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1  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Re: Ingestamatic for Windows 7 on: February 24, 2013, 12:57:46 PM
Hi

is Ingestamatic for Windows 7 100% compatible with all features with Sigma Merrill RAW files (x3F) for Sigma SD1M, DP1M, DP2M and DP3M?
2  DAM Stuff / DNG / Re: Why DNG on: July 11, 2010, 11:16:12 PM
The raw data in your 2006 DNG hasn't changed from what was in the original NEF.  ..... but it's not altering the original raw data.  You can take your 2006 DNG and convert it to DNG again with todays convertor and get the same thing as converting the original NEF with today's DNG convertor.

Bob Smith

Hi

and this is, what I do not understand and which is hard for me to believe. As far as I understood (in this example), the 2006 NEF-DNG conversion was done with specific algorythms. Once applied, every bit of the NEF file has a corresponding other bit in the DNG file in that way as Adobe thought in 2006 this would be the most appropriate way of interpreting it.

Now it is set in the 2006 DNG file, bounded in this 2006 interpretation of the NEF bit. How then can it be possible, to interpret those bits of the 2006 DNG file in 2010 in the SAME different way, if I threw the NEF file in 2006 away as if I would have kept the original NEF and would use this instead of a 2006 DNG?

IMHO, i can only optimize the 2006 DNG file in the frame of the 2006 DNG interpretation. But I can not reinterprete the original NEF, since this is gone. So the improvement through better knowledge of Adobe is most likely bigger when converting in 2010 from the 2006 NEF file instead of the 2006 DNG file.

I think of this DNG conversion in the same way as a conversion from NEF Raw to Jpeg. Once done, it is set with all its limitations of 2006. 4 years later, I get better conversion results of the same NEF Raw file into Jpeg then the old 2006 conversion. But I will not achieve the same improvemnets if I take the jpeg 4 years later and run the newest algorythms on it.

Of couse DNG in better then jpeg. But I used this example to explain my "understanding-problem" for the boundaries of a conversion process 2006 vs. 2010 better...

Can anybody help me out here what I do wrong with my logic?

Thanks

Dirk
3  Software Discussions / Choosing Software/Other DAM Applications / Re: DAM for video files? on: July 11, 2010, 04:07:48 PM
I found this text:

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Another commonly requested feature is support for  DSLR Video Files. However, as with Tethered Capture the support for video files is rather limited. In short, you can import the video files, view the index frame as a thumbnail in Grid view or full-size in Loupe view (shown in figure 4 below), and export the files in their original format, but you cannot edit them or even review them in Lightroom, Instead,. to view a video file, you press the camera badge either on the thumbnail or loupe window to launch an external viewer such as QuickTime (Mac) or Windows Media Player (Windows).

Source: http://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr3_review/lr3-1.htm

But still no list of compatible file-formats...
4  Software Discussions / Choosing Software/Other DAM Applications / Re: DAM for video files? on: July 11, 2010, 03:38:25 PM
Unfortunately LR3 does not support AVCHD video.
This means that none of the video clips produced by my HD camcorders can be imported.
Too bad Sad

Pieter

contact this guy: http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/video-assets maybe he can help.

Is there somwhere a list of compatible Video format for LR3?
5  DAM Stuff / DNG / Re: Why DNG on: July 11, 2010, 03:32:45 PM
Hi

in the whole DNG vs. propriatory RAW format discussion, I am missing a critical point. Maybe I am overseeing something or I am too stupid to understand this. So hopefuly someone can explain this to me:

Adobe improves almost every year its RAW converter. Both, for converting the manufacturers RAW images and the DNG converter.

If I would have converted i.e. a NEF file in 2006 to DNG, then this conversation wold have been done with the know-how and the status quo of RAW conversion of 2006.

Once converted into DNG, it is DNG with this status quo. So if I open it in 2010, I have a DNG file with the conversion qulaity of 2006.

On the other hand, if I would have kept my RAW-NEF file of 2006 and would convert it only now in 2010 to DNG, I would get a better DNG image quality. But I can not improve the image quality of the 2006 DNG file in 2010, since the conversion was already done in 2006.

So as far as I understand this, it is great to have an open format with DNG, but at the same time I "lock-in" the conversation quality of the year of conversion, similar to Jepg conversions.

Is this correct or do I miss here something? Did somebody tried to compare this with real files?

Thanks in advance

Dirk
6  Software Discussions / Choosing Software/Other DAM Applications / Re: DAM for video files? on: July 11, 2010, 03:17:15 PM
It depends what you mean by "really". LR3 imports movies and lets you manage them - eg add keywords, move between folders. But it won't add that metadata to the files upon export or Ctrl S / Cmd S

John

.....


mmmhhh, I have no plans in making crazy things with the videos. Butan upgrade to LR3 could be interesting for sorting my video mess here. They are only casual family videos and I need a way to organize them and find them later easily with keyword searches. Also my wife would like to be able to play them within LR, if I show them to her.

I am not a native speaker. What do you mean with " ...upon export or Ctrl S / Cmd S". Where do I have to export them after importing them into LR3? I thought I could give the videos also metadata as I can do it with photos in LR?

Dirk
7  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Re: ImageIngester now extracts JPEGs from raws on: July 11, 2010, 03:01:55 PM
Hi

I would be very interested in this Jpeg extraction of II for Windows XP/VISTA/WINDOSW 7

In case you want to compare what the cameras are delivering in Mode RAW+Jpeg and what your Jpeg extraction script of the RAW image will deliver, I can send you those files for the following cameras.

