Adobe has quietly added support for Sony’s .ARQ Pixel Shift files to Lightroom

Files recorded using the Pixel Shift mode in the Sony a7R lll can now be opened in Lightroom Classic CC after the latest update released on April 8th, although you wouldn’t know it by looking at the update’s release notes. Marc Alhadeff of Sony Alpha Blog spotted the update, which adds support for the ARQ files that are produced once the original a7R III files have passed through Sony’s own Imaging Edge software.

Note: Imaging Edge is still needed to combine the four ARW raw files into a single image, which it outputs as a raw ARQ file.

While we’d still recommend giving the third-party SonyPixelShift2DNG software a go if you’re working with these files extensively, this additional support is definitely a step in the right direction for Adobe. Previously, ARQ files would need to be converted to DNGs in order to be edited in any of the Adobe products. But now, with Lightroom Classic CC 7.3, the ARQ file can be read without conversion.

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Lightroom Classic CC 7.3 supports ARQ (Sony Pixel Shift) files

By SonyAlpha Admin

Marc Alhadeff reports: A little gift from Adobe , not even present in the release notes of Lightroom: The Lightroom Classic CC 7.3 issued in April 2018 and that was announcing the support of the A7III, also supports the display and editing of the ARQ files of the A7RIII As a reminder an ARQ file […]

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