Adobe DNG Converter 5.2
Recently I have become the proud owner of a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I only shoot in RAW mode and I was frustrated to find that there is currently no support for the CR2 files my camera creates for Adobe Photoshop CS3. Retouching a JPEG is not a solution and I am not ready to upgrade to CS4 where there currently is support. Canon does provide an application to open RAW files but I prefer to use Photoshop.
The Adobe DNG Converter http://www.adobe.com/…s/detail.jsp?… is my current solution/workaround. This application batch converts CR2 files into DNG files which then can be opened directly into Photoshop similar to my previous raw file workflow.
The downside is that the DNG file is an additional 20mb to store. RAW files can be embedded in the DNG but I prefer to drop the DNG files once my upgrade occurs.