Sony A1 - use ARW files

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Hi all,

 

Since a few weeks I'm the proud owner of the new Sony A1.

Now I have a question about the ARW files. Does anyone know how I can use these files, since Lightroom/Photoshop/Camera Raw is still not able to read those?

 

Cheers,
Alex

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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For now, use Sony software that came with the camera. Convert them to TIFF if you want to use them in Lightroom.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Thanks Johan. I know this is an option, but doesn't fit my workflow since the TIFFs are way bigger.
E.g. if you export an 52MB ARW file, it will create an 298MB TIFF file. Not a option if you want to save thousands of images.

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It's the only option for now.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Super helpful, thank you!

 

Lightroom will eventually support this I assume (they already do for HEIC files taken on an iPhone).

 

Also, the A1 is a weapon and very very new. HEIC stands for high effeciency image file format, converting it and getting a bigger file feels reasonable. Personally this flow is very fine with me and I'd rather have the "RAW" than the JPG. Thanks Johan!

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Camera Raw has been updated, and it supports the raw files from that camera model. I suspect it's only a matter of days until Lightroom is updated and your wait will be over. A rather unusual release, in my opinion. Lightroom and Camera Raw are usually released at the same time, at least that's the way I recall things happening. So I suspect the Lightroom update is imminent.

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Adobe released dng converter 13.2. You can use this to convert your arw files to dng files that can be used in Lightroom Classic 10.1.1. This might be a good hold over until they release 10.2:

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

 

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