Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/06/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Film is Archival - Non Leica related.
From: Jim Hemenway <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 22:51:28 -0400
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You might want to look into ThumbsPlus from Cerious Software.

In their "Hitchhikers Guide to ThumbsPlus" they state:

"Kodak Professional Digital Cameras" ... "use the DCS format. For some
unknown reasons, Kodak  decided to make these files TIFF files; but
standard TIFF readers cannot access the actual image information - only
the thumbnail is available."

"A registered version of ThumbsPlus will properly recognize and decode
DCS images; however, their extension must remain .TIF, as the Kodak
library won't handle them otherwise."

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I haven't tried it because my DCS460 works fine so far with PS 6 on OS
8.6 on an old Mac 9500, which doubles as my dedicated scanner computer. 
The latest versions of ThumbsPlus run only on Windows.  
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Jim -

Jeff S wrote:
> I'm facing a minor proprietary file-format woe right
> now with my Kodak DCS200 DSLR: As far as I know, the
> means to control the camera via it's SCSI connection,
> and the workings of it's archive files have never been
> made public, so the only means of access are via old
> Photoshop Twain-aqquire modules which don't work with
> newer versions of Photoshop. And so, I'm maintaining a
> 2nd hard drive in the computer with a Windows98
> installation, and it's only purpose is to run a 16-bit
> paint program that's compatible with said modules!
> What a pain. The camera itself works as well as it
> ever did

> Jeff
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