Raw Photo Processor
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Raw Photo Processor (RPP) is a RAW converter, supporting almost all available digital RAW formats. Think of it as of a development machine in terms of film photography - first you have to develop your roll right, then do whatever you want with it. So this is NOT a full featured photo processing package, you will need Photoshop or some other tool to apply sharpness, cropping and so on, but you may use RPP for some very carefully picked amount of operations. It's easy to integrate RPP with other tools, f.e. it provides special export plugin for Adobe Lightroom

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What's New
Version 4.7.2:
  • OS X 10.9 support
  • Added support for Canon 70D, SX50 HS; Sony A7, A7r, RX1R, RX100 II; Panasonic GX7, GM1; Olympus E-M1, E-P5, E-PL5, E-PM2; Fuji X-M1, X-E2, X-A1; Nikon D610, Df, D5300; Pentax K-3 (DNG only)
  • Interpolated image size is going to be bigger by 6 pixels in each dimension
  • Bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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ver. 4.x:
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Liam_ARTH reviewed on 25 Aug 2013
Great free raw converter. Must have app for every photo addict.
[Version 4.7.1]


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DelportF reviewed on 06 Jan 2012
Two words: Top Notch !!!
[Version 4.4.2]


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Karloscka commented on 30 Oct 2011
I'm just an hobbyist. In half an hour I became convinced. Real powerful and powerful. I made a donation.
[Version 4.4.1]


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Jcraig reviewed on 08 Jul 2011
I've been using RPP in favor of ACR for the past couple of years and my images are much better because of it. The detail I've been able to recover from seemingly blown highlights is nothing less than extraordinary. Likewise, it's amazing what you might find within those shadows when working with RPP. It fits in nicely with my workflow when working with CS5, and with my 2011 MBP, performance is remarkable. I'm looking forward to working with RPP 64, especially after I upgrade to 8GB of RAM this weekend.
[Version 4.3.0]


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Arvidtp reviewed on 15 May 2011
Excellent Raw processing - gets me much sharper and better colored images from my Panasonic GH2 than does iPhoto RAW conversion or the camera's internal JPEG processing! A little more noise, but I'd rather have a little more noise and a lot more sharpness than smudgy blahhhh.

It's a little slow to use because updates need to be done manually and take a few seconds to process each time (for a 16MP image on a 3 year old dual 2.4GHz MBP), but the improved image quality is totally worth it. RPP takes longer to compute than other RAW converters because it uses 32-bit floating point math rather than integer math with most others use - which is way more accurate and gives better color resolution. As a parallel, all modern audio software uses 32-bit float processing internally, despite using 16 or 24 bit integer input and output files, because floating point processing just keeps that much more detail. I totally want that fidelity in my images too.

I love that pretty much everything can be done with the keyboard - numerically or with arrow keys - rather than just with silly sliders.

Occasionally I have run into some bugs where certain controls get grayed out when they shouldn't be, but just restarting the app fixes this, and your last settings for the current image are saved and recalled when you open it again.

The other thing I'd like is the ability to have presets so you can just save the entire settings of an image and apply it to another as a starting point. You can do this if the images are in the same folder by setting a "directory default" setting - which is great - but I'd like to be able to save those for later too.
[Version 4.2.3]

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Arvidtp replied on 15 May 2011
oh - i see - you can save settings - it just requires a donation. Understandable.
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EndoLab commented on 12 Mar 2011
Interesting, gonna give it a try.
[Version 4.2.1]


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Lpacheco commented on 13 Dec 2009
I'm looking for a tool to convert CRW (Canon RAW from CHDK) to DNG. Can I use RPP for that?
[Version 4.0.0]

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(developer) replied on 17 Dec 2009
No. RPP converts only to tiff or jpeg.
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Holypoly replied on 23 Apr 2010
http://www.adobe.com/products/dng/?promoid=DNRDO
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 23 Apr 2010
Adobe provides the DNG Converter for free: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4678. This will convert just about any RAW file, including Canon CRW files, to DNG. This is particularly useful for those who don't have the latest version of Photoshop and the Adobe Camera RAW plug-in. In addition, the DNG format preserves the RAW metadata, which is otherwise lost if you convert to TIFF of JPEG.

