Canon EOS 1D Mark III SLR Review
Included with the Mark III is Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) program, version 126.96.36.199, that offers users high-speed processing of RAW images. Rivaling the features of some 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 supplied in versions for Windows and Macintosh OS X.
It is worth noting that the Mark III was able to communicate with Windows and Macintosh PCs without the installation of any software.
When I connected the camera to the test computers using a USB cable each system recognized the Mark III and offered
to view the images or copy them to the computer. The files could then be edited with the native photo software on each computer.
DPP is compatible with multiple work color space
settings including sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB, Apple 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.
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 8 bit, TIFF 16 bit or Exif-JPEG with selectable
Images can be selectively downloaded using the Canon EOS Utility software.
The EOS Utility supports download, configuration and operation of the Mark III when connected to your computer via a USB cable.
You also use the Utility to control Remote Shooting and automatic transfer of images via the Wireless File Transfer adapter.
You can set the Mark III's camera functions, Remote Shooting and Picture Style settings with the EOS Utility.
Use EOS Capture to perform remote shooting. Exposure parameters
can be set and the shutter button "depressed" from your computer.
Canon suggests using the upgraded Zoom Browser software (now at version 5.8) if you mainly
shoot JPEG images. It provides a 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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