Is PhotoImpact's RAW handling up the job.....

  Kemistri 21:25 15 Nov 2007
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.....or should I look for a separate RAW converter? If so, which one? Preferably free or cheap, what with budget limitations and all that. I have not had the chance to try PI's own RAW handling yet, but even when I do, I won't have had any other experience of RAW conversion for comparison.

  ventanas 21:48 15 Nov 2007

I've just opened some raw files from my D200 in version 12. It seems ok to me, has the usual options.
If you have a camera capable of shooting raw it should have come with some sort of converter anyway.

  Kemistri 22:04 15 Nov 2007

Thanks. I'm about to get a Canon 40D - it comes with some bits of software, but I'm not sure what exactly.

  ventanas 22:05 15 Nov 2007

Good luck, it looks to be a smashing camera. And you should be ok for a raw converter in the box.

  hssutton 22:06 15 Nov 2007

You don't sat what camera you are using, but the freeware version of Rawshooter click here is very good. This is what I used used for some time before upgrading to the premium version, subsequently to be bought out by Adobe.

Also have a look at this freeware convertor from SilkyPix

click here

  hssutton 22:11 15 Nov 2007

You posted your last message whilst I was typing.

The 40D will come with all the software you require. At the moment there is a serious lack of alternative raw convertors available for this camera, however this should change in the near future.

I think you will find the Canon software to be better that photoImpact

  Kemistri 22:28 15 Nov 2007

Thanks guys.

  cycoze 00:29 16 Nov 2007

Digital Photo Professional 3.0.1 comes with the 40D, it is very easy to use click here .

  Kemistri 00:51 16 Nov 2007

Thanks Cycoze. Nice one.

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