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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:08 pm 
I have read all about the advantages of shooting in RAW so i figured out how to do it on my E-510.

I can choose the following and wondered which would be best :

RAW+SHQ (super high quality Jpeg)
RAW+HQ
RAW
SHQ

the first two actually put two files on the card.... which makes my 4gig card only hold 180 pics or so......

Im wondering how hard is it to convert RAW to Jpeg? I have PhotoShop 6(or 7 :roll: )

My only issue is i can not review them on any other computer when in RAW as its not recognized by other programs.......


thanx in advance for the input


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:38 pm 
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I shoot in RAW + Large fine JPEG (RAW+SHQ) simply as insurance.

I've moved this post into the Sony forum as it's specific to the E-510. Maybe the Sony owners can chip in and point you to the software that they use to covert RAW files. Doesn't Sony supply any?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:44 pm 
Personaly i dont see the point in shooting RAW+jpg, when you can just covert the file later on the computer. Bob would you mind explaning what you mean by insurance?

For me to cover RAW to jpg i can do it with Nikon software (ctrl+j) and it coverts the file to jpg or as i often do post processing i open the file in PS and then i save it as a PS file (so i can come back and do changes) and i save the orignal RAW and then i save the processed image as jpg.

Hope that helps you out


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alex168 wrote:
Personaly i dont see the point in shooting RAW+jpg, when you can just covert the file later on the computer. Bob would you mind explaning what you mean by insurance?...

Insurance against the possibility of a corrupted file. In the very unlikely event that the RAW file has got corrupted the JPEG is there as backup. With the size of modern memory cards and a hangover from the film days, that I still can't properly kick, of taking few shots the extra space needed to store the JPEG files isn't an issue.

Back to the Sony specific E-510 question: how do Sony owners convert their RAW files?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:40 pm 
i allways shoot in RAW + JPEG if its a shot i possibley might not be able to get again, if its a image im testing out (like location and the weather) i will just use JPEG. 90% of the time i shoot in RAW + JPEG, i know people say its a waste shooting with both but it saves one hell of a lot of time converting them later on


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If you shoot in RAW only can you still review the picture on the LCD screen during the shoot. I always find it useful to be able to check the odd shot to see if the exposure is correct.

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Sorry for off-topic, but why did u move an E-510 question to the Sony forum? :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:31 pm 
Thanx for the input.....

Does anyone know if Photoshop can just open a RAW and then save it as a JPG?








Bob ... um..ehh.... my e-510 is an olympus :oops: not a Sony :wink:


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TheHawk1973 wrote:
...Does anyone know if Photoshop can just open a RAW and then save it as a JPG?

Bob ... um..ehh.... my e-510 is an olympus :oops: not a Sony :wink:

Yes, I get easily confused these days! :evil:

You need to check your version of Photoshop. For example, I have version CS2 but because CS3 was out when my Pentax 40D was released Adobe, being a cash poor and struggling company, decided that if I wanted support for my Canon 40D's RAW files (yippee, I got the manufacturer right that time :twisted: ) I had to spend a ridiculous amount for the privilege. I'll wait it out and upgrade from CS2 to CS4 and in the meantime use DNG as an intermediate format to get RAW data to get my shots into Photoshop.

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The raw format allows for much more adjustment and fine tuning than the .jpg. I most often make adjustments to the white balance, sharpening, and adjust the tone curve to bring up details in the shadows or low lit areas.

Keep in mind that when adjusting a .jpg there is a loss of information EACH TIME the file is saved. Saving the raw file after adjusting to .tiff results in no loss of information reguardless of how many iterations of editing is performed.

I find it useful to have the .jpg from the camera available to reference while working on the raw file. The double file format does consume memory but with the density of the flash cards these days it really hasnt been an issue.

I also like Raw Threapee to convert the E510 raw files .. it is a free download and has far more capability than the Olympus Master.
here is the link if anyone would like to try it out:
http://www.rawtherapee.com

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just a quick note, (Im a little busy) Olympus provides with all their cameras a program called Olympus master 2.

the program allows you to convert raw to jpeg and also hit an auto fix function simmilar to that of vista picture viewer if you are feeling lazy or whatnot.... other than that, there is a range of tools avaliable for it to be manipulated and fixed...

As for photoshop, I dont know how to use it, so Im not sure how you can get the Oly raw files into it...

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