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Professional Converting RAW photos

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Memtenn60, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Memtenn60

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    I have read that taking photos in RAW setting that you can do more editing etc in this format, so I took a bunch of photos for a friend while on vacation. My problem, I emailed them to him after transferring from my SD card as DNG files. He received them but cannot open them. I cannot find out how to convert DNG files to jpg files. Can anyone help? All I can find is programs like photoshop etc that are expensive.
     
  2. tmartin62

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    They are an odd DNG format. I had to download the Adobe DNG converter and pick an old format so my Mac would open them. I think you can convert them to JPG too but you will not get the benefit of the raw files you mentioned.
     
  3. III% Streve

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    They are intended to be opened with a quality photo editor. Something like Adobe Lightroom. If you don't have, or plan to use something like this then there really is no need to create the raw files.
     
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    I use Lightroom to edit the raw files. Unless your friend does photography or appreciates having a raw file to edit, send them the jpg.
     
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    Not to mention the file size is 6x larger than a standard jpeg. Hope your friend doesn't have a data cap.
     
  6. III% Streve

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    If you have a data cap you are doing something wrong!
     
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    You can also check out On1 Perfect Photo Suite (Award Winning Photography Software and Plug-ins - ON1, Inc.) ... It opens the P3P files just fine - I use it typically with lightroom - LR to manage/catalog, On1 to edit, tweak, etc.

    It is not as powerful as Photoshop, but most people dont use 90% of the functionality in PS - and on1 is cheaper :)
     
  8. Memtenn60

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    Thanks for the info folks. My friend doesn't know what I am talking about. I found an online converter for free, and not being in the photography business I will set my format to jpg and avoid the problem. Also will set video to 1080p instead of 4k as I have similar problems not being abl