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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles C. Weston
    I have used RSE, PS Elements 3.0 and ACDSee 7 and have found that when processing RAW NEF files I get a different exsposure result with each one. Then I bought Nikon Capture and found that it processes NEF files consistently and gives me the exposure that I expect with the shooting parameters that I have used. I still like to finish up in PS Elements before printing Mainly because I have not yet taken the trouble to learn Capture thoroughly.
    That seems to be about the standard flow. Check and correct camera settings in Nikon Capture (or RAW processor of choice) and finish up in PS or Elements.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
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    Well tonight I've been messing around with the White Balance Option in RSE using the little eyedropper tool and have gotten some pretty impressive results. Usually just determining a true white or black object with one or two clicks and the image looks very realistic.
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  3. #23
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    Dang this thread turned kinda cold ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog
    Dang this thread turned kinda cold ...
    So time to warm it up...

    Has anyone tried the new dyanmic range tool in CS2?
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
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  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    So time to warm it up...

    Has anyone tried the new dyanmic range tool in CS2?
    is that within the raw converter of cs2 or within cs2 itself?
    canon 5D / canon 350D / 24-105L F4 IS / 35L F1.4 / 85L F1.2 / 135L F2

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    Pixmantec has an update on their web site that they'll soon be releasing a premium version of RAW Shooter Essentials 2005, adding some features not available in the beta free version. This will probably be the one conversion software that I won't mind paying the extra money for.

    Get Ready
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekk
    is that within the raw converter of cs2 or within cs2 itself?
    It's a plug-in as far as I know. I don't have CS2 (which should be a free upgrade to CS but isn't).
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
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  8. #28
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    I'm using latest Raw Shooter Essentials and Capture One Pro 3.71 since I got my Pentax *Ist DS a week ago. And here is what I have to say:

    What I like about Raw Shooter Essentials is its simplicity, ease of use and the fact that it can read more pixels from PEF (dont know about other formats). Jpegs from RSE have resolution of 2019x3039 (I think). The picture isn't resized, bit has a couple of pixels bigger "field of view" (default is 3008x2008), what makes *Ist DS a 6.1MP camera.

    Being blinded by the pixel count I was absolutely positive, that I was going to stick to RSE, but after comparing some more shots I noticed that Capture One Pro has better collor ballance and cleaner details while the workflow is just about as easy as with RSE.

    So I guess I'll be using C1 Pro or perhaps C1 LE in the future. There is just one issue. I've taken a picture of sun behind the clouds casting sunbeams and C1 Pro renders it as if there was not enought colours to make smooth color and light transitions. It looks like GIF with 25% dithering If U know what I mean. Still looking into the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatH
    I'm using latest Raw Shooter Essentials and Capture One Pro 3.71 since I got my Pentax *Ist DS a week ago.So I guess I'll be using C1 Pro or perhaps C1 LE in the future. There is just one issue. I've taken a picture of sun behind the clouds casting sunbeams and C1 Pro renders it as if there was not enought colours to make smooth color and light transitions. It looks like GIF with 25% dithering If U know what I mean. Still looking into the issue.
    MatH - I have found that some shots will turn out better depending on the converter used and that you might want to keep a couple of converters. I have Canon DPP & RSE & used C1 LE until the demo ran out. I like all 3 for various reasons. For my use, I seem to prefer DPP for skin tones and most shots. I have found that RSE works a lot better if I have underexposed by a couple of stops. If you don't like the results of one, then try another to see what happens. It can kinda be a pain, but the results can be worth it.

    Dennis

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    And for you GIMP users...

    So yesterday I was cruising the Software Tools board, and noticed an entry from lynchbird (for details go to the Software Tools board).

    GIMP now has a Photoshop plug-in, plug-in, so I'm thinking, Hey! maybe Camera RAW 3.1 will run. I installed everything as described, and... nodda. Dismay and disappointment set in. But hey GIMP turned out to be a pretty nice FREE post processing tool, for those with a dSLR and no money left over... it's a start.

    But today Bonzo saved the day with a compatible plug-in called UFRaw, which works pretty well, and is very quick. All of this info is available on the Software Tools board.

    It was just fun to try something new, and really FREE. I will give it a more thorough shakedown this weekend, but don't wait for me. Give it a try.

    Thanks again to lynchbird and Bonzo for these leads.
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