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Old 06-17-2008, 08:14 PM
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Re: New Camera Owner

Neb... Just be patient. The Raw files are big (about 20+megs each so unloading your card does take a lot of time.

When you work in bridge with RAW files, CRW keeps track of the edits you make to a RAW file and when you are done and exit CRW, it writes a small text file that is placed in the folder with your RAW image. This little file is called a "side car" file. It is very easy to lose information about changes you've made if you move the RAW and forget to move it's side car file.

When you work in CRW with a DNG file, any changes you make are noted and written as additional meta data to the file itself instead of writing a side car file. If you move your DNG to another drive or folder, the meta data goes with it since it is contained inside the DNG file.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:26 PM
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Well that is a very nice explaination swampy..Thanks so very much.
Now you said working in
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When you work in bridge with RAW files, CRW keeps track of the edits you make to a RAW file and when you are done and exit CRW, it writes a small text file that is placed in the folder with your RAW image.
Silly question..what is CRW?? Thanks Neb
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:14 PM
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Re: New Camera Owner

nebgranny

Your comment about the time to download the files caught my eye. Are you trying to download directly from the camera? When I did that it took a long time so I got a card reader and now I can download a 1 gig card full in about 6 minutes or so.

Just enough time to take a quick break and get a new Dr Pepper!
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:49 PM
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No, I am downloading them from the card reader on my computer. But I have to copy them into the new folder. That takes forever. I have to highlight each one and then drag it to the folder to download. I should say I highlight about 4/6 at a time and it still takes a long time for each one to download into the folder. Is there a better and faster way?? Boy I would sure like to find out what it might be.

Does your card reader highlight them all at once? Neb
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:44 PM
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I plug the card reader in, insert the card into it, go to (on PC) My Computer > then the card reader > select all the files > then click on copy > it asks where to place them, I select the folder > hit OK and walk away.

When I get back its usually done or nearly so.

If you have a mac, you will have to ask someone else.

I never click and drag.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:22 PM
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Re: New Camera Owner

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Silly question..what is CRW?? Thanks Neb
It isn't a silly question at all.

CRW = Canon RAW

MRW - Minolta RAW

Sorry, I don't know Nikon or any of the others.

Janet
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:55 AM
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Re: New Camera Owner

Hi nebgranny.. I'm a newbie too.. I just will tell how I'm doing the whole process. I have Photoshop SC2 Version 9.0.2
I just copy from the camera all files into any folder on my PC. then I open Photoshop. In photoshop file-open and choose the raw file. Automatically Zoom Browser is opened. There you can do some small corrections like change exposure, contrast etc. and then click open. and the raw photo is opened in photoshop
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:34 PM
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Hi Again skauskas:
Did you convert the raw files into DNG files. I am wondering if you are using the software we got with the new camera purchase...Digital Photo Professional maybe ?? Because Photoshop CS2 will not open raw , unless they are converted to the DNG files with the converter people in this discussion have recommended. If you can open the raw files in Photoshop please let me know how you are doing so. What camera do you have? Rebel XTI or XSI ? Thanks Neb
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:24 PM
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Re: New Camera Owner

I wrote this in my previous message
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I have Canon 400D Rebel XTI. I also have Canon software which goes with camera (if u buying new). Zoom Browser, Digital Photo Professional and EOS Utility

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I just copy from the camera all files into any folder on my PC. then I open Photoshop. In photoshop file-open and choose the raw file. Automatically Zoom Browser is opened. There you can do some small corrections like change exposure, contrast etc. and then click open. and the raw photo is opened in photoshop
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:04 PM
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That's all I do. I don't convert anything..
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