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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-25-2019, 04:55 PM  
FastStone Image Viewer and extracting Jpg's from RAW DNG's
Posted By pschlute
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I would suggest that as long as you get your WB setting correct at the get-go, and get your exposure correct, you would be fine. You take excellent pictures so I reckon you would be ok with a pinhole camera to be honest :)

Having said all that I use raw exclusively and have developed a workflow that works very well and quickly for me. Having a fast computer (with SSD) helps.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-25-2019, 04:09 PM  
FastStone Image Viewer and extracting Jpg's from RAW DNG's
Posted By pschlute
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That is exactly what it does. But i have to say if you want your images to look exactly like the in-camera profiles, why are you bothering to shoot raw ?
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-23-2019, 05:09 PM  
FastStone Image Viewer and extracting Jpg's from RAW DNG's
Posted By pschlute
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I see. Pointless as you say. If you only have FS software you are better off shooting jpeg in the camera (with the proviso of what you describe as a handy function to see the embedded jpeg via FS if you want to, but will process the raw files in a proper raw converter later)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-23-2019, 04:21 PM  
FastStone Image Viewer and extracting Jpg's from RAW DNG's
Posted By pschlute
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The raw file must include an embedded jpeg so we can see what we have shot and see a histogram. I have absolutely no idea how changing (even if that was possible) the quality/size of the embedded jpeg, would affect the buffer. It is easy to assume it would be a lot quicker, but who knows.



i don't use FS, but from what you say... "doing it differently" means it is not doing any raw development at all ! It is simply displaying the embedded jpeg preview file that was created in camera over which you have no control. Does FS not have a raw development setting ?
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-22-2019, 10:13 PM  
FastStone Image Viewer and extracting Jpg's from RAW DNG's
Posted By pschlute
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I can see buffer issues making RAW+ not an option in many cases. I never use RAW+ myself.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-22-2019, 09:01 PM  
FastStone Image Viewer and extracting Jpg's from RAW DNG's
Posted By pschlute
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I don't understand the point of this test Eddy. You have told your camera to write a raw file and a * jpeg to the card. You then use ICRD to create a *** jpeg from the raw file. So you now have a raw file; a * jpeg; and a *** jpeg. What is surprising about that ?



A raw file is capable of this because it contains all the data the sensor captured. It can be processed either with ICRD or computer software to produce a jpeg of whatever quality you like.



I never use RAW+ but can see situations where it would be desirable: You are covering an event and want to provide or upload to the web images immediately the event is over. When you are back home you can use the raw files to produce a better quality image of your best shots.



A raw file is just that, a raw file. It is not an image file. It's only purpose is that you can create an image file from it by raw development.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 03-21-2019, 01:59 PM  
FastStone Image Viewer and extracting Jpg's from RAW DNG's
Posted By pschlute
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I use raw exclusively, and process in Silkypix DS Pro. I have taken the time to set up my own profiles in Silkypix so that when i load a set of raw files they already have the general white balance/contrast/saturation/input sharpening settings that I want. I tweak individual images if I want to adjust these settings further.

That would be your best approach, to set up some custom profiles in your preferred raw converter. Then unless you needed to do some extra tweaking, all you need to do is crop each image and batch process them to jpegs.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 03-21-2019, 01:16 PM  
FastStone Image Viewer and extracting Jpg's from RAW DNG's
Posted By pschlute
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It comes free with the camera, and although I dont use it I imagine it works just like any other raw converter. The camera jpeg settings are just one option. But if you are are going to process a raw file I see no point in using the camera jpeg settings. Why would you ?



I have no interest at all in seeing the jpeg preview image. I use a raw converter to process the raw data into an image with the tones and saturation etc that I want. If I want the camera settings I would shoot jpeg, not raw.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 03-21-2019, 04:49 AM  
FastStone Image Viewer and extracting Jpg's from RAW DNG's
Posted By pschlute
Replies: 66
Views: 2,834
Can't help with the Fastone settings I am afraid.

But a couple of points. The jpeg preview that is embedded in a raw file, is there so that the camera can display the image on the lcd screen. It also enables photo viewer apps to display a preview of the raw image. Raw files themselves DNG or PEF are not image files.

If you want to create a jpeg from a raw file, then you can use any raw converter to do so. If you want that jpeg to replicate the jpeg camera settings that were used when you took the shot, then you can do so with any raw converter that supports the Pentax profiles. Pentax camera utility is the obvious first choice, but Lightroom and Photoshop can do the same.

Hopefully someone else can chime in with a detailed description of those settings. But I would be wary of equating the output file size to quality. My recent portraits of Rio had 40MB raw files, and converting them to full size (7360*4912) jpegs using Silkypix DS Pro with a quality setting of 97% gives me a 5MB file.
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