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Old Apr 15, 2005, 8:41 AM   #1
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I took pictures in Raw mode on my camera and tried to hook camera directly to pc to download the raw pictures using the Fine Pix viewerjust as the manual instructed. All the pictures have red X's on them. They will not open into pictures. I tried putting them in a folder and then try to open them and getting an error saying that RAF files are not valid RAW files and could not be converted. What does that mean. I thought I had set my camera setting to RAW..... I really need help with this. I use Paint Shop Pro 8.01 as my editor and running windows XP and Windows ME. Thanks for any help..ConnieD
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Old Apr 15, 2005, 8:11 PM   #2
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I am not sure but I think you can use Google's free Picasa 2 software to open RAF files. At least give it a shot.



http://www.picasa.com/index.php?tid=Y2NpZD0zNjcy



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Old Apr 15, 2005, 8:46 PM   #3
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To my knowledge (a more experienced forum member may know better), there's not a whole lot you can do with the RAW images from the camera. I just convert them to a TIFF file for use in Photoshop.

To do that, you need two pieces of software installed: Fuji's FinepixViewer software that came with your camera, and the "Raw Converter LE" that came with the camera too.

Use FinepixViewer and go to the folder that has your RAW pics in it. You'll see a little "RAW" emblem on them. Select one of your RAW images. Click on the Tools menu, then select "Save CCD Raw as EXIF TIFF". The file will be saved as a TIF file in that folder, so you can open it in your editor.

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Old Apr 15, 2005, 9:09 PM   #4
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thank you for responding...I do have both pieces of software but when I try to take my pictures from the camera I get an error saying that they are RAF files and are not valid RAW files and I can not convert them. I have reinstalled the software without any changes. I have even put the RAF files in a folder on PC and tried to open them and the same thing. So I am still lost. Connie
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Old Apr 15, 2005, 9:12 PM   #5
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thanks for the info... I will check it out and hope that will do the trick...

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Old Apr 19, 2005, 7:40 AM   #6
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Connie - in Fuji's FinePixViewer software, go to the folder where your RAF file is stored. You'll see a little 'RAW' symbol on it as below:
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Select the pic, then from the Tools menu, choose Save CCD-RAW as Exif-TIFF.
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IN the new screen that pops up, click the 'Convert All' button.
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You'll now have a copy of the file in TIFF format, which you can then load in your editing software of choice. There is a program that I've seen on the net called "S7raw" which opens the pics as RAW images and gives you a lot more flexibility in terms of adjusting exposure etc. Other forum members may know more about its use. Do a forum search for it.
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 9:44 AM   #10
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Uhmm guys I think you are wasting lots of posibilities with the RAW files...

Theres a Plug in for Photoshop ( you can get it here for free

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...jsp?ftpID=2701

If you use Photoshop CS download that Update and it´s done.

You have a lot of advanced feature to manipulate your RAW files and get an EXCELENT RESULT...

Just open Photoshop go to the File Browser and double click your RAW file...

and do what you have o do...

IMHO I don´t think the bundle RAW2TIFF software is any good.

Hope this helps.

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