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Offline Akshay Jamwal

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Supplied software: DiMAGE Viewer v2.37
« on: February 14, 2005, 08:45:56 PM »
Hi, folks.
I was just wondering if anyone's used or is using the software supplied with the camera, and if it has any advantages over other higher-end image editing/processing applications out there, such as Photoshop.

Personally, I haven't found the Viewer to be anything even in the vicinity of useful. I suppose this is but natural if/when you regularly use apps made by companies like Adobe.
For one, the program just loves crashing, for no apparent reason.
I haven't tried it on any system other than my own (important specs: AMD 2800 64-Bit, 512 MB RAM, 120 Gig Seagate hard disk), but the app seems to crash when viewing folders which contain more than 25 images or so. Other programs like ACDSee seem to handle these folders fine, even when in thumbnail view.

The Viewer seems good for basic sharpening or levels/curve adjustments, but the intermittent crashes are kind of annoying, to say the least.

Anyway, rather than continuously griping about it, does anyone use it? If so, for what? Secondly, is this a problem on my system, or are there others out there who are experiencing the app crash? If I/we could figure out when exactly it crashes (doesn't necessarily crash on more than 25 images in a folder, even that figure isn't a necessity), maybe it could be used for something other than hogging hard disk space.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2005, 10:54:27 PM »
I find the included Dimage Viewer to be a piece of crap. Bad quality, slow, and prone to crashing. Any of the available options are better.

I don't know exactly where I get the crashes, but they seem to be a bit here and there. I used it for a few RAW images, but I haven't run it since Adobe Camera RAW 2.4b came out, and I probably never will again.
I would like to do a test-drive of Dimage Master. It looks like it is a lot better, but it's a pity you would have to pay around ?1000 more for something that really should be included in the price of the camera.

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2005, 07:52:13 AM »
Hi, Stack.
You said: "I would like to do a test-drive of Dimage Master. It looks like it is a lot better, but it's a pity you would have to pay around ?1000 more for something that really should be included in the price of the camera."

As would I.
This is one of my pet peeves with KM. I wouldn't mind a token payment for it, but if they've priced it at something similar to Photoshop CS upgrade, no thanks, especially not with the rotten experience I've had with the Viewer. They're delusional if they think they can compete with Adobe.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2005, 11:15:59 PM »
Just opened box and installed viewer.  Crashes everytime.  Junk!  Kodak and HP have much better programs.

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2005, 08:00:38 AM »
I tryed the software out a few times on my pc and laptop and have had no problems ...... It's not great software but it worked.

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2005, 09:08:10 PM »
I have used it without problems on my 1GB 512MB AMD Laptop. But why bother when I have photoshop CS. It has now been uninstalled. Poor program to accompany an expensive DSLR!!! :roll:
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2005, 02:27:38 PM »
Dimage Master is available as a free trial (I month) and can be download from Minoltas website.
I have used it for a month a found it to a great programme especially if you are working in raw.
As for the price was that a 1000 euro's ??. I have located a supplier that comes at the price of £73.00 (pounds sterling) delivered !!

I must admit the dimage viewer does leave a lot to be desired. and also Dimage Master should come free with the cameras.

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2005, 10:07:51 PM »
Sorry, I meant ?100 (or about 1000 of my puny Swedish monetary units). Will download the trial and give it a spin.