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Re: Useful Olympus related utilities

A few more bits and pieces, all freeware/shareware.

Photofiltre is free editing software, the basic version is easy to use.
http://photofiltre.free.fr/download_en.htm

FxIF is a Firefox add-on that lets you view exif data with just a right click of the mouse, it's really useful
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5673

I've just heard about panorama stitching software called Hugin, which is apparently very easy to use
http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
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Re: Useful Olympus related utilities

I find this very useful, not so much software but a website script, very useful if you are thinking of selling your photos online via your own website.

It handles everything for you, photo gallery (created in flash so pics cant be ripped) loads of different photo sizes options to sell, take paypal payment and then even send you a order form once your client has chosen their photos, its great and I use it professionaly, but best of all its FREE !

http://www.showmeproofs.com/
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XDepth Raw

http://raw.xdepth.com/xdraw_news.php

Trellis Management Co. Ltd. announces the availability of XDepth Raw Converter for Windows, a raw photo development and image processing software with integrated XDepth Raw and XDepth 48 image compression technologies.

XDepth Raw Converter is capable of reading raw files from most DSLR cameras and allows conversion of raw data to its jpeg-compatible XDepth Raw file format, shrinking raw files down to one fourth the original size.

More at site ...

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It's FREE.
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A few more bits and pieces, all freeware/shareware.

Photofiltre is free editing software, the basic version is easy to use.
http://photofiltre.free.fr/download_en.htm

FxIF is a Firefox add-on that lets you view exif data with just a right click of the mouse, it's really useful
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5673

I've just heard about panorama stitching software called Hugin, which is apparently very easy to use
http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
Just downloaded Fxif, Its "SUPERB" and for any one that is still useing Internet Expolorer then you should switch to Mozilla Firefox it is free and much better than explorer.
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Re: Useful Olympus related utilities

I know a lot of people don't like Microsoft software but I find this very good and very easy to use for panoramas.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/...roups/ivm/ICE/
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Re: Useful Olympus related utilities

Can I put a vote in for Raw Photo Processor. Mac only, I'm afraid, and a slightly intimidating interface, but I find it can get very good results. Free or extra features unlocked by a donation.

http://www.raw-photo-processor.com

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Re: Useful Olympus related utilities

I've not tested it myself but thought it was worth mentioning here...

Olympus RAW codec for Windows XP (32bit only):
http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...odec/index.cfm

Presumably the codec has been updated to include Windows XP fairly recently but I never saw any sort of notice for it anywhere?


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The codec does not provide thumbnail support for ORF files in windows XP

Last edited by PaulE; 8th April 2009 at 09:20 PM. Reason: Incorrect information on codecs function.
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Re: Useful Olympus related utilities

Not really Olympus dedicated but I find it useful occaisionally - Opanda Exif Viewer (http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html). It's a freeware app similar in function to the Firefox FxIF plugin but for those who prefer to use Internet Explorer.
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Re: Useful Olympus related utilities

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Personally I still find Orf Shell (mentioned by Shenstone earlier in this thread) to be very quick and reliable so I see no reason to change to the official Olympus codec yet. Still it's an option for those that would prefer to use official software...
I tried OrfShell on my XP box, but folders became glacially slow in opening. Shortly after installing, it my CS2 installation became corrupted and I lost Bridge and ACR (but this may have been co-incidental to installing OrfShell). I've uninstalled OrfShell and the folders now open quickly. I now have to fix ACR.

Anyone else having problems with OrfShell?

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I tried OrfShell on my XP box, but folders became glacially slow in opening. Shortly after installing, it my CS2 installation became corrupted and I lost Bridge and ACR (but this may have been co-incidental to installing OrfShell). I've uninstalled OrfShell and the folders now open quickly. I now have to fix ACR.

Anyone else having problems with OrfShell?

Jim
Jim,

How VERY interesting... I had folder opening times that required tea breaks, and some of my apps stopped working too. I uninstalled it (required manual removal of left overs in the registry) and finally had to do a "Restore" to a point several steps back to recover proper function.

To be fair I've had similar problems with other software, but none quite so annoying as this one. Was it a one off ? I don't think so because I put it on two machines and had similar issues (very slow)

So I don't think it's just me any more...

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Re: Useful Olympus related utilities

It's very strange that some people are having trouble with Orfshell I've put it on 4 different XP computers now and haven't had any trouble. Even the weakest of the machines, a 500Mhz Pentium III with less than 1GB ram, opens folders quickly. Have you tried the official Olympus codec yet? I wonder will it do the same...
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Re: Useful Olympus related utilities

Not Olympus (or even photography) dedicated but I've found a utility called H2TESTW very useful. It checks the integrity (and claimed capacity) of any drive (internal, external, USB flash and memory cards) by writing data to it and reading it back. It can take some time on large capacity media and/or slow PC but it's well worth it when you find a couple of bad sectors BEFORE you try and put anything on it for real. It's a free download from many sites - a Google search will quickly locate it.

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I forgot to mention that if anyone has bought a USB flash drive or memory card from Ebay then they need to check it with H2TESTW as soon as possible.

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