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Old Feb 16, 2010, 4:19 PM   #1
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Hi guys and girls, does anyone know if there is a download for this as I left my CD back in the UK and have restored my laptop so don't have access to it?

On the Canon site I've found the update but not the full version.

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 7:46 PM   #2
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Mark I believe that you will find that the update really is the full version. I don't think that any of the so called updates on the Canon site are just "updates" in the true sense. Download it and give it a shot. You have nothing to lose except some download time.
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Old Feb 17, 2010, 2:28 AM   #3
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I found the solution to the problem here http://www.adidap.com/2006/11/02/wha...n-software-cd/
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My question is, other than for uploading to your computer, why would you use it? It's ok in a pinch, but that's about as far as I go with it.
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My question is, other than for uploading to your computer, why would you use it? It's ok in a pinch, but that's about as far as I go with it.
What is your weapon of choice?
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Weapon? Kahr Arms 9mm. Software? ACD Pro 3.0
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DPP is not a terrible program at all. And it does have a very good RAW converter for Canon files. Unsurprisingly. :-)

But I think the digital image processing software market is mature enough now that, although it's fun to argue about which is best, there are at least 6 really good commercial products which all do cataloging, RAW conversion and non-destructive editing:

1. Adobe Lightroom. ($230 - Windows and Mac)
2. Apple Aperture. ($180 - Mac only)
3. Bibble Pro. ($200 - Windows, Mac or Linux)
4. DXO Optics. ($250 - Windows or Mac)
5. Capture One. ($500 - Windows or Mac)
6. ACD Pro. ($170 - Windows only)

All of those programs are "good enough" that just about everyone could live quite happily with any of them if they had to.

Plus a whole bunch of other tools which aren't "all-in-one" but do individual parts of the digital workflow very well.
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DPP is not a terrible program at all. And it does have a very good RAW converter for Canon files. Unsurprisingly. :-)

But I think the digital image processing software market is mature enough now that, although it's fun to argue about which is best, there are at least 6 really good commercial products which all do cataloging, RAW conversion and non-destructive editing:

1. Adobe Lightroom. ($230 - Windows and Mac)
2. Apple Aperture. ($180 - Mac only)
3. Bibble Pro. ($200 - Windows, Mac or Linux)
4. DXO Optics. ($250 - Windows or Mac)
5. Capture One. ($500 - Windows or Mac)
6. ACD Pro. ($170 - Windows only)

All of those programs are "good enough" that just about everyone could live quite happily with any of them if they had to.

Plus a whole bunch of other tools which aren't "all-in-one" but do individual parts of the digital workflow very well.
Yep, great line-up there. You could add Capture One-Five for $129 to that list as well.
DPP is a good "free-ware", but I have never been happy with the work flow or the finished output compared to any of the above listed products. But hey, it's free.
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Hey Guys, Am I doing this all wrong?

I see all these programs being talked about and I use none of them.

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1. Adobe Lightroom. ($230 - Windows and Mac)
2. Apple Aperture. ($180 - Mac only)
3. Bibble Pro. ($200 - Windows, Mac or Linux)
4. DXO Optics. ($250 - Windows or Mac)
5. Capture One. ($500 - Windows or Mac)
6. ACD Pro. ($170 - Windows only)

I just started using Adobe's RAW to DNG converter but after that I am just using Photoshop. Is Photoshop not a good way to go?

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Photoshop is hugely powerful for editing individual images, but its editing is from a copy of the RAW file, not non-destructive adjustments to the RAW file.

Bridge, whilst a decent browser, is nothing like as powerful as any of the other programs when it comes to adding metadata, organising, sorting, searching, sending to online sites, creating websites and even printing.

Many people will use Photoshop in addition to one of the other programs listed.
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