Likewise, Apple provides OS X native support for RAW files in iPhoto and Aperture. I can't imagine why anyone would use Raw Photo Processor unless they intend to do little or no editing of their images. Once you convert your RAW files to TIFF or JPEG, any editing you do to the converted files degrades image data and quality. If every picture you take is perfectly exposed and color balanced, this may not be a problem. For the rest, even iPhoto provides some useful photo editing tools that can take advantage of the RAW format - without degrading image quality.
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Lpacheco replied on 24 Apr 2010
The problem is that my CRW were created by a Canon S5 using CHDK. Adobe's DNG converter doesn't support them. I had read this before, but after you both recommended it I went for a try and just confirmed that my CRW's aren't supported.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 24 Apr 2010
There are other RAW file management apps, like Capture One, but it's rather pricey - and not very intuitive to use. There is a 30 day free trial available here: http://xchange.phaseone.com/Content/Downloads/CO5.aspx. Another well regarded app is RAW Developer: http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/rawdeveloper.html, which also has a free demo.

Alternatively, if you have a friend with Photoshop Lightroom 2 or Photoshop CS4, you could try using either of those to import and then export the files to DNG.
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26cab40 commented on 02 Nov 2009
Seems to lack any support for .x3f or Sigma cameras.
[Version 3.9.9]

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Bumbleb replied on 12 Dec 2009
A shame!

From a fellow Sigma shooter.
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nullmaster replied on 08 Jan 2010
I believe that the lack of Foveon support is because of the licensing requirements in dcraw, which I think this software uses. See the source code here:

http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/dcraw.c
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Mischivo commented on 13 Oct 2009
This is a question to the developer. I have Mac OS 10.6 and RPP, for which I haven't yet donated-will Snow Leopard override your multiprocessor utilization limit? From what I'm noticing, the program seems to be using all four of my Mac Pro's cores to make adjustments.
[Version 3.9.8]

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(developer) replied on 20 Oct 2009
Without unlock code it will use 2 cores for conversion, with unlock code it will use all available. It may look like it uses more cores without the code though because Mac OS uses them for it's own needs to display progress bars and other UI elements of RPP. This is nice, but doesn't make conversion significantly faster.

Sorry for late answer - I've just noticed the question. I'd recommend to ask questions like this in email or in RPP support forum for faster turnaround.
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bbum reviewed on 14 May 2009
I just received my T1i. Until Apple ships a software update that supports the RAW files produced by the T1i, I can't directly use the images in Aperture or iPhoto.

I had assumed I could use Canon's included software. For whatever reason, it doesn't work.

Raw Photo Processor to the rescue. It works fine and does a decent job of converting the images to a usable format.

$30 donation made.

The ease of use is lacking; trying to figure out how to create a set of settings to use for batch conversions has proven to be extremely tedious and frustrating. Once you wrestle through that, though, the conversions are quick and painless.
[Version 3.9.5]


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cherylrw had trouble on 16 Sep 2012
I can't get the application to work. It does not open at all - it crashes when I try to open it. Is there something I can do differently to fix this problem?
[Version 4.6.0]


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germano60 had trouble on 03 May 2007
Unfortunately, on PPC (G5) this application crashes when trying to Save a file after the processing. Additionally, it hangs when trying opening files with .jpg extension even if they are captured directly from the camera.

By the way, as an hitn for the future improvements: it would be definitely useful to have also a "Save As..." option rather than the plain "Save".
[Version 3.5.4]

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(developer) replied on 03 May 2007
JPG files are not raw and there is not a single reason to open them with RPP, even though I admit this kind of things should be handled gracefully and I will fix this. Regarding crash on saving - please use support forum or contact me directly (details are on RPP web page), I'm certainly interested in fixing this kind of things.

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Chuckk rated on 29 Jun 2013

[Version 4.7.0]



AnatolyIsheev1683 rated on 01 Apr 2013

[Version 4.7.0]



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Sos-Ufo rated on 08 Jan 2013

[Version 4.7.0]



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Hendricx rated on 22 Apr 2012

[Version 4.5.0]



YourFun2 rated on 23 Jan 2012

[Version 4.4.2]



dafrasa rated on 02 Dec 2011

[Version 4.4.1]


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Date:23 Dec 2013
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Raw Photo Processor (RPP) is a RAW converter, supporting almost all available digital RAW formats. Think of it as of a development machine in terms of film photography - first you have to develop your roll right, then do whatever you want with it. So this is NOT a full featured photo processing package, you will need Photoshop or some other tool to apply sharpness, cropping and so on, but you may use RPP for some very carefully picked amount of operations. It's easy to integrate RPP with other tools, f.e. it provides special export plugin for Adobe Lightroom

The main idea behind this application is to do quality conversion without blocking shadows, clipping highlights, spoiling colors and it's all about returning that natural film-like look to your pictures.


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