D70 and RAW images

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Sheldon, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    I finally downloaded Nikon View and just started playing with RAW images.
    All I can say is WOW!

    I also found out I need a new computer to handle the larger image files.
    I'm too old to wait for these RAW files to download, process and save. An
    8MB JPEG file? Yikes!

    Sheldon
     
    Sheldon, Feb 9, 2005
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  2. Why did you need to download Nikon software? Photoshop 7 reads them just fine
    with the plugin which comes on the D70 CD.

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    Christopher Pollard, Feb 9, 2005
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  3. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    All I have is Photoshop LE, so I have no way of seeing the RAW images
    without the Nikon software. Eventually I'll get the latest version of
    Photoshop, but I'm pretty amazed at what I can do now with the limited
    resources I've got. I can punch things up a bit with Nikon View, then go
    into LE and tweak it even more. Up to today I was limited to only shooting
    JPEG images never realizing what the difference was between shooting jpg and
    raw..

    Sheldon

    Sheldon
     
    Sheldon, Feb 9, 2005
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  4. Did you install the sotware from the CD you should have got with the camera?
    There's a photoshop filter in there somewhere, something.8bf or maybe .9bf,
    can't remember exactly now. You copy that into your photoshop directory, under
    'automation' I think...

    I can't remember the exact details, I'll take a look at my home system if you
    like.

    If you then right click a NEF file, and select open with photoshop, the
    converter fires up, offering you exposure compensation and white balance
    adjustments.

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    Christopher Pollard, Feb 9, 2005
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  6. Sheldon

    Stacey Guest

    8 bit tiff's from my E300 are like 24MB.. :)
     
    Stacey, Feb 9, 2005
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  7. Sheldon

    Ed Ruf Guest

    The "Excellent Quality" choice in the Nikon Editor that comes with NV and
    the Nikon Capture Editor that comes with Capture appears to use less
    compression than the Fine mode in the camera. For quality/size similar to
    Fine use the next selection down, "Good Quality."
     
    Ed Ruf, Feb 9, 2005
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  8. Sheldon

    Alan Browne Guest

    16 bit/col scans of 35mm at 5400 dpi ---> 240 Mb TIF. (about 15-20% of that is
    'useless' but that is how it's stored). A DVD burner is a neccesity.
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 9, 2005
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  9. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    I do have an Open with Photoshop option. Just didn't try it -- yet.

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    Sheldon



     
    Sheldon, Feb 9, 2005
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  10. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    This "hobby" is getting out of hand. I used to do this for a living, so I
    better make a few bucks at this just to offset the extra computer hardware
    and software. <BG>

    Sheldon
     
    Sheldon, Feb 9, 2005
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  11. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    I just tried it. It appears that LE is not compatible with the Nikon
    software. I do have a copy of Photoshop 5, never loaded it, but once the
    image is changed to a jpeg or tiff I can pull it into LE and work with it.

    "So far" I'm quite pleased with the NV software (recommended over what came
    with the camera), and LE has more bells and whistles than I really need
    right now. I realize that sooner than later I'll probably want to combine
    images using layers, and more, but right now I'm just experimenting to see
    how far I can go with this camera.

    Another thing: Shooting in RAW sucks the life out of your memory cards, and
    I can do a lot of tweaking with jpegs and and LE. It's just a matter of
    figuring out what tools to use. I'd like to put together some stock photos
    for local magazines, so I'd like to keep the workflow as simple as possible,
    and be able to shoot a lot of photos without spending a fortune on memory
    cards.

    The D70 makes it so easy to get to RAW it seems you've got plenty of time to
    switch when you see that one in a million shot.

    Sheldon
     
    Sheldon, Feb 9, 2005
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