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Old May 10, 2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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Hi All,

If you're an E-510 owner, you no doubt, have had to deal with the camera's inherent tendencies to "blow out" the sky or other "high contrast" areas in your photos. PP doesn't generally doesn't resolve these problems

Here's an interesting article that offers some suggestions on how toovercome those issues.

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...s-e-510pa.html

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Old May 16, 2008, 8:15 AM   #2
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I agree with him on his main points.

But I also think the E510 works better with centre weighted metering, or at least don't have the ESP meteringset to the focus point .
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Hi OCD,

I've never been big on shooting in RAW, preferring to save my files as JPEGS. But after reading the article what he said made sense to me and I decided to try his settings and shooting in RAW along with setting the exposure compensation to -0.7

I had forgotten how much more control you have in adjusting images through RAW. To this point, I'm happier with the results I'm getting. Which means that I've got to get the latest version of Photoshop Elements because version 4.0 doesn't support Raw files for the E-510. I've been fooling around with Olympus' Studio Master and am really not happy using that.

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Old May 17, 2008, 4:06 AM   #4
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zig-123 you could try Raw Therapee 2.3

http://www.rawtherapee.com/?mitem=1

which supports the E510, is far less clunky that Master 2, and is freeware so you cankeep a fully working version before making a donation. It isn't as easy and intuitive as ACR though, but the results are very good. On the Raw Therapee website there is a nice page showing comparison images using all the main Raw converters.
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zig-123 you could try Raw Therapee 2.3

http://www.rawtherapee.com/?mitem=1

which supports the E510, is far less clunky that Master 2, and is freeware so you cankeep a fully working version before making a donation. It isn't as easy and intuitive as ACR though, but the results are very good. On the Raw Therapee website there is a nice page showing comparison images using all the main Raw converters.
Hi OCD,

Thanks for the suggestion. I've downloaded the program and have the user's manual as well. I tried adjusting 2 images and they were a significant improvement over what I got from Studio Master. Now it's a matter of me getting the hang of it.

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