Adobe released a gigantic Creative Cloud update today with a ton of new features, some of which I want to delve into with some specific posts in the coming days and weeks. However, one thing I wanted to mention right away is that Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Camera RAW are now fully compatible with the Raw files from Canon’s new M50 mirrorless camera.
I’m currently testing this Canon M50 mirrorless camera myself so I have been waiting for this to happen, and I’m really pleased to see that Adobe put this release out just a few days after the camera became available. That is MUCH quicker than I have seen in the past, and it bodes well for the future. Adobe might be making money hand over fist with the Creative Cloud subscriptions, but at least they are listening to what people want – one such thing being faster camera compatibility with new models.
The Canon M50 actually ushers in a new era of RAW for Canon cameras by shooting in a new CR3 Raw format, and also offering a compressed version called C-Raw. Since these were entirely new formats I was worried it might take Adobe longer to add support for them.
Full release info for this update here.
Hi Dan, I also bought the Canon M50. I also installed the new “Adobe Camera Raw 10.3” on my Win 10 PC. I use Lightroom 6.14. When I open my Lightroom I see in “About” only “Adobe Raw 10.1” and not the expected “Adobe Raw 10.3”. That’s surely the reason why I don’t see the CR3 files. Could you briefly tell me what I’ve to do that I see there “Adobe Raw 10.3” so that i can process the new raw files CR3 please? Did I something wrong?
Thanks and regards
Hi Winfried. I’m afraid you are going to be out of luck I think. Camera Raw isn’t part of Lightroom, so installing Camera Raw does not mean that you can process the M50 files in Lightroom. You need a specific update to Lightroom, but unfortunately I don’t think you will get it with Lightroom 6. Adobe has tried to move people to Lightroom CC, their subscription service and I don’t think they are updating LR6 with any new cameras.
You should maybe confirm that with Adobe customer service first, but I believe that is the case. Here is the announcement from last December: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2017/12/6-14-now-available-last-perpetual-update-of-lightroom.html
How did you download Camera Raw 10.3? Do you have an old licensed version of Photoshop?