OK! Here's a Q for the experts. I have not experimented with this yet as it just occurred to me this morning as a result of a post in another forum.
Can you upload to the camera profile "Creator/Artist" data and copyright info so that it is included in the EXIT for every pic? If not, has anyone cracked the firmware to provide this or other functional enhancements?
If not, is there anyone here who would like to crack the firmware?
I use the "Comment" feature in the Setup Menu This will allow you to put your name and or copywrights info. It is limited as far as amount of characters that you can put in but it is usefull to a certain extent. Then every photo you take is going to be taged with that information.
I would certainly like to try and crack the firware but one needs the software language that was used to write the software to begin with, and I think that the software used is propriatary to NIKON ???
I agree about the workflow thing. I have discovered one more way to do it. DxO allows you to enter the data. Now I have to determine if I can set some kind of a profile in DxO so that it always adds the information.
>Robert: > >I agree about the workflow thing. I have discovered one >more way to do it. DxO allows you to enter the data. Now I >have to determine if I can set some kind of a profile in DxO >so that it always adds the information. > >-Mike > >
I decided to try DxO after a recommendation from a friend. The first time I opened some of my pics with it, I said "Damn, I'm good!"
So my workflow has become: 1. Open pics in Rawshooter and discard the majority of them. 2. Open the rest in DxO and discard more images. 3. Process the rest, creating tiff's as output. 4. Open the rest in either PSP (my preference) or PS-CS2 and create small (1024x?) jpeg's for posting.
ps. Read the article about DxO in the most recent Nikonian.
I have tried the DxO software and have decided to stay with Capture NX but thats just a mater of choice.
My worflow consist of:
1) Download pics of the shoot, from camera to pc (working station). 2) View files in file folder (thumbs) view and discard the files I dont want. 3) Open Capture NX and process the keepers, save as TIFF 4) Burn TIFF files (full size) onto CD 5) Open TIFF in CS2 and crop & resize for publishing, (my publishers like TIFF finished format).
PS. I also keep the full sized TIFF on library computer Main Server with client database and information.
I have to admit that I don't always like what DxO wants to do to my pics, and even in "Expert" mode it's difficult to get what I do want at that point. So when that happens, I will use Capture NX to make the alterations, beginning at "ground-zero" so to speak. However, I find Capture NX to be very slow, so if DxO is basically going in the right direction I stick with it, while admitting that it's no speed demon either.
>Robert: > >I have to admit that I don't always like what DxO wants to >do to my pics, and even in "Expert" mode it's difficult to >get what I do want at that point. So when that >happens, I will use Capture NX to make the alterations, >beginning at "ground-zero" so to speak. However, I find >Capture NX to be very slow, so if DxO is basically going in >the right direction I stick with it, while admitting that >it's no speed demon either. > >Thanks for all of your help. >-Mike
Your welcome Mike,
Just remember that the speed of your software is directly related to your pc capabilities.
With 4 GIGs of memory, and an Intel 3.25 Ghz Pentium 4 I dont have a speed issue.