Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 26

Thread: Bibble for RAW Conversion

  1. #1

    Default Bibble for RAW Conversion

    I have been shooting more photos in RAW format because of the inherent ability to recover overexposed highlights. However, as a Canon 20D shooter, I currently have the following choices...

    Canon FileViewerUtility (primitive, simplistic)
    Canon Digital Photo Professional (jaggies, weird skintones)
    Adode Camera Raw (small window, simplistic)

    Also, none of the these utilities let you see what parts of the photo are overexposed. You have to 'guess' when adjusting 'brightness' (what is that anyway?). Then, convert the photo to a jpeg/tiff and check for overexposure using Adobe Photoshop's levels tool. Then, go back and try again if you didn't hit it right on.

    Today, I tried Bibble Lite and wow...problems solved! Bibble's got all the tools you need plus it will flag the overexposed areas with splotchs of color and let you fix the exposure on-the-fly! Too cool!

    Here's an image from last Saturday's model shoot with Elda. The jpeg would have been overexposed. With the RAW file, the overexposure is easily fixed in Bibble in one step along with a few additional tweaks for final image quality!

    I only have the trial version so far. The software seems well worth the purchase price. A bit more testing first!

    Here is the image as shot.
    Here is the image with recovered exposure.
    Last edited by r52lanc; 10th December 2004 at 08:08 AM. Reason: Addition

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Singapore & Hong Kong
    Posts
    903

    Default

    Great review... I have just d/l

    next step, shoot in RAW.... Lets hoped that it isn't as troublesome as what I was lead to believe...

  3. #3

    Default Addition

    Quote Originally Posted by Lensman
    Great review... I have just d/l

    next step, shoot in RAW.... Lets hoped that it isn't as troublesome as what I was lead to believe...
    Thanks for the kind words...Lensman. Please note that I have added...'Must tick this box' to the panel.
    Last edited by r52lanc; 7th December 2004 at 10:33 AM.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Western SG
    Posts
    1,537

    Default

    when trial expire... can try capture one LE....

    Capture One LE

    Then then compare and post your findings here?

    So far I don't shoot much RAW...

  5. #5

    Thumbs down Capture One.... no 20D support

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcrash
    when trial expire... can try capture one LE....

    Capture One LE

    Then then compare and post your findings here?

    So far I don't shoot much RAW...
    Hello Snowcrash....I wanted to try that but so far no Canon 20D support for Windows. Dunno when they will release the upgrade.

  6. #6

    Default Message from Bibble

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcrash
    when trial expire... can try capture one LE....

    Capture One LE

    Then then compare and post your findings here?

    So far I don't shoot much RAW...
    I received an email today from Eric Hyman (owner of Bibble Labs). Believe it or not, he saw my posts about Bibble here and on pbase. He says Bibble will do a much better job recovering highlights than C1. Look here.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Some equitorial, tropical isle
    Posts
    2,398

    Default

    Hehe! I second that! Bibble lite is so intuitive to use and the realtime feedback on the overexposed portion is very useful indeed! Its really an amazing tool. Loads fast and previews real fast.


    Its my defacto RAW tool now....

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,315

    Default

    i must say i really like this application, it make my life so much easier for editing raw images, especially the copy and paste settings function, tat's really cool! the noise removal function also works much better than neatimage to me.

    keke, maybe the author can give us offer for buying that? :P

  9. #9
    vince123123
    Guests

    Default

    wah this program even better than Nikon Capture? hmm

  10. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by r52lanc
    Hello Snowcrash....I wanted to try that but so far no Canon 20D support for Windows. Dunno when they will release the upgrade.
    20th Dec..

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Tampines, Singapore.
    Posts
    1,899

    Default

    perhaps he'd offer an MO price for us?

  12. #12

    Default Mo

    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    perhaps he'd offer an MO price for us?
    I would like to see Bibble v4.1 succeed, but it still has minor glitches with 20D files (like corrupting the EXIF info*). They have known about it for a while and it's not fixed yet. Also, I want to make sure that Ive given up on CaptureOne....so must wait until Dec. 20th release of C1 20D support.

    If I decide on Bibble, I will go for the Pro version. So, let's wait 'til early January for a MO for Bibble.

    *for example, a shutter speed of 1/500 sec is getting ported into the jpeg or tiff as 1/503 sec.

  13. #13

    Default

    I had tested BibblePro 4.1, C1Pro 3.6 (mac version) and DPP against a variety of properly exposed 20D raw files. C1 wins in getting out details especially in the shadows areas and skin tones looks very good. Waiting for the etcetera profile (www.etcetera.cc) for the 20D to be used with C1. The profile is expected to do a much better job if the equivalent profile from my last camera (300D) with C1 is anything to compare by.

    That said, Bibble is priced attractively but I never got used to its user interface. C1 and DPP seems more intuitive !

  14. #14

    Default

    thanks for sharing, r52lanc....

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Western SG
    Posts
    1,537

    Default

    what about raw shooters essential 2005, anyone try that against bibble?

    any updates?

  16. #16

    Default Re: Bibble for RAW Conversion

    Hey... Bibble 4.3 has just been released... thanks to a change detection robot that just emailed me...

    It supports the D70s and has a straightening tool now!

  17. #17

    Default Re: Bibble for RAW Conversion

    Hmm... downloaded and installed... but still can't read my D70s files...

  18. #18
    Moderator nightwolf75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    really MORE diaper changes
    Posts
    17,839
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Bibble for RAW Conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by willyfoo
    Hmm... downloaded and installed... but still can't read my D70s files...
    willy - i believe its becos the encrypted WB in d70s. my trial version of C1pro 3.7.1 also cannot read. dang... why??!!!
    If Life worked on auto mode then manual mode for photography would have never existed. ― Deeksha Mittal

  19. #19

    Default Re: Bibble for RAW Conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    willy - i believe its becos the encrypted WB in d70s. my trial version of C1pro 3.7.1 also cannot read. dang... why??!!!
    Nah.. my D2X's encrypted white balance can be read without problem... 4.2.6 cannot read the D70s... ver 4.3 is supposed to support D70s

    A look through the bibblelabs forum revealed that it may be a slightly different firmware/make from different country?

    *Crossing fingers that it will be solved soon*

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Last planet from the sun
    Posts
    2,822

    Default Re: Bibble for RAW Conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    willy - i believe its becos the encrypted WB in d70s. my trial version of C1pro 3.7.1 also cannot read. dang... why??!!!
    Can. Just used D70s RAW files to open in CP1 3.7.1 but mine is a full version.

    Although it's 3.7.1 but I think it's trial version may not be updated for D70s encrypted WB.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •