Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sony Image Data Converter 4.2.01

Sony has released a new version of its Raw converter, with the following benefits:
  • Improves operability by combining the Image Data Lightbox and Image Data Converter SR software (previously known as "Sony Image Data Suite").
  • Improves the tone reproduction for high intensity areas when using the D-Range Optimizer function
  • Supports RAW data in 1:1 or 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • Operability has been improved by changing the user interface.
  • Stability has been improved.
Supported cameras:
  • DSLR-A100 / DSLR-A200 / DSLR-A230 / DSLR-A290 / DSLR-A300 / DSLR-A330 / DSLR-A350 / DSLR-A380 / DSLR-A390
  • DSLR-A450 / DSLR-A500 / DSLR-A550 / DSLR-A560 / DSLR-A580 / DSLR-A700 / DSLR-A850 / DSLR-A900
  • SLT-A33 / SLT-A35 / SLT-A37 / SLT-A55 / SLT-A55V / SLT-A57/ SLT-A65 / SLT-A65V / SLT-A77 / SLT-A77V / SLT-A99 / SLT-A99V
  • NEX-3 / NEX-C3 / NEX-F3 / NEX-5 / NEX-5N / NEX-5R / NEX-6 / NEX-7
  • DSC-RX100 / DSC-RX1

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sony RX-100 sample images

Sony RX-100 - 10.4mm - f/4 - 1/500s - ISO 125
Sony RX-100 - 10.4mm - f/4 - 1/160s - ISO 125
Sony RX-100 - 10.4mm - f/4 - 1/160s - ISO 125

Sony DSC-RX100 color profiles for Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw

I've created the Sony DSC-RX100 color profiles for Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw, the standard one is build from a real color table shot under sun light:

Sony DSC-RX100

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sony DSC-RX100

I've just ordered from Amazon the RX100... I'm waiting for the new toy, then expect new cool profiles and a little review of it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Developing a vivid color photo

I'm processing some photos I took during a recent trip to Portoroz, Croazia, with the intention to give them a vivid look. The result you can obtain with Lightroom, simply applying a color profile, is so impressive I've decided to post a step by step example:

step 1 - Sony A900 Raw just imported in Lightroom

step 2 - Exposure, contrast and tonal adjustments

step 3 - Vivid color profile

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Recover lost images from a damaged disk partition

I'm a paranoid with backups, but Murphy's law is always around the corner... so last evening my main storage (a raid1 nas) after a power failure became corrupt (windows prompts: "The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?") and I realized that some days ago I've sold my external usb drive, as my new usb3 drive was incoming by mail.

After testing many applications, I've found what has saved me:

TestDisk and PhotoRec

They are both free and often updated, TestDisk tries to recover the original file and folder structure, reconstructing the partition table, PhotoRec  analyzes the raw data, recognizing know file patters (including .arw, .dng, ect...), but loosing the original name and location.
You should first try TestDisk, running a whole disk surface scan, only in case it fails you can run PhotoRec.