Minolta DiMAGE A1 Review
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DiMAGE Viewer Software
The DiMAGE Viewer software is included with the camera and allows you to maintain your image
collections with a visual browser interface. It also allows you to adjust, rotate, crop and
print your JPEG and RAW (MRW) images from the A1. Shown above is the thumbnail browser
interface. To edit an image just double-click it to bring it up the next window.
From the editing interface you have tools for sharpening, adjusting tone curves, brightness,
contrast, color balance, hue, saturation, lightness, correction by comparison, rotate,
flip vertically or horizontally, resize or imprint image information. Your corrections can
be saved and recalled for future use on other images. It also has a side by side comparison
window to see the original image and the corrected image. And from this window you can
print your images.
If you double-click on a RAW format image it will be displayed in this window first, here
you can adjust the raw parameters before the image is loaded into the editing window.
This is the real power of shooting in the raw format mode versus the compressed JPEG format.
DiMAGE Capture Software (optional, not included)
DiMAGE Capture is optional software that allows you to control the A1 from your computer when it is tethered with the USB cable.
The above screen shows the DiMAGE Capture interface complete with a realtime preview image.
Placing your mouse cursor over the shutter release button on the bottom is the same as
half-pressing the camera's shutter release, it causes the camera to auto focus and set the
exposure. All current camera settings are shown below the preview image and most parameters
can be set using the Basic, Exposure and Color windows. The default Basic options are
shown above, the Exposure and Color options are shown in the next two frames.
The Exposure options window.
The Color options window.
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