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01-02-2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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K-30 File Transfer

i like to shoot with several different white balance options and when i transfer to my computer all of my Black & White settings and such are gone. is there a way to transfer the "original" photo to the computer?
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01-02-2013, 12:30 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by MatthewCe Quote
i like to shoot with several different white balance options and when i transfer to my computer all of my Black & White settings and such are gone. is there a way to transfer the "original" photo to the computer?
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There is no such thing as a B&W raw file. Only the JPEG will reflect your custom image settings. You can make further adjustments in the Pentax digital camera utility software or in photoshop, lightroom, etc.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
You can make further adjustments in the Pentax digital camera utility software or in photoshop, lightroom, etc.
The Pentax Digital Camera Utility will also very closely match the camera's settings when you use it on your RAW files, so you can replicate the camera settings you like with it.
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That is exactly what I needed. thank you very much.
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That is exactly what I needed. thank you very much.
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Good, I'm glad. I think a fair number of Pentaxians know this, but they don't talk about it much.
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Does this work with any version of Silkypix, or just the ancient back-level version that is shipped with the camera?

The disc with the camera comes with version 3, but Silkypix is actually up to version 5 or something. I wonder if Pentax is still using a prehistoric version of the software, while just keeping its internal database of camera and lens data updated.
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Does this work with any version of Silkypix, or just the ancient back-level version that is shipped with the camera?

The disc with the camera comes with version 3, but Silkypix is actually up to version 5 or something. I wonder if Pentax is still using a prehistoric version of the software, while just keeping its internal database of camera and lens data updated.
I don't know about Silkypix as a separate product, but I'm using the latest version of the Pentax DCU (v4.40) because I happen to have the latest camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
I'm using the latest version of the Pentax DCU (v4.40) because I happen to have the latest camera.
Hmmm. I installed the software that came with my K-30, and it's Silkypix v3. How did you wind up with something newer? Or are we talking about two different things?

EDIT: I just found the answer to my own question. The DCU software is for K-5II (amongst others), while Silkypix is for K-30, K-01, and others. Apparently Pentax has two lines of software, each intended for use with different cameras.


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QuoteOriginally posted by CWuestefeld Quote
EDIT: I just found the answer to my own question. The DCU software is for K-5II (amongst others), while Silkypix is for K-30, K-01, and others. Apparently Pentax has two lines of software, each intended for use with different cameras.
Interesting! I didn't even know this, since I went from K-x to K-5 to K-5 IIs, and I've only used PDCU (if Silkypix ever came with my K-x then I probably just ignored it).
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