Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Canon Digital Photo Pro software - where are RAW edits stored?

  1. #1

    Canon Digital Photo Pro software - where are RAW edits stored?

    When I edit RAW files in Canon's DPP software, where are those edits stored?

  2. #2

    Re: Canon Digital Photo Pro Software

    Quote Originally Posted by deepitm View Post
    When I edit RAW files in Canon's DPP software, where are those edits stored?
    The edits are stored in the .cr2 file itself. Although you can save a "recipe" as a .vrd file and apply that "recipe" to other files.

  3. #3

    Re: Canon Digital Photo Pro Software

    Thanks for the reply. I am considering moving to Adobe Lightroom. If the edits I make to my RAW files are stored in the CR2 file, will Lightroom recognize them when I import them into the Lightroom catalog? I believe that Lightroom stores my edits (edits I make with Lightroom) in the Lightroom catalog and does not touch the CR2 file.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    17,662
    Real Name
    Have a guess :)

    Re: Canon Digital Photo Pro Software

    If your going to be using LR then your best option (by far) would be to convert the *.cr2 files to DNG and use ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) to convert the files (more powerful than DPP - edits held in file - seemless integration with LR)
    Last edited by Colin Southern; 5th October 2009 at 03:32 AM.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,342
    Real Name
    Steve

    Re: Canon Digital Photo Pro Software

    Quote Originally Posted by deepitm View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I am considering moving to Adobe Lightroom. If the edits I make to my RAW files are stored in the CR2 file, will Lightroom recognize them when I import them into the Lightroom catalog? I believe that Lightroom stores my edits (edits I make with Lightroom) in the Lightroom catalog and does not touch the CR2 file.
    There are a few easy ways to keep from saving your edits to the raw file. One way is to click on the raw file you wish to edit..............click on file.....save as............and the file # will be highlited.................add a -1 to the end of the file and save it. Now you will have the original and a duplicate copy of the cr2 file. Click on the copy and do your edits and the original will be intact.

  6. #6

    Re: Canon Digital Photo Pro Software

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    If your going to be using LR then your best option (by far) would be to convert the *.cr2 files to DNG and use ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) to convert the files (more powerful than DPP - edits held in file - seemless integration with LR)
    Colin, I may have misunderstood your suggestion but - going by the way you say "seemless integration with LR" - it reads to me as if you're suggesting using ACR - presumably via PS or PSE - rather than convert using LR itself. If that's right, can I ask why you recommend that?

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    17,662
    Real Name
    Have a guess :)

    Re: Canon Digital Photo Pro Software

    Quote Originally Posted by GillR View Post
    Colin, I may have misunderstood your suggestion but - going by the way you say "seemless integration with LR" - it reads to me as if you're suggesting using ACR - presumably via PS or PSE - rather than convert using LR itself. If that's right, can I ask why you recommend that?
    Hi GIll,

    No - LR uses the same RAW conversion engine as Photoshop (ie ACR) (as I understand it - I don't use LR).

  8. #8
    Moderator Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Glenfarg, Scotland
    Posts
    20,232
    Real Name
    Just add 'MacKenzie'

    Variation on a Theme

    Loss of EXIF data.

    It's great to be able to look at EXIF data on images posted.

    When one processes in DPP and saves as a TIFF in order, in my case, to then get it to the GIMP, the EXIF data gets lost from the file (though remains in the .CR2). If the processing is done in UF RAW, then there's not a problem.

    So, the question is for any DPP users - Am I correct, or is there something I'm missing with DPP?

  9. #9

    Re: Canon Digital Photo Pro Software

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi GIll,

    No - LR uses the same RAW conversion engine as Photoshop (ie ACR) (as I understand it - I don't use LR).

    Phew! For a minute there, I thought I was missing a trick

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    17,662
    Real Name
    Have a guess :)

    Re: Variation on a Theme

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Loss of EXIF data.

    It's great to be able to look at EXIF data on images posted.
    Of course "Plan B" might be to not process in DPP and GIMP, and to just stick with Photoshop

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •