Free RAW converter programs?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Woollyzone, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Woollyzone

    Woollyzone Guest

    Hi,

    Does anyone know of any free RAW converter progs for Canon? I have tried
    downloading the actual Canon DPP software from their site but it appears not
    to be available (from there at least), unless I'm doing something wrong,
    which is quite possible.

    Until I can get hold of a copy from someone with the CD that comes with the
    camera (as I don't have it!), I'm hoping that there's a basic, free program
    that will do the fundamentals. Any suggestions? (I only have Photoshop 7, no
    CS2)
     
    Woollyzone, Nov 2, 2005
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  2. Woollyzone

    Woollyzone Guest

    Scrub that - I didn't realise that the File Viewer could make changes
    itself! However, if there *are* any free programs other than the Canon one,
    I'd still be interested.
     
    Woollyzone, Nov 2, 2005
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  3. Does this suit your needs?

    http://www.pixmantec.com/products/rawshooter_essentials.html

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Nov 2, 2005
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  4. Woollyzone

    Oliver Guest

    "David J Taylor"



    It might well suit his needs if he is colour blind - otherwise, he'd be do
    better downloading Silkypix, using it for the fourteen day trial, and then
    running it in free mode (which still knocks spots off either of the Raw
    Shooter offerings)

    I see that (as expected) the RSP 'special offer' price is still valid -
    despite the big hoo-hah about it only being valid until October 31st
    (perhaps the mean 2006?!....)

    Typical Phase-One type marketing bullshit - sucker the punters into parting
    with their cash before they've had a chance to properly evaluate the product
    by telling them the price will almost double if they ain't quick off the
    mark.

    The truth is, RSP will be in big trouble at $99 - and they know it.
     
    Oliver, Nov 2, 2005
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  5. Woollyzone

    Al Dykes Guest


    Irfanview can read RAW and save in a bujch of formats.

    http://irfanview.com/
     
    Al Dykes, Nov 2, 2005
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  6. Woollyzone

    Helge Olsen Guest

    What does Phase-One have to do with RSP? RSP is made by Pixmantec and afaik
    there is no connection to between the two.

    Used properly it is not half bad. It is not usable in "automatic", but with
    a little bit of understanding of how it works it can render some pretty darn
    nice results. I have converted some landscapes with it and they came out
    very good on paper...

    I do think that they have released the software a bit early though, as there
    are some pretty annoying bugs in it.

    /Helge
     
    Helge Olsen, Nov 2, 2005
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  7. Woollyzone

    Helge Olsen Guest

    "no connection between the two"

    /Helge
     
    Helge Olsen, Nov 2, 2005
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  8. Woollyzone

    Oliver Guest


    The designer of RSP used (AFAIK) to develop Capture One, that is presumably
    why the interfaces are similar.
     
    Oliver, Nov 2, 2005
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  9. Woollyzone

    Woollyzone Guest

    Woollyzone, Nov 2, 2005
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  10. Woollyzone

    JPS Guest

    In message <dkarb5$3l8$>,
    Irfanview is not a RAW converter. It has a plugin that will optionally
    do a conversion on some RAW formats, but there are no controls -
    basically the same thing as the JPEG would be. By default, it just
    displays the embedded JPEG.
    --
     
    JPS, Nov 3, 2005
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  11. Woollyzone

    Helge Olsen Guest

    Afaik that is true, but this is not what you implied. I have seriously doubt
    Pixmantec has its developers work out the marketing strategy :)

    /Helge
     
    Helge Olsen, Nov 3, 2005
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  12. Woollyzone

    Oliver Guest


    After being closely involved with a particular company it would not be
    surprising if certain business methodologies rubbed off.

    You will note that I originally wrote, Phase One-like'

    Personally, I've no time for either C1 or RSP, they are both (imo) third
    rate when compared to Silkypix.
     
    Oliver, Nov 3, 2005
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  13. Woollyzone

    G.T. Guest

    How much is 16000 yen in American dollars?

    Greg
     
    G.T., Nov 3, 2005
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