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The camera manufacturer can sometimes offer an excellent RAW->JPG convertor. One reason to use the manufacturer's software is that no one else knows better how to interpret the RAW information. All the light and lens-specific data especially can be quite tricky to fully interpret and post-process by other than the manufacturer of the camera. In the ...


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In your command prompt, go to the folder and run this: for /f "delims==" %r in ('dir /b *.nef') do del "%~dpr%~nr.jpg" 2> nul Basically, it goes through the current folder, runs through the .NEF files, and deletes the JPG if present. It ignores any errors if the JPG is not there. If you want subfolders, include "/s" (without quotes) in the dir ...


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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 ...


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There is UFRaw, supported through GIMP on Windows. You may also be interested in this link and site in general: Open Source Photography -- Raw Viewers/Converters.


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This just in: Microsoft just released Camera Codec Pack v.16.0.0652.0621, which is supposed to provide codecs to power Windows Live Photo and Windows Explorer for the following cameras: Canon: EOS 1000D (EOS Kiss F in Japan and the EOS Rebel XS in North America), EOS 10D, EOS 1D Mk2, EOS 1D Mk3, EOS 1D Mk4, EOS 1D Mk2 N, EOS 1Ds Mk2, EOS 1Ds Mk3, EOS 20D, ...


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In general - switch to a one program solution like Lightroom. It gives pretty good results (I don't know how it compares to DPP though, but it must be at least comparable given its popularity). It will handle the import, tagging, sorting, labeling, and most of your basic edits to the photo all in one program without keeping multiple copies of the image ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Lightroom does this for selected lenses, or you can create your own profile if your lens isn't listed. This blog post explains how this works, both with respect to the built-in profiles, adjusting manually, or creating your own with Adobe's software utility.


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No. it will not damage your card or camera. The worst case scenario is that the camera would stop reading the card and the solution is to copy anything important on the card to your computer and format the card in camera. I've been doing this for years with lots of different cameras and never had any problem.


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You can actually have them come out with proceeding zeros in Lightroom. When you go to export, find the File Naming category. From there, make sure "Rename to" is checked and hit the drop down box. Select the last option "Edit...". A box should come up allowing you to enter a formula for how files are named. For numeric sequences it should look something ...


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Lightroom 4 will look at GPS data and pulls Google maps to show you where you've taken your pictures and lets you search/filter by location, among other things.


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The monitor profiles generated by ColorHug follow a cross-platform standard, so once you've generated one, you can use it under any OS. The ColorHug comes with a Linux "Live CD" which boots and runs the software without any need to install anything. It's really easy, but there are a few confusing things you'll need to figure out. If you don't have the Live ...


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You are using Picasa. If you simply type in "Picasa Canon 6D" into Google, you will see that many other users have this problem. Why are you having this problem? Because Picasa does not support the Canon 6D RAW files. What can you do to fix this? Use the Adobe DNG Converter before opening up the files in Picasa. You could use something besides Picasa like ...


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Lightroom is how I do this. It's fairly easy to drop a picture, or set of pictures, to a location on the map or to synchronize it with a GPS log from your phone or, in my case, watch.


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I've personally been using RawTherapee on my Windows machine for light editing for a while now, and it seems good. Granted it's not Lightroom, but when it comes it basic adjustments without the need for catalogs, presets, virtual copies, etc... its pretty decent and does the job!


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When you go into standby mode, the amount of power draw is very low, just enough to keep things in RAM. Anything else is shut off to eliminate power consumption and that may include your video card if it supports it (and it most likely does). So, what I think is happening is that when you wake the machine, the initial display is effectively what was in the ...


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Simplest is possibly Picasa, it supports most raw formats transparently.


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If you're looking for a free program to let you shoot tethered with your Nikon, this post discusses a few of the options.


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For image transfers, it should work in PTP mode (or you could use a card reader); you won't be able to remote-control the camera, unfortunately. To answer your edit, the problem is 64-bit support from Canon for older models, not necessarily the OS itself. However, on Windows 7 Professional, you could possibly run the 32-bit versions of everything in "XP ...


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Canon's own Digital Photo Professional can be downloaded from Canon, and that can be used to handle the conversion as well as tweaking white balance etc.


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The issue you are going to face is similar to any database-based solution: the issue is ownership over a file and if two systems are trying to change a file at the same time. This can often corrupt a database for systems that are not designed with this concurrency in mind, and most systems are not designed with this in mind. As mentioned above, there are ...


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No it shouldn't be a problem. I copy/cut all of my photos this way, the only time when you might have a problem is when you say rotate the photo and leave it on the card, then the camera might not be able to show the image in preview.


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Create an empty Library From the Lightroom main menu, choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Lightroom > Preferences (Mac OS). In the General preferences unselect "Treat JPEG Files Next To Raw Files As Separate Photos" This should be the default. Import all of your files (you can select search subfolders), telling it to move to a new location The JPG ...


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Here's a Python script which moves .jpg files, if no RAW exists. Useful in Mac OS! import os import shutil raw_ext = '.CR2' jpg_ext = '.JPG' destination = '/Users/JohnSmith/Desktop/jpgs/' for filename in os.listdir('.'): (shortname, extension) = os.path.splitext(filename) if extension == raw_ext: if os.path.isfile(shortname + jpg_ext): ...


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I used to work for Gretag MacBeth (and later X-Rite when they acquired Gretag.) I've written code for color monitor calibration. Your calibrator is defective and it should not do that. Sadly, the color filters in the unit itself may not ever be able to calibrate your monitor. My i1Display will not calibrate my MacBook monitor... I would contact X-Rite and ...


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Picasa from Google is free and will convert Canon RAW to jpeg. It is also a capable tool for organising your photo collection and will perform basic photo editing operations.


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You can do this with the tethering features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. Another option is Nikon's Camera Control Pro.



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