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 Post subject: printing RAW photos?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:41 pm 
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I'm totally new to the whole RAW thing. Just got a panasonic G1 and taken my first RAW pics. I'm very impressed, the RAW pics are so much sharper, like a veil has been lifted from the image. Problem is, how do I translate these RAW files to real life prints. I usually use Snapfish for prints but AFAIK they only take JPEGs, but if I save my RAW file as a JPEG using Silkypix it loses that nice clarity. Saving it as a TIFF keeps the quality but I dont know what to then do with this TIFF file.

Will I need to burn it to disc and take it into a high street printers - or even then, will the shop just convert it to a JPEG before printing?

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Any lab will take TIFF files.

High street printers arn't close to lab prints.

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Qimage studio is a great printing solution this will print RAW or more or less anything you throw at it i went through a phase testing quite a few applications for printing i settled with this as i personally think it is the best out there

http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/

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DD_nVidia wrote:
Any lab will take TIFF files.

High street printers arn't close to lab prints.


whats a lab? are they online? I know of an art shop which does prints but AFAIK its essentially a guy with a very expensive printer in the back room - hardly sounds like a 'lab'...?


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