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Profile FAQ And Instruction Manual
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We have compiled a new and up to date Profile FAQ. If you are ordering a printer profile, please make sure that you read the information contained here. Many of the questions you may have will be answered here. These articles are in PDF format.

Patching and Healing with Martin Evening.
Friday October 22, 2004
by Martin Evening

The third in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Healing Brush and Patch Tool. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

Nikon Scanning Workflow
Friday October 15, 2004
by Scott Martin

Scott Martin has deciphered Nikon's workflow technology and brings us this quick guide to achieving great scans. For more information on Scott and his work, please visit www.on-sight.com.

Image Adjustments with Martin Evening.
Friday October 8, 2004
by Martin Evening

The second in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Photo Filter and Color Temperature. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

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Digital Capture > Image Processing & Workflow > Digital Photo Pro against using 3d party RAW Converters!?

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AuthorSubject: Digital Photo Pro against using 3d party RAW Converters!?   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Bogdan Urma
Posted on Tue Mar 9, 2004 4:09 PM

Picked up the March/April issue of Digital Photo Pro. One article, "RAW To The MAX", struck a chord with me. The author basically says that using a 3d party RAW converter like ACR 2 or C1 can't possibly yield as good results as using your own camera manufacturere's RAW converter (Canon's FVU, or Nikon's Capture User, etc.)

The main points rasied are that camera manufacturers maintain secrets over their algorithms (partly true, but how important really?)and that really only their RAW converters can fully understand all the nuances and do the best job. While this sounds fine in theory, how much truth is it in reality?

I have a 10D and have used Canon's FVU 5 times at most probably due to its slowness and lack of batch processing (ACR is just easier to work with), but that's the main reason. Nevermind the clunky interface and ACRs automatic PS integration. But the FVU conversions were very good as well. So now I wonder if this is really true. I guess I should do some more side to side conversion comparisons to see. I'm not talking about batching or other things that ACR has over FVU - strictly the best image quality.

While it may or may not matter today, what if in the future Canon, Nikon, etc. come out with better RAW converters? I mean Canon is already coming out with supposedly a better one that will work with their 1D, 1Ds, and MarkII. And a new FVU as well - although not as feature rich from what I read. Will this mean Adobe and Phase One will be at a dsiadvantage? Could be no?

On the other hand I don't see what Canon, etc. have to gain. It's not like they are charging for their RAW conversion software. Why not just release all the specs so that software companies can code converters and just focus on building cameras and lenses?

Hmm....

Bogdan


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