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Old Jul 2, 2011, 5:44 AM   #1
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I have just been reading about s7RAW, a free RAW programme and it looks interesting. Does anyone use it and would recommend it?
I am interested in a free RAW programme as i want to try taking RAW photos to see the difference etc and at this point, just in case, i don't want to go buy one that i might decide i don't want.
What do you recommend and why?
Interested to learn more about RAW photography too so any input would be good.
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Old Jul 2, 2011, 8:08 AM   #2
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you could try UFRaw can be used with the Gimp
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Old Jul 2, 2011, 10:46 AM   #3
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I have just been reading about s7RAW, a free RAW programme and it looks interesting. Does anyone use it and would recommend it?
AFAIK, s7raw is for RAW files from Fujifilm cameras and not Panasonic/Leica.

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What do you recommend and why?
I use UFRaw because it works and it is available for Linux.

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Interested to learn more about RAW photography too so any input would be good.
Go for it. Get a RAW converter and give it a try. Some cameras can
shoot RAW+JPEG so that both formats are written to the card. This
gives you a risk-free way of experimenting with RAW.
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Hi Eysha,

Your FZ38 should have come with a Raw converter. It's called SILYPIX and is on the disk with the photo software. Don't know how good it is as I don't shoot RAW often, but it's free and will let you give it a go. Also, Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) is another option if you use PhotoShop or PhotoShop Elements.

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Old Jul 2, 2011, 2:46 PM   #5
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I have elements but don't know about adobe camera raw.
I read that silkypix wasn't very good but yes, it does come with the camera - fz38.
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