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bernie76   San Diego, US  Basic Member Fri 28-Oct-05 10:09 PM
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"D50, RAW and photoshop CS2"



I wanted to look through old posts to see if this had been discussed before, but I guess the server crash wiped out the archives, so here goes:

I'm interested in upgrading my photoshop to CS2, which I understand now supports D50 RAW files. I thought I read somehere that there were still some issues with D50 RAW files, but I could be wrong.
My question is "is anybody using CS2 with the D50, and how is your experience so far? Are the files fully supported? Any problems?
I really don't have to much experience using RAW files. I have used Picture project to import RAW from the D50, but of course I have to change them to jpeg to bring them into PS 7. I find this is a higher quality jpeg than importing D50 jpeg files directly, but it would be nice to not have to do this extra step.

Thanks in advance.

Scott

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really good for anything, but still bring
a smile to your face when you push
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Reply message RE: D50, RAW and photoshop CS2 AristonCC
28th Oct 2005
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Reply message RE: D50, RAW and photoshop CS2 paizhao
29th Oct 2005
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Reply message RE: D50, RAW and photoshop CS2 bernie76
29th Oct 2005
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     Reply message RE: D50, RAW and photoshop CS2 AristonCC
30th Oct 2005
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          Reply message RE: D50, RAW and photoshop CS2 paizhao
30th Oct 2005
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               Reply message RE: D50, RAW and photoshop CS2 AristonCC
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AristonCC   Highland, US  Registered since 28th Oct 2005 Fri 28-Oct-05 10:45 PM
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#1. "RE: D50, RAW and photoshop CS2"
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I had actually just asked this question in the post above, but I have found an answer!

There is an update the Camera RAW plugin for CS2 that allows you to open NEF files created by the D50. If you have CS2 go here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3068

The link is for the Mac version of CS2 (not sure why you'd have Windows). But I just updated the Camera RAW plugin and was able to open the NEF files I created. Looks like I get to go back to shooting RAW!!!

Ariston Collander
http://www.aristonphotography.com
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paizhao   CA  Basic Member Sat 29-Oct-05 06:59 AM
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#2. "RE: D50, RAW and photoshop CS2"
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I've been working with D50 NEF files and CS2 for months without problems. The only issue with the D50's version of RAW is the white balance encryption. Supposedly the Camera Raw 3.2 update allows CS2 to read the encrypted WB info. The WB does appear to be more accurate with version 3.2 as compared to 3.1 of Camera Raw.

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bernie76   San Diego, US  Basic Member Sat 29-Oct-05 06:42 PM
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Thanks very much! This is what I wanted to hear.

Scott

Scott

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really good for anything, but still bring
a smile to your face when you push
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AristonCC   Highland, US  Registered since 28th Oct 2005 Sun 30-Oct-05 01:47 AM
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Hey Ed,

I just recently started working more with RAW files, and noticed that when I Save for Web... in CS2, I lose pretty much all of the vibrance from the image compared to when it was in RAW. Is this because of the compression or am I missing some sort of setting? For example, I took some photos today of my son in his Gymboree class. I made some adjustments while it was in RAW format (more just trying things since I'm still a complete newbie when it comes to post-processing), and when I save to a JPEG, pretty much all of the color was drained out...it was almost as if I had shot in black and white or something. Am I missing something? Is there an alternative way to save from NEF to JPG so I can at least keep the color detail?

Ariston Collander
http://www.aristonphotography.com
Living History Events and Costume Portraiture

  

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paizhao   CA  Basic Member Sun 30-Oct-05 04:50 AM
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Hey Ariston,

It sounds like a colorspace issue. Depending on what you are planning to use the photo for, you will need to decide whether to make it sRGB or Adobe RGB. If you're displaying it for the web, you'll want to convert it to sRGB. Once you're done postprocessing and ready to save to jpg, click on Edit, Convert to Profile. Check the Source Space. It probably says Adobe RGB (1998). Under Destination Space, select sRGB and click OK. Go ahead and save as jpg. You should be good.

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Ed

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AristonCC   Highland, US  Registered since 28th Oct 2005 Sun 30-Oct-05 05:26 PM
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Ed,

That does look much better. Would it be better to just do a "Save As..." and select JPEG instead of "Save for Web..."

Thanks again!

Ariston Collander
http://www.aristonphotography.com
Living History Events and Costume Portraiture

  

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paizhao   CA  Basic Member Sun 30-Oct-05 06:47 PM
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No problem. I'm glad to hear it. I would definitely recommend using Save As instead of Save for Web. The latter, I believe, will reduce the range of colours available. Not a good thing if you plan on printing them. Also, Save for Web will discard the EXIF info.

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Ed

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