I know the issue of opening .RAF files has come up before, but not in connection with the X-T30, and maybe something has changed in the meantime. Anyhoo, I can't get the files to open. I have the latest version of Camera Raw. Anybody had the same issue and managed to solve it?
The Fujifilm X-T30 was first supported in Camera Raw 11.2.
Elements 14 is only compatible with Camera Raw up to version 9.5 so you'll never be able to a) update to version 11.2, or b) open those Raw files in Elements 14.
Elements 2019 does not support X-T30 Raw (RAF) files as it is 11.1 still. Very frustrating to pay in March for the latest version to find it does not contain the 2019 Camera Raw plug-in is this just a way to force people to have to buy the more expensive full photoshop!
is this just a way to force people to have to buy the more expensive full photoshop!
Doesn't have to be.
You can use the free Adobe DNG converter to convert X-T30 Raw files to DNG format then edit the DNGs in PSE 2019.
Yep. Entirely your choice.