RIGHT - SOFTWARE LINKS FOR NEW 1D OWNERS
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AS promised I said i would post how to get started customising your 1D if it came without a firewire cable and software discs.
The steps are as follows
1: Purchase a suitable firewire cable over on fl'ebay for $5 and await patiently with your new 1D admiring the solid feel of its body.
2: The 1D and your PC now need to sync together so you need to download Twain utility from
there are a lot of other relevant software packages you can dowload but these can come later
3: The ultimate aim is to get a current copy of canons excellent Digital Photo Professional software which allows you to customise your raw file workflow. to do this you need to have a copy of the original FVU (file utility viewer 1st edition) and then upgrade it to the updated v1.3.2. and then you can upgrade to EVU (EOs utility Viewer). From memory you then have the software to install the latest DPP
4: Obtain Raw image convertor, this lets you bypass having the initial FVU so you can install the update in link (2.)
Download Digial Photo Professional updater 2.0.3, file viewer utility v.1.3.2
5: Install all the software whatever it is... File viewer utility updates and eos viewer utility are amongst these links.
6: Install DPP Version 1
or here - enter your serial number
7: Install the latest DPP
click on driver/software to select firmware upgrades
8. My memory now ceases to function and all i know is all the software is provided in the links above and you need to install each one to enable installation of DPP. you will then have a full customisation of the 1D and access to Picture Styles which Lightstream has been raving about it really is awesome. New style are posted here by canon reguarly so download and experiment.
Finally once you have done all this it will be worth searching for some custom curve files for straight out of the camera jpegs. I found it but have no recollection of where sure it was in an archive post over at fredmiranda so do a search.
Apologies about the dodgy grammar and english but im tired and I cant be bothered checking it through but do trust this information helps, i sure wish i had this when i got my 1d.... I will edit this post when i have a bit more time and make it more coherent but if you have any questions just post them here.
ENJOY THE CAMERA