Raw + 1000D + Lightroom = Mass Frustrations

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by amcneice, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. amcneice macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2009
    I've tried for the last three days to get lightroom (or any application) to open the raw files from my 1000D.

    In photoshop: I get the file not supported error.
    In bridge : the files show up with no thumbnail
    In lightroom: It will not import the files
    In DNG converter: Will not work
    In Aperture: I get the red screen with invalid photo format (I think that's the error)

    I've tried google and searching the forums but I still can't get anything to work. I do not have access to my canon cd as I'm in another country and will be for a bit longer.

    Any ideas on what I can do to make all of this play nice so I can actually edit my use my raw files for post-processing?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    How do you copy those RAW files from your 1000D to your Mac?

    Do you use EOS Utility or an external SD card reader?

    Also what file extensions do the RAW files use?

    If you use the Canon tools you got with your camera, can Digital Photo Professional read those files?

    Also do you have the Camera RAW Plugin from Adobe installed, which will probably the main cause?
  3. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    You probably don't have the latest system RAW update installed on your computer.
  4. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
  5. amcneice thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2009
    1. Via camera's usb, card reader is in the other country with all of the canon software. None of the canon software is installed on the macbook as a fresh install of OSX was done a few days before I left and I forgot to add the canon software.

    2. .cr2 file extension

    3. I installed the 5.4 update per in the instructions on adobes website.
  6. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    That seems a bit odd. If it's a CR2 file and you've updated to the latest camera RAW...

    I guess I'd put the camera software on and give that a try. Perhaps it was a bad install of CS4, although I'm not entirely sure why or if that would happen.
  7. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    have you run Adobe updater? Apple software update? all of those programs support that camera.
  8. amcneice thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2009
    Workflow that throws errors:




    Tried uninstalling with the installer and appzapper. Reinstall and still get the same errors. Has happened with just Raw as well as Raw+jpeg files.

    No card reader down here but could pulling them from the camera be the problem. Lightroom won't yank the cr2 files off, aperture will but then it has issues trying to work with them.
  9. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    Are you running the latest camera firmware, not that it should be the issue?
  10. CodeRaven macrumors member

    May 14, 2008
    I went over to Adobe's website and it seems like some of the people that were having the same type of errors that you are receiving, were downloading from the camera to the computer. When they tried using a card reader, everything was fine then.... Sounds odd, but maybe you should try a card reader and see if that works for you?
  11. zuma022 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2008
    ^^^ I second this. I have an XSi and when I decided to start shooting in RAW I had the same problems. The files are corrupt and for some reason it seems to happen mostly when you connect the camera directly to the computer via USB.
    What I found working for me is to connect the USB directly, don't use any hubs (unless powered I guess, didn't try though). Reboot also helps. And if you get a corrupt batch, just try again.
    Longterm a card reader is absolutely worth it. I'm not using the Canon software I just use LR to import.

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