When I first started converting Mark II raw files with the Adobe Converter Raw patch for Photoshop CS, I was happy with the results. With some images, however, I noted that small areas of the image became severely degraded, often exhibiting patches of detail-less or posterized pixels. Greg Downing stated that he had encountered similar problems especially when working on the darker portions of an image. As a result of these problems, I began doing my conversions with the Canon Digital Professional Software (the black CD that came with your Mark II). Downloading the program is straightforward (at least with Windows XP Home). I still do all of my editing in Breezebrowser, but do the conversions in DPP. I have been thrilled with the results because there is no degradation of the image during the optimization process and because DPP offers some great white balance options. Tips and detailed instructions on converting Mark II images with DPP are included in the updated Digital Basics File (see same below).
THE DIGITAL BASICS PDF FILE/NEW UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE
POST X-MAS: DEC 28-30, 2004, 3-DAY: $869. Limit 12/10 openings.
PRESIDENTS HOLIDAY IPT: FEB 18-22, 2005, 5-DAY: $1399 (Ellen Anon will assist me as co-leader on this IPT and conduct a Photoshop session) Limit 14/7 openings.
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The San Diego IPT(California Brown Pelican in spectacular breeding plumage at close range, Brandt's and other cormorants, Western, California, Heerman's (also in full breeding plumage) and other gulls. (There will be great flight photography opportunities with the preceding species.) Lesser Scaup, Wood, Ring-necked, and other ducks. Marbled Godwit, Willet, Whimbrel, Surfbird, Wandering Tattler & other shorebirds, most at close range. Harbor seals and sea lions. Digital expert and Photoshop Instructor Ellen Anon will assist me as co-leader on this IPT and conduct a Photoshop session
San Diego IPT: January 6-9, 2005, 4-DAY: $1299(Limit: 12, 6 openings.) Click here to enjoy the San Diego ITP Experience.
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The Fort DeSoto/Sarasota IPT (Royal Tern & Laughing Gull in spectacular breeding plumage/courtship and copulations), dark and white phase Reddish Egret in breeding plumage, several other heron and egret species, Sandwich & Forster's Terns, Long-billed Curlew and a dozen or more easily approachable shorebird species, great flight photography opportunities in Sarasota: Brown Pelican, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, & Black-crowned Night-Heron (head and shoulders portraits likely with this species).
Fort DeSoto/Sarasota IPT: April 8-10, 2005, 3-DAY: $869 (Limit: 12, 11 openings.)
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