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I am very new on how to use these types of software and I am not sure where to start to get some more direction on how to use this software and what some of the tools mean and do. Sorry for the run on I have always wanted to learn to develop RAW photo's and I found this software and decided to use this instead of Photoshop Lightroom. Anyone tell me where to start for more direction or a how to on the tools?

Thanks in advance

RW2 files from the new Panasonic GH5

Looks like PhotoshopCS6 can no longer read the newer RW2 raw files from my new GH5. The files from my old GH3 work great. I do have the latest "available" Camera Raw 9.1.1 for Photoshop. Of course I may have to upgrade to CC Adobe...I would hate to do that though!! I have tried Lightzone and it does allow me to open the newer RW2 files but pretty much crashes/locks-up soon after I have made any adjustments. Once again the older RW2 files seem to work fine with Lightzone. Any advice on what I might try to remeady this issue? Thanks!


Until LZ is updated with the latest DCRAW, see latest info here -->

you can try Darktable, or one of the other software listed in the link.


Here are a few more links that may be of interest for you:


2) (talks about Github and supported cameras)

3) (creating RTCs and other valuable information.  It's a little old but relevant just the same)

4) Finally you can look at creating DNG files to be used within LZ, see -->


Hope this helps!