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how to batch convert raw images to jpeg

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Old 02-19-2005, 07:18 AM
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how to batch convert raw images to jpeg

does anyone know how to convert multiple raw images to jpeg format. I have quite a few raw images and would like to convert to jpeg format to be able to do a slide show. I would hate to have to open everyone and save it as jpeg but if this is the only way I guess I will do it


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Old 02-19-2005, 09:23 AM
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IrfanView?

http://www.irfanview.com/ is able to read Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Olympus, Fuji, Kodak, Sony, Pentax (CRW/CR2, NEF, MRW, ORF, RAF, DCR, SRF, PEF, X3F) RAW formats, and "classical" RAW files (using a plug-in, but you can get those on the IV site, plug-ins page)...

w/ irfan you can easily batch convert images using File->"Batch Conversion/Rename"...

very simple and effective... and for free

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Old 02-19-2005, 11:20 AM
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thanx for the info justchecking. It worked famously

kudos to you

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Old 02-22-2005, 05:53 PM
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Conversion script

If you want to do this within PSCS there's a great script available from Russell Brown. It will work on a folder, or flagged/selected images in the browser. It can build PSD, TIFF & JPEG (at the same time), each to a size & sharpnes of your choice & even convert the JPEGs to sRGB. A helpful movies explains it all:

http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html

Don't be put off by the 'quirky' presentation - Russell Brown's from Adobe & this script should be supplied with PS!
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:42 AM
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ReaConverter Pro

ReaConverter Pro(http://reasoft.com/products/reaconverter/) supports RAW formats and able to batch convert images.

Advanced batch image converter, 340+ formats supported.

Every year thousands of users around the world save thousands of hours using ReaConverter Pro.

For the "Power-User", we recommend using this image converter. As well as providing every conceivable format an image professional may encounter, this specialist application provides a command line utility, allowing the user to process images in console mode. And of course, we've added all the most useful features found in our standard product, such as image editing and the most efficient batch process in any software of this type!

To combine the batch conversion with image editing - Just choose an image editing action, set parameters and add a command to your script. Before adding an image-editing command to the script you may apply it to the test image. Also, you can test the script or any action on a test image. Every script can be saved and loaded if needed.

ReaConverter Pro also bears our famous ReaSoft.com trademark - it's fast!

Main features:



Convert images to JPG, GIF, BMP, PBM, PGM, PNG, PPM, TGA, TIF image formats from any (BMP, DCR, EMF, GIF, ICO, JPEG, PBM, PCX, PGM, PNG, PPM, TIFF, TGA, WMF, FPX, EPS...).


Resize, crop, rotate and mirror images, change color resolution. Change image's brightness, contrast, and gamma.


Modify images using sharpen, detail, smooth, blur, and contour effects. Add transparency watermarks and borders. Make transparent PNGs and GIFs.


A command line utility allows you to process image files in console mode.


EPS and multi-page PDF, TIF and GIF support
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Old 03-10-2005, 07:38 PM
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If one is just converting .raw to .jpg and assuming Photoshop CS (or later) why couldn't one write an action and invoke it via the Automate > Batch dialog. That would suffice in this situation, wouldn't it?

Under these circumstances what would be the value add of ReaConverter?
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Old 07-08-2005, 05:47 AM
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Convert RAW formats

You can use Total Image Converter for convert RAW to JPEG
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:11 AM
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Danny - You can't use an action to invoke the PS Raw converter, but Russell Browns script is great (and Free). The Bridge will allow you to adjust and save mutiple files on it's own anyway but Russell Brown's script lets you do a bit more as well.

Christine
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:02 PM
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paint shop pro (psp) has a built in batch converter and handles at least 40 file types. but, i'd go with irfanview if you dont already own psp. irfanview has been around for a while and is a very respected viewer/converter.

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Old 07-30-2005, 02:33 AM
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Thank you so much...

I just wanted to thank everyone that has contributed to this thread for supplying the information about converting RAW images to .jpg

I already had IrfanView installed and within a matter of minutes I had all of my RAW images converted and up on my website picture gallery.

I was finally able to capture some cool lightning strikes last night for the first time and being new to RAW pictures didn't even think about the fact that I would need a different picture viewer or need to convert anything. I started searching the web right away and found this thread right off.

Anyhow, thank you all very much, I belong to a number of forums and so far this has been the most helpful.

If you would like to take a look at the images you can view them here
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