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Converters that work best for you

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Converters that work best for you
« on: 19 / January / 2008, 14:38:06 »
I'm having a hard time finding a converter that would produce better results compared to in-camera conversion (a570is). I've noticed that other CHDK users struggle with white balance and excessive noise too.

So far at lowest ISO settings dpMagic works the best for me. The colors come out better than in camera's jpgs. However it can't handle any noise and on anything above ISO 100 noise is amplified and the images are useless.

in Photoshop is second best. It's hard to achieve nice colors and correct white balance. But the noise is handled a bit better.

In both cases I convert to DNG first.


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Re: Converters that work best for you
« Reply #1 on: 19 / January / 2008, 19:55:32 »
I use RAW Therapee ( and looking at RAWHide (

I also occasionally use Lightroom

Re: Converters that work best for you
« Reply #2 on: 28 / February / 2008, 13:56:58 »
I have just discovered RawTherapee v 2.3  but I find that the CHDK RAW files from my IXUS 800IS do not show the thumbnails in the RT browser although the image  numbers and dates are shown and the files can be processed and saved normally.   Picasa 2 can see the thumbs without problems. 

The CHDK supplementary "firmware" is Allbests build #31.

Anyone recognise this problem. I would be grateful for help on this.


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