RAW [ORF] images in Photokey?
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2010, 1:09pm
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I am new here so please be patient with the multitude of questions I will probably wind up asking. At the moment, my question is in regards to my PhotoKey 4. When I import images in jpg format there is no problem, however when I try to import .ORF files, they don't even show up in my pictures folder that I am importing from. I have to open the ORF (RAW) images in Photoshop, then Save them as a jpg file, then reopen as a jpg file in PhotoKey. The camera I have is an Olympus E-410 DSLR. I could save the pics in jpg format on my CF, but am just curious as to why the PhotoKey won't key Orf images?
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2010, 9:08am
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ORF is a preparatory proprietary raw format specific to Olympus. Your file has to be converted to a universal standard form such as tiff or jpeg which is somewhat of an industry standard for graphic programs or viewers. Convert your file to one of these formats and you won't have a problem. PhotoKey doesn't have a built in RAW converter like Photoshop does. Hope this helps.
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2010, 2:48pm
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Thank you for your reply. I guess I am fortunate that I have a good computer to handle all the back and forth work. I have my camera set to Save my images in both JPG and ORF formats, thus loading my computer with two copies of each image. I have to do it that way because some of those images need to be corrected via Photoshop opening up the ORF image. The Photoshop opens the ORF image in a separate window and allows me to adjust lighting, clarity, exposure and other features that are so crucial. Trying to adjust the JPG image in Photoshop will not get me the same fantastic results as adjusting an ORF image. So, all in all, I have to edit it in CS 4 and then open it in Photokey to remove the greenscreen and then save as a PNG file, then reopen in CS 4 again to continue with my editing. I would have purchased the FX Photoshop plugin had I known of it before getting the regular version of Photokey. It would have saved me some time. But I am still very happy with what I've got and so are all my family, friends, neighbors and other potential customers who know what I do but not how I do it, lol.
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2010, 5:32pm
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You can likely open the .orf images in Adobe Camera RAW,which I think is the separate window you mention, make all the necessary adjustments to them, then export the whole batch to TIFF or JPEG as you prefer, for work in PhotoKey.
If you are processing a lot of raw photos, Lightroom or Aperture are excellent for that, and also for managing and organizing all your images, if there are a lot of them. they also make it easy to export all the images at once to another format, after adjusting the raw images to where you want.