This eBook is written for anybody who wants to learn how to get the best out of their Raw files with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software. It will also appeal to photographers who would like to use Raw, but are put off by the complexity or expense of more advanced software.
Have you ever tried using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software but been discouraged by the lack of a good guide or an understanding of what the program can do? The good news is that DPP is actually quite easy to use and has a lot of creative potential, once someone shows you how. Understanding DPP does exactly that.
This eBook is written for anybody who wants to learn how to get the best out of their Raw files with DPP. It will also appeal to photographers who would like to use Raw, but are put off by the complexity or expense of more advanced software.
2.What is included in the book?
The difference between Understanding DPP and a manual or guide is that it explains how to use the software, but also, and more importantly, why you should use it. It’s written for creative photographers who want to use the functions within DPP (such as white balance, Picture Style and contrast control) to make creative images.
If you’ve never tried the Raw format before it has a number of advantages over the JPEG format. With Raw, you can capture more detail in the highlights and shadows. You have more post-processing options; you can adjust white balance and Picture Style, convert to black and white, and correct chromatic aberrations and barrel distortion. Understanding DPP explores these advantages in depth, and explains how to use these functions in DPP, including the new Digital Lens Optimizer.
3.Black and White Conversion Techniques
You may not have realised it, but DPP is very good at black and white conversions and toning effects. I’ll show you how to get the best out of DPP for monochrome – there’s an entire section devoted to it in the eBook. Understanding DPP is illustrated throughout by my photos – every single one of which was processed using DPP. By the time you’ve finished working your way through the eBook, you’ll be an expert Digital Photo Professional user.