Meta Raw produces
better quality files than Camera Raw from many of my
Nikon NEF-files. That is especially true on photos of
the Northern Lights, which are very difficult to process.
But Meta Raw is excellent on other photos as well. I
like the great tonal range, and the fact that the file
can take lots of adjusting in Camera Raw without cracking
up. It's a brilliant product and a great idea.
New Raw Formats By Plug-in
The plug-in might be especially
interesting for owners of the Creative Suite, who want
to postpone the switchover to the Creative Cloud subscription
ct Magazin 15/2013
With the strategical shift to
the Cloud many Photoshop user will stay with their old
Photoshop versions. This is problematic if one relies
on raw support for ACR. But also camera owners, whose
raw format is not supported by Adobe Camera RAW yet,
and even Photoshop Elements users receive an interesting
solution with the MetaRaw plugin.
The MetaRaw plugin gives users
the ability to open a Raw file in Adobe Camera Raw (with
access to more features for Elements users), to run
it through Adobe DNG converter and open the results,
without leaving the software (giving access to Raw support
for more cameras than their version of ACR offers) ...
|MetaRaw simplifies the processing
of raw formats that are not supported by Photoshop. ...
it is not mandatory to sign up for a Photoshop CC subscription
just to be able to open raw formats of new cameras directly.
ct Magazin 17/2013
So in a nutshell, MetaRaw can
make upgrades to newer versions of Photoshop and Elements
unnecessary for photographers if access to new camera
raw support is the only requirement. This is also a
solution for Photoshop CS6 users, since Adobe has stopped
making Camera Raw plugin updates available for it (why,
we wonder?) ...
MetaRaw is a completely recommendable
plug-in for users of "Camera Raw" of older
Photoshop versions than CC. Especially the extension
of the camera compatibility and the integrated raw converter
are an additional value.