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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:59 pm 
I have long been underwhelmed by my D80 JPEG processing and wondered how to go about using RAW, but creating JPEG when I ownload - (for ease of use, printing and storage)

Now that 4GB+ cards are relatively cheap, it seems more of a realistic option to use RAW all the time, if there are net benefits to be gained in image quality.

I know how to get the camera to shoot in RAW - that's the easy part.

What I want is a RAW processor I can set how I like (nice and sharp like Canon's seem to produce "out of the can"), and then just leave it to batch process time and time again whenver I download.

I have little time to spend post processing - I will do it with special pictures and don't mind setting things up at length once. But generally I want to have a one size fits all approach.

I presume all RAW processors are NOT the same!


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The whole point of shooting in RAW is the degree of editing control it allows. Unless all the photo's in a particular batch were shot under the same lighting and setting then batch processing is pointless at best and might even create more problems than it solves.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:16 am 
Adobe lightroom works great for batch processing Raw photos


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:55 am 
You could even download Adobe's DNG converter that will batch convert RAW files into DNG which most programs can read, even Paint.NET which I use.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:16 am 
capture NX seems to work fine with me.

that or i use Lightroom.


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