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Old 2nd of January 2011 (Sun)   #1
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Default How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

Im not sure how to get them onto my computer.

Ive been using iPhoto to get my images off of my 40D and onto my computer. From there I just put them into a folder for processing.

I tried this after switching my camera to capture images in RAW and once i put them into the folder, it is saving them there as Jpegs



Im not sure how to get them onto my computer and keep them as RAW files.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Default Re: How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

Do you have Aperture or Lightroom or Photoshop? If not what Raw processor are you using?

To start out, you should install the Canon software Digital Photo Professional to process your Raw files. You can aso install ZoomBrowser and EOS Utilities -- ZoomBrowser can help you download them from a card reader and, possibly, your camera. EOS Utilities has downloading from the camera (as well as tethered shooting. Install these things using the software that came with your camera and then upgrade to the latest from the Canon site.
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Default Re: How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

I have CS3, but by the time I can get the image to PhotoShop it is already a Jpeg.

And no, I do not have DPP. I bought my 40D used, so I didnt get any software. Is there a place to download it?


Also, there must be another way to upload photos off of my camera and onto my computer (an iMac) other than using iPhoto and a USB cable??
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Default Re: How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

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CS3 WILL NOT PROCESS RAW! iphoto, aperture3, CS5, your camera's software and a host of other software will process raw. As for transferring files to your computer, a card reader or direct connect from your camera is about the only way to do it.
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Default Re: How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

You can use GIMP (www.gimp.org), and download the Mac version and the UFRaw plug-in which is the RAW converter... Both free...
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Default Re: How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

What about getting a card reader and then just copying them into the desired folder? I don't see the imac converting them automatically if you do it that way. iphoto might be converting them. Or have you tried using EOS utility? It will pull them off the camera via the cable connected to the 40D. The simplest way is the card reader and the fastest. A no brainer really.
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Default Re: How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

You need to update your operating system to a version that supports Raw files from the Canon 40D. I don't use Macs so I can't tell you the specific version number but I do know that on Macs support for Raw files is built into the OS.

The reason for this is that by default an operating system will not recognize a Raw file because they are not standard image file format like a JPEG. So until that support for a specific camera model is added to the operating system, it will not know how to handle those files. The alternative is to use a card reader to get around the limitation of the OS.

And whomever said that CS3 will not edit Raw files is simply incorrect. Support for the Canon 40D was added in Adobe Camera Raw version 4.2. So I'd suggest you also update your Camera Raw plug-in to the last version that was compatible with CS3 which is version 4.6. You can download and install ACR 4.6 from here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...33&fileID=3759



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Im not sure how to get them onto my computer.

Ive been using iPhoto to get my images off of my 40D and onto my computer. From there I just put them into a folder for processing.

I tried this after switching my camera to capture images in RAW and once i put them into the folder, it is saving them there as Jpegs



Im not sure how to get them onto my computer and keep them as RAW files.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Default Re: How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

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I have CS3, but by the time I can get the image to PhotoShop it is already a Jpeg.
You have CS3 and, like was said above, CS3 will handle your Raw files -- you can do fine with CS3 until you get a camera from the next generations.

To download the Raw files to me the most efficient way is to use a card reader. Adobe does have a downloader which you can check out.

But, you also have the option of using the Canon software EOS Utilities.

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And no, I do not have DPP. I bought my 40D used, so I didnt get any software. Is there a place to download it?
Check this site out --

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/a..._software.html

Work through the whole page -- it'll have a lot of Windows stuff but also Mac stuff, incuding an "original" version that you can download and install. Then, you will be able to go to the Canon site for a newer camera and download and install the updates for DPP, EOS Utilities and ZoomBrowser, which has some interesting utilities which could give you quick alternatives to downloading your Raw files. You have to go to the Drivers and Software tab, select your OS, then individually run each upgrade.

And, make sure you go to the Brochures and Manuals page and download the Users Guides for each app you download.

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Also, there must be another way to upload photos off of my camera and onto my computer (an iMac) other than using iPhoto and a USB cable??
Card reader fastest and simpler on the system. Camera, slooooower and prone to driver messups at times.
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CS3 WILL NOT PROCESS RAW! .



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You have CS3 and, like was said above, CS3 will handle your Raw files --

Im a little confused, haha.
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Default Re: How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

Can you tell us:

1. What camera you have.
2. What version of OS X you have (from the Apple > About This Mac).
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Can you tell us:

1. What camera you have.
2. What version of OS X you have (from the Apple > About This Mac).

He has a 40D as stated in the OP. OS X is still unknown.
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Default Re: How do I upload RAW images onto my iMac?

Just use the CD that came with the camera!
It have all necessary software you need to download and edit RAW
Digital Professional Photo for editing and Image Browser for downloading the images to the mac
But as mentioned earlier get the card reader. It will be faster and if the imac have firewire that is the best option. If not get the regular usb reader

If your images still comes onto the hard drive as jpeg try to change the settings in the download window. You should find it under preference. I normally just move the RAW files to a new folder.
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Just use the CD that came with the camera!
He bought the body used and it did not come with any software. As stated above.
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40D support is native to 10.6.5. You can move the raw files from your camera to your computer using Image Capture in your applications folder.
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