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  1. #1
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    Default Importing photos in raw format

    Iíve created a bit of a mess. I usually shoot my photos for websites in a larger jpeg format. This time I shot in raw format. After getting by Nikonís proprietary nef rule, which Xara didnít like, I now have what I think is a raw photo. The photo is of course huge. 30 meg. And I zoom out. Now I must save in a jpeg, but Iím not getting the sharpness. You can view a photo in the header at melfortmuseum.org index page. All settings on exporting and saving were jpeg highest quality. Iíve followed the manual.
    The answer to this is of course shooting in jpeg.
    I have used sharpness, and highlight shadow to a certain degree.
    Iím thinking that on import Xara automatically changed this to a jpeg on account of size. But did it?
    Any tips on importing raw graciously accepted.

    -Bill
    Bill Wood
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    Default Re: Importing photos in raw format

    Bill, Besides Xara I use interview a lot https://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm don't know but maybe it will help you with your image prob. Maybe others here have a better solution.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Importing photos in raw format

    You should also get the plugins.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

    Never give up. You will never fail, but you may find a lot of ways that don't work.

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    Default Re: Importing photos in raw format

    IrfanView has a quite specific licensing arrangement; https://www.irfanview.com/main_what_is_engl.htm.
    It might be of use within https://melfortmuseum.org but it is worth checking.

    Your XDPXv17 should handle .nef:
    RAW photo import

    You can import RAW digital camera files, either by using the Import menu option or just drag & drop the file onto the Designer Pro+ window.


    Supported file extensions include: *.crw, *.cr2, *.rw2, *.nef,*.mrw,*raf,*.kdc,*.orf, *.dng, *.ptx, *.pef, *.anw, *.x3f
    However there are many different extensions used for RAW files by different camera manufacturers, so if you have a RAW file with a file extension not listed above it's worth trying to import it anyway.
    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: Importing photos in raw format

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    IrfanView has a quite specific licensing arrangement; what_is_engl.htm.
    It might be of use within https://melfortmuseum.org but it is worth checking.

    Acorn
    Don't know Acorn I thought it referenced the English language version.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

    Never give up. You will never fail, but you may find a lot of ways that don't work.

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    Default Re: Importing photos in raw format

    Thanks @acorn and @wizard509. I was able to produce good jpeg quality by selecting another photo with far less contrast.
    Now to learn how to decrease jpeg size for email.
    Thanks again.
    W
    Bill Wood
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    Charity Web Design
    XARA Pro+. WD17, Designer 17. Premium packages.

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    Default Re: Importing photos in raw format

    Quote Originally Posted by bwood View Post
    Thanks @acorn and @wizard509. I was able to produce good jpeg quality by selecting another photo with far less contrast.
    Now to learn how to decrease jpeg size for email.
    Thanks again.
    W
    Bill, depends on your need but the simplest would be to set to the dimensions your need in your XDA and Export as JPEG.
    If still to large, try half the size and make a Bitmap Copy and double its size and Export that.
    Choose whatever scaling works for you.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

 

 

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