View Full Version : cannon raw not working with new camera
January 19th, 2007, 03:35 PM
I just purchased the canon rebel xt. today my first day getting to use it i took a card and my 300 mm lens and shot some 50 some odd raw files. i set the camera to manual and set the file type to raw with no large jpeg or raw only. after getting the card full i put the cf card in my sandisk card reader and opened the drive for my camera card. it shows a dcim folder as normal. and shows all the files listed as .cr2 which i believe is the new canon camera raw type. however when i go to open it up it says could not complete the request because it is not the right type of document. now i can believe that it is a newer version of raw and that adobe did not support the raw that is there but the camera raw viewer that came with the camera did not read the files either.
January 19th, 2007, 04:11 PM
You probably need to download an update from Adobe.
January 19th, 2007, 04:12 PM
Did you format the card in the camera before shooting? Have you updated the Adobe Camera RAW version to the latest? Did you transfer the files from the card to your computer before trying to process them?
January 19th, 2007, 04:16 PM
Do you have CS2? CS does not open XT files...
January 19th, 2007, 08:21 PM
anders and gary no i have never updated my cs program or my cs2 program. Yes i did format the card yes i did transfer the file to my computer first. unfortunately i did not load cs2 on my puter from my last time i reformated. i didnt like cs2 i liked cs. but i was speaking to a friend of mine and he suggested i use a program called raw shooter essentials. to open my raw files. The story goes that apple when they created their photoshop like program aperature i think its called they were interested in using raw shooter essentials. but adobe in an effort to hinder there efforts bought out this raw program as apparently it works better than all the other ones and has many more controls even over adobe raw. ill try it out and keep yall posted
January 19th, 2007, 10:16 PM
OK, so you need CS2 with the latest update from Adobe.
I don't know for sure but you may be out of luck regarding Rawshooter, don't know when it was discontinued compared to when the XT (especially if you mean the newest XTi) came out. It could be the case that Rawshooter lacks support for the newer cameras.
Come to think of it, was there no software with the camera that can open your raws?
January 20th, 2007, 12:58 AM
nope raw shooter has not been discontinued i just downloaded it as a standalone not sure if i like it though took some getting used to but i did get my raw files to convert. i added a step though i had rawshooter upload the image as a tiff file at 16 bit.then i did my layers and adjustments. clone tool and sharpening and saturation in photoshop change back to 8 bit and save as a jpeg file. this is one of the files i shot today. now i notice on a lot of these images there are lots of tinny little artifacts in the dark areas not on this pic so much but others. i hope its just from oversharpening.
January 20th, 2007, 02:28 AM
OK, discontinued is the wrong word, I believe it's no longer updated though after Adobe bought the company, that's why I had some doubts newer cameras would be supported. I've been wrong now and then before. :)
January 20th, 2007, 04:43 PM
Last I heard Rawshooter Essentials is still available but Rawshooter Premium is being replaced by Adobe Lightroom - which is currently in Beta 4 and available to those who had already bought RS Premium. Both RS and Adobe Lightroom take some getting used to but it wasn't too difficult. Lightroom seems to be using some of the RS functions but not all of them. Anders is correct that RS Essentials will no longer be updated - at least according to the letter they sent me a while back.
January 20th, 2007, 08:52 PM
I sure wish that Rawshooter Essentials had updated to support the Canon 30D before Adobe bought them out. I really liked RS with the 10D.
January 20th, 2007, 09:42 PM
according to an article in dpreview the rawshooter program would be incorporated into adobe lightroom. not sure to what extent or what features would be available. im just not sure how well it works so far the images i used with rawshooter seem to have to much sharpness also there seem to be artifacts in the file that im not sure are the result of over processing or just simply a bad camera sensor. ill post a picture to show what i mean later.
January 21st, 2007, 02:05 AM
My impression after a short test of RawShooter was that the default conversion settings are too strong, you need to adjust them to your own liking.
January 21st, 2007, 10:41 AM
well i did adjust to my own liking on the above shot. The original picture is slightly underexposed. however with my canon 300d the raw file would still come out with much less noise when i raised the exposure compensation to bring the shot into acceptable levels. the pic in my last thread is a crop from a pic done with my new 350d and using approximately the same adjustments i just feel the image is too noisy. i hope its just rawshooter thats the culprit and not the camera. Any body here been shooting with the 300d and move up to the 350d notice excessive noise?