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Why can't I access my RAW files normally?

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Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
« Reply #10 on: 04 / March / 2008, 16:13:52 »
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I have used DNG For Powershot 1.1.4 to convert my CRW files from my A560 (using Allbest CHDK 37) to DNG

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Mike
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Mike

Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
« Reply #11 on: 05 / March / 2008, 20:29:01 »
After fiddling with this for a while myself and trying several different converters I've found one common problem, Donny. And this is most important! As we're all using a hack to produce these images you have to remember--our cameras--in reality don't produce these images. So when we try to use a converter generally many of them also can't see RAW images produced by our cams because they're not supposed to. Its not "on their list"--so most OEM softwares won't access them. It would seem these programs are very camera specific as all RAW files are not the same.

I've found that the UFRaw plugin with Gimp2 opens them. Try converting them to DNGs, that might help with other programs. Look in the other threads. There's one I started a few weeks back that shows my workflow and that seems to work.



Thanks for the contribution but that's not the problem i'm having.

The issue is that when I connect my camera to my PC to get my files off, Windows will only sometimes display the CRW files, but most times it won't (JPEGs will show up just fine, every time).  In cases where it doesn't show my raw files i'll have to take the memory card out, pop it into my card reader, and take them off that way.  It's just a hassle having to do that every single time and i'm paranoid about wearing the battery cover out.

donny, you can access RAW files only after you switch your camera off and then on.

What do you mean?  Turn the camera on, plug the camera in, switch it off, then switch it back on?

Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
« Reply #12 on: 05 / March / 2008, 22:42:31 »
A cheap, USB multi-card reader will eliminate this problem. Just drag and drop the files from the drive your card is in to a folder you created in windows explorer and you're all set. I've seen the light and have stopped connecting my camera to the computer altogether.

Drano

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Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
« Reply #13 on: 06 / March / 2008, 03:36:32 »
generally i access my camera via windows explorer... when i plug in camera it appears under my computer...
 i can download jpegs and raws too


Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
« Reply #14 on: 13 / March / 2008, 23:53:42 »
A cheap, USB multi-card reader will eliminate this problem. Just drag and drop the files from the drive your card is in to a folder you created in windows explorer and you're all set. I've seen the light and have stopped connecting my camera to the computer altogether.

Drano

Yes, i'm aware of that...

In cases where it doesn't show my raw files i'll have to take the memory card out, pop it into my card reader, and take them off that way.  It's just a hassle having to do that every single time and i'm paranoid about wearing the battery cover out.

Thanks for the input anyways!

Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
« Reply #15 on: 20 / March / 2008, 21:09:52 »
I have just purchased a Canon G9 wanting to fly it from my balloon.

I was going to use CHDK but thought it looked real tricky and i did not understand it all as im new to it.

Found a device to remote trigger the G9 @
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which due to the camera being triggered by USB means i cannot seem to shoot RAW at the same time.

If i purchased a card reader would this solve the problem on the G9 also?

Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
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Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
« Reply #17 on: 12 / April / 2008, 12:29:34 »
RE: getting RAW off the camera through the USB cable -- I've found on OS X that although Canon's "CameraWindow" (the OS X answer to ZoomBrowser?) can't see the RAW files, if I instead use Apple's builtin Image Capture utility it can see them and download and delete them just fine.

So there is hope -- "generic" download-stuff-from-camera-through-USB utilities will probably take care of you.  It's just Canon's own stuff that doesn't see CRWs.


Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
« Reply #18 on: 20 / May / 2008, 12:34:24 »
eheil - Windows also uses Camera Window. Zoombrowser deals with pics that are already on the computer

I tried setting RAW pics to be named with a jpg extension, but I still can't transfer or even see them when the camera is attached to the PC through USB. I also tried moving them to the misc folder with the CHDK filebrowser.

Does anyone know how the camera's OS decide what to show and hide from the USB connection? I checked the attributes if the RAW and jpg files - they are the same. Maybe JPEG are logged in a database when pics are taken?

Re: Why can't I access my RAW files normally?
« Reply #19 on: 20 / May / 2008, 15:27:04 »
Hey everyone
I also have the same problem. I also have a Canon A570IS with 1.01A firmware and have tried both the Fingalo and Allbest CHDK builds with default raw settings. The .crw raw files seem to be invalid. (I have Photoshop CS3 with latest RAW updates, Lightroom, and Zoombrowser) None of them read the A570IS .crw from CHDK firmware (says invalid file type)...I think these files are not valid (corrupt) and don't work on the A570IS with CHDK firmware. Also tried DNG4PS-2 converter and it said the raw file is invalid.

I was able to convert the CRW files on PC using the DNG4PS-2 converter however I've yet to successfully find something for MAC OSX to successfully convert them -_-  I've tried many different software but haven't had any luck.  Anyone know anything for mac for the A570IS to convert CRW to DNG?

HV

 

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