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Jonathan Wienke
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« on: September 05, 2005, 08:28:37 PM »
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The BS quotient is pretty high, but I think this is the key sentence: "For the future, Nikon intends to cooperate with Adobe and other industry members in order to pursue its objective of providing images with better quality, convenience, and usefulness to end users." It would appear that this means Nikon isn't going to sue Adobe if Camera Raw starts decrypting the D2X white balance. Nikon is finally seeing the light?
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2005, 12:25:57 AM »
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http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_p...cid=7-7886-8002

Done. I'll be ordering my copy of CS2 in the coming days.

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005, 11:31:37 AM »
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Done. I'll be ordering my copy of CS2 in the coming days.
You'll be glad you did, for numerous reasons that have nothing to do with Camera RAW.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005, 09:48:56 PM »
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Sounds like Adobe finally came around and worked with Nikon to develop a solution for their mutual customers.  Good news.  Maybe now I'll buy the new Photoshop.  I wasn't planing on it until I heard this.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2005, 08:21:32 PM »
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http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/nikonraw.html

It's hard to interpret -- there's a lot of b.s. in here -- but I think this is a preliminary face-saving press release which means that Photoshop will soon announce an upgrade to CS2 that will allow decryption of the D2x white balance. Others doubt it; but if this isn't the motive, why fire a meaningless press release off into cyber space at this late date?

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2005, 11:24:20 PM »
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Let's hope that a win-win deal can be made here.

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2005, 03:51:13 AM »
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I think that the key factor here is that Nikon have provided a 'mini SDK' so that Adobe's basic concern about adopting the full Nikon NEF toolkit has been addressed. This enables Nikon to keep the proprietary nature of the NEF format whilst enabling suppliers like Adobe to do their own raw processing. I'd be intrigued to know what 'mini SDK' really means ... maybe they just pony'd up the 'official' decryption code or more likely just the NEF file format reader, as source?

Anyway, this is GREAT news. I still doubt that Adobe will do a better job of processing the NEF files than Capture does but at least it'll mean that we won't have to deal with manually changing the white balance from Adobe's auto best guess any more.

p.s. Nikon Capture 4.3.1 on the Mac is a LOT LOT faster than 4.3 so someone at Nikon's Capture group obviously made some significant changes to make it more usable. Now I'm not saying it's fast, but at least it's not glacial any more.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2005, 09:39:22 PM »
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Thanks for the feedback Jonathan.

If I may ask, based on a few months of CS2 usage, what would you say are the most significant improvements for your work compared to CS1?

Thank you in advance,

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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2005, 12:06:41 AM »
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If I may ask, based on a few months of CS2 usage, what would you say are the most significant improvements for your work compared to CS1?
Bridge is far faster than the File Browser of CS. And being able to open multiple RAWs simultaneously, switch between them by clicking on a thumbnail in the filmstrip view, make WB or other adjustments and have them applied to all opened RAWs simultaneously is very cool. Batch processing is far more streamlined than before.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2005, 08:08:51 AM »
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Bernard, CS2 is really a remarkable up-grade. There are ALOT of new features all over the program. If you want to get the full flavour of it, order a copy of Ben Willmore's new book "Up to Speed" Photoshop CS2, which is focused only on the new features in CS2. The book is 162 pages long, so that gives you an idea - eventhough explanation of some features takes of course a few pages! There is just all manner of big and small changes in this program that add-up to a major release. There is also alot of information on the NAPP website www.photoshopuser.com. By the way, are you a member of NAPP? Worthwhile.
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