arw file to generate a message such as 'these files not supported in curent version of LR' or similar. Would save time by being straightforward about it, rather than searchng for an external answer. Then again, the UI designers must have some philosophical bug which prevents them from being helpful.

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