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Old Nov 1, 2005, 4:19 AM   #1
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What is the best program to work with raw files.



like is there an add on for old ps 7 or do i need to spend some money and get something new??
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Old Nov 1, 2005, 5:40 AM   #2
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Adobe Camera Raw plug in is an excellent raw editor, but alas, is only available for CS, CS2, Elements 3 and 4.

It used to be available to buy for PS7, but Adobe do not support this version anymore.

If you wished to stay with Photoshop, then I would highly recommend upgrading to CS2. Along with Camera Raw, it has so much more than 7.

A cheaper alternative is Capture One LE from Phase One. This is the non pro version but offers a pretty powerful Raw editor all the same. A recent review in a British magazine suggested the $499.00 for the Pro version was, perhaps, not a good idea and not necessary for the comsumer/home user and the LE version at $99.00 would be more than adequate. In fact, they found that the LE version processed files quicker than it's big brother.

Have a look HERE.

For a free alternative though, many use RawShooter Essentials. Pixmantec is a company run by ex Phase One staff, so should know a thing or two about raw editing !

Give that a try first, before you commit to spending any more.
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thanks mate, all new to me

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Ask in the forum for your specific camera: youmight find comments on how various programs work with your camera and/or links to freeware/shareware.
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Take a look at RAWSHOOTER, its free software and works great.


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