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I've bought my 1st DSLR a Eos 500d

 
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Jul 06, 2011 11:42 |  #1

Well pleased... got it at the weekend.... still ot my Ixus 90is but wanted to do a bit more with my photos... so DSLR was the way to go.

a question though.
I'm saving/taking pix in RAW + jpeg at the same time.

Is the software that comes with the camer (Digital photo proffesional) any good to use to 'alter' Raw images (I take it you can use it for the Jpegs too?)

Or should I be looking at something else to edit RAW photos?


any tips would be great... as I'm still working my way round the setting at the mo ;(


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Jul 06, 2011 11:50 |  #2

DPP can definitely be used to edit RAW files, and then export them as jpegs. There are other great programs, but DPP will get you started.

Congrats on the new camera. :)


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Jul 06, 2011 11:54 |  #3

Congrats!
I have same camera for last two years and I like it as well.
Here is the 500D users thread.
https://photography-on-the.net …ead.php?t=69343​9&page=643


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Jul 06, 2011 11:59 |  #4

Congrats on the new camera mate, a good choice.

As stated DPP can be used to edit, but give lightroom a try, i find it a lot easier.




  
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Jul 06, 2011 12:08 |  #5

Congrats on the camera!


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Jul 07, 2011 01:18 |  #6

how do I know I have the latest version of DPP?


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Jul 07, 2011 06:22 as a reply to  @ salsa-king's post |  #7

It all depends on budget I would checkout GIMP (external link).
Free and very good starter. But I use DPP for quick stuff.


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Jul 07, 2011 06:49 |  #8

salsa-king wrote in post #12717292 (external link)
how do I know I have the latest version of DPP?

http://www.canon.co.uk …aspx?type=downl​oad&page=1 (external link)

Select software, should be a list of all the stuff there.




  
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Jul 07, 2011 16:39 |  #9

is there a way to check which version i'm running, so i know if I need to update to the newe one?

found it, I have version 3.9.1.0

so which do I need to update with?

Tnx for the link :)


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Jul 07, 2011 16:59 |  #10

I have updated the Eos Utility though.. as there was only one 'better' than the version I already had.


AND.....
I've got a 16gd class 10 SDHC card today, on RAW+Jpeg it allows me 511 pictures.... or if i just go RAW I get just over 600.

Should I keep with both formats.. as it saves having to alter a load of RAW pix to jpeg


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Jul 07, 2011 17:51 |  #11

hi mate, welcome to the wonderful world of DSLRs! I shoot raw and jpgs. I use the jpgs as thumbnails for the raws. Flick through them quickly in any image editor (for some reason the thumbnails for raw files dont seem to work on my computer in windows expolrer) and when i see a pic i think is decent i open the raw file, work on that, and save it separately as a jpg.

so in a nutshell i agree with your comment - there are times when the simplicity and ease of using jpgs (sending loads of pics to someone for example, or doing a slideshow on a tv etc) outweighs the better image quality of raw files. Shoot both, and you've got the best of both worlds, and can do whatever you decide with the photos.

if you ever make a mistake with your settings and get the exposure wrong a raw file gives you much more scope to recover it than a jpg does.


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Jul 07, 2011 17:55 as a reply to  @ jack880's post |  #12

Personally i think shooting in both raw and jpeg is a waste of space. You can easilly export the raw file to jpeg if you needed to and the thumbnails are easily seen in dpp or lr.




  
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Jul 07, 2011 18:11 |  #13

I disagree, but each to their own. People who aren't photographers generally cant open raw files, so if i want to send people loads of photos (e.g. so they can pick the ones they want good copies of, or snapshots that don't all need to be processed) it's much easier to send jpgs. Also I know you can see raw files in dpp etc, but i prefer to sort and move all my files around in windows explorer. Memory is so cheap nowadays, and jpgs are such small files compared to raw.

Fair enough though, if the way you work doesn't require jpgs then yeah, no need to use them.


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Jul 08, 2011 17:53 |  #14

6 of one and half a dozen of the other.

I shoot both, as i give my friends the pictures if i shoot something for them onto a memory stick and it saves a lot of room.

Yes you can convert your raw files but it saves time just having the Jpegs also. Just shoot with whatever you think works, you will soon figure out what you need to shoot.




  
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Jul 08, 2011 23:56 |  #15

think I'll stick to useing both,

a 16gb SDHC card should be enough with 511 picture avalibility. :)


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