Shot Raw, Now What?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by (PeteCresswell), Jan 17, 2008.

  1. PhotoShop 6.0, ThumbsPlus 7.0. Windows XP Pro SP2

    Nikon D70 => .NEF format.

    Is there any hope without spending money?
     
    (PeteCresswell), Jan 17, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    You can get a newer version of photoshop elements (obviously not free)
    or there are lots of raw converters like Raw Shooter Essentials (free
    lite version) which is pretty good or UFRAW which installs with the GIMP
    free editor, and is nice but has some problems like no 100% zoom. Oh and
    Nikon has a free lite version of their latest raw converter. And didn't
    you get something with the camera?
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 17, 2008
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    ray Guest


    ufraw - gimp
     
    ray, Jan 17, 2008
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    Colin_D Guest

    Irfanview will open a Canon raw file, albeit with somewhat limited
    manipulation. Maybe it will open a NEF files as well.

    I should think Nikon software for this should be freely downloadable as
    well.

    Colin D.
     
    Colin_D, Jan 17, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    You can get a newer version of photoshop elements (obviously not free)
    or there are lots of raw converters like Raw Shooter Essentials (free
    lite version) which is pretty good or UFRAW which installs with the GIMP
    free editor, and is nice but has some problems like no 100% zoom. Oh and
    Nikon has a free lite version of their latest raw converter. And didn't
    you get something with the camera?
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 17, 2008
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  6. UFRAW for GIMP is excellent and free
     
    Gergana Vasileva, Jan 17, 2008
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    Nick Angelow Guest

    one among the most possible solutions is ufraw:

    o for windows: http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/Install.html#MS
    o for MAC OS: http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/Install.html#Mac
    o for Linux: http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/Install.html#Linux

    list of supported cameras can be found here:

    http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/Cameras.html

    another possible solution is the Free Nikon Neff converter:

    ---8<---
    Is there any free Nikon raw converter that is easy to install. I went to
    David Coffins site but could not install his raw converter. I know I'm ...
    www.velocityreviews.com/forums/ t255888-free-nikon-neff-converter.html
    ---8<---

    but i suggest to use ufraw for manipulation of raw files or follow this
    link: http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=008tYo

    good luck :eek:)
     
    Nick Angelow, Jan 17, 2008
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    Pat Guest

    Welcome to the world of RAW.
     
    Pat, Jan 17, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    Yes, there is hope but may depend.

    1. Hope #1, Google for some *free* RAW converter, I believe some author
    releases the *light* version as freeware while charging the "pro" version.

    2. Hope #2 may cost some $$$, I haven't tried myself but I read some Graphic
    Viewer supports RAW format's, and some has EDIT option.

    Other than that Photoshop v6 (NO only newer PS does), Thumbs+ (NO), WinXP
    Pro (NO)
     
    Joel, Jan 17, 2008
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  10. 5Per Paul Furman:
    Yes - but based on prior experience with Nikon was reluctant to
    install it.

    Maybe I'll dig out the CD and give it a shot.
     
    (PeteCresswell), Jan 17, 2008
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  11. Per Joel:
    A converter sounds like a good feature/plug-in for ThumbsPlus.
     
    (PeteCresswell), Jan 17, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    I haven't looked at Thumbs+ for many years (5-6+ years?) to know what's up
    to, but the last one I looked didn't have any editing capable.
     
    Joel, Jan 17, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    It probably isn't worth bothering. I tried the new free download &
    that's not bad though more than basic adjustments are awkward.
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 18, 2008
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  14. Per Joel:
    It's steadily grown over the years. My version has trimming,
    cropping, color adjustment, and probably a few more things that
    are over my head.

    Nice product IMHO.
     
    (PeteCresswell), Jan 18, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    It seems like it, and just like ACDSee years ago it didn't have any
    editing option now it does quite afew like Level, Curve, Color Balance,
    Brightness, and even RAW etc.. but I am very picky with what I use so
    Photoshop is the only program I save my image.

    And even ACDSee and many claims looseness rotating but I just can't learn
    to trust it. Yes, years ago when I was working on some web pages I did use
    ACDSee to reduce the size for web.
     
    Joel, Jan 18, 2008
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    Tully Guest

    I used Nikon View NX and it does the conversion job, but I didn't find
    it great for corrections.. Not very fast, a bit clunky. Free download
    from Nikon site. Now I'm using Raw Photo Processor almost all the time.
    Very flexible, very capable, pretty fast, and not hard to learn.

    http://www.raw-photo-processor.com/RPP/Overview.html

    I donated $20 via PayPal, as suggested for non-professional frequent
    use. You can try it for as long as you need to before deciding.
     
    Tully, Jan 18, 2008
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    Net Doe Guest

    The the second reason I bought a Pentax (first ad foremost
    being I already had Pentax lenses) is it can shoot in DNG
    raw format, in addition to the proprietary PEF.
     
    Net Doe, Jan 18, 2008
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    And that's a benefit how?
     
    Mr. Strat, Jan 18, 2008
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    Net Doe Guest

    Because I already had and used Adobe programs, and did NOT have to learn
    Pentax's raw processor program. Also, even for a half-blind :) person like
    me,
    Photoshop's jpg compression algorithm produced sharper images than the
    Pentax's program. Both mattered to me and may not matter to anyone else.
     
    Net Doe, Jan 19, 2008
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    ray Guest

    Because there is more software that understands DNG than proprietary raw
    formats.
     
    ray, Jan 19, 2008
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