RAW convert to JPEG? Files?

jeljohns

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After reading many posts on here I decided to start shooting in RAW. This weekend I was at a family party and I forgot to switch over to JPEG. Is there any way to easily convert RAW to JPEG and make them a good size to email to family? I'm also curious as to how others on here manage files. I installed the program that came with my Canon, but it creates a new file for each day I took pictures. I hate that. The pictures are all over the place.

So I guess I have two questions:
How to convert from RAW to JPEG?
How to you handle and manage your files?

Thanks!
 

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The DPP program that came with your Canon will do all that.. just click on "file", scroll down to "convert and save", and it will give you a menu box to make it a JPEG, or TIFF, (or others) and you can save it to any folder you want..
 

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I installed the program that came with my Canon, but it creates a new file for each day I took pictures. I hate that. The pictures are all over the place.

I upload the files from my SD card to my laptop using Picasa. I'm able to create and name a folder there where all my jpegs and raws are sorted together (I'm too chicken to shoot ONLY in raw :p ). Then I get out of picasa, open up the folder, create a new folder within that, and move all the raws into that. Then I have the files all sorted and it makes viewing them and finding which I want much easier. It sounds far more complicated than it really is.

And when I open up Digital Photo Professional I can navigate to the exact folder I want and work with my photos without having to search through them.
 

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