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11-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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so I guess if I don't have a cd rom (new mac mini) im pretty much out of luck since there seems to be no way to download software off pentax web site, this is the kind of stuff that really gets me. Not the best way to to give a good first impression to a new pentax owner sheez.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tittermary Quote
so I guess if I don't have a cd rom (new mac mini) im pretty much out of luck since there seems to be no way to download software off pentax web site, this is the kind of stuff that really gets me. Not the best way to to give a good first impression to a new pentax owner sheez.
I'm sure someone on the forum would be happy to upload an ISO for you, but I agree that a downloadable version would be nice. The software should just be made 100% free to begin with...

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QuoteOriginally posted by tittermary Quote
if I don't have a cd rom (new mac mini)
Call the support department of Ricoh Pentax in your country. Explain that you have no CDROM drive, ask for a download location, or for them to send you a USB stick with an ISO of the software.

Having said that, you aren' missing much if you aren't able to get the software. Lightroom works OK with K-3 files.
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I find the Pentax software much more useful than it used to be, and it also does a good job of duplicating the JPEG settings on your RAW files, so you have a nice place to start and can easily take advantage of the improvements RAW files offer without having to become an expert right off the bat.

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I haven't loaded or used the Silkypix software in my last four or five Pentax bodies. Lightroom is so much better... however, I also haven't tried the latest greatest versions. Hmm, maybe I'll check it out.
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I haven't loaded or used the Silkypix software in my last four or five Pentax bodies. Lightroom is so much better... however, I also haven't tried the latest greatest versions. Hmm, maybe I'll check it out.
I use Capture One Pro most of the time, but there are still times I find the Pentax software useful.
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I tried last version of Digital Camera Utility, which came with K3 and it was sooo sloooow. Lightroom works like a breeze.
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Can't you buy an external USB CD/DVD burner/player ? They are dirt cheap. Sooner or later you will need one anyway.

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QuoteOriginally posted by fyby Quote
I tried last version of Digital Camera Utility, which came with K3 and it was sooo sloooow. Lightroom works like a breeze.
Lightroom is so great.

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Can't you buy an external USB CD/DVD burner/player ? They are dirt cheap. Sooner or later you will need one anyway.

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Really! They are not vestigial yet, and I wouldn't own a computer without that capability. Externals are super cheap- problem solved... unless you are forced to buy a pricey Mac external drive, that is.
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I had to install it last night because I didn't notice that the camera defaulted to PEF raw files and I couldn't import them into Lightroom! So I had to batch convert them to DNG with the Digital Camera Utility. :-)
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I had to install it last night because I didn't notice that the camera defaulted to PEF raw files and I couldn't import them into Lightroom! So I had to batch convert them to DNG with the Digital Camera Utility. :-)
PEF is default but you can change it to DNG in the menu. Also, Lightroom- at least any of the last several iterations- will handle PEF just fine...
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QuoteOriginally posted by shiner Quote
PEF is default but you can change it to DNG in the menu. Also, Lightroom- at least any of the last several iterations- will handle PEF just fine...
Yeah, I missed that when I set up the camera. The PEFs did not import into Lightroom 4.4. But the converted DNGs did. Now if only the Multizone AWB ones weren't all tinted green and the EXIF contained lens info for the JPGs, we'd be set!
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Lightroom is so great.



Really! They are not vestigial yet, and I wouldn't own a computer without that capability. Externals are super cheap- problem solved... unless you are forced to buy a pricey Mac external drive, that is.
yeah point taken
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I use Capture One Pro most of the time, but there are still times I find the Pentax software useful.
doesnt work with the k3 yet
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I find the Pentax software much more useful than it used to be, and it also does a good job of duplicating the JPEG settings on your RAW files, so you have a nice place to start and can easily take advantage of the improvements RAW files offer without having to become an expert right off the bat.
this was my thought
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