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Rawshooter Premium - anyone bought it?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Raider, 19 May 2006.

  1. Raider


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,580

    Location: Leamington Spa / Oxford

    I use Rawshooter Essentials 2006 atm for most of my RAW tweaks, then use Paint Shop Pro to resize / crop / unsharp etc..

    I was just wondering whether Rawshooter Premium is worth the $59.95?
    The image straightening feature sounds pretty good, along with the ability to download directly from the camera.

    Ta :)
  2. Slime101


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,841

    Location: Lost!

    I bought it, have to say i prefer to use windows explorer to manually download images, and adobe photoshop for everything else....not the best use of $60 in my opinion.
  3. JonnyGLC


    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 3,125

    Location: Manchester

    It's a great program for sure, the best RAW editing software out there. I couldn't live without it now :)
  4. Darryn


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,414

    Location: Colne.... Up Norf.

    Ive bought it and love it. I dont know how good it is compared to other RAW software.
  5. nolimit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,446

    Location: London

    I still use the RawShooter Essentials 2006. The batch processing is really easy.

    Not sure for you guys but when I view my raw file in photoshop it looks completely different to rawshooter/camera lcd. even when you turn off all the auto settings and leave it on as shot. Maybe I'm noob.

    I generally use RawShooter to convert .NEF > JPEG and then use Photoshop to Crop, Level, Unsharp Mask.
  6. hoodmeister


    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 932

    Location: Cardiff

    Different RAW workflow software can give quite different results :)

    I use Nikon Capture - slow and cumbersome it most definitely is, but I find that I get significantly better results from it :cool:
  7. skankmaster


    Joined: 24 May 2004

    Posts: 439

    I usually compare the colour from RSE and photoshop with that of zoombrowser and find RSE a little colder in colour. I tend to use Raw Image Task as I prefer the colours from that, even though its slow.
  8. Johnny|lucidcomposure


    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,303

    I have bought it. What you should know is that RSE is a great free bundle.

    As you have mentioned the straightning tool etc. But also for me the batch output options.
  9. Sleepyd


    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 696

    I love Capture 1 Pro because amongst other things it has camera colour correction profiles - I've compared RAW shooter and capture1 pro and I like the latter a lot more results wise.
  10. ranarama


    Joined: 21 Aug 2004

    Posts: 832

    Location: Harrow

    I used to use RSE without hesitation but since I upgraded to CS2 I've found it too cumbersome to use seperate programs for the whole workflow. I wasn't happy with the RAW converter in earlier versions of Photoshop but CS2 seems pretty good and it's shortened the workflow which is a bigger benefit to me than the marginally easier/better results from RSE. As far as RS premium goes the extra parts don't seem worth the benefit when RSE or CS2 do pretty much all I would need them to.