Skip navigation

Raw Color Treatment

10094 Views 77 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2014 10:09 PM by morph21 RSS
  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 7, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to morph21)

    Just in case, you may want to check to see if there's any firmware updates for your Canon camera. Sometimes camera manufacturers alter their RAW formats in different firmware revisions.

     

    Here's where you'd download it: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/eos_slr_camera_systems/eos_digita l_slr_cameras/eos_20d#DriversAndSoftware

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 7, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to morph21)

    Well, at least you can export 16-bit TIFFs out of DPP and work on them in Aperture, in that case.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,440 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 7, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to morph21)

    Here are the Previews, before and after Aperture decoding.  It does not seem to me that your Canon software matches the Preview from the camera, either?

     

    Raw Treatment Problem copy.jpg

     

    Raw Treatment Problem.jpg

     

    The way I captured the before was to Import the RAW into an existing Project where it would not then be immediately displayed.  Then I opened the Package of the Library, and then the Previews folder and copied the initial Preview prior to its being replaced by one generated by Aperture.

     

    I fear that the problem in Apple Digital Camera RAW is that older cameras are not being well considered in updates.  If I can find an older version of Aperture with an older version of Camera RAW in use, I will test.

     

    Btw, I do not see anything like this difference in any photos I make with my Nikon D300 or D800 between the initial Preview and the next one generated by Aperture.  To be clear, I am suggesting it would not impact all CR2 files from all Canon cameras -- we would have lots more reports were that the case.

     

    Ernie

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 8, 2012 4:21 AM (in response to Ernie Stamper)

    Ernie -- Afaik, "CR2" and other proprietary RAW designations are not standardized: in many cases, each camera from a manufacturer has it's own specific RAW file format, even though they may share a filename extension.  IOW, to specify the exact file format, one needs both the filename extension, and some information from the file (perhaps in the EXIF).  It makes sense that the difference you have found is not found in all CR2 files, just as it makes sense that the only program that seems to correctly interpret all CR2 files is provided by Canon.

    Ernie Stamper wrote:

     

    The way I captured the before was to Import the RAW into an existing Project where it would not then be immediately displayed.  Then I opened the Package of the Library, and then the Previews folder and copied the initial Preview prior to its being replaced by one generated by Aperture.

    Clever!  .

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,440 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 8, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to Ernie Stamper)

    Booted up in Snow Leopard, with Aperture 3.2.4, and Digital Camera RAW 3.13.0, and no difference in the RAW decoding of this one photo.  Of course that version of Aperture and earlier never displayed the camera Preview.

     

    When time allows, I will look for an older version of Aperture and Camera RAW to test with.

     

    Ernie

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,440 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 10, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to morph21)

    On these particular images, insofar as can be seen here, I would probably prefer the Aperture version as the starting point for any adjustment I might make.

     

    However, on your original deep blue image, adjust path was immediately discerned.

     

    Ernie

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,440 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 10, 2012 10:48 AM (in response to morph21)

    I will do that.  It would be interesting to have the same shot from a different 20D, as well.

     

    Ernie

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,440 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 11, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to morph21)

    Not sure what that reproduces, unless you are telling me that in the camera and initial Preview the blue is different?  I would think a similar object/scene would have to be photographed to tell us anything about the 20d.

     

    Ernie

1 2 3 4 ... 6 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (2)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.