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68 Messages

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2.5K Points

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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68 Messages

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2.5K Points

9 years ago

It's interesting, Simon and Donald, that you would welcome additional Lightroom file format support, but primarily for the ability to export in more formats.

I can see the value in that too.

...pt

28 Messages

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514 Points

9 years ago

Thanks for your comment Phil,

I guess it is because I primarily use LR as a Photo Asset Management and therefore can see value in exporting in the other common WEB formats.

And the other thing is that I also use Adobe Bridge for other assets.

Cheers, Don.

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64 Points

9 years ago

How about at least library support for common file formats such as .png, adobe illustrator and .mpg files? At least we could see the files in the library even if we couldn't develop images.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
At least add support in Lightroom LIBRARY module for common file formats.

68 Messages

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2.5K Points

9 years ago

Yes, Eric. If it would be too difficult to add full support for additional image formats, then at least let us "see the files in the library."

Thanks for your vote in favor of expanded image support. ...pt

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62 Points

9 years ago

I use LR to manage my screenshots. Many of which are PNG. This is a silly restriction. An image is an image, and you know what, if I want to convert my digital camera jpg files to png before bringing them into lightroom, why shouldn't I be able to?

68 Messages

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2.5K Points

9 years ago

Indeed, Jack. LIghtoom's inability to handle common image formats is a "silly restriction."

Thank you for voting to support this common sense feature request. ..pt

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82 Points

9 years ago

Even if it doesn't support editing these formats, it should still download them from my device when I do an import.

15 Messages

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304 Points

9 years ago

Please could you add this file format in future versions of LR? At the moment there is just a third party plugin for reading files in this format, no write support.

As long as no third party developer fills that gap, LR needs an extra conversion workflow by using third party applications, which is not very handy.

JPEG2000 may be not be this popular among photographers, but it is used in many institutions like museums etc, as it is known to have some huge advantages for archiving big data pools in an effective and error correction friendly way.

For the interested, some scientific insights about the advantages of JPEG2000 can be found here:

http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july08/buono...

cheers

markus

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: full support for JPEG2000 format.

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98.2K Points

Merging with another topic.

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom: full support for JPEG2000 format

68 Messages

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2.5K Points

9 years ago

Thanks, 3dworks, for also voting for additional Lightroom image format support, including JPEG2000. I have occasionally used that efficient format, and it is poorly integrated in many applications, apparently including Lightroom.

Thank you for your vote! ...pt

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62 Points

9 years ago

As a long term iView user (long prior to MS taking it over and ...) who has just "updated" to LR, I am gobsmacked by the lack of support for common image formats. PNG is a special request for me. When I moved to digital, I scanned all my old photos - mainly transparencies using a specialist scanner. TIFF was too large a format for high dpi scans (then archiving to DVD) so I converted the scans to png as it was not lossy. THESE ARE PHOTOGRAPHS and I now cannot manage or work with them in LR. I would expect full support (not just import/export) for this common photographic and image format in a mature photographic workflow product.

68 Messages

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2.5K Points

9 years ago

Yes, John, Adobe has left a lot of us gobsmacked by their lack of common image format support. Your case is a good reason why they should do better.

Thank you for voting for additional image format support. ...pt

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1.1K Points

8 years ago

Please support BMP files in Lightroom. I know it's real basic old stuff that no one would use for a photo today, but many BMPs exist in my library and why should I have to go back through time and redo them all as tiffs? Come on, you know how to read BMPs. All your other products do it.

Export of BMPs would be nice also as sometimes to create a wallpaper or graphic for use in other applications it needs to be a BMP.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Support cataloging BMP files in Lightroom.

54 Messages

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1.1K Points

Thanks, this is better, but 'BMP' was missing from this one originally.

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72 Points

8 years ago

I don't know how you vote, but I do feel strongly that this is a feature that should have been added before even books, GPS tagging and video support.
Lightroom is about image management and to miss off something like .png beggars belief.

68 Messages

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2.5K Points

8 years ago

Hi, whatsyourproblem.

To vote for this feature request, just click the +1 button at the top of the message thread.

Yes, it "beggars belief" that this basic image format support has not yet been included in Lightroom.

Thank you, and all the others, for your support of this common sense request. ...pt

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656 Points

8 years ago

I also vote for this - at least PNG would be really necessary.

Also Export to PNG should be possible.