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iPad 2 - DNG files

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by christilou, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I just noticed that my iPad isn't seeing the DNG files from the Leica X1. I used it all summer with the Ricoh GXR RAW + JPG and it seems fine with the Pentax RAW + JPG but for some reason although it indicates that it's loading the Leica X1 RAW + JPG, I can't seem to access them in any way. I have both Snapseed and photoforge loaded. Am I missing some setting somewhere?
     
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  2. defektive

    defektive SC Veteran

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    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Sam
    Hi christilou,
    Unfortunately it seems to be a bit of a process working on raw files from a Leica on the ipad 2. I import raw files directly into the photos app via the apple camera connection kit from my M8. I then go into the purchased photoraw app to convert the file to jpeg. Then I import the jpeg into snapseed for editing. Photoraw also has some editing controls but I have never used them.
    I have been able to import my raw images directly into snapseed from iphoto but the images are a lot smaller and hard to work on compared to the larger version produced through photoraw.

    I hope this helps.
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Thanks for letting me know, it seems a bit of a palaver! I think I'll just set it for colour JPEGS instead of the B & W when I want to use Photoforge. It's a lot of faffing about otherwise. It seems rather odd since DNG is supposed to be the most commonly used RAW and the Ricoh GXR uses DNG too.
     
  4. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Gordon
    The iPad doesn't actually read the raw data, natively. It uses the embedded jepg from the raw file. This works well in most situations until Leica only puts a tiny preview file into their DNG files. That's why you need an app to convert to jepg. I also, have started shooting raw+jepg to make it easy for myself.

    Gordon
     
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  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Still having trouble with the iPad and Camera Roll. I have over 200 pictures on here and I can't seem to get rid of them. Googled the question and tried a couple of suggestions but nothing seems to work!
     
  6. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Christilou, if you connect your iPad to your computer, can you access it as an external drive? You've probably already tried that...
     
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  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I have it synched to i tunes and have also tried to sync it to iPhoto and delete from there but although it allows me to highlight the list, when I press delete they remain!
     
  8. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    Have you tried the app PhotoRaw? It recognises RAW files from the X1.
    I've had it on my Ipad 1 for ages after reading good reviews but never got round to using it.

    Just spotted there's a free lite version to try
     
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  9. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    I'm thinking you want to be able to bypass iTunes and go directly into the storage on the iPad so you can find and delete the unwanted files. Here's a utility program for Mac that purportedly does that:

    Mount iPhone And iPad In Finder As Local USB Disk Drive [Mac]

    DISCLAIMER: I haven't tried this!
     
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  10. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Thanks Chuck, I will ask my daughter's fiancee about that one as he's a Mac Geek!
     
  11. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Always good to have a Mac Geek in the family!!
     
  12. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
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