GX20 with Picasa and Silkypix


woodworm

Link Posted 07/03/2009 - 17:25
Hi everyone

I've just received my new GX20. It all seems to be going well except for one thing ... When I download images (.dng sRGB) and view them in either Picasa 3 or Silkypix 3.0.16.1 the colours look completely muted and washed out.

I have access to Adobe Photoshop CS3 and everything looks fine there. Also tried changing the GX20 to RAW+ and jpg looks fine.

I changed the settings in my K10D to be .dng sRGB and they display fine? I guess that I need to update the software (though Picasa says it's up to date) as there may be differences in the .dng version?

I know that colour profiles, etc can make a difference but it is totally different on the two machines I have access to at the moment.

Does anyone else have any issue with Picasa or Silkypix with a K20D / GX20?

I can just process my images via Photoshop if required ...

Thanks

Lee



Example images uploaded here

edit - changed the images in the link
Last Edited by woodworm on 08/03/2009 - 18:26

Mannesty

Link Posted 07/03/2009 - 22:40
Maybe there's a reason they were only 299.00

K20D images in Picasa 3 are fine, sorry I can't help with Silkypix.
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shim

Link Posted 08/03/2009 - 08:54
Looks OK Lee, a TV is a very poor test. The camera will struggle working out the White Balance for one thing. Try it outside or photograph a small ornament or even another camera by the light of the window. At a push use the built in flash if their isn't enough light.

I don't think you've anything to worry about.

shim

Mike-P

Link Posted 08/03/2009 - 09:01
Mannesty wrote:
Maybe there's a reason they were only 299.00


I did wonder who was going to be first
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woodworm

Link Posted 08/03/2009 - 09:30
Ha ha

Yes a TV is a rubbish test but it was the only thing I had used RAW+ on (and if I'm honest I couldn't be bothered to go back outside to take another pic of something ). You can still see the effect (affect?) between the 2 images though ....

I've updated Silkypix and it's fine now, though I suspect it was actually because I Silkypix had automatically set the 'Color' setting to 'DNG Standard Color' rather than 'Standard Color'. (I only noticed this after I updated Silkypix!).

I have no doubt that Picasa is a similar user error on my part!

Thanks for the replies

Mannesty

Link Posted 08/03/2009 - 17:44
Mike-P wrote:
Mannesty wrote:
Maybe there's a reason they were only 299.00


I did wonder who was going to be first

You can count on me
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