Adobe releases new Camera Raw 3.6 Beta

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by G-Man, Oct 6, 2006.

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    G-Man Guest

    G-Man, Oct 6, 2006
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    Rudy Benner, Oct 6, 2006
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    Rod Williams Guest

    Do the newer versions ever make improvements or changes to the already
    supported RAW cameras?
     
    Rod Williams, Oct 6, 2006
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    Holley Guest

    I hear that sometimes there are undocumented improvements included in the
    Camera Raw plug-in. However; unless my camera required the upgrade, I would
    wait for the official release. I monitor the Adobe forums, and usually wait
    a couple of weeks before applying any upgrades. YMMV
     
    Holley, Oct 6, 2006
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    John Francis Guest

    You don't need explicit K10D support in Camera Raw - the camera
    can already use DNGs natively as the format for its RAW images.
     
    John Francis, Oct 7, 2006
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    G.T. Guest

    And you know for a fact that there is a camera conversion to DNG, i.e. it
    doesn't write a DNG file in one step? That doesn't make much sense.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Oct 7, 2006
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    John Francis Guest

    You seem to be confused as to just what DNG is.
    There is no "conversion" to DNG; the K10D is capable of
    using DNG as a native RAW format. This will contain exactly
    the same information as a Pentax RAW (PEF) file - no more,
    no less. In particular, it still has the 12-bit sensor
    values, unmodified - no demosaicing algorithm, etc. applied.

    A big advantage of using DNG is that there's no need to wait
    for an update of your favourite RAW converter - any well-
    written application (which, sadly, does not seem to include
    iPhoto, Aperture, or Raw Shooter) will automatically be able
    to read the DNG files from the K10D.
     
    John Francis, Oct 7, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Bugger, no Pentax K10D. :-(
     
    Pete D, Oct 8, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    While that is true native RAW is still the better choice, that way there
    will be no in camera conversion to DNG. DNG will of course be a great choice
    until RAW is suppoted.
     
    Pete D, Oct 8, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    All guessing of course, as you are. Don't actually care really.
     
    Pete D, Oct 8, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    The RAW data will still need to wrapped in the DNG package so that it can be
    recognised as such.
     
    Pete D, Oct 8, 2006
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    Wrapping the raw image data into PEFs, or into DNGs, are similar tasks.
    It isn't a matter of PEFs being a primary format and DNGs being a
    derived format. They are BOTH raw file formats capable of holding the
    primary image data, independently of one-another.
     
    Barry Pearson, Oct 8, 2006
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