Canon Photo Software??

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  1. bazpaul

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    Folks, just a quick one:

    Is there a point in installing the software that comes with the Canon 500d...."Digital Photo Professional" i have read that it can do some stuff that photoshop can do. But is obviously not as good.

    Would i be ok to start out with? whats is it good for!

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    It's good for getting images off of your camera and applying styles you may set to RAW images. It's also generally better at noise reduction than other tools like Lightroom.

    I haven't used it for a while now, I simply do all of my work in Lightroom.

    But as for doing very simple edits and getting stuff off of your camera, it's a fine tool.
     
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    Yeah I still use it a bit even though I have photoshop CS3 - I find it quicker to work with if I'm processing a number of RAW images but not doing anything too drastic with them.
     
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    Digital Photo Professional (DPP) is a fairly decent photo editor if you're just doing simple edits. It's designed to work with the RAW files from a Canon DSLR so you know it'll handle them well. But it's nowhere as versatile or powerful as Photoshop. But it's free and will get you started.

    I used to use it all the time until it couldn't do what I needed it to do (straighten horizons) so I started using Photoshop Elements 6 about a year ago and I'm still using it today. I already have CS3 (but don't use it...I'm not shooting much right now) and want to get Lightroom 2 eventually.
     
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    Tim.. have you found any decent ways of noise removal with LR?? i have a filter, but, it doesnt really make a big difference
     

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