Batch Convert RAW images?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by DinoAdventure, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. DinoAdventure macrumors member

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    I recently took a bunch of pictures at a concert for my buddies band with my new D50. All the pictures were taken in RAW format (.NEF to be specific). I am really enjoying the extra editing capabilities of the RAW images. However, the band would like to edit some of the images as well, and I don't think they really have any RAW editing capabilities. So is there anyway I can convert a bunch of RAW images to high quality JPEGs? Either in photoshop or with a 3rd party app?

    Thanks
     
  2. ksz macrumors 68000

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  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I personally don't know how to do it, but I'd look for an Automator workflow. I bet someone has already made one that will do what you need.
     
  4. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    What are YOU using to convert RAW files?

    if its iPhoto, why not just export them all?

    Does nikon capture have batch editing?
     
  5. DinoAdventure thread starter macrumors member

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    I am using Photoshop CS2. So far I haven't really converted any of the images. I am opening them in PS and editing them, and then saving them as JPGs. I'll check out the links above, thanks.
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I guess it depends on what the band wants to change on the images. The batch conversion in PS to JPEG should give them more than enough capabilities.
     
  7. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I figured Photoshop could, but I don't know how. I use aperture these days.
     
  8. blackstone macrumors regular

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    Photoshop is also scriptable. You can set up "actions" using one example image that can then be applied to a whole series of images, in batch form. I don't remember the specific steps, but there is an "actions" window you can open up that has a little record button. As I remember, you hit the record button, go through the steps (open file, save file in new format), hit the stop button, and then save the action. You can then select a whole bunch of files and run the same action on all of those files.
     
  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Get Nikon Capture. It costs $100 but it's free for a 30 day evaluation. Sounds like this job is perfect for such an evaluation. NC can do batches and can apply the setting you want to the entire batch. You can also have the option to save as TIFF. TIFFs are huge but are almost as good for editing as NEF. But they will need a fast computer for TIFFs Just use NC do make a desent moderatly tweeked JPG NC is on the Nion web site
     
  10. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    Photoshop CS2 lets you do multiple RAW files.
     
  11. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    Drag all your RAW files into Photoshop, then select them all when the editor opens and save them.
     
  12. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a

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    In Photoshop cs3 oyu can do it. When you open up raw image(s), it prompts you to a pre post edit screen, confirming you want to open the image(s). From there you can make basic changes such as rotation, etc, and at the bottom left, there is a save function, and you can choose what format to save them all as. I did this recently with my hiking trip photos.
     

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