Thursday, February 21, 2008

Free Canon RAW Image Processor - DPP


Canon Digital Photo Professional
Free RAW photo editor
Updated version to 3.2 with new website and tutorials.

Canon has released another free update to its free RAW photo processor. DPP (Digital Photo Professional) 3.2 is now available.

Digital Photo Professional 3.2 is software
exclusively for editing and converting RAW
images shot by EOS Digital cameras.
Users of EOS Digital cameras can install
Digital Photo Professional 3.2
by downloading Digital Photo
Professional 3.2 Updater for Windows.
DPP 3.2 also has a new website devoted to the
new version with updated video tutorials.
DPP 3.2 features:
1. Added support for EOS 40D and EOS-1Ds Mark III.
2. Added Lens aberration correction function
(for correcting peripheral illumination, distortion,
chromatic aberration, and color blur).
   Please refer to User's Manuals (PDF)
for the supported models
and the target lens in Digital Photo Professional 3.2.
3. Highlight/shadow warning function has been added.
Now check for blown highlight and shadowing on the screen.
4. High speed (moiré reduction off) has been added to the
High Quality display mode for RAW images.
5. Retain sort order function in the
main window has been added.
6. 100% has been added to the enlargement ratio that
appears on the Quick Check window.
(Previously 50% only)
From my earlier DPP post:

I generally shoot in RAW format, and I rely heavily on the DPP program. With the release of Version 3 Canon has given its customers a fantastic tool for free. I can often achieve fantastic results processing my RAW images in DPP and never have to adjust them in PhotoShop.

The ability to shoot RAW images is a feature of higher
end cameras and allows for you to have all the raw sensor data from the digital camera without the camera making any automated image enhancements like it would to make a .Jpg image.

This RAW file really is raw data, think of it like a film negative, and must be processed in conversion
software and made into a .Jpg or .tiff file.

This conversion software allows me to make decisions on brightness, tone, contrast, color temperature,
color saturation, and grain sharpness. By allowing me to make these decisions I can fine tune my pictures, often far better than the logic built into the camera.

Canon in addition to providing the RAW software DPP provides a detailed 106
page user manual, and goes one better providing intensive online tutorials that are easy to understand with video examples by world class photographers and Canon reps.

Unfortunately Canon's Digital Photo Professional will only work with RAW files generated by its EOS line of Digital SLR's. For those with RAW files generated by Canon p&s cameras like the G6 or other manufactures RAW files they will sadly not work with DPP.



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2 comments:

Mackie Images said...

Thanks for the links to DPP, but unfortunately Canon makes this a lot harder than it should. I purchased an Rebel XT a few years ago and can't find the CD that came with. After some hassle I was able to download the EOS viewer but I still can't download the DPP. Please help!

NEF to Jpeg said...

There so many software’s are available for Image editing but I prefer ReaSoft Converter this is a good user friendly tool as well as designing tool to edit Raw images like NEF to Jpeg and Cr2 to Jpg.

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