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D2X raw files

heya — sorry for a 101 question, but what do I need to do to open D2X raw files with Photoshop CS? is there a plug-in, or do I need to get CS2 first?

by teru kuwayama at 2005-08-02 20:35:06 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) brooklyn , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

You need to go to CS2, and then download the Camera Raw 3.1 update from Adobe.

by David Harpe | 02 Aug 2005 21:08 (ed. Aug 2 2005) | Louisville, United States | | Report spam→
Hey Teru,

Inside Photoshop CS, just activate the file browser. It’s activated by a little icon on the upper right above the palletes. I forgot the formal name of this browser in CS; in CS 2 it became "Adobe Bridge."  In the browser, select your folder of RAWs and it should intelligently know how to convert them. If it doesn’t recognize the D2X files, you may have to download the update from Adobe’s website first.

Adobe’s product is pretty convenient and powerful. Nevertheless, I’ve run tests and raw files converted from Capture One DSLR are a bit cleaner with more detail and more neutral shadows, particularly with difficult to convert images; e.g. contrasty images with lots of shadow or highlight detail.

good luck

by Dang Ngo | 02 Aug 2005 21:08 (ed. Aug 2 2005) | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
CS does not support the D2X.  You have to go to CS2 with the 3.1 update.

by David Harpe | 02 Aug 2005 21:08 | Louisville, United States | | Report spam→
Sorry Teru

by Ken Murray | 02 Aug 2005 21:08 | Broomfield, Colorado, United States | | Report spam→
ahh.. yeap… CS 2 needed for D2X. Sorry. Several other raw conversion options though if you don’t want to upgrade to CS2.

by Dang Ngo | 02 Aug 2005 21:08 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
thanks everyone — can you tell me more about the other raw conversion options?

by teru kuwayama | 02 Aug 2005 21:08 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
also — what are the pros/cons of shooting in Tiff mode in camera? thanks again y’all.

by teru kuwayama | 02 Aug 2005 21:08 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Here’s a link to the trial download of the best and most expensive: Phase One Capture One: http://www.phaseone.com/Content/Downloads.aspx

I’ve heard good things about this one too, but have never used it: Bibble: http://www.bibblelabs.com/

These are Windows only:

by Dang Ngo | 02 Aug 2005 22:08 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
I use Canon, but if TIF is a separate option from RAW, then there’s little point to it. I guess you would’t need to do the RAW conversion and yet can still save in high bit mode (12/16 bit). But the files will be huge and you won’t have the advantages inherent in RAW conversion.

by Dang Ngo | 02 Aug 2005 22:08 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
Raw would be equivilent to a digital negative and tiff would be more akin to a print. The Raw file has much more latitude interms of adjusting color, saturation, contrast, white balance, etc. and as mentioned above smaller file size.

by Nayan Sthankiya | 03 Aug 2005 00:08 | Seoul, Korea (South) | | Report spam→
Hey Dude…
The best way to use all the power of the RAW file with PHOTOSHOP CS is to download the “”http://www.adobe.com/products/dng/main.html">ADOBE DNG CONVERTER" and convert ALL your files to DNG , great thing to do also because DNG’s are smaller and can aways have the raw extracted back , if you eventually have to use the RAW file to prove copyrights,
The DNG (digital negative) files are the ADOBE’s approach to RAW and is compatible to CS , also makes the cache for the thumbnails faster.
The converter has its batch rename feature with makes it easy to send all the files to a folder where later you can add keywords and burn it to DVD’s for archiving

after installing and initiating the DNG CONVERTER , you can select the place where the NEF files are (like the card reader or the camera connected to the computer) , than you select the location to save converted images , name it and choose what kind of compression you want … i use COMPRESSED (lossless) , PRESERVE RAW IMAGE and EMBED ORIGINAL (so you can extract it back to RAW later if needed).

TIFFs are huge files and the camera takes very long time to write it to the card , and you rely on the camera processor to make the decisions like EXPOSURE , CONTRAST
Let me know if it works.

by [former member] | 03 Aug 2005 02:08 (ed. Aug 3 2005) | New York City, United States | | Report spam→

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