Thread: Can't upload Raw images??
05-24-2009, 01:01 AM #1
Can't upload Raw images??
I tried putting my memory stick in a card reader and uploading images and it only uploaded 10 out of 63. I tried again by plugging the camera directly into the computer and they all uploaded. However, I cannot see any that were in Raw format. Apparently I don't have the right software to open them? I thought I had shot in raw before but I guess not. Obviously, I really don't know what I'm doing with this camera yet. I have a Nikon D60 if that makes a difference. So, how do I open these photos so I can see and edit them on my computer? Do I need to download something? If so, what? Thanks so much!-Rachel
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05-24-2009, 01:46 AM #2
Format SD card
Canon 7D, Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF 100-300 f5.6, Canon EF 50 f1.4; Canon Speedlite 430 EX11, Fuji FinePix F40 Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC and Mamiya ZE-2 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Macro and a brand new Canon EFS 10-22 f3.5-4.5 USM; EF 70-200 f2.8L USM; Canon EF 24-70 2.8L.
05-24-2009, 04:58 AM #3Not photogenic
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Raw files are not "images". They're files containing the data captured from the sensor.
Raw files need to be analyzed by a program sometimes called a "Raw converter" or "Raw developer" or "Raw processing program". That program uses its knowledge of the particular sensor type used in your camera, along with various conversion techniques and the settings that you've selected in the program, to produce an image from the data. Typically you'll save the image as a JPEG, although some people save the image as TIFF.
On most cameras, a Raw file also contains a low-resolution "preview" JPEG file that software could use to provide thumbnail images and such. Some software programs know how to find the preview JPEG, some don't.
05-24-2009, 05:32 AM #4
Try installing the software that came with your camera. I have a D60 and it came with a disk in the box.
In saying that I haven't actually installed any of it as I already have Adobe CS 3 and got Adobe Lightroom shortly after getting the camera.
I'm recommending Lightroom to all my mates with decent cameras and everyone thats tried it loves it, it might be a bit more than you want to pay at the start though, it's around the $300 mark.
Hope that helps
05-24-2009, 05:39 AM #5
First we need to know what operating system you are using (Windows XP, Windows Vista, etc...). What software did you try uploading the pictures with? I would recommend Nikon Transfer & then use Nikon View to sort & view the RAW files. You can find the latest version of each HERE.
If you need more assistance we'll be here.
05-24-2009, 08:36 AM #6Mainak
Canon EOS 450D, Powershot A590 IS
EF-S 18-55 IS, EF-S 55-250 IS, EF 50 f/1.8