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1  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Cannot assign a single value to a structure property on: September 16, 2018, 09:02:16 PM
Now fixed in 2018.124.

Regards,
Mike

Thanks, works fine.
2  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Cannot assign a single value to a structure property on: September 09, 2018, 06:49:47 PM
Hi - I'm having the same problem, I attach a picture that will give this error. It happens with ALL jpg's I create with Paintshop, Qimage will convert (option send E-mail) the offending picture and then it stops on the next image.
3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Appearantly solved - Strange cropping with Tamron 18-200 on: May 31, 2018, 08:12:19 PM
As of v2018.118 the cropping is back to normal.

New attempt - somebody please respond, because using raw in Qimage is now virtually impossible.

In 2016 I mailed Mike Chaney about a problem I had with my Tamron 18-200 E-Mount on a Sony NEX-7, which - after some to and fro - he fixed:
"I was able to find and fix the problem in 2017.103. Turned out it was related to the 18-200 lens corrections."

This old problem has returned: Of late I bought a new Sony APS-C camera, the A6300 (ILCE-6300). Different camera, same lens (Tamron 18-200 for E-mount) and now the strange cropping has returned. So my question is: if it's the same problem: Please fix this again, if possible.
See for an example the attached image: you can see the same foto twice, the left one is the raw (ARW) file, the right one is the jpg (camera is set to make both at the same time, raw+jpg).
4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Peculiar cropping with Tamron 18-200 on: May 12, 2018, 07:18:14 PM
In 2016 I mailed Mike Chaney about a problem I had with my Tamron 18-200 E-Mount on a Sony NEX-7, which - after some to and fro - he fixed:
"I was able to find and fix the problem in 2017.103. Turned out it was related to the 18-200 lens corrections."

This old problem has returned: Of late I bought a new Sony APS-C camera, the A6300 (ILCE-6300). Different camera, same lens (Tamron 18-200 for E-mount) and now the strange cropping has returned. So my question is: if it's the same problem: Please fix this again, if possible.
See for an example the attached image: you can see the same foto twice, the left one is the raw (ARW) file, the right one is the jpg (camera is set to make both at the same time, raw+jpg).
5  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Peculiar auto-cropping Qimage Sony A6300 with Tamron on: May 12, 2018, 07:07:07 PM
Hi Fred,
I'm sorry, I should have posted this in Qimage Ultimate, since that is what I'm using.
6  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Peculiar auto-cropping Qimage Sony A6300 with Tamron on: May 11, 2018, 08:12:44 PM
An old problem has returned: Of late I bought a new Sony APS-C camera, the A6300 (ILCE-6300). Different camera (previous was Sony NEX-7), same lens (Tamron 18-200 for E-mount) and now the strange cropping has returned. Please fix this again, if possible.
See for axample attached image: you can see the same foto twice, the left one is the raw (ARW) file, the right one is the jpg (camera is set to make both at the same time, raw+jpg).
7  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: washed out colors in CR2 / RAW files from Canon 500d on: August 06, 2009, 11:08:27 AM
The 500D ICC profile for Qimage Studio raw is now available:

http://www.ddisoftware.com/shopping/index.html#cameraq

Mike

I purchased the 500D ICC profile, and it works fine. Good job!
8  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: washed out colors in CR2 / RAW files from Canon 500d on: August 03, 2009, 05:58:22 PM
In addition to my previous post where I think you are not looking at the true raw decoding in FastStone, take a look at the Qimage result on that raw photo without the 500D ICC profile and with.  The 500D appears to be one of those cameras that benefits quite a bit from having a profile!  The profile is not quite ready for sale yet but I'm shooting to have it available tomorrow.

Mike

You are right - this looks better. Still (and I hope you're not offended) I think Qimage should treat the 500d RAW more neutral by default (as it did the 350d RAW); camera ICC profiles should be for getting from "good" to "outstanding", forgive me if I sound ungrateful  Wink
9  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: washed out colors in CR2 / RAW files from Canon 500d on: August 03, 2009, 05:48:56 PM
This topic is not about FSViewer, but I don't know what's going wrong - I (like you?) downloaded a CR2 file, from Imaging Resource: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/T1I/T1IhSLI12800.CR2.HTM, FSViewer (yes, v 3.9) converts it flawlessly, it looks like this (first picture)
The thumb of the CR2 in Qimage looks - unbelievably - like this (second picture),
but when I use Qimage to make an email sized copy it looks like the third picture. Nothing like the thumb, but still: drab. Aaarg.
Weird.

I don't think your FSViewer is decoding the raw file at all!  I think it's simply ripping the embedded JPEG out of the raw: you're never even seeing the raw photo.  In FSViewer, press F12 to get the settings dialog and then click the "RAW" tab.  Take a look at the second dropdown labeled "Batch convert raw files in" and see what setting is there.  I bet it is set to "Embedded Preview Image".  Change it to "Actual Size" and you'll get the real raw photo: the ugly magenta mess.

