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How To Open Canon 5D Mark III Raw Files in Lightroom 4

How To Open Canon 5D Mark III Raw Files in Lightroom 4

With Canon's new full-frame powerhouse, the 5D Mark III, hitting the street this week, there seems to be some confusion about how to open its RAW files in Lightroom. As of today - March 23rd - there is no support for the 5D3's RAW files in Lightroom 3 (LR3) or Lightroom 4 (LR4). Although the new Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6.7 Beta does support the 5D3 files, most photographers do not want to use Photoshop's direct Camera Raw importer for bulk image processing.

With that said, I'm sharing this "how to" as a stop-gap to help photographers get their 5DmkIII's RAW files into LR4 until a formal update is provided by Adobe Systems.

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