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Thu, Jan 19, 2012 6:00 PM

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Lightroom: Support Common Image Formats (EPS, GIF, PDF, BMP etc.)

Feature request: Please add Lightroom support for common Adobe publishing and Web image formats, such as EPS, AI, PDF, GIF, and PNG.

Many of us use Lightroom to manage client images in NEF, JPG, PSD and other formats. But the clients' associated images, which are used on their Websites and in their logos and publications, are invisible to Lightroom. If Adobe Bridge can display these other image formats, why can't Lightroom?

Even if Lightroom did not provide direct editing support for these other image formats, it would still be extremely useful if Lightroom could catalog and display them.

It would also elevate Lightroom from being "just" a photo editor into the realm of being a true Digital Asset Manager (DAM). Now that Lightroom includes basic video support - isn't it time to support all the common image formats that our other CS applications use?

Please vote for, as well as reply to, this request if you would also like to see Lightroom support these additional common image formats...

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62 Points

9 years ago

Just voted for it too. Hopefully this comes to fruition!

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9 years ago

Thank you for yet another vote for this feature request, Dino.

...pt

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66 Points

9 years ago

Are there any plans to make it possible to import pdf files, view them and embed metadata in the same way as you can with other images in Lightroom?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: PDF File support.

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62 Points

9 years ago

I had an idea for those who have lots of PDF files and would like a similar cataloger function like which Lightroom provides.

You could have a collection of pdf files, but when each is clicked on you get a grid view of the pages, similar to the grid view you get in the Library module. You could switch between grid and loupe views.

It would also let you add other images/pages to the pdf (like adding to target collections) and also remove images. You would need to confirm changes for the pdf to be updated.

I have seen that Acrobat could do this but I feel that if Lightroom could be programed to at least have this minimal functionality as well as its inherent library it would be an added bonus to the whole package,

Thanks

Jon

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
PDF integration.

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Thanks, Splatigan (and Dan) for your support of having Lightroom manage PDF image files. I hope you have both voted for this feature request.

By the way, for people interested in cataloging and managing PDF text documents, applications like DevonThink and Eagle Filer are worth a look.

But with Adobe supporting PDFs in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, FrameMaker, and so on, it makes sense to add some support to Lightroom, too.

Regards. ...pt

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62 Points

9 years ago

I'll settle for PNG export, which should be dead simple. Photoshop uses APNG extensively so it's not like they aren't familiar with the format.

Every time I want a PNG, I have to export as TIFF, fire up GIMP (an open source photo editor) and save. Every time I use GIMP, I wonder how Darktable (an open source version of Lightroom) is coming along.

One of these days I'll be able to save time by using free software instead, and that's not good for Adobe.

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If we export PNG, we have to be able to import it, too. This is a sort of contract the app has with itself.

For each supported standard format, there are a number of possible variations and options for the format. So, an app has to decide how much of the standard to adhere to, as well as what sorts of modifications are allowed (if any.)

There is a reason Darktable is moving slowly, and why a round-trip to a pixel editor is sometimes a perfectly reasonable alternative.

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9 years ago

Yes, abivia.net, the sort of time-wasting workaround you cited is why many of us would benefit from additional image format support - right in Lightroom.

I hope you and others continue to vote for this. ...pt

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100 Points

9 years ago

Let us INCLUDE at least the most common digital camera raw file formats too.

This can be done so easily, any manufacture could just upload them to an online repository, given how Adobe already has sufficient cloud space to provide them these tiny files or they forge an alliance to provide them.

Fastpictureviewer.com codec pack v3.1 supports raw file formats for 45+ Raw Image formats and 380+ digital camera models in just 22.8 MB! So what makes it difficult for Adobe to provide support for their own file formats, like DNG Codec v6.6 to display thumbnail previews in Windows 7 32/64 bit systems?

Even Microsoft has failed to demonstrate adequate adaption of current industry standards, with their own (lame) camera codec pack.

Link: www.microsoft.com/download/en/details...

Must everyone need a dozen different photo viewers and a dozen different media players just to view photos and videos? This doesn't even contend with ODF, DOCX, XML or PDF/WPS compatibility issues, as everyone would and will experience.

Even Lightroom LR4 when exporting v6.6 DNG photos will NOT be viewable by the Windows operating system basic programs such as Windows Explorer and Windows Photo Viewer, since Adobe only provided DNG Codec as v5.6!

This isn't even rocket science, it's only a matter of coordination before releasing their own product into the market by insuring it functions on that platform (operating system). But, I seriously doubt anyone at Adobe will read any of these comments.

It's all for "show"... The real way to get exposure is to put up your own web site, and get it syndicated by the media. So everyone joins in on the boycott as a measure of getting satisfaction?

Consider "Outlook's broken—Let's fix it" (www.fixoutlook.org ) or “Fixing Windows 8′′ (www.fixingwindows8.com ). These sites kindly show there is a need to fix the product, but fail to get satisfaction since both do not take any steps like boycotting the failure until reformed or fixed.

Gandhi had liberated India from the Crown of England, without having fire single shot. But it seems in this present development nobody wants to expect higher standards, certainly not in their leaders, as evidence of the usurper in office.

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You might want to take the time to read the site, and all the responses, before guessing about who reads it and what action might be taken.

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496 Points

I totally agree, and have mentioned...Why not make a Raw Dev viewer?!! Have the DAManager read the preivew with the recipe used in LR or Capture One, or other developers ...And I don't mean this as a DNG solution. there are reasons not to us DNG. The developer makes a preview file in sidecar or someplace. Other viewers should be able to see this. period. This is 2 years nowI have been asking..I guess after buying over 5 pieces of software that SHOULD work somehow...they all lack this...COORDINATION as ummm, the sanscript name guy put it above. Its almost as bad if not worse in ways than the construction industry!

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On that note...WHY in the world would we have different color coding, Rating and metadata standards across viewers...WHY shouldn't I see what I rated X photo in ACDSee as I rated it in LR? Same with my Metadata info. Just no excuse for this type of un-professionalism.

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182 Points

9 years ago

Now that CS6 is going to recognize (and perhaps even partly interact with) stereo photograph formats such as JPS and PNS, Lightroom should do the same.

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102 Points

9 years ago

For newsroom and webroom systems, Lightroom would be great.
But TGA and PNG files can't be read it.
TV Stations tend to have a lot of TGA files.
I'd really like to alter and catalog them with Lightroom.
It would be ideal.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: More file format support please.

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9 years ago

Thanks, Geoff, Fred, and other recent responders.

Please keep voting for Lightroom to include support for additional file formats. That capability would make Lightroom even more useful (and expand its market potential - are you listening, Adobe?).

As has already been discussed, one way to implement this would be through a preference setting, where users could check boxes for their desired formats. Each user could include the image formats they most need.

Regards. ...pt

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1.3K Points

9 years ago

It still concerns me that this might introduce glitches or make it more sluggish - my experience with a previous itteration of Bridge is one I can't forget for the frustration and anger it caused

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9 years ago

Gee, Simon, let's not assume that the sky is falling - without even looking out the window to find out.

Proper software engineering and QA should be capable of preventing any performance problems.

...pt

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9 years ago

yeah right - but it didn't before.

Once bitten twice shy is all Im saying

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62 Points

9 years ago

Personally, I really would love Lightroom to be able to catalog other image file formats. I don't expect image editing control, but I would want to be able to add metadata, keywords, ratings etc. In order of importance to me would be 1. PNG, 2. GIF, 3. EPS, 4. PDF

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9 years ago

Thanks, Brian, for adding your support and your vote.

Like you, many of us would "love Lightroom to be able to catalog other image file formats."

...pt