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Ian
17th November 2007, 01:06 PM
Lightroom and Photoshop (CS3, Elements 5.0 and 6.0) updates to Adobe Camera RAW are now available.

The Photoshop plug in can be found here:

ttp://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/photoshop/cameraraw/win/4.x/DNG_Camera_Raw_4_3.zip

Ian

mlc
22nd November 2007, 09:27 PM
I tried this processor the other day, My normal raw software of choice is Studio 2, but a had one image that wasn't doing it for me via that route, so I tried both ACR and Silkypix.

ACR had much better highlight control "out of the box", but I didn't like the colours. Studio didn't handle the highlights very well but had great colours and detail in the mid- and low-tones. Silky was halfway house on all these features. I had another go with Studio, and got better results in terms of the highlights, but to repeat, ACR got me there with very little trouble.

I wasn't using a profile of any sort with ACR - doing so might have improved the colours as well.

So if you have Photoshop, and need to recover the highlights I suggest giving ACR a shot.

By the way, my tests were very un-scientific. Each processor has its own methods/controls, and so its very hard to say to be totally accurate with this - I try and use the settings I felt were right for that image.

Mark

jabez
22nd November 2007, 09:40 PM
Lightroom and Photoshop (CS3, Elements 5.0 and 6.0) updates to Adobe Camera RAW are now available.

The Photoshop plug in can be found here:

ttp://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/photoshop/cameraraw/win/4.x/DNG_Camera_Raw_4_3.zip

Ian
I don't use Photoshop but I did download DNG converter with the new 4.3 plugin. It works a dream for my E330 ORFs but when I try converting E3 (pics taken at Worx) I get a parsing error. Has anybody been sucessful using this with E3 raw files?
Thanks.

Ian
22nd November 2007, 09:52 PM
I tried this processor the other day, My normal raw software of choice is Studio 2, but a had one image that wasn't doing it for me via that route, so I tried both ACR and Silkypix.

ACR had much better highlight control "out of the box", but I didn't like the colours. Studio didn't handle the highlights very well but had great colours and detail in the mid- and low-tones. Silky was halfway house on all these features. I had another go with Studio, and got better results in terms of the highlights, but to repeat, ACR got me there with very little trouble.

I wasn't using a profile of any sort with ACR - doing so might have improved the colours as well.

So if you have Photoshop, and need to recover the highlights I suggest giving ACR a shot.

By the way, my tests were very un-scientific. Each processor has its own methods/controls, and so its very hard to say to be totally accurate with this - I try and use the settings I felt were right for that image.

Mark

I do find the Black level slider on ACR very useful and there really isn't anything quite like this in Studio. ACR used to have a nasty habit of turning grain in to a nasty mosaic, but they do seem to have fixed that now. I haven't yet had a good go at SilkyPix - on the to do list!

Ian

mlc
22nd November 2007, 10:33 PM
I do find the Black level slider on ACR very useful and there really isn't anything quite like this in Studio. ACR used to have a nasty habit of turning grain in to a nasty mosaic, but they do seem to have fixed that now. I haven't yet had a good go at SilkyPix - on the to do list!

Ian

ACR - That and the Recover slider.

Silkypix have made some distribution changes just recently, and I'm not sure if this is helping them any outside of Japan.

With respect to Jabez's point - I was using a E-330 file. With your question on E-3 files, you may have to wait a bit - the camera's not in many people's hands yet (in the UK anyway).

Mark

Paulpp
23rd November 2007, 09:18 AM
Have had no problems with the new DNG 3.4 in converting, but still won't be recognised in either Photoshop CS2 or Aperture, where as Photoshop Elements (updated) will recognise the original orf files as will Photoshop CS3