Converting RAW images with Digital Photo Professional (Macintosh)

Article ID: ART102867 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


RAW images
RAW is the name given to an image file type that records image data captured by the camera's image sensor without any processing. When using JPEG images, conventionally used with digital cameras, if you repeatedly edit and save the images, the image data or image quality will deteriorate. In contrast, when using RAW images, you can avoid any deterioration in image data or image quality if you use software for RAW images after importing RAW images to the computer.
How to convert and save RAW images
Most image-editing software cannot display RAW images, so some processing is required to open them. "Processing" means converting the RAW images to an appropriate file type such as JPEG so that the file can be manipulated on the computer.
Once a RAW image has been processed, a new file will be created and be converted in accordance with the settings (such as the Picture Style menu) specified in the camera at the time of shooting, in addition to the original RAW image. Also, the image can be edited using image-editing software in addition to the parameter settings described above.
Digital Photo Professional supports processing RAW images shot by the following models:
EOS Kiss X2/ EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi/ EOS 450D, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 40D, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS Kiss Digital X/ EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/ EOS 400D Digital, EOS 30D, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS 5D, EOS Kiss Digital N/ EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT/ EOS 350D Digital, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 20D, EOS 10D, EOS Kiss Digital / EOS DIGITAL REBEL / EOS 300D Digital
Digital Photo Professional is compatible with computers running Mac OS X (10.3 - 10.4).
Follow the procedures below to convert and save RAW images.
1. Start Digital Photo Professional.
2. Select a RAW image to convert and adjust the image settings as necessary.
3. From the [File] menu, select [Convert and save].
4. When the [Convert and save] dialog box appears, specify the file name, file destination, and image type, and then click the [Save] button.
The selected RAW image will be converted and saved in the specified image type.
Refer to the Instruction Manual for Macintosh supplied with your camera for more information about Digital Photo Professional.



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