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Mar 15, 2015 17:10 |  #1

hello all, do I need a special program to process RAW photos? And if so what do you guys recommend. Thanks in Advance




  
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Mar 15, 2015 18:12 |  #2

I use Digital Photo Pro, which came on the software disk with your camera. Other people will buy Adobe's Lightroom or Photoshop CC, or Corel Paint Shop Pro, or Zoner Photo Studio. I've used 'em all; for my own work I use DPP.


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Mar 15, 2015 19:41 |  #3

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hello all, do I need a special program to process RAW photos? And if so what do you guys recommend. Thanks in Advance

Heya,

I process RAW in Canon's DPP, it's free.

I export as a TIFF and I later process the TIFF in Photoshop or Photomatrix as needed. Sometimes I export as JPG if I know I don't care to do any other editing.

Lightroom is very popular for RAW and general processing.

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Mar 16, 2015 19:53 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #4

What do you like in DPP over LR? Just curious is all...............


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Mar 16, 2015 20:01 |  #5
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I have used DPP. It works. LR 5.7 is much more flexible, and correspondingly more difficult to use. Not hard. There is just more in it than DPP offers. If I had to use DPP, I'd shoot JPG and not bother processing.


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Mar 17, 2015 04:56 |  #6

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What do you like in DPP over LR? Just curious is all...............

Heya,

I don't have lightroom, so that's the biggest factor.

I don't do a ton of editing. I shoot RAW so that I can effect exposure levels and shadows in post. That's all I'm doing in DPP is opening a RAW, correcting exposure if needed, adjusting highlights/shadows and done. Export to either TIFF or JPG depending on what I'm doing next. If I have any real editing to do, I use Photoshop because I own it. If I had something simpler like Lightroom, I'd probably use it.

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Mar 17, 2015 06:26 |  #7

I mostly use Photoshop Elements. I've had versions one, two, three, six, and now thirteen. Six resides on the old P4 laptop and thirteen on the new box. DPP is used occasionally but I do prefer Element's interface and additional capabilities.




  
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Mar 31, 2015 10:30 |  #8

Lightroom does an incredible job with images from a T1i. High ISO settings and the T1i are NOT friends and Lightroom has powerful tools to get the most out of your high ISO setting images by reducing the noise very smoothly.

Here's a good example, shot with an EF400/5.6 L on my T1i, early last April at 6:45PM (so light was low).

1/125th sec. @ f 5.6 in Manual mode. ISO @ 1,600 (which a T1i does NOT like).

Lightroom removed most of the noise and made the image "pop." Lightroom is one of the best, "low cost" improvement one can make for their images IMHO!

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Screenshot comparison for RAW post-processing.

The program is Darktable (available for Linux and Mac for free)

EDIT: The photo is from my 5DMkIII and not my 60D as I thought while posting initially. Nevertheless, the power of the LR type RAW editors is evident.

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Mar 31, 2015 12:12 |  #10

I started with DPP but quickly moved to LR.


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Mar 31, 2015 12:38 |  #11

I found DPP just fine, and well worth it over JPEG from camera. LR5 is nicer.


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I started digital with a T1i. When I first got it I shot JPG and ISO 1600 looked a bit noisy to me. Lightroom can do wonders if you shoot raw. My 60 (only slightly newer than the T1i) is quite happy at 6400. It does take a really good exposure and some finessing in LR, but your camera will give you decent results at 6400, if you do everything else right. Full disclosure: I got tired of messing with apsc at 6400 and bought a 6D. Much better.


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60D ISO 6400 100% crop left side starting RAW image, right post processed. That's with my year-old PP technique (I can do a lot better now) :D



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60D ISO 12800, 100% crop with 2-year old (or more?) PP technique.

You can do A LOT in LR2 and equivalents (I am using Darktable)

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Gerry, the pill bottle looks very good. I'm not sure I'd be proud of the processing on the Pony logo. Are you sure it can't be better?

EDIT: Apologies. I didn't see the line between the two photos.


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Mar 31, 2015 18:37 |  #15

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17499794 (external link)
Gerry, the pill bottle looks very good. I'm not sure I'd be proud of the processing on the Pony logo. Are you sure it can't be better?

EDIT: Apologies. I didn't see the line between the two photos.

No apologies needed!

The pill bottle shot was 'staged' with ETTR. The pony was just another shot in a museum. Although it has a decent histogram, it is not an ETTR shot. Don't forget that in both cases you are pixel-peeping.

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Sort of Goverment work...

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