Processing RAW Images in Photo Manager
Photo Manager can read many RAW formats and allows processing RAW images with custom options
Photo Manager comes with several plug-ins supporting RAW files of different format. The available options depend on the RAW format of selected file.
- Canon RAW plug-in is based on Canon SDK and supports Canon CR2 and CRW files.
- RawDev plug-in is based on well known DCRAW ver. 8.99 open source utility written by Dave Coffin and thus provides the same RAW developing options. The plug-in supports many RAW file formats: Nikon NEF, Sony ARW and SR2, Epson ERF, Fujifilm RAF, Olympus ORF, Panasonic RW2, Konica MRW, Pentax PEF, Epson ERF, Mamiya MEF, Adobe DNG (used by many camera manufacturers: Kodak, Hasselblad, Pentax, Samsung, Canon, and others).
When Photo Manager displays a RAW image in Full Screen preview, or in Editor window, it displays a popup window with Develop RAW Image... command. This command opens a plug-in window with developing parameters available for selected RAW file. Another menu command, Develop Full Size Image, is processing selected RAW file immediately and creates full size image using default developing options.
Canon RAW Plug-in
Supported files: CR2, CRW
Canon RAW plug-in allows you to adjust image exposure, white balance, Canon Picture Style, contrast, sharpness, color tone, saturation, as well as applying monochrome image effects, such as monochrome filters and sepia toning.
Canon RAW plug-in allows you to save developed images to image formats: TIFF, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG.
Supported files: NEF, ARW, DNG, ERF, ORF, RAF, MRW, RW2, PEF, SR2, MEF.
The plug-in can also process CRW, CR2 files if Canon RAW plug-in is unavailable.
RawDev plug-in allows you to save developed images to a number of image formats: TIFF, 16-bit TIFF, PNG, BMP, JPEG, GIF, PPM (PGM, PAM), 16-bit PPM (PGM, PAM).