Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: raw converter

  1. #1

    Default raw converter

    I heard that some of you CSnappers are using a special software to open raw files because the colors are great. Care to share the program choices.

    thanks
    song

  2. #2

    Default Re: raw converter

    Quote Originally Posted by song View Post
    I heard that some of you CSnappers are using a special software to open raw files because the colors are great. Care to share the program choices.

    thanks
    song
    Are u on Nikon ? If not the best raw converter for Nikon is Capture NX 2 from Nikon, others I have tried are Aperture 2, Camera Raw from (Lightroom 2/Adobe Photoshop), and DxO. If you don't mind tweaking yourself or perform color calibration using colour charts or grey chart, you can use those third party raw converter that claims to be better in other areas, but my personal experience is using other raw converters definitely give different colour output especially in the white balance area. Raw workflow tends to requires much tweaking to get back the original. Nikon knows it's format best, so naturally in terms of colour, it gives the most accurate.

    Thanks
    D3S|N70-200|N24-70|N24-85|N50f1.4|N35f2|SB800|SB900|Yashica GS|S95
    www.flickr.com/photos/davidktw

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,984

    Default Re: raw converter

    There isn't one special software, there're many of them out there and everyone has their own preferences.

    If it's good colours you want (again this is subjective), use the one specific to your camera brand.

  4. #4

    Default Re: raw converter

    so u guys suggest that i use canon DPP to convert my raw file to jpg. Then i edit the photo in jpg in photoshop?? Actually, i was thinking of opening in adobe and edit it before saving as jpg. Which method is the better?

    thanks

  5. #5
    Moderator Octarine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pasir Ris
    Posts
    12,390

    Default Re: raw converter

    Quote Originally Posted by song View Post
    so u guys suggest that i use canon DPP to convert my raw file to jpg. Then i edit the photo in jpg in photoshop?? Actually, i was thinking of opening in adobe and edit it before saving as jpg. Which method is the better?
    Converting from RAW to jpg and editing afterwards doesn't make sense and will cause quality loss. Converting to jpg should be the very last step.
    If you cannot open your RAW files in PS directly (for some newer RAW versions) I suggest converting to DNG (Digital Negative File, royalty free, camera-neutral) first. It will preserve all features and data from RAW. PS can open DNG since both are from Adobe. The converter can be downloaded from Adobe as well.

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
  •