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  • Digital non-SLR • Sony/Panasonic in Japan October 21, 2016
    I have probably mentioned here before about the way Sony and Panasonic sell their cameras here in Japan which makes them rather unattractive and rarely bought by most non-Japanese residents. The ones at the stores have a Japanese-only menu that cannot be changed. A few stores sell a subset of the models as "international" versions […]
  • DSLR system • Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs October 20, 2016
    Any one still have a Fuji X-10 in their collection, don't sell it, keep it. The X-10 was one of those cameras that more or less got everything right re IQ and I never noticed the bright light globes that people kept talking about. Its Jpeg output is in my view so good RAW is […]
  • DSLR system • Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs October 19, 2016
    Well DPR made some major mistakes in their review of the X20 which I noticed very quickly when I used the camera:https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x20/8X20 has much narrower DR and only improves when using the high ISO ramping DR..even so it can't match the X10 nor anywhere near it. Colour loss in shadow areas and crushed blacks were […]
  • DSLR system • Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs October 18, 2016
    Agree with most of what you say Barry, I think after Fuji dropped the EXR feature after the X-10, Jpegs got worse, and I totally disagree with DPReview when they said the X-20 and later the X-30 was sharper and a lot better than the X-10, it simply was not in my view and the […]
  • Digital non-SLR • A99 focussing problems October 17, 2016
    Has anyone had any focussing issues with the a99? On my very new camera I prefer to use spot focussing. I did a couple of photoshoots over the weekend and noticed that all of my images - the centre focus is out, anything that sits a few mm to the front or back are in […]
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Free download PDF guide to Adobe Camera Raw

You can open or download an excellent (slightly dated, unrevised since ACR 6.1 but finally translated into English from the original Italian by Francesco Marzoli) guide to all the deeper functions and tricks of efficient workflow using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Lightroom and Photoshop from X-Rite:


This PDF instruction book obviously mentions the use of X-Rite’s ColorChecker Passport for calibrating cameras, that’s why they have sponsored the guide. But it goes far beyond this to explain with clarity all the controls of ACR, and many tips are given on how to use them best.

As an example, we didn’t know that Bridge could be forced to use Camera Raw without taking over Photoshop – meaning it can be run separately, allowing you to do other work in Photoshop while ACR does file conversion and saving from within Bridge alone.

You can load this guide into your iPad or other reading device. Just SAVE the target file, and ADD to your iTunes Bookstore Library, it will then be readable. For other devices simply save the PDF and transfer.

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