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mike397x
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« on: July 09, 2009, 09:25:00 PM »

I'm trying to figure out a way in which I cam print my lightroom files{16bit,prophoto tiff's} In Qimage?
Just started to use Lightroom,and I'm not exactly happy with Lightroom's print module.
My program of choice is Qimage.

Any help would be appreciated

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 10:15:27 PM »

MikeS,
I'm not sure what you are getting at but Qimage should print your images ok. Qimage will convert 16 bit to 8 bit because many printers use 8 bit. If this worries you see Mike's article:
http://ddisoftware.com/tech/articles/december-2006-hype-or-hero-take-2-16-bit-printers
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 10:22:43 PM »

Terry,thanks for your reply.
This is what i'm try to do:Instead of using the print module in Lightroom,how do I access my prophoto files from Lightroom,and  send them to Qimage for printing?


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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 10:37:10 PM »

I know little of LR but like other RAW converters, I would think that you export to a folder and open the folder in Qimage.
Hopefully a LR user will chime in soon.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 11:02:57 PM »

That's what I do.  I have a "for printing" folder to which I export the completed images from either Lightroom or Photoshop.  You can also set up Qimage as an external editor in Lightroom.  You do it in Preferences > External Editing tab.  Then in Library or Develop mode you can then go to Photo > Edit In and select Qimage.  It drops it right in the queue.

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 11:05:55 PM »

OK Guys
That's exactly would I did ..set up a folder on my desktop

Thanks for patience/replies

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009, 10:23:19 AM »

MikeS,
I was just wondering if you had seen the comparison layout that Mike Chaney did using Qimage Raw converter tools vs, Lightroom.
I think after seeing and evaluating what you see, you might entertain getting the hang of processing your Raw images using Qimage Studio edition.
Just click on the link below.

http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/quality/raw.htm

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Fred
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 12:41:55 PM »

Fred
Thanks for your reply.

I am running the studio version ,but to be honest,I've been using DPP,the canon software that came with the 5D for most of my editing.
Lightroom was given to me as a gift,so,I thought I'd try it out...but,now you've thrown me a new curve{excuse the pun}
I will definitely take a look at the link you provided,and yes,this might be the answer I'm looking for ,as it will keep me using the full benefits of Qimage.

Thanks
MikeS
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009, 03:33:01 PM »

I use Qimage for my printing and am also very impressed with the raw conversion capabilities. I also use Lightroom for my raw file conversions. Attached is a test Qimage vs Lightroom. The conversions were done with limited pp mainly exposure correction and fill light. WB as shot and no tonal or color correction/ enhancement. The LR rendition is more vibrant but I believe the Qimage rendition is closer to reality. The resizing and some sharpening was done in the individual programs. The raw file is from an Olympus E510.

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Qimage rendition



Qimage rendition #2

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009, 03:39:12 PM »

(I was typing this reply when I must have pressed a wrong key and it vanished.  My apologies if that nearly finished one shows up).

You can send a picture to Qimage if you set up Qimage as an external editor in Lightroom.  (This is done via Preferences).

When this has been set up, you can send Qimage the picture you have selected in Lightroom by clicking "Photo", then "Edit in" and then  "Edit in Qimage.exe".

This is fine for a single picture.  I suspect that if you select a set of images in Lightroom and follow the above steps, that set will be sent to Qimage.  (This is a guess: I have not tried it -- I find that exporting files from Lightroom and then running Qimage on its own much more convenient).
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 03:52:49 PM »

Denis,

Do you have the E-510 camera profile for Qimage or are you running Qimage without the camera profile?

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 04:06:25 PM »

Denis,

Do you have the E-510 camera profile for Qimage or are you running Qimage without the camera profile?

Mike

I do not have a camera profile. The attached is another test.

Lightroom rendition



Qimage rendition



And this is from SilkyPix.

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 04:21:38 PM »

I use Qimage for my printing and am also very impressed with the raw conversion capabilities. I also use Lightroom for my raw file conversions. Attached is a test Qimage vs Lightroom. The conversions were done with limited pp mainly exposure correction and fill light. WB as shot and no tonal or color correction/ enhancement. The LR rendition is more vibrant but I believe the Qimage rendition is closer to reality. The resizing and some sharpening was done in the individual programs. The raw file is from an Olympus E510.

Lightroom rendition



Qimage rendition

   
To my eye, the Qimage print seems not only more natural, but all the shadow detail is missing from the LR print.
About 2/3 down right side there's a red leaf. Below that red leaf all the detail is missing from the LR print.
I also have to ask if you used the auto exposure in Qimage, or did you use REFINE image?

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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 04:46:28 PM »

Fred, I used Refine raw exposure and applied Fill it > 6. In create associated filter I applied unsharp mask R 1; S 85; SE 20, then resized. Those are the only adjustments I made in Qimage.
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009, 06:55:36 PM »

Thanks,
What camera? I think Mike asked about a camera profile?
Also curious about your settings in preferences Raw.
Thanks for the nice work, and your efforts for all to see.
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