I have recently bought a used Canon A550 and tried using CHDK with it. I firstly wanted to use it as a time-lapse camera, so I installed the Ultra Intervalometer on the camera and enabled RAW file support.
All went well, however, the DNG files that come out of the camera have no preview. I can not use my Mac's Quicklook on the files to check the contents.
The files do have small thumbnails though.
I need to import the DNG files into Lightroom and update the DNG previews & metadata (this function is found in the
Metadata menu when in
Library mode) to get the previews right.
For several hundred DNG files this process takes a while as Lightroom takes around 2-3 seconds to process each image. Is there a way to command CHDK to generate these previews when writing the DNG to the card?
Here's a screenshot of the thumbnail to show the difference with a preview. This screenshot is taken in the Ligthroom import window. As you can see it has a lower resolution than a regular embedded preview.
The reason I want this is because LRTimelapse needs these DNG previews to build a pre-rendering of a timelapse. If the embedded DNG preview is not present it shows this error:
What strengthens my belief in that this is not an OS side problem but a problem of CHDK/the camera is that when I validate a CHDK DNG (
Validate DNG Files), before updating the preview, Lightroom says that the DNG is not valid. After updating the preview it's shows the same image as valid. So there must be something "wrong" with the DNG before I update the preview.
I have uploaded two DNG's straight from the camera. These show fine in LR, as LR builds its own previews, but they lack an embedded preview image.