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RAW Software

Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:35 am

What is the best "RAW" mode software for downloading to the PC? Can you download this software off the web, what are their pros and cons?

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KingWide
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RE: RAW Software

Sat Jul 19, 2003 6:41 am

I use Capture One DSLR. Quite a steep learning curve but a superbly good piece of software. Also costs $99.


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RE: RAW Software

Sat Jul 19, 2003 7:57 am

I concur with Jason, though Breezebrowser is also very good and perhaps easier to use. I've heard good things about the new Photoshop plugin for RAW conversion, but I don't think the 10D is supported yet - when it is, I'll certainly give it a try as it would streamline my workflow significantly.

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RE: RAW Software

Sun Jul 20, 2003 7:47 am

So, what are the benefits of shooting in RAW?
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RE: RAW Software

Sun Jul 20, 2003 8:09 am

Maximum possible quality and the ability to reset many of the camera's parameters after you've taken the picture. With some packages you can even apply +/- 1 to 2 stops exposure compensation after the picture has been taken.

Furthermore, when new software comes along, you can go back to old RAW files and reprocesses them to take advantage of any improved functionality.

With jpgs, the resulting file is fixed - there is a very limited scope for adjustment without loss of quality.

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RE: RAW Software

Sun Jul 20, 2003 7:50 pm

Colin, you made is very clear - its seems to be a good idea then, although them files are rather big. Also, I know you were/are an experienced Canon D60 user...

Not to brag a little, but I do get alot of photos published. Which is the best size on the D60 for publication. I know there is the whole 300dpi rule, does the D60 cater for this?

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RE: RAW Software

Sun Jul 20, 2003 11:35 pm

If you convert the D60 RAW file to a 16-bit TIFF, you will end up with a 36MB file. With all this information, it is possible to up-size these images for larger prints @ 300 DPI. The standard converted RAW is 3072 x 2048 which is about 10 x 7 inches.

Have a look at this thread about printing from the 10D, which much better explains all this.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/96333/

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RE: RAW Software

Mon Jul 21, 2003 12:19 am

I'm happy with interpolations of up to 2x the original image size ( which comes out as about 20x16 inches at 300dpi) and have sold images at that size with no complaints.

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RE: RAW Software

Mon Jul 21, 2003 1:32 am

One thing I am always unsure of, is when the size and dpi is right... do I sharpen to the best I can, or send to the people who want to publish it and let them get the sharpness and other editing procedures right?

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RE: RAW Software

Mon Jul 21, 2003 1:45 am

Send it unsharpened and let the printers do the sharpening. They know their final target and it's characteristics and will be able to sharpen it to suit the printing method they're using. If you sharpen it yourself then you are taking a risk that your sharpening will be unsuitable for the desired end result and, at worst, you lose the sale.


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RE: RAW Software

Mon Jul 21, 2003 1:51 am

Good good! Will take that knowledge in and remember for next time.

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