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Old Apr 16, 2006, 7:25 PM   #1
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I have only had this camera for a few days and need some help... I have taken several pictures in the raw format but for the life of me I can't get them to come up. I have tried the disc that came with it Master lite but all I can get to come up are manuals. I did what it told me to do with no luck....

Please help before this is me....

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Old Apr 17, 2006, 6:07 AM   #2
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RSE (=Raw Shooter Essentials) is free, has an outstanding user interface and yields a maximum amount of details with an acceptable amount of artifacts if iso does not exceed 400. RSE doesn't always get the right white balance. You may use RSE's own auto white balance or even better you click at a grey pixel. You also should press the ALT-E key for each picture otherwise RSE's pictures are a bit too dark.
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 4:00 AM   #3
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Dustin,

As far as I can remember, there are two CD's. One just has manuals on and the other has the Dimage Master lite and kodak Easyshare software on. This CD is entitled 'Digital Camera Software vol. 1.0.2' and is half black and half silver. DM Lite is quite good, but very slow.

For other applications, as mentioned above Raw Shooter essentials 2006 will do the job and is free. Other freebies that will view/edit 5D & 7D raw (.mrw) files are Picasa 2 from Google and Faststone Viewer, these apps are great for viewing your library of images. There are many paid for apps, some specialist raw apps such as Bibble and Silkypix and general purpose image editing apps such as Photoshop Elements and ACDSee.

There is a comprehensive list of raw converter software with user reviews here:

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Old Apr 19, 2006, 8:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help!!!
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 9:53 PM   #5
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i haven't been able to convert raw with the discs that came with the camera either and the other free software doesn't work with macs. so how to use the one that came with the camera? is it the kodak part that wants to take over default or what?* thanks, j
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Old Apr 26, 2006, 2:49 PM   #6
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I don't have a Mac, but the table on Dyxum.com shows that DM lite should be able to process 5D and 7D raw files on the Mac.

Quite honestly, I would forget about DM, it's not bad in what it can do but is terribly slow. Check out some of the other converters, there are usually trials available and I would recommend Bibble Lite which is about £40. Adobe Lightroom beta is free at present and has had some good feedback.

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