Photo in raw i need help with.

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  1. dearlybeloved

    dearlybeloved No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i have a photo that i took in raw that i thought would be nice. turns out, i think it is. problem? i dont know how to process it properly. its under exposed and its so dark and i want to tweek it. whats a good program i can download (free) that would be good to process this. im on a mac so please let me know.


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    gimp would maybe work.. or pisaco.. I think that works on a mac. Or you could post it here or pm it to me and I could work it in aperture and photoshop.
     
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    Gimp works but you have to get a plug in. Neither one is hard to find. I think the plug in is UFRaw.
     
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    live_free, when i get home ill try to post it up or if you wanna pm me your email ill shoot it over to you. its just so dark and i would like to think its a decent picture but i cant really tell. i was just kinda using raw to see what it was like.

    everyone else thanks and ill check these programs out and see what i come up with. i probably should have shot them raw+jpeg fine just so i could have both if i needed. some times i just dont think that well :lol:
     
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    Yes it is UFAW. I use these programs both. UFRaw is easy to use
     
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    Don't you have a program that came with your camera that will work?
     
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    i didnt buy the camera new. i did buy the nikon d90 with a 50mm f1.8 for 650 though which i think is a great deal
     
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    I see... Know anyone with a Nikon that you can borrow the cd from? I'd say thats your best bet.

    I tried using a free RAW converter to process some photos while I was out of town and didn't have my computer with me, and it was junk, although it wasn't Gimp, so I don't know how well that one works.
     
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    Iphoto should come with the mac and can do some simple adjustments if thats what your after.
     
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    I use UFRaw. Easy to use, free, and hooks up to GIMP
     
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    Go to nikon's website. Download the program called "View NX" . It's not a full fledged raw editor, but it will allow you to edit exposure comp., sharpening, contrast, color boost, white balance, among a few other options. It is completely free and available from nikon's website.
     

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