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Better Alternative to Canon DPP to process RAW?

 
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Jan 17, 2011 18:49 |  #1

Hi
Just wondering if there is a better alternative to Canon DPP for processing RAW. My understanding is that only DPP will recognize Picture Settting data set in-camera.




  
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Jan 17, 2011 19:26 |  #2

You mean "Picture Styles"?

There may be better tools than DPP for RAW, but I haven't looked recently. I used to use Raw Shooter Professional until Adobe bought that and rolled it into LightRoom. That got me a free copy of LightRoom 1, but it had so much trouble handling raw files that DPP breezed through that I abandoned it and went back to DPP.


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Jan 17, 2011 19:36 |  #3

I use lightroom 3, and love it no complains.


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Jan 17, 2011 19:42 |  #4

I use three different raw processors, LR3s, PSCS4s and DPP. They each have advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes LR3 does better than the other two and sometimes DPP does better.


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Jan 17, 2011 23:28 |  #5

I'd say Lightroom 3.2, I like being able to selectively dodge and burn.


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Jan 18, 2011 00:19 |  #6

I like to use DPP for the initial save of raw files then use PS5 or lightroom to further enhance.




  
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Jan 18, 2011 00:28 |  #7

I prefer to use DPP as well to process and only pull out PS if I need to anything special.


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Jan 18, 2011 04:55 |  #8

eco_bach wrote in post #11661624 (external link)
Hi
Just wondering if there is a better alternative to Canon DPP for processing RAW. My understanding is that only DPP will recognize Picture Settting data set in-camera.

This is correct but you can change the settings using DPP..

I like DPP.. I use it to aquire, tweak and convert my RAW files.. Jpegs are further processed using CS4..


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Jan 18, 2011 05:52 |  #9

I didn't know this before but the performance of these converters differ quite a lot! Look at the Resolution images on this review for the 7D. Isn't that odd? DPP seems to do very well.

http://www.dpreview.co​m/reviews/canoneos7d/p​age14.asp (external link)


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Jan 18, 2011 06:10 |  #10

I use the CR program and Bridge that comes as a part of Photoshop CS5. I can do a lot of non-destructive editing there and only need minimal stuff in PS to finalize for printing.


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Jan 18, 2011 06:46 |  #11

Does Lightroom 2 handle RAW files? Or only Lightroom 3 ?



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Jan 18, 2011 08:19 as a reply to  @ SoundsGood's post |  #12

LR has always been about processing raw files. It is the same basic engine as in Adobe Camera Raw that is part of the larger Photoshop product package. LR is about importing, processing raw files, and building up a photo catalog of file folders, and logical collections. LR will also let you build slideshows and presentatons from your photos.

Download LR 3 from Adobe as a 30 day trial. ;)




  
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Jan 18, 2011 08:22 |  #13

Thanks, MCAsan ! :)



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Jan 18, 2011 10:59 as a reply to  @ SoundsGood's post |  #14

Hmm...based on the results in this comparison

http://www.twin-pixels.com …dxo-capture-one-bibble-5/ (external link)

I may need to rethink my investment in CaptureOne and switch to DXO.

Look at the image samples with flare.




  
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Jan 18, 2011 11:43 |  #15

My wife got my LR for Christmas, and I love it and recommend it.




  
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