Adobe have just announced an important change to their camera support policy in CS6:

In order to pursue further innovations in image processing and workflow technology, the next release of Adobe Camera Raw (v 9.1.1) will be the final version available for use with CS6.

DNG-infographicsCustomers can utilize the free Adobe DNG Converter utility to receive the very latest camera support for CS6 and older versions of our software going all the way back to Photoshop CS2 and Lightroom 1.0.

In other words, if you’re using CS6 and your new camera only saves photos in yet another variation of its manufacturer’s raw file format, you will first need to re-save the raw files as DNGs. Just don’t blame Adobe for not supporting these new raw file formats in software that’s now 4-5 years old – blame the camera maker for not offering an option to save your photos as non-proprietary DNGs.