Sony Alpha A850/A900
Nikon D700
Nikon D90
Nikon D300
Olympus E620
Sigma SD14 (and probably soon SD15)
Canon 5D Mark I
Canon 450D
Pentax K7
and older models

I would be especially interested in the Sony A900, because there you only can have RAW+Jpeg Fine (big files,  around 30MB) and I need only small Jepgs for 10x15cm prints or web presentation and the RAW images for everything else. So these Jpegs take too much space on the CF card and you can not choose a smaller Jpeg format in this combination in the camera.

With the Sigma it would be very interesting because the Jpeg images are nomally very bad, but thumbnails are good.. It would be interesting to see what this extraction would deliver.
8  Software Discussions / Choosing Software/Other DAM Applications / Re: DAM for video files? on: July 11, 2010, 02:35:06 PM
I just read that LR 3 Beta 2 now supports video files:
http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2010/03/lightroom_3_beta_2_now_availab.html

Video Format Support
Video files captured by newer DSLR cameras are becoming an important part of a photographer's creative effort and has been a hotly discussed topic on the Lightroom 3 beta forums.  This update allows photographers to confidently import all of the still and video content captured on their Compact Flash or SD card and Lightroom will help manage and organize videos alongside still images.  Tagging, rating, filtering, collection and smart collection features are available for organizing video content and video filter will help narrow down your collection to just your video files instantly.  In the grid and loupe views of Lightroom, the duration of a video file is presented on the preview of the video content and playing video files is just a click away.


I don't normally trust Beta software with my assets, but I may give it a try on a test system.

Regards
Pieter

Hi

I am also interested in managing video files of my P&S cameras with LR. Is this really working?
9  Software Discussions / Lightroom / Re: Exporting RAW files as RAW files from LR into CS3 on: March 14, 2008, 04:24:22 AM
Yes, makes sense... Grin

Is it possible to make all adjustments with RapidFixer and then import those files as RAW files into LR without loosing the changes made with RapidFixer?

Dirk
10  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: thumbnail size in catalog on: March 14, 2008, 04:16:29 AM
Hi

#1 No

#2 No

so it seems that Emedia takes only the embedded jpeg of the RAW file but it can not handle itself Sigma SD14 RAW files. I have now access to a Fuji S5 pro RAW file and with that one it works properly...

Any idea how to get Sigma SD14 RAW file support in Emedia?

Thanks in advance

Dirk
11  Software Discussions / Lightroom / Re: Exporting RAW files as RAW files from LR into CS3 on: March 13, 2008, 11:57:40 PM
... One thing you can't do in develop is to take a bunch of images with different starting points and add the same amount of exposure.  It can only take them *to* the same place - develop can't make the same amount of relative change to images that start with different values....

This is actually an important point. I read that in the LR book of Martin Evening too. This was the reason why I never used the QD possibilities in LR. They always add the corrections in QD in addition to the ones that already have been made beforehand to the image within the developer module.

Is just bought Rapid fixer yesterday but had no time yet to test it. Is this not the case with Rapid fixer? To compare this with "LR handlings": Is Rapid Fixer making the changes in Bridge as if they would have been made in LR within the developer module (so non-additive)?
12  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: thumbnail size in catalog on: March 13, 2008, 11:51:40 PM
Dirk,
Do you have the thumbnail panel set to show the thumbnail at 640 pixels? 
Do you have the image selected when you tell it to rebuild? 
Do you see any activity in the bottom panel (click the dot/plus sign on the bottom left of the main window.)
Peter

HI

#1 Yes

#2 Yes

#3 with windows XP the plus signs (loupe) are in the upper right hand corner. But no activity there.

Sizes of thumbnails do not changeto 640. If I click on the plus signs, the grey boxes get bigger, but thumbnails stay the same size.

I made screenshots. How can I upload screenshot in this forum?
13  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: thumbnail size in catalog on: March 13, 2008, 12:46:17 PM
Yes, they are all on the computer...
14  Software Discussions / Lightroom / Re: Exporting RAW files as RAW files from LR into CS3 on: March 13, 2008, 09:44:14 AM
Hi Dirk,

I believe what you'll need to do to have your lightroom changes reflected when you open the raw files through ACR in Photoshop is to export your Lightroom edits to the original files (Choose 'Save metadata to file' from the metadata menu) and then open the file into ACR either via Bridge or via 'file -> open' in Photoshop.


Hi Andris

Cool, that works.




Can I ask what kinds of adjustments you want to make in ACR that you can't make in Lightroom?  This process seems a little redundant.  Once you open a raw adjusted file in Photoshop and make layered adjustments, you will no longer be able to save the file as a raw file anyway.  Saving the file as a PSD or TIFF out of Lightroom just saves a step for you.

Thanks,

Andris


mmmmmhhhh, that is interesting. I always thought that I could do even more RAW adjustments in CS3 than in LR.

So then the questions would be: Is there anything in LR or in CS3 concerning RAW images what the one can do and the other can not?

Thanks in advance
15  Software Discussions / Lightroom / Exporting RAW files as RAW files from LR into CS3 on: March 13, 2008, 09:13:26 AM
Hi

I just checked Lightroom 1.3.1. There is a point which I do not understand. LR and PS CS3 are using the exact same ACR. As far as I understood, they are "talking" also the same language for XMP files to memorize non-destructive image editing.

But when I open a RAW file in LR, make some changes and then want to continue to work in CS3 with this RAW file, it offers me only to export it either as a TIFF file or as a PSD file into CS3.

How can I transfer it as a RAW file to CS3 and keep all modifications I made already in LR? Technically this should work, since both have the same engine and same language. I just do not find that option in the settings.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Dirk

Addendum: in Expression Media, I can click also on an image and say "open with" and it opens the RAW file.
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