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Jun 23, 2015 15:44 |  #1

I downloaded DPP 4 for use with my 7DII. I searched for the instruction manual on Canon's USA site but can't find it.
I did find several instructional videos for DPP 4 at Canon's Learning Center, but no text instruction manual.

I finally found it while searching the net. It's verison 4. Does anyone know if this is the most current version?

Btw, when I view a raw image in DPP 4's main editing window, the image is dark and muddy. Not clear & sharp as viewed in version 3.
Makes me think I need to do some adjustments or tweeking for DPP 4. Hopefully I'll find out how after reading the instructions.


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Jun 23, 2015 22:33 |  #2

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17608058 (external link)
I downloaded DPP 4 for use with my 7DII. I searched for the instruction manual on Canon's USA site but can't find it.
I did find several instructional videos for DPP 4 at Canon's Learning Center, but no text instruction manual.

I finally found it while searching the net. It's verison 4. Does anyone know if this is the most current version?

Btw, when I view a raw image in DPP 4's main editing window, the image is dark and muddy. Not clear & sharp as viewed in version 3.
Makes me think I need to do some adjustments or tweeking for DPP 4. Hopefully I'll find out how after reading the instructions.

When you say that the DPP3 rendering comes out better, is that with the same camera/file? Do you see a difference in how DPP4 is adjusting the files or in the camera settings?

I don't have a newer camera or DPP4 so I'm just asking...you would think that the two would work alike (applying the in-camera settings).


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Jun 24, 2015 01:29 |  #3

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17608058 (external link)
[/B]Btw, when I view a raw image in DPP 4's main editing window, the image is dark and muddy. Not clear & sharp as viewed in version 3.
Makes me think I need to do some adjustments or tweeking for DPP 4. Hopefully I'll find out how after reading the instructions.

Sorry, I am unable to help you r.e. the user manual, but I did a quick check comparing the same raw image on both version 3 and 4 of DPP and found no difference between them from my 7D1 on a Mac Pro Retina laptop.


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Jun 24, 2015 07:53 |  #4

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17608058

Btw, when I view a raw image in DPP 4's main editing window, the image is dark and muddy. Not clear & sharp as viewed in version 3.

Sounds like you have the Linear box (above the histogram) checked. If so, uncheck it.

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Jun 24, 2015 14:17 |  #5

tzalman...that's it! Not sure how the box got checked, but it was. Unchecked and back to normal.
Many thanks!

For sure I got to start reading the instructions.


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Jun 24, 2015 14:23 |  #6

tonylong wrote in post #17608521 (external link)
When you say that the DPP3 rendering comes out better, is that with the same camera/file? Do you see a difference in how DPP4 is adjusting the files or in the camera settings?

I don't have a newer camera or DPP4 so I'm just asking...you would think that the two would work alike (applying the in-camera settings).

Now that tzalman put me on the right track, the image in the editing window is the same in both versions (3 and 4).

I can't answer your question since I've only spent 20min with DPP 4. I've got a lot of learning to do.


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