Converting Sony's 'SRF' (RAW) format to Tiff or........

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Converting Sony's 'SRF' (RAW) format to Tiff or........

Postby AstroDon » Thu Jan 01, 2004 3:52 am

I have the new Sony DSC F828 8MP Cybershot and among the various
formats Sony has added the .raw format. (It's a SRF file).
Unfortunately it's only accessible using the supplied 'Image Data
Converter' software which has very few functions. My PhotoShop 7,
PaintShop Pro 8, ACDSee 6.0 or any others won't open this SRF file
so I can convert it to say a .tiff so I can work with it in
Photoshop. Has anyone heard of any plugin or program that will open
this type of Raw format file so it can be converted? I'm glad Sony
added the Raw format to the Tiff & Jpeg formats but wish they would
have made it a more universally accepted form of Raw.
This is not a huge issue because the difference in size between
.raw & .tiff is only about 6mb but I'd like to see if there are
significant quality differences between the two formats.

Don, Toronto



Postby Alejandro » Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:31 am

Hi!! Is exactly what I«m lookin« for to download somewhere. There is RAW plug in for Ph7 and I don«t know much about the "Adobe Camara RAW" but thse are the plugs you«re lookin«for.
Good luck!!!
from Barcelona Spain

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Postby HaraldHeim » Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:48 am

Sorry, but there is as good as no support for RAW files of the F828 in other software at the moment. So you have to use the software provided by Sony to convert the RAW files into (16bit) TIF files. These TIF files can then be edited e.g. in Photoshop.

The Adobe RAW plugin isn't sold anymore, because Adobe wants people to upgrade to Photoshop CS. But Photoshop CS includes an updated version of the RAW plugin which supports more camera models. I'm not sure if the latest RAW plugin update includes support for the F828, but you can certainly find that information on the Adobe web site.

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