How do I import a RAW image into PSP 8??

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Rod Out Back, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Rod Out Back

    Rod Out Back Guest

    Folks,

    In frustration, I turn to you all for advice...

    Panasonic FZ-30 is sitting on the desk, with a number of images in RAW
    format lurking on the memory card.

    Paint Shop Pro 8 keeps bringing up a dialog box asking for header size,
    pixels wide and high, and a number of other details that I dont seem to be
    able to find.

    No doubt the Panasonic RAW format will be different to any others...

    Software supplied (some ARCSOFT products, along with a few Panasonic items)
    doesnt seem to have anything that does the conversion of the RAW images.

    Any pointer son where I might look for the relevant file info to get PSP 8
    to import these images??

    Bugger it; I might have another scotch...

    Cheers,

    Rod.......Out Back
     
    Rod Out Back, Sep 27, 2005
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  2. RawShooter is the developer of choice for may digital Photographers. It
    may or may not handle the Panasonic images. Up till now RAW in Panasonic
    terms was TIFF. I wouldn't be surprised if the disc which came with your
    camera actually has a RAW developer - some call a converter but seeing
    as RAW sensor data is not an image as such, I can't see how you can
    convert it!
     
    Pix on Canvas, Sep 27, 2005
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  3. Second to the earlier reply...
    You have a program called "Photo Fun Studio" on the camera's CD. Use
    this to develop the RAW image and then edit it in your favorite editor.
    It seems no one yet supports the Panasonic RAW file format but you can
    expect that to change pretty soon.
     
    Pix on Canvas, Sep 27, 2005
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  4. Rod Out Back

    webwald Guest

    Rod,

    What you can do is use the freeware program called dcraw. It is able to
    convert the FZ30 RAW files to a more usable format. You can download a
    copy of dcraw from:

    http://www.lebsanft.org/blog/?p=285

    Note that dcraw is a command line program, but it can easily be
    executed in such as way as to process all the RAW files in a given
    folder.

    A member of the Panasonic_FZ20 group at Yahoo! Groups has reported
    having good results with dcraw using the following command:

    dcraw -2 -a -n P100xxxx.RAW

    This ouputs an 8-bit PPM file of the same name/location, with automatic
    white balance, and supposedly it will not clip blown highlights.

    Good luck and let us know your experiences.
     
    webwald, Sep 27, 2005
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  5. Rod Out Back

    Rod Out Back Guest

    Pix on Canvas,

    Many thanks; the bloody PDF help file hadnt installed, and the conversion
    process isnt very obvious. I found the pdf file, and sure enough, there is
    a section on RAW conversion.

    Thanks again; I was pulling my hair out. I think I will get something a bit
    better down the track, but this will allow me to experiment with it
    beforehand.

    --


    Cheers,

    Rod.......Out Back
     
    Rod Out Back, Sep 27, 2005
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