Canon EOS 1D Mark II N SLR Review
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Included with the Mark II N is Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) program that
offers users high-speed processing of RAW images. Rivaling and even surpassing features
of expensive, stand-alone and plug-in RAW image processing programs, DPP streamlines
professional photographers' workflow, providing time and labor saving options such as
instantaneous RAW image adjustment display and support for .CR2 and RAW .TIF as well as
Exif TIFF and JPEG formats.
DPP is compatible with multiple color space
settings including sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB as well as Color Management
Settings using ICC profiles.
Among the array of processing options provided by DPP are
color channels, tone curves, exposure compensation, white balance, dynamic range,
brightness, contrast, color saturation, ICC Profile embedding and assignment of monitor
profiles. Another new feature sure to be embraced by DPP users is the program's ability
to allow continuous editing while batches of previously adjusted RAW files are rendered
and saved in the background.
Among the numerous features DPP provides is the capability
to save multiple adjustments to an image as a "recipe" that can be reloaded and used
again or applied to other images. In comparison mode, original and edited images can be
compared side by side or within a single split image.
File save options are: Exif-TIFF 8bit, TIFF 16bit or Exif-JPEG with selectable
image quality (scale of 1 to 10).
CameraWindow supports the tethered download, configuration and operation of the
Mark II N when connected to your computer via an IEEE 1394 FireWire cable.
Images can be selectively downloaded, offering you a view of a shot's histogram
and shooting data.
CameraWindow can set the Mark II N's DPOF parameters, upload images to the camera, and
modify camera settings.
The only way to set the Mark II N's Personal functions is with CameraWindow.
CameraWindow can also modify the Mark II N's Picture Style settings and upload
new Picture Styles when they are provided by Canon.
CameraWindow invokes EOS Capture to perform remote shooting. Exposure parameters
can be set and the shutter button "depressed" from your computer.
Canon recommends use of the upgraded Zoom Browser software if you mainly
shoot JPEG images. It provides scrollable thumbnail view to help you find images
you want to process as well as a preview mode that display's shooting information.
Double clicking on a thumbnail brings up an edit window, where you can correct red eye,
adjust brightness/contrast, adjust sharpness and trim the image.
Edited images can be saved as JPEG, TIFF files, or BMP for use as wallpaper.
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