Do you ever use DPOF?

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  1. birdstrike

    birdstrike Propera Explora!

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    My cameras manuals seem to have pages devoted to Digital Print Order Format and how to use it.

    I can't imagine a use for it myself since I have to proof everything on the computer screen first.

    Do or have you used DPOF?
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nope...I've never used any features like that...they all seem kind of silly to me.

    Another silly feature my camera has is White Balance bracketing...why would I do that when I can just shoot RAW and adjust the WB afterward?

    I think that things like this are just put in so that they can make their list of features bigger.
     
  3. A lot of people accuse the camera companies of including features for marketing purposes. Often that's only because they don't understand them. In THIS case I do believe that it was included simply because it is primarily a simple software ingredient stored on the ROM that takes advantage of the existing line-out. There may be a few photographers who use it, though I doubt VERY few made it part of their buying decision.
     
  4. rmh159

    rmh159 TPF Noob!

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    Yeah I couldn't see a use for either as most serious photographers would want to post-process the image to one degree or another. I always figured that was used for those printing docking stations that don't require a PC... where you just plop the camera on it and it spits out a 4 x 6. Beats me though... I wouldn't use one of those things either. :er:
     

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