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Hi,

I'm having trouble opening my Panasonic LUMIX GH6 raw stills files which have a .rw2 extension. I have just upgraded Affinity Photo to version 2 and my Mac OS is the latest flavour of Ventura 13.0.1. Affinity seems to open the file, but all I see is a white (or nr white) screen. It was doing this in Affinity 1 as well. I can develop my raw files using SilkyPix Developer, but that doesn't allow me to use Affinity to its full capabilities. Can anyone help please.

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@uncutrushes

Welcome to the Affinity forums.

This forum post lists all the currently supported cameras in APh2.  Unfortunately, yours is not listed.  Support is therefore likely to come when the next release of libraw is available to and released by Serif in a future update.

However, I downloaded a sample .rw2 file from here and it opened without any problem straight into the Develop screen of APh 2.  

 

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1 hour ago, uncutrushes said:

Can anyone help please.

Hi @uncutrushes, welcome to the forums. 

While in the develop persona click the assistant and change the Raw Engine, try Apple, then come out of develop and try opening your file again, I can't guarantee it will work but it might as Ventura is a new OS and Apple are pretty quick at adding new cameras

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Hi, and thank you both for your reply.😋

Just for your reference:

Firstly emmrecs01, the downloaded test files you reference do indeed open fine but I have to note that they are only 16.6Mb in size. My files are 37.6Mb and have a file extension .RW2 which are in caps, not lower case (...if that should make a difference!). I have tried making a copy and renaming the file extension to lower case but gain the same result - white blank screen with all metadata present. I'll try and see if my camera will allow a smaller raw file to be saved and, if so, I'll report back. 😋

Secondly Murfee, changing the Raw Engine brought no joy for me. But it was useful information regarding the Raw Engine choice. 😋

Many thanks to you both for your kind response. I am very grateful.

 

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  • 10 months later...

On the list https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/167741-list-of-supported-raw-formats-cameras-for-lens-correction-list-in-affinity-20x/#comment-958781 is some panasonic cameras. They produce raw files with rw2 extension. But file are not compatibile. Eg there is lumix s5 (dc-s5), and raws works with affinity photo. But there isnt lumix s5m2 (dc-s5m2), and raws not works with affinity photo.

Please, add support for raw from lumix s5m2 and s5m2x.

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Hi @David Wilcock,

As can be seen from the list of supported RAWs in V2, the Lumix S5ii is unfortunately not currently listed -

Affinity Photo uses LibRAW for RAW support, meaning we must wait for this engine to add support for your camera, at which point it will be officially compatible with Affinity Photo. For this reason I'm unable to give any estimated timeframes as to when support may be added.

I hope this clears things up!

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12 hours ago, David Wilcock said:

On the file list the S5 is mentioned . i would of thought it would of been the same file format as the Lumix S5ii ?

FWIW, here is a comparison of the two models. As it says, there are some differences, among them a newer sensor in the S5ii, so that is probably why the RAW format differs from the other model.

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6 hours ago, Glenn Malkin said:

Am I really going to have to move to a different photo editing suite??

That is up to you, but keep in mind that the Affinity suite of 3 apps offers much more than just developing RAW files, so it may be worth using them in combination with a RAW developer that does support your camera.

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7 hours ago, Glenn Malkin said:

I can't import RW2 files from my Lumix S5ii into Affinity

The free Adobe DNG Converter can convert your RW2 files to DNG so that Affinity Photo will be able to open them.

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On 3/20/2024 at 8:02 PM, Glenn Malkin said:

We are six months further on from the last post here and still I can't import RW2 files from my Lumix S5ii into Affinity. Am I really going to have to move to a different photo editing suite??

As confirmed by this post - 

Support for the Panasonic S5 Mark II was added in update 2.4 for Affinity Photo. Please ensure you have updated to this version in order to develop RAW files from this camera.

I hope this clears things up!

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