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Old Mar 7, 2005, 2:24 PM   #1
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In the Digital Software page is a link to a downlodable trial

program "RawShooter essentials".wich is said to be presented by Corel.

But on the linked website there is no such program anywhere.

Searching for it gives the answer: RawShooter not found.

So where is this program?



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Old Mar 7, 2005, 3:49 PM   #2
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Here you go.

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satelli...3/Trials/Login

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Old Mar 7, 2005, 4:54 PM   #3
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Thank you Stevekin.

It never occured to me that I had to login

to find that particular program.

Don't know why they want to hide it.



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Old Mar 8, 2005, 2:46 AM   #4
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Probably a security thing. If they have your details they would know when you were trying to update any software, also for marketing purposes.

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Old Mar 9, 2005, 5:46 PM   #5
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As far as I know, Rawshooter Essentials is not a Corel product. It's put out by Pixmantic. It can be downloaded here:



http://www.pixmantec.com/products/ra...ssentials.html
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 3:31 AM   #6
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It is also available from the link I gave. Perhaps Corel has acquired Pixmantic but let them continue trading as they are, and enablesto Corel supply the software as well. Confusing, I know, but happens all the time.

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Old May 21, 2005, 11:23 AM   #7
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I just downloaded RawShooter and am giving it hard test run. I'm not sure whether I'll end up liking it better than the integrated converter in CS, but my mind is open.

For anyone wondering, you do NOT have to be a user of any particular software such as Corel's. You can save your processed RAW files in TIF format, which is pretty much universal to all photo editors. Also, use the Pixmantic site for downloading so you don't have to bother with a login.

The only caveat mightbe that you don't own one of the supported cameras, but you probably do:

Canon: EOS-1Ds, EOS-1D, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS 20D
EOS 10D, EOS D60, EOS D30, EOS DIGITAL REBEL, EOS 300D DIGITAL
EOS KISS DIGITAL, EOS Rebel XT, EOS 350D, EOS Kiss Digital N, PowerShot G2
PowerShot G3, PowerShot G5, PowerShot G6, PowerShot S30, PowerShot S40
PowerShot S45, PowerShot S50, PowerShot S60, PowerShot S70, PowerShot Pro1

Nikon: D70, D100, D2H, D1H, E8400, E8700, E8800
Preliminary support for D2X and D2Hs

Olympus: E-1, E-10, E-20, E-300, C5050Z, C8080WZ, C5060WZ

Minolta: DiMAGE 5, DiMAGE 7, DiMAGE 7i, DiMAGE 7Hi, DiMAGE A1, DiMAGE A2
MAXXUM 7D, ALPHA-7D, DYNAX 7D, Dimage A200

Pentax: *ist D and *ist DS

Leica: DIGILUX 2

Panasonic: DMC-LC1

Epson: R-D1
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Okay, I gave the program a run for the money (even if it does happen to be free). I processed a photo ten different ways in RawShooter, saving each to a TIF file. Then I processed the same file in Photoshop CS. CS came out the winner hands down.

BUT, for anyone who doesn't have a photo editor with a RAW converter, this is certainly a possible solution.

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A little more info, if anyone is interested. I have used this software enough now, to be able to say it is the second-best raw converter I have found, and the workflow is so much better than the best one, I now use it almost exclusively. (the best is Raw Deal, which only can be used with Minolta)

Pixmantec has been bought by Corel, but still have their own website and you can get the software through either. They do ask for your email, in order to send out their newsletters, and try to get you interested in purchasing the commercial version.

The program takes a bit of getting used to, and the included documentation leaves something to be desired. The information is there, but some parts a a bit obscure. One item that seems to confuse quite a few, is the lack of the usual 'Save As' or just 'Save' in the dropdown menus. Instead, it has two tabs in the workspace labelled 'Correct' and 'Batch Convert', the latter being the save menu.

Default settings are not camera-specific, and some complain of oversharpening while others complain of too little. The user forums have some information regarding specific cameras and settings.

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