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Non supported RAW files = No Problem

Non supported RAW files = No Problem

For later release cameras that produce RAW files that are NOT yet compatible with Panoweaver software. Such as the Nikon D300 and D3 the correct work around for this so that you MAY process RAW files with the full attributes of RAW should do the following.

Download Adobe Camera Raw DNG Converter Software (Free) for Windows for Mac

Use this software (standalone it does not install) to convert your RAW image .NEF, .CS2, .RAW etc into .DNG format. (DNG = Digital NeGative)

This is very easy software to use. It is also possible to place the downloaded (Adobe DNG) folder & contents into another directory like either your "C" drive root directory or maybe your Adobe or Easypano folder and then make a "Shortcut" to the "Adobe DNG Converter.exe" file and place this on your Desktop etc for future use.

Once converted to .DNG you can then import these images and process them with Panoweaver Image type = Camera Raw *.NEF, *.CRW, *.DNG and exploit the full benefit of RAW files.

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Welcome back Smooth. I had forgotten that you had told me this and I already have it downloaded and on my desktop.
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Cross thread,  DNG's are good.  And this is a good introduction to a uniform file Adobe's .dng format.  As long as you are converting NEF's or CR2's to some  other file format,  that also could apply to no compression .tif's or bmp's.
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Quote: Originally posted by 360texas on July-14-2008
As long as you are converting NEF's or CR2's to some  other file format,  that also could apply to no compression .tif's or bmp's.

Can't agree with that Dave. A .dng file remains a non destructive and fully manipulable image file, the same as any other RAW format image. Where as .bmp and .tif are lossless as far as compression is concerned you lose all the benefit's of a RAW file.

Being able to adjust exposure, white balance, focus etc with a RAW file will win out every time. (so long as you understand the processes)

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.dngs - true.  PW5 lets you globally adjust for exposure,  white balance and bit depth.

It needs also to have chromatic abberation and vignetting along with the other 25 or 30 items found in Adobe Camera Raw 4.4.1


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Quote: Originally posted by 360texas on July-15-2008

It needs also to have chromatic abberation and vignetting ...


Very true.

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