Raw Converters Comparison Movies

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We all need a Raw Converter, unless we are either using only film, or unless we are shooting digitally but only in Jpeg mode. The second situation is a no-no if your goal, like mine, is to create fine art photographs. The first situation is becoming increasingly uncommon, to the point of being rarissime.

So the question of which raw converter to use, of which raw converter is going to do the best job and provide us with the most satisfying workflow, is a very important one. Here, unlike in other entries in this series, the proof is not theoretical but, instead, purely practical. This is a situation where empiricism -using practical experience as proof- is the way to go.

I therefore decided to create a series of short movies showing my workflow in several Raw converters. Ideally, I would like to cover all currently available Raw Converters. However, this goal may be slightly unrealistic, so, rather than try to cover all converters, I decided to cover the converters that I personally use or have tried out for my own work.

In doing so I point out what I like and don't like about each Raw converter. I also describe my personal workflow, which varies from converter to converter. Each movie is from two to twelve minutes in length, and from 2 to 15mb. You can also download each movie to your computer by right-clicking on the title or icon and choosing "download linked file." This works on both Macs and PC's. On Macs, the latest Apple Mouse (the one with the scroll wheel), offers right and left clicking capabilities. Previous Apple mice only had single clicking abilities.

The Raw Converter movies list is below. Just click on any of the titles to start one of the movie. Quicktime is necessary and is most likely already installed on your computer. If not, it is available as a free download from www.apple.com


Alain Briot