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Old Sep 26, 2003, 7:07 AM   #1
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Default Faster raw extraction software ??

The FileViewer Utility for Canon 10D is a good tool but terrible slow, counter productive when dealing with large quantities.

I looked around and found only commercial raw extraction software, or try ware limited to 12 photos. With all money spend on ascessoires , I tried Fuji raw converter, but this only comes with camera on cd.

Does any of you know a fast and free raw converter tool? For PC windows or Linux?
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Old Sep 26, 2003, 8:02 AM   #2
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I don't know of one that is free. breeze browser is supposed to be fairly good.

http://www.breezesys.com/BreezeBrowser/

It has a shareware version, but I don't know how it is limited (if at all.) Capture One is supposed to be quite good, but it's very expensive, and its demo is very limited (3 or 4 day trial.) It's also supposed to be quite different than other tools. Different workflow.

Adobe Camera Raw is also commercial, but I've heard rumors that it comes with (or will come with) Photoshop 8. Don't know if that is true, though.

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Old Sep 26, 2003, 1:56 PM   #3
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Well, the Breezebrowser tryware is the program with 12 images per folder limitation...View actual image [ctrl+B] can't go into 100% view level??

Hmm maybe wait for Photoshop 8.
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Maybe that is because it is shareware. That zoom limitation doesn't sound like something I'd expect. I've read posts of people much more demanding than I use it. I doubt they'd put up with it.

Do realize that the real photohop is really, really expensive. So unless you were already planning on getting it, it will cost serious bucks.

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As visual designer for a software company I need certain tools, Photoshop is one of them (a good camera another ;-)). If I didn't know about the Adobe Camera Raw, I would still be quite happy with version 7. So when 8 is released I will look into details (current version of Camera Raw does not have 10D in the list of supported cameras). Thanks.
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Old Sep 26, 2003, 8:12 PM   #6
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You can buy Adobe Camera Raw for 7. Personally, I'm holding out for 8 (I only own Elements, it came with the 10D) to see if it includes ACR. If not, then it's a tough choice.

Elements does way more than I know what to do with right now. Gotta learn more PS!

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Old Sep 26, 2003, 9:59 PM   #7
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You will NOT be disappointed! It knows your camera better than you might. Here is an example of the info you get (this was shot as a jpg):

File: IMG_5135.JPG
File size: 1,147KB
Image Serial Number: 151-5135
Camera Model: Canon EOS D30
Camera serial number: 0c2402855
Firmware: Firmware Version 1.03
Owner: Doug
Date/Time: 2003:09:26 14:38:17
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 4.5
Exposure mode: Manual
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Partial
Drive mode: Continuous frame: 1
ISO: 100
Lens: 28.0 to 105.0 mm
Focal length: 105.0mm
Subject distance: 1.10 m
AF mode: One-shot AF
Focus point: [Center]
Image size: 2160 x 1440
Rotation: none
Image quality: Fine
White balance: Daylight
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Contrast: Normal
Custom Functions:
CFn 1: Long exposure noise reduction: ON
CFn 2: Shutter release: AE + AF; AE button: AF lock
CFn 12: SET button function when shooting: Change ISO speed

Yopu will never need to take notes again.........
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I've found that the best for extracting the EXIF data is the software which comes with the camera. For example, unless I missed it somewhere, flash compensation isn't listed. I tried EXIFER, Element 2.0 and (I think) Irfanview. None showed it. But ZoomBrowser showed it.

It is great not to have to keep notes, though, isn't it?

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