Camera RAW Conversion
Camera RAW Conversion
1.1

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Camera RAW Conversion free download for Mac

Camera RAW Conversion

1.1
17 August 2005

Automator action, convert RAW to Photoshop format.

Overview

Camera RAW Conversion is an Automator action for batch image conversion from Camera RAW to Photoshop or other formats. Works with most Digital Cameras that support RAW format. RAW format is the highest quality output from the camera, so by using RAW you can extract the best images, the downside is that RAW is large and requires processing into a usable format.

What's new in Camera RAW Conversion

Version 1.1 fixes a problem with the text fields. If you didn't tab off them your value was not saved, this is now fixed.

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3 Camera RAW Conversion Reviews

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Anonymous
31 May 2005

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This really misses the point. One of the MAIN reasons you shoot RAW is so you can use the RAW converter to make changes/adjustments to the photo BEFORE you open it in Photoshop (or iPhoto, or whatever). Once it's converted, you lose this ability. And if you want to convert it to a PSD, you're going to have Photoshop anyway, so if you have CS or CS2 you would have access to the RAW converter. If you want to write something useful, convert a camera RAW file to an Adobe RAW file, which preserves the RAW info. Of course, you can do this in batch with Adobe's tools. It's good that you're tinkering with software development, but you're really missing the point of RAW here!
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Version 0.9
Jason Swain
18 August 2005
There have been two comments so far asking why would you want to use this action. I have replied individually to one of them, and so have others. The fact is there are legitimate uses for a tool like this. I actually wrote it to learn about automator actions, and as you can tell by it being free I'm not trying to make anything off of this (and I shouldn't, most of the hard work is done by dcraw.c, which I did not write). The source is available too, so it serves as an example for others to write actions. The most interesting thing is as of August 2005 my web server logs show that there have been over 66,000 downloads. This figure astounds me, but it does show that there is interest in automator actions.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
17 August 2005
Photoshop already has (and has had for years) a very powerful, easy to use Actions capability... and the actions you create are cross platform. What is the point in using Automator to mimic this ability? Use Automator for something really useful (i.e. stuff you can't easily do any other way), like facilitating cross-application/network/format workflows. Automator seems to get used like some kind of Rube Goldberg device all too often.
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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
18 August 2005
Because you might use it in a workflow together with other apps. You can't do that in PS.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
31 May 2005
This really misses the point. One of the MAIN reasons you shoot RAW is so you can use the RAW converter to make changes/adjustments to the photo BEFORE you open it in Photoshop (or iPhoto, or whatever). Once it's converted, you lose this ability. And if you want to convert it to a PSD, you're going to have Photoshop anyway, so if you have CS or CS2 you would have access to the RAW converter. If you want to write something useful, convert a camera RAW file to an Adobe RAW file, which preserves the RAW info. Of course, you can do this in batch with Adobe's tools. It's good that you're tinkering with software development, but you're really missing the point of RAW here!
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Version 0.9
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Anonymous
Anonymous
04 June 2005
Maybe for some people this is not useful, but for others it is. A lot of people have Photoshop Elements (maybe it was bundled with their camera). Some people want to set up an automated workflow to do other things such as generate thumbnails. Note that RawConvert is mainly used for converting to Photoshop or to 16-bit PPM, both formats that retain more information than JPEG.
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Version 0.9
Anonymous
Anonymous
16 June 2005
It is true that the point of RAW is to control everything. But sometimes you just need a contact sheet of everything shot today, just to see what you've got before making any changes. For those purposes, something like this utility can be a great time-saver. But that's just to say I have nothing against this product...which I've never actually used. On the other hand, there are already free utilities that can perform quick and dirty conversions out of RAW, such as Dr. Brown's Image Processor. So it's a good thing the author isn't trying to charge for this. There are many ways to get Photoshop to perform the conversion. Photoshop actions, or this Automator thing, or Dr. Brown's which I believe is JavaScript based.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
04 July 2005
There are a couple of digi-cams (like mine) which offer no other lossless image format except RAW (i.e. only JPEG & RAW but no TIFF). Therefore I do shoot in raw, but then convert most images straight without delving into more advanced options RAW offers me. Also some non-Adobe graphics-apps read PSD but have no support for RAW. So I think that there actually is some value to tools like this (especially if they come at this price).
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
17 August 2005
Yep, completely misses the point. Can't believe someone would bypass the Raw phase.
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Version 1.1
Mondego
Mondego
10 February 2006
Every camera has it's own RAW format. And adobe doesn't support new formats on any product other than their newest version. I have Photoshop CS, and this tool will prevent me from giving Adobe more money to upgrade, because my camera is newer than yours. Thank you author of Camera RAW Conversion, you just saved me $527.95.
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Version 1.1