Silkypix Developer Studio Quick Guide


Lilly

Link Posted 16/12/2008 - 18:56
I AM liking SP very very much, have just spent another 3 hours on it today and the results I think are superior to Adobe RAW, never thought I would be saying this but I supoose I have outgrown Adobe RAW.
I feel much more in control with SP and it is far more refined in its adjustments.

I love the way it previews as you slide down the choices of Contrast; tone; WB etc etc.

I have seen the light and am a convert now! Lilly
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amoringello

Link Posted 16/12/2008 - 19:43
Congrats!
I've just started looking at Lightroom for its non-RAW features but played with the Adobe RAW controls for some time. As much as I would like to use a single product, I feel no draw to stop using SilkyPix.
I'm just hoping I can find a way to make the two work well together.

Are you doing B&W at all? I don't find SilkyPix to be good in that area at all -- but then I am horrible at B&W to begin with. :-0 Just interested if you found a method that works or still have to bring into Photoshop.

Lilly

Link Posted 16/12/2008 - 20:08
amoringello wrote:
Congrats!
I've just started looking at Lightroom for its non-RAW features but played with the Adobe RAW controls for some time. As much as I would like to use a single product, I feel no draw to stop using SilkyPix.
I'm just hoping I can find a way to make the two work well together.

Are you doing B&W at all? I don't find SilkyPix to be good in that area at all -- but then I am horrible at B&W to begin with. :-0 Just interested if you found a method that works or still have to bring into Photoshop.

No, Mono does not work well for me in SP, I still import into CS3 for my tittivating and mono conversions, toning, Actions etc. Maybe one day SP will have all those things too.
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RichardDay

Link Posted 18/12/2008 - 14:03
Lilly wrote:
amoringello wrote:
Congrats!
I've just started looking at Lightroom for its non-RAW features but played with the Adobe RAW controls for some time. As much as I would like to use a single product, I feel no draw to stop using SilkyPix.
I'm just hoping I can find a way to make the two work well together.

Are you doing B&W at all? I don't find SilkyPix to be good in that area at all -- but then I am horrible at B&W to begin with. :-0 Just interested if you found a method that works or still have to bring into Photoshop.

No, Mono does not work well for me in SP, I still import into CS3 for my tittivating and mono conversions, toning, Actions etc. Maybe one day SP will have all those things too.

There are some useful "tastes" for B&W (and colour) created by John Nevill which can be found on his website which conatins some useful additions and an e-book on SP:
http://www.eos-images.com/silkypix-resources/film-tastes

You can create your own as well.

I would also recommend visiting the Silkypix forum: http://www.shortcutinc.com/forums/index.php
Best regards
Richard Day

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Lilly

Link Posted 18/12/2008 - 14:48
RichardDay wrote:
Lilly wrote:
Quote:
Congrats!
I've just started looking at Lightroom for its non-RAW features but played with the Adobe RAW controls for some time. As much as I would like to use a single product, I feel no draw to stop using SilkyPix.
I'm just hoping I can find a way to make the two work well together.

Are you doing B&W at all? I don't find SilkyPix to be good in that area at all -- but then I am horrible at B&W to begin with. :-0 Just interested if you found a method that works or still have to bring into Photoshop.

No, Mono does not work well for me in SP, I still import into CS3 for my tittivating and mono conversions, toning, Actions etc. Maybe one day SP will have all those things too.

There are some useful "tastes" for B&W (and colour) created by John Nevill which can be found on his website which conatins some useful additions and an e-book on SP:
http://www.eos-images.com/silkypix-resources/film-tastes

You can create your own as well.

I would also recommend visiting the Silkypix forum: http://www.shortcutinc.com/forums/index.php

Thanks for that Richard, very useful links, didnt even know SP had a Forum!
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pink

Link Posted 02/09/2009 - 20:44
hello every one

I've been printing from the sp software and I am finding it a bit dark

now i run huey and it is selected but this is worrying me a bit as i have a wedding coming up (my printer is epson R285)

James
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"To see in colour is a delight for the eye, But to see in black and white is a delight for the soul" ANDRI HERY

conexus

Link Posted 20/09/2009 - 01:14
I have a problem concentrating.
I never made and aifix spitfire by reading the instructions (and always had the pilot left on the frame after I had glued the cockpit on)
I really need a 'recipe' approach to silkypics
and I wish there was a standard language
Mike Court
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iceblinker

Link Posted 09/10/2009 - 13:34
I find default printed photos from Silkypix dark too, but increasing the Brightness fixes that.

I can understand the reluctance to alter the settings manually when you have a system that is supposed to automatically compensate for everything, but when it doesn't work....!
~Pete

dml82

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 10:31
hi all, i hope this isn't viewed as off topic...

i have a load of PEF files that i want to edit in photoshop CS4 (i forgot to change it back to DNG after i reset my K7).

any way of changing the PEF file type??
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RichardDay

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 10:44
dml82 wrote:
hi all, i hope this isn't viewed as off topic...

i have a load of PEF files that i want to edit in photoshop CS4 (i forgot to change it back to DNG after i reset my K7).

any way of changing the PEF file type??

Use Adobe's free DNG converter - DNG converter or update your version of ACR - ACR update
Best regards
Richard Day

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Last Edited by RichardDay on 09/02/2010 - 10:47

dml82

Link Posted 09/02/2010 - 11:01
perfect, thanks richard

what a relief!

wish i could go back and fix all settings i forget to change...
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uall

Link Posted 14/05/2010 - 05:10
thanks for this you have done good for this and i am also want to congratulate for this

cheers

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karlitavega88

Link Posted 12/10/2017 - 22:37
The .spi and .spd files contain your settings. They can be deleted after making tiffs or jpegs, but you would have to start again if you wanted to redo the tiffs or stretch. They are very small files, so you might as well keep them anyway.

razashaikh

Link Posted 13/12/2017 - 04:25
Thanks Matt for the helpful guide. Appreciate your work.
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