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jhpeterson

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My 1DX just arrived yesterday. I took a few photos with it (look on the screen to be absolutely amazing!) and finally downloaded them last night. Unfortunately, I can open't them because I have Lightroom 2.7.
I thought I'd try Lightroom 4, only to discover it only works with Windows 7 and Vista machines. What to do now, I I'm flying out of the country in little more than 12 hours?
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What to do now, I I'm flying out of the country in little more than 12 hours?

Easy: download the "trial" version of Lightroom and install it, giving you 30 days or so to find a copy (and a PC to use it on.)

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I agree with the temp solution - download LR4 trial and run with that - but on return you need to look at something a little bit more suitable. You can buy a Win7 or Win 8 laptop for about £300. If you've got a desktop - you can buy base units only for about £300 as well and keep your current monitor keyboard and mouse.

Given the £5k you've just spent on your 1DX - it seems only right to afford yourself something to see the pictures on.

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Lightroom 4 also works on windows 8 and on OS X 10.8.6 and above.

Canon-F1

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use DPP.... update to win7 when your back.

or use the adobe DNG converter.

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5519
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Seems your time is nearly up.  :(

You could just install DPP that came with your camera...
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use the dng converter and then edit in lr 2.7

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DigiDaan

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You can always convert the RAW files in the camera.

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You can always convert the RAW files in the camera.

lol.. yeah or you can just shoot JPG....   :D

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use the dng converter and then edit in lr 2.7

Excellent suggestion!  RAW -> DPP -> DNG -> old LR.
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You can always convert the RAW files in the camera.

lol.. yeah or you can just shoot JPG....   :D

Yes, of course, but I thought it was all about a quick solution for already shot images?

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Thanks, guys, for all your help!
Actually, I downloaded the trial version late yesterday, only to discover when I installed it that it won't work with Windows XP. Actually my laptop is Windows 7 (it's my backup and   why I'm using this is another story!), but it has issues with connecting to the internet at home (fortunately the Wi-Fi is fine), so I needed first to get Windows 4 onto my desktop, then copy.
No time to buy another laptop, besides, between the holidays, several repairs and this trip, I'm too way over-extended anyway.
Since I need to make this work while I'm traveling, I've got DPP installed. It's what we in college called a "not very elegant solution",  another way of saying it's better than nothing.
I've decided that it's best I shoot in RAW + JPEG. That way I get a chance to work immediately on what I've shot each day and still have highest quality files that I'll be able to use one I get back and sort things out.
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DPP will convert the files and export them to Lightroom 2.7 in a batch.
Just download them all to a folder, and in DPP use the batch converter.  (Configure lightroom as your external editor.)
The files will be transferred in tif format, which works well in lightroom.

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