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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:13 am 
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After just purchasing an Olympus E-510 I recived a 30 day use of Olympus Studio 2 and was wondering if anyone uses this software to process there pictures.

Would love to own CS3 but it is totally out of my price bracket.

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Hi Geoff,

Looks like you are in a good position to try out not only Olympus Studio 2 but also competing products such as Bibble and Capture One 4. It would be great if you could share your thoughts about any workflow software you try out.

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I am in the same position having recently purchased a 510. Frankly I liked the original camedia software which is now in version 4.3. I understand that one needs to use the free version to download sofware updates for the camera and to do RAW processing. I have not had time to devote to it so have not started it yet. I like Bob look forward to your comments. I am taking an online course for Photoshop Ele 5.0 and I have hearned a lot.

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I tried Olympus Studio .. for the 30 day free trial. I also downloaded version 2.2 of Raw Therapee to do raw processing (conversion, exposure adjustment, noise reduction) and find I like the results better than the Olympus products. Raw Therapee is freeware but the author asks for donations.

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Bob Andersson wrote:
Hi Geoff,

Looks like you are in a good position to try out not only Olympus Studio 2 but also competing products such as Bibble and Capture One 4. It would be great if you could share your thoughts about any workflow software you try out.

Bob.


Hi Bob

I have now tried Bibble, Capture One 4 and Lightroom, and I am in love with Lightroom with Bibble coming into 2nd place.

I feel I should go with Lightroom even though it is more expensive.

I shall see the trial out then purchase.

Many thanks to everyone for there input.


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Hi Geoff,

Thanks for the feedback. I guess I should give Lightroom a look but I am a bit reluctant. I've avoided it up to now because of my disgust at Adobe for not providing me with a 40D RAW converter for Photoshop CS2. They believe I should upgrade to CS3 and I believe I'll wait for CS4!

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I have heard lightroom 2 is in the pipeline, but knowing Adobe there will be an upgrade price from 1.3 to 2.0. I understand that they want to make a profit but some of the prices they charge are out of the amatuer photographers pocket.


My lad is a student and I could get CS3 for a big knock down price.

But I feel lightroom is the way to go and maybe I will add CS3 or 4 to my collection down the line sometime.

Its a shame and a bit of a con that they do not update raw files for older versions of Photoshop.

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Hi Bob - does the new version of Adobe Camera Raw suppport the 40d? If so, you could use that with the Adobe DNG converter and then convert your Raw files to DNG and then use them in CS2? Bit longwinded but I think it should work?

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Yes Pete, it does and I have it. In a way that makes Adobe's decision not to support the 40D on CS2 even more infuriating. They can do it and they aren't exactly poor. Correction, they are poor in the way they treat their CS2 customers! :evil:

Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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