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20D Raw(CR2) & Photoshop CS. Help??

Hello All,

Ok. What’s the deal with the Canon 20D CR2 raw file and photoshop CS? Anyone know what I need to get CS to read those CR2 files? It read CRW and I thought it would just read CR2 as well, but alas life is not that simple.

Any info on which plug in i need, where to find it etc. would be greatly appreciated. I’m reading conflicting info on the effectiveness of Adobe’s Camera Raw plug-in 2.4 and am interested in any experiences/fixes for this problem.

Thanks. — J

by [a former member] at 2005-06-23 11:13:07 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) mt. pleasant. washington d.c. , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Well, never mind. It seems I jumped the gun. I just downloaded the Adobe 2.4 Raw plug-in and it appears to be working just fine. Sorry for clogging up the board with my petty manic problems.

Although, being a new 20D Raw user, I would appreciate any L.S.’ers thoughts or experiences.


by [former member] | 23 Jun 2005 11:06 | mt. pleasant. washington d.c., United States | | Report spam→
Don’t feel bad, I did the same thing about a month ago.


by Adam | 23 Jun 2005 12:06 | Ypsilanti, MI, United States | | Report spam→
Carrier, hello. For Canon raw I prefer to use with 10 d and 20 d Digital Photo Professional (DPP). This software came with the camera in a black envelope. You must to download the new actualization. Is very fast and for edit pictures maybe is more intuitive and fast that photoshop. Especially to correct mix of lights. Can crop an image and the software memorize your crop and the stamp of corrected spots. The unsharp mask applied when you save the pictures and you can change the name of the pictures in batch processing. hope you undestand my bad english. Saludos

by Hernan Zenteno | 23 Jun 2005 17:06 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→

by [former member] | 23 Jun 2005 20:06 (ed. Jun 23 2005) | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→

by [former member] | 23 Jun 2005 20:06 (ed. Jun 23 2005) | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
andy.. what you saying?

andy.. what you saying?“.”

andy.. what you saying?“.”Hey Hernan
you use the DPP.. not the Canon Viewer utility…? they seem to do the same thing.. although i have only begun my softwear search. I am downloading CR2 RAW files as they are onto my computer then later on converting to TIFF. this is the fastest way around right?
Andy any tips?

by [former member] | 24 Jun 2005 10:06 | Menton, France | | Report spam→
Yeah Sveva I have a tip…..shoot all the tri-x you can while you can.

My digital workflow is to import the RAWS onto a folder on my HD with the Canon File Utility giving each shot a unique number and some other ID codes then open them all up in Iview and do I a quick slideshow— usually the best ones are obvious right away (but not always.) Then I open the selects using Photoshop CS, tweaking the RAWS with a bit of sharpness and also adjusting the hue to compensate for the often warmish cast of the Canon settings, then save the TIFFS to a prints file, and save the RAW selects to a separate selects folder which is backed up to DVD. The Phase One software does a nice conversion too, but its very pricey, too much for me. Lately I use the Imaging Factory conversion software to work with the b/w. I use free sharpening actions which are also available from Photokit for $$$$$.

All of this has become pretty streamlined so I can get through it fast, and I enjoy the turnaround, faster than waiting around for the slides at Duggal, and staring at em through a loupe, but the tr-x has a much longer shelf life and looks good on the wall.

Hasta la vista, baby, hope to see the Volkswagon bus here in New Orleans….

by [former member] | 24 Jun 2005 13:06 (ed. Jun 24 2005) | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
Andy, tri x is ok but kodak dont make b&w paper anymore. So, maybe all your copies will be in the future digital. Papers will be expensive, in my country they are expensive now. Years ago i love the copies of tri x on hungary paper Forte warm tone doble weight.
Anyway, Sveva, yes, i prefer DPP because this software have more tools for correct pictures. I uninstall the Canon viewer utility. The actualization of the DPP is very good (crop and stamp tool).Great the sharpen in the end of the process. Be carefull with set de profiles in the DPP software in the preferences. Hope this help

by Hernan Zenteno | 24 Jun 2005 14:06 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
As far as galleries go, traditional film is going to be very attractive for a long time. The digital print in color is great, but the b/w does not match up to a fine silver-gelatin. This could change with digital enlargers but we don’t know that. I have 62,000 images on the 10D, and I know what digital can and can’t do………and I am determined to shoot tri-x again. no matter where the technology goes, and I am thankful my old personal work from Coney Island and India was shot on tri-x.

by [former member] | 24 Jun 2005 14:06 | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
I’m thinking Digital is good for immediate jobs, news and travel guides.. as far as i am concerned my Leica is my best teacher and travel companion.. and i’m keeping my Besler enlarger in storage .. till one day …
meanwhile thanks for the tips and info everyone.
I am pretty sure i’ll make it new Orleans in my VW again. Look foward to meeting you Andy
peace and love

by [former member] | 24 Jun 2005 23:06 | Menton, France | | Report spam→
Yeah you right.

by [former member] | 25 Jun 2005 06:06 | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
Hi every one

I would like to put in my 2 cents. I use a software called Phase one with takes the image from any camera and interpilates it to just about anything you want. THe results are spectacular. Ex. An image i shot with my D70s ( 5.4 MB RAW ) is interpelated to 17 -19.5 RAW. This not only gives me a super resolution but also the quality of the image is far better. YOu can DL a trial vertion from the Phase one site
http://www.phaseone.com/ its called Phase one DB see how it works I’m sure that you will be very happy with the results

by igor | 08 Jul 2005 08:07 | | Report spam→
J- now that you’ve downloaded and used the new PS raw converter update, what do you think of it?  I just downloaded it and I’ll begin experimenting with my RAW files.  What is your take?


by Michael Sugrue | 02 Aug 2005 18:08 | San Francisco, United States | | Report spam→

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