Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c Review
Software: DCS Photo Desk v4.0 (contd.)
RAW Image Adjustments
Along the top of the Photo Desk window are a row of icons, the second group are shortcuts to the same options available in the Image Controls window (on the left below). The Image Controls window provides access to all RAW image adjustment, everything from cropping, to tone, white balance, Lens optimization, Look, Noise Reduction and Sharpening.
|Single Image view with all RAW Image Adjustments shown (click for full size view)|
Available RAW Image Manipulation / Adjustment
Adjustments made are stored in the image file and can be applied to the current image (single image view / one image selected) or multiple images selected in the contact sheet view mode. Adjustment settings can also be copied to the clipboard and pasted (applied) to another image. The only image size option you have is for JPEG images (100%, 67% or 50%) via the preferences dialog.
|Rotate|| Rotate 90° CW
Rotate 90° CCW
|Auto Scene Balance and Exposure adjustment|
|Use Original Camera Settings|
|Crop Aspect Ratio|| Freeform
2 x 3 Landscape
3 x 2 Portrait
4 x 5 Landscape
5 x 4 Portrait
5 x 7 Landscape
7 x 5 Portrait
|Exposure Compensation|| +/-2.0 EV in 0.1 EV steps
Auto Exposure Adjustment
|Tone|| Exposure Compensation: +/-2.0
EV in 0.1 EV steps
Shadow / Midtone / Highlight adjustable (EV steps)
|White Point|| 2500 - 7500 K in 100 K steps (depending on selected Lighting)|
|Color Balance|| Cyan: -100 to +100
Magenta: -100 to +100
Yellow: -100 to +100
Kodak DCS Commercial Product Look
|Noise Reduction|| Advanced
Advanced with Moiré Reduction
Presets: At Capture, Low, Medium, High
Radius: 1 - 4 / 1 - 10 (with Moiré Reduction)
Strength: 0 - 100%
|Sharpening|| Presets: At Capture, None,
Low, Medium, High
Amount: 0 - 20
Radius: 0.0 - 10.0, (0.1 steps)
Threshold: 0 - 255
Once you have finished adjusting your RAW image you will probably want to output it into a standard image format. DCS Photo Desk supports TIFF and JPEG with (or without) embedded color profiles. TIFF can be output as 8 or 16 bit (12 bit in reality) as linear or the selected RGB color space, JPEG can be output as 100%, 67% or 50% size at three different quality levels. These options are only available from the preferences dialog. You can select multiple images in the contact sheet view and then choose the 'Save Selected As...' menu option to batch convert and save multiple images.
Photo Desk will print the 'current view', so a contact sheet of images if in contact sheet mode or a single image in single image view mode.
The output preferences dialog controls the working color space and the format of TIFF and JPEG images output from Photo Desk.