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Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II – Importing Raw into Lightroom

October 19, 2019

Alright this is another video about the
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and I’ve had some friends of mine that
also bought the E-M5 II tell me that they can’t open up the raw
files in Lightroom they’ll open up in Photoshop just fine but
Lightroom doesn’t read them it won’t open them, won’t convert them,
whatever. And so they’ve surrendered themselves to Olympus’
software which stinks. Anyway it’s a really easy workaround and actually you’ll be blown away at how
easy and simple a workaround it really is. So the first thing you need to do is go
online and just type in Adobe DNG Raw Converter and I’m going to type in “Mac” since I’m working on a Mac. Let’s go
ahead and click on that link. So here we go Adobe Camera Raw and DNG
converter for Macintosh. So very easy you just click on the one that you want, so the
most recent version which actually include support for the
EM-5 II. So here I’ve got some pictures taken in RAW + JPEG but these are the raw files the .ORF’s
and some includes pictures taken using the 40 megapixel high-resolution mode. So it’s really easy, just open up the Adobe DNG Raw Converter, so you go ahead and
navigate to it tell where you want to put the pictures I’m just gonna put in here next to it.
And then change any these if you want to I’m
alright don’t need to, and hit convert. It actually goes through
this process fairly quickly And there we go and we’ll quit. but as you can see now we’ve got all
these DNG’s. So now to bring them into Lightroom. Very
simple. I’ve made this fancy example catalog to show you how but I mean if you’re using Lightroom, you already know how to do this. Just hit the Import button and we’ll
navigate to my E-M5 DNG Folder So this is for the E-M5 II again, Add them, is no reason to move them, and import. So all the data has been preserved too. When we look down here we can see
that it was taken, we see the resolution the exposure, five seconds at F/22, and then 14 millimeter focal length ISO 100 and we even see the
model was the E-M5 Mark II on the Lumix G Vario lens. All the
meta-data is right inside the E-M5 II and Lens, data, exposure data, it’s all there so that’s how you do it its pretty easy but I don’t know. It just took some playing
around so There you go, I hope you enjoy hope you find it
useful I actually know you find it useful and hopefully Adobe
will pick up the pace and fix these little quirks
for this camera While I’ve got you on here anyway I might as well show you this picture right here. This is a 5 second exposure with the 7 – 14 millimeter Panasonic lens, the Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F/4.0 and this is hand-held.
Yeah. this is hand-held again. You can see it’s
not perfect but holy freakin crap this is a five second
exposure at seven millimetres and I hand-held it
for the entire duration of the shot. It is incredibly sharp we’re talking
five seconds That’s a long
time to take a picture hand-held so I of course had it closed at F/22 and I don’t know. It’s freakin amazing. It is the most incredible
camera I’ve ever used so there you go. That’s how you open them all up
in Lightroom They edit just like anything else in
Lightroom just with the traditional sliders at you they
you’ve come to know and love, And I don’t know how I want to develop this And I don’t really care right now, but take care, have fun!


  • Reply Kennycon82 May 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Hey dude, thanks for the uploads. I'm thinking of investing in this camera for video, how are you getting on with it so far?

  • Reply Shawn Thomas June 2, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    What am I missing?

    I have a Windows Vista system, I'm using an Olympus Stylus 1. So I downloaded the 8.3 version, the latest version for my PC that specifically claims to support my camera. Yet, the converter does not recognize the ORF files.

    What am I missing?

  • Reply Fussy Lawn Care August 9, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    After upgrading the firmware in my em1 I found pse11 didn't support the .orf files.  I tried the dng converter and it works but I can't see thumbnails of images.  Should I have made the destination folder same as original ?

  • Reply andrewvanrhoberts October 28, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I love the picture of your wallpaper with the ocean wave. Did you take that? Do you know where I could download it?

  • Reply 쇼쌩코탈출 October 12, 2016 at 5:21 am

    nice tip. thx.

  • Reply Bas Brand January 14, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Annoying the tekst about Out of Date, Its just an add to let me buy new LR.

  • Reply Vardan Petrosyan March 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Just download this Adobe Plugin

  • Reply Steezy Olley May 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    do you know how set the olympus omd em5 to take raw picture because mine just takes the photo as a jpeg file

  • Reply Sean February 2, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    does it also work with the olympus imd em 10 mark 2?

  • Reply Master X November 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you so much!

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