40D Spot Metering (img)

Started May 29, 2008 | Discussions thread
Gary Coombs
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Re: Gary - question

c.hammett wrote:

Most people seem to use DPP for RAW, but I am used to CR3. I also am
on a Mac and use Image Browser to download my images and then open
them in PS CS3. Like you, I've been using Photoshop for many years,
but have no experience in processing RAW. Do I need to do anything
particular to open RAW in CS3, or will it open automatically just
like my jpegs ? Or can you tell me your procedure for downloading
and opening the images in CS3 ?

Hi Carolyn,

I'm sure that many are using DPP for RAW because it comes free with the camera. CS3 has a retail price tag of $649.00 and isn't exactly free.

I'm using an Intel Core 2 CPU running Windows Vista Ultimate with 4 GB of memory and two 500 GB Hard Drives running in a RAID 2 configuration.

I'm told that when running CS3 it would be transparent what operating system one would be running.

For me, I always open my photo files in Adobe Bridge CS3 and then when I see a RAW .CR2 image I want to work with, I simply Double Click on it and it opens in Adobe Camera RAW. I do most of my processing with ACR and then I click on the button in the lower left of ACR that says "Save Image". This brings up a dialog that allows me to set the parameters on the resolution of the JPG I'll be saving. After the JPG is saved, I open it in Photoshop CS3 and do my resizing and final sharpening. That's it in a nutshell.

Hope that's helpful.

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