Olympus E-300 SLR Review
OLYMPUS Master™ software is designed to enhance the organization, editing, and sharing of your pictures, OLYMPUS Master combines an easy-to-use interface with the latest digital imaging tools and functionality. And upgrading to OLYMPUS Master Plus™ gives you even more advanced movie (QuickTime®) and still-image editing features: Record onto CD/DVD media; Create Video CDs, Slideshows, Wallpaper, and Screensavers; Print with backgrounds or other illustrations; and more.
Both versions are compatible with Windows®98SE/Me/2000Professional/XP and Mac® OS X 10.2 (or higher), and support Olympus USB-equipped cameras, including Auto-Connect USB for instant viewing and management of your images.
Olympus Updates Studio Software for E-300Olympus Studio v1.2 update for v1.0, 1.1, 1.11. Revisions for the new 1.2 update are: Support for E-300, RAW development now features Noise Cancellation and False Color Suppression, New Auto Tone Correction feature, There is now a single RAW development screen for all camera models, improving ease of use. The new built-in RAW development engine improves the speed of RAW development.
When you first run the Olympus Master software you will be presented with this menu of main features which include:
Here's the browser window in the default Calendar View mode. On the left is the calendar
selection pane, then the thumbnaial image pane, histogram pane, information pane with
a General tab (shown) and an Exif tab option and on the far right is the Web Services
The browser window in Folder View mode.
The Image Edit function allows you to "adjust" and correct JPEG images. You can rotate
portrait mode images, crop images, let the software perform its magic with the "Instant
Fix" option which will automatically brighten/color correct and etc., remove red-eye
or manually adjust the color balance.
For those wishing to control the complete "development" process, OLYMPUS Master software offers the ability to process the E-300's RAW format image data downloaded from the cameras - either through single-image or batch image processing.
The raw .ORF images contain all of the image data collected at the time of the exposure
and can be manipulated with controls for the exposure value, white balance, contrast,
sharpness and saturation. After you get the image adjusted to your satisfaction it can
then be saved as a standard JPEG image with three quality levels or Exif-JPEG to maintain
the original exposure data. If you want to import the data into a photo editor
like Photoshop for further manipulation then you can save it as an uncompressed BMP
or TIF (or Exif-TIFF) image.
Using the Print at Home menu option and selecting the Calendar Print option, you can easily make your own professional quality photo calendars! This is just one of the printing options available, with the others you can make a photo print, picture postcards, contact sheets and albums.
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