Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/06/14

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Subject: [Leica] M8 notes during use. Now -- RAW or JPEG? ;-)
From: jbm at (Jeff Moore)
Date: Thu Jun 14 20:58:53 2007
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2007-06-14-23:17:01 Ted Grant:
> The Canon 20D.I did try to make it work in RAW. Yep the camera worked fine,
> it was when I'd try to down load. It was so much damn trouble fiddling &
> finding the correct down loading routine certainly compared to JPEG. I
> finally just frustrate out with... "Screw this!" And back to JPEG!

This I don't understand, because you'd upload RAW files just the same as
JPEGs, or any other thing out of the camera: pull the flash card out of
your camera, stick it in your nice fast computer card reader, and drag
the pictures from the card to where you want them to sit on your
computer's disk.  (With Lightroom, if you want to get that automatic,
you can let it copy them from the card for you I think.)  The only times
I've had problems with this copy step was when I stupidly tried to do it
by running a cable between the camera and the computer, instead of just
popping out the card.  Camera to computer direct transfer is a little
different for every camera, and always manages to be more of a nightmare
than it should be -- so no problem, avoid it!

So.. no difference at all between RAW and JPEG in the copying phase.  So
is the problem opening them later?  If so, maybe you had software too
old to know how to open the RAW files you had.  Whatever helpful friend
is coming to help get Lightroom set up can make sure everything
(including the Camera Raw plugin your Photoshop uses) is up to the
latest version.  Because it should really be no problem, and someone
probably just needs to walk you through it on your own computer.

Have no fear!  It's easy now!

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