PSE 12


Kenty

Link Posted 05/01/2014 - 17:37
I've recently purchased PSE 12 and added the latest ACR - all works well.
My RAW files are DNG and I use a K5.
But - I'm not sure of the settings I should use in ACR.
1. Should I use 8bits/channel or 16bits/channel. The default when I use it is 8bits/channel. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each.
2. Camera Calibration is set at 2012 current. Alternatives are 2010 and 2003. I assume 2012 is correct.
3. Camera Profile is set as Embedded. The alternative is Adobe Standard - should I change to Adobe Standard.
4. Finally when I save as JPG I occasionally get an XMP file - any idea why? Shouldn't I get an XMP file for all or none???
Cheers..John
On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters

Glowingblue

Link Posted 08/01/2014 - 15:49
1. 8 bits

2. Current

3. Embedded

4. Mmm, I can't say for sure!

Sdeve

Link Posted 08/01/2014 - 16:45
If you get a DFG and amalgamate it with a QCF, the J65 will combine with the 78K and produce a wonderful CX16J.

Kenty

Link Posted 08/01/2014 - 16:46
Thanks for that - seems the default settings were OK.

But still curious why when I save as JPG I occasionally get an XMP file. Why not every-time or not at all?

Can anyone explain this.

John
On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters

gartmore

Link Posted 08/01/2014 - 17:40
Did you save as a photoshop jpg as opposed to just a jpg or something?
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Gwyn

Link Posted 08/01/2014 - 17:52
Do you shoot PEF? If so you will get an.xmp file. With DNG you don't.

Glowingblue

Link Posted 09/01/2014 - 05:10
Mmm, not sure about that either, I shoot PEF and never get an XMP (sidecar) file!
Gwyn wrote:
Do you shoot PEF? If so you will get an.xmp file. With DNG you don't.

Gwyn

Link Posted 09/01/2014 - 10:00
Glowingblue wrote:
Mmm, not sure about that either, I shoot PEF and never get an XMP (sidecar) file!
Gwyn wrote:
Do you shoot PEF? If so you will get an.xmp file. With DNG you don't.


Interesting. In the past, when I shot PEF I always got a sidecar file. When I switiched to DNG I no longer got them, so I assumed it was due to the PEF vs DNG.

Thinking about it some more though I always open a copy of the file from ACR into PSE, (by pressing alt and the open button) rather than the original. I also don't save the changes I make to the original any more. That would probably explain the lack of a sidecar.

Kenty

Link Posted 09/01/2014 - 10:14
Thanks for comments. To answer questions raised -
1. I shoot DNG.
2. I use ACR in PSE12.
3. When satisfied I open image in PSE12 for any further editing eg sharpening.
4. I then save as a JPG from PSE12.
5. And then once in a while I get an XMP file. It must be something I do in the process but as far as I'm aware I follow the same procedure with every photo.
6. A couple of years ago I did shoot in PEF and always got an XMP fie.
7. I assume there is no advantage with PEF over DNG - or the other way round. The reason I changed to DNG was that I was using PSE7 and K5 PEF files weren't recognised by the version of ACR that was then available!

Cheer...John
On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.