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Wayne J. Bingham

Processing Raw Images

I have a Nikon D70 and shoot raw images.I have Photoshop CS2 and have worked with processing images using bridge and Adobe Camera Raw. Nikon has suggested that their Capture software is more tuned to the Nikon D70 that I use. I am trying the 30 day free download. A photographer friend suggested Capture One Pro by Phase one as a superior processor. Cost $500. I have downloaded a 30 day trial version.
I have examined both Nikon Capture and Capture One. Capture One Pro seems to have the most intuitive step by step process.
Any thoughts on the best of these three software packages for workflow and digital image manipulation?

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12/28/2005 8:34:14 AM

Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  adobe seems to be the holy grail. I use cs2 and love it.

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12/28/2005 12:33:34 PM

Peter K. Burian
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/8/2004
  Wayne: Yes, CS2 is ideal for RAW conversion.

You may need to download the update for Adobe Camera Raw.

Try opening a NEF file with CS2. If it does not work, you have one of the following problems:

1. The Nikon software is interfering; you would need to uninstall it for Adobe Camera Raw to work properly


2. You need to download and install the update from

Regards, Peter Burian, Instructor
Online Photo Course: Mastering the Digital Camera and Photography

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12/28/2005 1:34:00 PM


BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  There's also Bibble, which some people like, and it's like, $50. I didn't like it for my Canon files because it seemed to blow highlights too easily. Bridge is very good with highlights.

Although, I use DPP because I'm Canon. Reason is DPP is faster to me.

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12/28/2005 1:37:11 PM

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