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dwbren Registered since 28th Oct 2003Fri 02-Mar-12 03:08 PM
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"RAW Image Processing Software"


Fort Washington, US
          

I have been shooting a D300 and D300s for some time, but have not been initiated into processing .NEF files or images. I have been using ACDSee Photo Manger (V12) and like it for .JPG files.

Is there a tutorial out there somewhere that takes a.JPG user into the world of RAW?

I would also appriciate suggestions on software. Photoshop Elements is what my wife loves for Scrapbooking applications and modifying photographs.

Thanks,

Dave

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Sat 03-Mar-12 03:54 PM
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Sat 03-Mar-12 03:55 PM by esantos

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Dave,

There are a number of options for converting raw files into image files. In fact there are quite a few. I'll list some here but by no means should you consider this as comprehensive.

Nikon Capture NX2
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Elements
DxO Optics Pro

The main thing you should understand is that no 3rd party converter will be able to read all the in-camera settings of your D300 and D300s nor will you have access to the Nikon Camera Profiles. These are proprietary and can only be read with Nikon Capture. This does not mean you cannot get excellent results with the 3rd party programs you just have to use a different workflow to get there.

I don't know of any specific on-line tutorials but if you do a search on the internet you should find a few. If you are leaning toward using your wife's copy of Elements (which uses Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) as the raw converter) I would highly recommend the Real World Camera RAW books by Jeff Schewe and the late Bruce Fraser. I can't recommend a specific edition because it would depend on the version of Elements your wife uses.

Ernesto Santos
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dwbren Registered since 28th Oct 2003Sun 04-Mar-12 01:37 PM
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Fort Washington, US
          

Ernesto. Thanks for the reply and the information.

I think that the Capture NX 2 will do what I want, and if I need something special, my wife can help with an image in Elements.

Dave

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