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You can use any free (as in freedom) RAW processing software. I can recommend: UFRaw It is a stand-alone RAW converter. Its interface is different from many other RAW converters, but I find it quite good. It easily integrates with Gimp photo editor. RawTherapee It is more like workflow software rather than just a RAW converter. One may consider its ...
I think you are most definitely missing something. Consider: JPG is used to store (and usually compress, lossy) images. Any image. What is an image? It is a great big bundle of pixels, when all is said and done. The output from the camera sensor is a great big bundle of pixels, too. They just happen not to be full-colour RGB pixels, they are monochrome ...
Canon bodies comes with Digital Photo Professional, Canon's RAW converter which has White Balance adjustments (as well as plenty of other settings as well). The downside is that it's not free, per-se. I'm pretty sure you need to have the original software disk that comes with your Canon body in order to use the updates which are provided on Canon's website. ...
There are two aspects to your question, because "converting" from RAW to JPEG isn't a simple thing — it's an interpretive process. So, your results are likely be significantly different. ImageMagick just uses the rudimentary raw conversion from dcraw, and doesn't appear to give you much control over that. Lightroom uses Adobe's rather sophisticated RAW ...
Fast Picture Viewer is $9.99 and works just fine on 64-bit Windows 7 (I'm using it myself). You can also install the 32-bit codec and then view the folder with Windows Live Photo Gallery, which will generate the thumbnails for you. Other applications, like Explorer, will then be able to use these thumbnails - but you'll have to reopen WLPG every time you ...
A few of the free possibilities include: DCRaw RAWHide StepOK raw importer Scarab Darkroom Gimp DC Raw is kind of the godparent of nearly all the other free/open source camera raw converters. It has code to convert data from almost any camera that can produce a raw file -- but only a command-line interface. Most of the others are basically graphical ...
I'm not sure what you mean by 'cheap', but Photoshop Elements is under $100 online. You may also want to check out Canon's website for downloads. They seem to have all the software that would come with a camera available to download. I think Picture Style Editor should allow you to open the CR2 files, and it seems the full program is available for ...
I wouldn't hope for much; CR2 files are already compressed, so losslessy compressing the file further would entail decompressing the existing data then using a marginally more efficient algorithm. The corresponding expander would than have to decompress your version of the file and recreate the CR2 using the original compression (and byte alignment, etc.). ...
All you need do is install the relevent codecs, which are available from Canon for CR2/CRW (32-bit only), Nikon for NEF (32-bit only), Olympus (32-bit only), Panasonic (32-bit only), Pentax (32-bit only) & Sony (32-bit and 64-bit) The hack to run the 32-bit version of Windows Explorer (even on a 64-bit OS) no longer works on Windows 7, in my experience. ...
Replace any camera brand in your question and the issue and answer will still be the same. There was someone asking about the same thing for Fuji a few days ago. The manufacturer converter often is programmed with the same conversion as the camera while third-party software have to roll their own. You are always likely to see a difference. Even with ...
Go to Edit->Preferences->External Editing. There you should be able to choose the desired format (TIFF or PSD) Here's more info on this from Adobe. Concerning the advantage of TIFF over PSD, see Conor Boyd's comment!
Hmm. Weird! Try using DPP with your 'unopenable' raw files. If DPP doesn't open them then there may be something wrong with your camera or memory card. Have you tried using a different memory card? have you tried shooting tethered w/o a memory card and have the images copied straight to the computer?
I would vote for Canon's software, downloaded from their support site. Plus a little bit . ... cough http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/install_canon_software.html
Another alternative but only to view. You can install the microsoft camera code pack at the following link http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26829. Now explorer and the default photo viewer can display cr2 images.
You should consider using the Adobe DNG converter which is free to download and converts the CR2 files into digital negative format. DNG files are supported with almost all image editors, including Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 that you are using. Depending upon your comfort level, you can also try GIMP for Windows to edit the photos.
I found a tool called MysticThumbs, which supports a wide variety of formats. It has a free trial, but costs $15. The DNG thumbnails have not appeared yet...not sure if there is a bug or not. Every other image format on my system has a thumbnail now, however.
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