Mike

...which is exactly the setting I'm using. Besides: I never have my camera set to "emdedded jpeg". So: that's not the explanation we are looking for.
10  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: washed out colors in CR2 / RAW files from Canon 500d on: August 02, 2009, 08:44:38 PM
How did you get FastStone to display a 500D raw file?  I downloaded the latest version (3.9) and it is not even compatible with the 500D.  When you try to display a 500D raw photo in FastStone, you get a magenta image that is full of interpolation artifacts.  Here's the FastStone conversion and Qimage conversion of a 500D raw that I downloaded from Imaging Resource.

Mike

This topic is not about FSViewer, but I don't know what's going wrong - I (like you?) downloaded a CR2 file, from Imaging Resource: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/T1I/T1IhSLI12800.CR2.HTM, FSViewer (yes, v 3.9) converts it flawlessly, it looks like this (first picture)
The thumb of the CR2 in Qimage looks - unbelievably - like this (second picture),
but when I use Qimage to make an email sized copy it looks like the third picture. Nothing like the thumb, but still: drab. Aaarg.
Weird.
11  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: washed out colors in CR2 / RAW files from Canon 500d on: August 02, 2009, 03:38:39 PM
Netherlands56

If I may ask about Faststone Image viewer

Is it better to have a program like that to view your images than Windows Explorer? If you just want a quick view.

Ya Me

It's fast and it's free, but - as someone in this topic said - it's not color profile aware. It's a lot more versatile as a viewer than Windows Explorer, that's for sure.
12  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: washed out colors in CR2 / RAW files from Canon 500d on: August 02, 2009, 03:35:03 PM
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Qimage does not give me a neutral white balance.
The first picture is what Canon's own Digital Photo Pofessional makes of it, as far as I can tell the WB is ok,
The next is (a screenshot of) the thumb in Qimage, and you have to believe me: the jpg and the print look the same. It is not a thumb-problem, the washed out colors carried through to the jpg en the prints.
The Qimage illustration does not look "washed out" to me, just underexposed a little and in that state, the WB will be hard to judge.
As Fred has already said, other programs have pre-sets, and the Canon one initially processes in the same way as for in-camera jpeg's.
As your Qimage view is dark, you need to use the Refine feature where using one of the segments and/or the Fill you will get a well balanced image. You can White Balance there too but do that first.
Attached is an example of before & after refine where camera exposure was set so the light wing area was not overexposed; Fill was used to balance up the overall image.
If you are not familiar with the refine features, there is a separate raw processing guide here http://ddisoftware.com/tech/qimage/qimage-raw-processing-a-guide/

Terry.


You prove my point exactly: as you say "The Qimage illustration does not look "washed out" to me, just underexposed a little", because the picture is definitely not underexposed, I used a flash, as I say, the first picture is accurate, what Qimage makes of it is not.
And I'm aware of the raw refinement possibilities, and I can correct this image somehow that way, but it's simply not true that Qimage leaves the WB alone. I want it to give an accurate "as shot" white balance by default.
13  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: washed out colors in CR2 / RAW files from Canon 500d on: August 02, 2009, 01:49:10 PM
Phew, lot's a questions.

This is a very interesting topic, I hope I can learn and understand all that is being said!
So I hope you all won't mind if I ask a question now an than.

Ya Me

Not at all.
And by FSViewer I was indeed talking about Faststone Image viewer.
14  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: washed out colors in CR2 / RAW files from Canon 500d on: August 02, 2009, 01:22:25 PM
Phew, lot's a questions.
First off, let me say that I did not change anything in Qimage or my monitor color profile (Pantone Huey), the only thing that's different (ahum, see below) is that I now have CR2's from a Canon 500d instead of a 350d.
The only thing I wasn't sure of, was the color profile in the 350d compared to the 500d - in the 500d I had sRGB, now I changed it to Adobe.
I'm still not impressed - Qimage does not give me a neutral white balance.
The first picture is what Canon's own Digital Photo Pofessional makes of it, as far as I can tell the WB is ok,
The next is (a screenshot of) the thumb in Qimage, and you have to believe me: the jpg and the print look the same. It is not a thumb-problem, the washed out colors carried through to the jpg en the prints.

15  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: washed out colors in CR2 / RAW files from Canon 500d on: August 01, 2009, 09:12:36 PM
Thnx so far. The difference is significant, but I find the result stille a bit drab.
And - as I said - FSViewer makes a better job of converting to jpg, but I'd rather stay with Qimage, because of the Raw-refinement options; especially the whitebalance. I thought wit Qimage to have left behind me the 999 different tools I used to have. Cry
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