Raw files

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Jcoffee, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Jcoffee

    Jcoffee TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    I just made the transfer to digi and i was told to shoot and save in both raw and jpeg form. But when i connect my camera( 350d) I cant move or see the raw files. It says the format is "not available" and also says the file is 0 bites. So if anyone knows what Im doing wrong I would really appreciate it.

    Its probably something really simple...

    thanks.
     
  2. Big Mike

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

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    What are you using to move/transfer the files? Using the supplied EOS viewer software, you should be able to manage the files. Some software (maybe even windows) may require and upgrade before it will recognize RAW files from newer cameras like yours.

    Even just connecting the camera to the computer, the camera should act like an external drive, allowing you to just drag & drop the files onto your hard drive. My computer has a built-in card reader but card readers are cheap and they make it really easy to transfer your files.
     
  3. Jcoffee

    Jcoffee TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    yeah im just using the cable that came with the camera. I tryed using the eos utility program and it saved them onto my computer but it saved them as cr2 files and when I try to open them in ps it says theyre not the right kind of file.

    Thanks for the help Mike.
     
  4. Jcoffee

    Jcoffee TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Ok I just figured it all out. Just as i thought i was really easy.
     
  5. rmh159

    rmh159 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,028
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Are those the card readers where you put your memory into it and then connect it to a USB slot? I can't really post a link to what I'm picturing right now sorry. I was looking at those and wondered what the benefits would be compared to just plugging in the camera to a USB port. Any ideas?
     
  6. Big Mike

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

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Ya, that's basically it. Just a slot with a USB cord.

    I like them because you don't have to use your camera's battery while uploading...you don't have to use your camera's USB slot, which could get worn out or the door/cover could get worn out.

    Also, a camera attached to a cord on a desk can have a tendency to get snagged, which might send the camera crashing to the floor. I like the idea of just using the card and leaving the camera in the bag.

    Also, if you are downloading off of the camera...you may miss a good photo opportunity.
     
  7. rmh159

    rmh159 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,028
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Haha ... very good point. I had an iPod launch across the room due to a hanging cord and I almost swallowed my tongue when it happened.
     

Share This Page