Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Software > Editors (Photoshop, Vegas, Final Cut Pro, Kdenlive, etc.)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 6, 2006, 9:24 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1
Default

Hi,
I need a software to convert my Raw pictures. I have no information about the qualities of the existing softwares. Do you know where I can find a review of the newest software or if someone of you can help me choose one. It is no matter what type of raw images does the software support, it is only about the quality.
I did read that Phase one make good raw converting software, but is it the best? It can be obvious, that some of the software are good at some things, other one in others, that's why I would like to read some of the Reviews, if there are such.

Terje is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 6, 2006, 9:53 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Indykar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 14
Default

Google is your friend! :-D

http://photo-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
Indykar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 6, 2006, 11:08 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Ronnie948's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 721
Default

My opinion:

Photoshop CS2 can't be beat. Check their website and see if the camera you use is listed.I have a Nikon D200 and I own Nikon Capture and I still prefer CS2 for all of my processing weather it is jpg or raw.

I also have ACDsee but removed it from my computer because it was so complicated and never functioned properly. They just always keep trying to get you update for more $$$$ and the program always tried to take over the computer. Big waste of time and money."My personal opinion and not anything against ACDsee because maybe somebody out there may have gotten it figured out how to use it"

I'll just stick with Photoshop CS2 because it does everything I ever need and it does it all very good. I did join the (NAPP) which is the national association of photoshop users because they do offer discounts on a lot of programs as well as providing a lot of free tutorials to it's members. I also receive photoshop magazine as part of the membership package. Go to :

http://www.photoshopuser.com and check them out.

Ronnie

Attached Images
 
Ronnie948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 6, 2006, 11:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,396
Default

I do agree with Ronnie.
I use CS2 for most things. I am betaing Adobe Lightroom and it looks like it wil also be a contender when it makes it to the stores.

I went a similar route had acdsee, have RawShooter Esentials(free) which is now owned by Adobe.

Tried PhaseOne demo, looks good but seems expensive package since I already have PSCS2
Bibble also seems good, but dosen't seem to offer much I can't do in PSCS2.
PeterP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 10, 2006, 10:05 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 5,803
Default

My opinion differs slightly from the others here.
I use photoshop CS2, and Adobe Camera Raw (their RAW converter plugin) but I wouldn't say its the "best."

I did a side-by-side test awhile back with a few programs and found that CS was the fastest and the quality was "good". Not the best, but good. Its blues & reds were a bit less saturated than they were from breeze browser. But that software was so slow as to not be worth it for the slight difference.

Since I was already using CS for regular editing, using CS fit perfectly with my workflow.

The downside is that Photoshop is really expensive.

Eric
eric s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2006, 5:02 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7
Default

You can use Adobe Camera RAW with their much less expensive Photoshop Elements software
ClickCardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2006, 7:33 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 24
Default

i would like to add another to the list: Silkypix. TheirV.3 Beta just came out and has a great workflow, a free 30 trial, and more features than one could imagine. I have been using their earlier version for over a year. Their one drawback is that their manuals are the pits.
oakvilleonca is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:37 PM.