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Microstock Man

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« on: February 25, 2013, 00:41 »
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Hope this makes sense, it's driving me NUTS!!

I have been using Adobe Bridge CS5 for years now, no real problems. Had my Nikon D800 for a few months, no problems either. Edited hundreds of files through Adobe Camera Raw via Bridge without issue. Now, all of a sudden, (without any Adobe updates or anything), Bridge refuses to keep any adjustments I do to NEWLY SHOT NEF files. Weird right? I can go back to NEF files I shot weeks ago and make changes, and yep, the changes stick and the preview shows them. But I go to a newly photographed shot (I've tried heaps), make some changes in ACR and click Done and Bridge doesn't reflect the changes in the preview OR even save them at all. If I open the same file back up in ACR, it's retained NONE of my changes.

This is ONLY affecting NEF files and only ones shot in the last fortnight. I can open any other files type in ACR, make changes, and they're fine. I can also convert my newly shot NEF files to DNG, and they work fine.

So... Any ideas PLEASE? I have reset all bridge options and ACR options. Purged caches. Repaired permissions (im on a mac). Nothing. I really hope someone can help as this is just insane.

Also, as a side note, is there any real downside to converting to DNG files for the time being?

Thanks everyone.


« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 02:26 »
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I always convert my D800 NEF files into DNG format and have no problems.

I don't know why your NEF images aren't retaining the changes, perhaps it's to do with the XMP data not embedding?

Microstock Man

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 03:02 »
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Is there a reason you choose to always convert to DNG? Do you find a benefit?

Amazingly, after hours of working on this issue and no luck, I left it and watered the garden and did a few other things for a while and you wouldn't believe it...it works now. The only thing I can think of is I did this when I came back...copied the settings from one file (a jpeg edited in ACR) using alt + command + C and pasted it onto a NEF file and it worked. then after that normal editing worked again.

This is the second time I've had this issue (first experienced it about 2 weeks ago), and still no idea why it occurs and what has changed.

« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 05:46 »
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Is there a reason you choose to always convert to DNG? Do you find a benefit?

I feel safer with the raw files in a more common format and use the conversion process to rename all the images from a shoot into shoot_name-date-serial_number format so I can find stuff easier (I produce a lot of files!).

I'm sure there's no real advantage or disadvantage, it just structures my workflow so I don't go wrong.

Glad your problem fixed itself.

Microstock Man

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 22:35 »
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Same problem has returned. Man it's annoying.

Might have to start using DNG myself.

« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 20:21 »
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By the sound of it to me you need to upgrade your Adobe PS, Brigde software and Adobe Camera RAW  to the latest versions.

I shoot with a Nikon D800 and use the latest version of both Photoshop and ACR with no problems whatsoever.

Coverting .NEF files to .DNG has got to be the biggest waste of workflow time there is .DNG is just the Canon version of .NEF.

gillian vann

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 21:36 »
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I thought DNG was Adobe's evil plan to try to convert us all?

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 04:46 »
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Hope this makes sense, it's driving me NUTS!!

I have been using Adobe Bridge CS5 for years now, no real problems. Had my Nikon D800 for a few months, no problems either. Edited hundreds of files through Adobe Camera Raw via Bridge without issue. Now, all of a sudden, (without any Adobe updates or anything), Bridge refuses to keep any adjustments I do to NEWLY SHOT NEF files. Weird right? I can go back to NEF files I shot weeks ago and make changes, and yep, the changes stick and the preview shows them. But I go to a newly photographed shot (I've tried heaps), make some changes in ACR and click Done and Bridge doesn't reflect the changes in the preview OR even save them at all. If I open the same file back up in ACR, it's retained NONE of my changes.

This is ONLY affecting NEF files and only ones shot in the last fortnight. I can open any other files type in ACR, make changes, and they're fine. I can also convert my newly shot NEF files to DNG, and they work fine.

So... Any ideas PLEASE? I have reset all bridge options and ACR options. Purged caches. Repaired permissions (im on a mac). Nothing. I really hope someone can help as this is just insane.

Also, as a side note, is there any real downside to converting to DNG files for the time being?

Thanks everyone.

Somedays ago (two or three I guess) Adobe has released a new ACR, maybe the issue came with this?



 

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