15 May 2019

Lightroom 8.2 required for editing Canon CR3 RAW files

First images processed with Lightroom Classic CC 8.2
Image Credit :  Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC 8 Splash Screen
First images processed with Lightroom Classic CC 8.2

Before I started with my Canon EOS R testing for Canon South Africa this past week I updated my Windows desktop systems from Lightroom Classic CC Version 7.5 to Version 8.2 (released in February 2019).

Canon CR3 / C-RAW RAW Requirement
The main reason for this update for my workflow was to accommodate Canon's relatively new CR3 RAW file standard for  the EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless camera.

More about Canon CR3 RAW files go here>>

The Lightroom 8.2 update went without any problems and I continued with my normal post-processing workflow almost immediately when it was done.

There were no issues reading the Canon CR3 RAW files and / or the Canon C-RAW file standard. I tested both standards with more than a 1000 images each (from different SanDisk SD cards).

Update: Canon EOS RP CR3 RAW files are now compatible with the latest edition of Lightroom - Ver 8.2.1 (3 April 2019)

 Note: Lightroom Classic CC is a desktop-focused photo management and post-processing service (not on the cloud), but with monthly payment plan / subscription licence.

 All my Lightroom 7 import / export settings were also migrated at the same time.

Adobe Lightroom Training Cape Town
During my Adobe Lightroom Training I cover Lightroom importing / catalog management / exporting / processing in Lightroom 5.7 / 6.14 / 7.5 CC - and the migration to Lightroom CC from older versions (if required).

Minimum System Requirements for Lightroom Classic CC Go Here>>

More about Updating to Lightroom Classic CC Ver 8.2 Go Here>>

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Trial Download
Download a 7-Day Trail Versions of Lightroom 8.2.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.2 Development Module Interface
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.2 Development Module Interface
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.2 Development Module Interface

First images processed with Lightroom 8.2

Shooting Location
Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Canon EOS Camera And Lens
  • Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens
  • Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
  • Lens / Extender attached to EOS R via Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

My First Birds in Flight Images Processed with Lightroom Classic CC 8.2

(Birds / Bird in Flight : Click to Enlarge)
Cormorant - With Canon EOS R : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.2
Cormorant - With Canon EOS R : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.2

Gull - With Canon EOS R  : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.2
Gull - With Canon EOS R  : Processed in Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.2

Little Egret in Flight - With Canon EOS R  :  Processed in Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.2
Little Egret in Flight - With Canon EOS R  :  Processed in Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.2