Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D SLR Review
The MAXXUM 7D is bundled with DiMAGE Viewer software. It lets you view images,
thumbnails, and EXIF data, and greatly simplifies image file moving, copying,
renaming, and printing. It also enables you to add and edit comments, and to
make basic tone curve, level, and color adjustments. It processes both JPEG
and RAW images from the camera.
When you open a RAW image, it is displayed along with the camera settings in effect
when it was captured. You can modify the camera's White Balance, Hue, Saturation, Contrast,
Exposure Compensation and Sharpness settings.
The image is displayed with a histogram and image information, including Exif data.
Tools are provided to adjust
The Variation palate allows an image to be corrected by comparing it to other slightly
corrected images around it. Saturation, Color Balance and Brightness & Contrast
can be varied in user-specified steps of between 1 and 20.
The Sharpness tool allows adjustment of Frequency and Contrast; the results are
visible in a magnified view. All correction tools allow you to view side-by-side
before and after images.
Corrected images can be saved in BMP, TIFF or JPEG formats. RAW image files can not
be saved, but the RAW processing settings can be saved as a RAW job, and later
applied to other images.
DiMAGE Master software
provides an improved RAW data processing algorithm, ensures more accurate color
reproduction, and provides a full range of retouching tools for image editing and fine-tuning,
including the ability to remove the effects of dust on the CCD from RAW
DM features the same kind of thumbnail browsing as viewer plus it offers side-by-side
comparison viewing when adjusting images.
Advanced RAW editing tools include Tone Curves and Exposure Compensation and
Sharpening with very controllable Unsharp Mask options like Photoshop.
Complete control over Contrast, Color Balance, Hue, Saturation and Lightness.
White Balance with selectable camera Presets, Kelvin temperature and Gray Point
and Color Space control.
Advanced Color Filter and Effects as well as Dust Removal with a reference photo.
Output options for JPEG with selectable compression, 8 or 16-bit TIFF, BMP, PICT or
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