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Adobe Camera Raw 2.4 is now available
« on: December 21, 2004, 11:51:38 AM »
Adobe's Raw Plugin for photoshop now supports the dynax/maxxum 7 digital Raw format.

download it free from here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2004, 01:08:41 PM »
Does anyone know if this plugin works with other Paint packages such as Corel PhotoPaint ?

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Adobe Camera Raw 2.4 is now available
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2004, 12:07:13 PM »
Wohoo!
Finally I can start using the RAW format without risking my sanity.
It's still a beta, but Adobe's betas are usually of real good quality.

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Adobe Camera Raw 2.4 is now available
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2004, 08:01:16 PM »
don't forget to tell us how you get on with the RAW format and if it's better than what you'd normally use.
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Adobe Camera Raw 2.4 is now available
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2004, 12:09:21 AM »
I just tried the Adobe Camera Raw 2.4 beta out (with Photoshop CS). Works like a charm. Much better than Dimage Viewer (hasn't crashed yet, is faster, has more settings). Looks better than MRWFormat too (which had lots of settings, probably a few too many, and had it's share of crashes as well). Automation seens to work (record it once, apply it to zillions of images).
The only nag I have is that when I move a slider (for, say, color temperature), it refreshes the preview for every step the slider moves (or, after every digit I type in a text box unless I type quite quickly), and that takes a second or two. If you have a faster machine than my old 1.3GHz Duron, it shouldn't be a problem (a 3GHz Pentium should be 3-4 times faster).

There are settings for correcting chromatic abbheration (blue or red color fringes at the edges of the image, especially in cheap zoom lenses) and vignetting as well. I haven't seen any of that in the few RAW pictures I've taken so far (so I have nothing to test the corrections on), will have to see how that works later on. There, you can save presets (for example for different lenses), which should make it quite usable.

I don't know how the Photoshop CS plugins work with other applications, but I imagine this plugin should work just like any other (it's looks and behaves like a normal .8bi file format plugin).

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"Real" 2.4 version + DNG converter
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2005, 08:52:25 AM »
Adobe have released the "real" version of Camera Raw 2.4, together with a new version of the DNG converter, which can also handle the same new formats.
I haven't had the chance to try it yet (and adobe.com keeps acting up so I can't even download), but there's no reason to believe it won't function just as well as the beta.
I'll be converting all my .MRW's to .DNG for archival. Smaller file size, and compatibility with far more programs (and a well-documented, open, "future-proof" file format).

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Adobe Camera Raw 2.4 is now available
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2005, 11:24:16 AM »
Well, now I've given it a try. Looks and feels exactly as the beta (which is as expected). The DNG converter works fine too, it takes a 9MB .MRW, and spits out a 5MB DNG (it has lossless compression). Opening DNG files works just as MRW files, except that it also works with older versions as well as a few other programs.

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2005, 09:41:58 PM »
For anyone out there who uses Corel Photo-Paint, Paint shop pro, pro studio or photo album a raw workflow management system is now available for the 7D

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Adobe Camera Raw 2.4 is now available
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2005, 01:18:27 PM »
can you link it for me ;)

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