Canon DPP Workflow practical examples
is here somebody, who is using primary native Canon DPP RAW converter within your usual workflow? Pls, share your step-by-steps. I'm interesting to use this software, but there are many questionmakrs for me. I´ve read the usg and saw the videos tutorials on canon web page. But I feel I need more workflow like informations.
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Re: Canon DPP Workflow practical examples
Welcome to the Camel!
I primarily use DPP as my RAW-converter, but not as my browser/selector , for which I use BreezeBrowserPro.
In general, this is the flow after the shoot:
- I download with Breeze Systems DownloaderPro from a USB cardreader, first the CF card with RAW images, then the SD card with (the same) JPG images. After the download the last downloaded folder opens in BreezebrowserPro (BBP).
- in BBP, I select all JPG's and run a slideshow, that I take control of with the four arrow-buttons on the keyboard, left is previous, right is next, up is tag, down is untag .
- I review the shoot and tag those worth converting. At the end BBP has made a taggedfiles.txt file.
- this file I copy to the RAWfolder, and edit the content: replace .jpg with .cr2, and then the RAWfiles are tagged also
- I move the selected RAWfiles to a new directory called RAWbest.
- This folder I open in DPP and by selecting all bring them in the edit window. I then follow and adjust in the different tags, first RAW, then JPG, then NR. I copy recipes to clipboard, and paste to 'identical lit images' but alway check each individual, making minor adjustments when deemed necessary.
- After all are done, I redo from top to bottom in the crop mode (trimming tool), again I copy and paste sizes and formats as deemed necessary.
- I then batchprocess the final adjusted RAW images, mostly straight to maximum quality JPG's in a new folder, DPP-RAWBest.
- After this, I check for images that need further work in PhotoShop (Elements 6.0 or CS2), choosing the tools most appropriate (straightening horizons goes really easy in PSE 6.0 ), using BBP as my browser/PS starter
-Then I select the best of the best and make proofs of them, which means resizing to ~300kb, 1100x700px, 72DPI, converting to sRGB colourspace, adding border, title and signature, and resharpen-for-the-size, all done in batch by BBP.
- As a gesture to my viewers, I then copy the original EXIF data to the proofs, so any fields reset/altered/omitted by any editing software is restored to it's original value..
- these results are on my website, in my gallery overhere, and this week even in the Camel masthead (PotW )
- (some of) the large-size original DPP-JPG's then get reworked in PS for printing if necessary, I always use PS (Elements 6.0) as my 'printing printer driver'.
-Hope this helps, if any step needs further explanation, please do not hesitate to ask
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Re: Canon DPP Workflow practical examples
thank you very much for your post. Regarding the DPP, and the RAW tab. Do you the RAW histogram Output/Input Dynamic Range sliders, or you use only the regular sliders (Brightness, Contrast etc.), during your edits ?
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