BG DPP and RAW V4.0 2017

SECOND EDITION – revised for 2017
175 pages Price £7.95

Buy 'A Beginner's Guide to Digital Photo Professional 4 and RAW workflow' by Nina Bailey

Click on the cover above to get a 20 page sample of the eBook.

This eBook takes a look at how to use Canon’s great Digital Photo Professional 4.0 software that is available for most of the higher level models in the Canon EOS range to process your RAW images. This book was revised in 2017 to include the additional features added to DPP4 to support the EOS 5D Mark IV and other later models.

The software is now compatible with all but the very oldest digital EOS models as listed: EOS 1000D, EOS 100D, EOS 1100D, EOS 1200D, EOS 1300D, EOS 20D, EOS 20Da, EOS 30D, EOS 350D, EOS 400D, EOS 40D, EOS 450D, EOS 500D, EOS 50D, EOS 550D, EOS 5D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R EOS 600D, EOS 60D, EOS 60Da, EOS 650D, EOS 6D, EOS 700D, EOS 70D, EOS 77D, EOS 750D, EOS 760D, EOS 7D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 800D, EOS 80D, EOS M, EOS M10, EOS M2, EOS M3, EOS M6, EOS M5, EOS-1D C, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark II as well as a lot of the Powershot G series models.

The version of Digital Photo Professional used for the book is 4.6.10. If yours is not the latest version, it can easily be updated for free from the Canon website. If you have an earlier version of DPP 4 the operation of the controls will be the same but you may be missing some of the latest features.

The advantage of using Canon’s own software to process your Raw images is that it will take a lot of the things that need to be done to the image from the camera and apply them to the RAW files as they open, minimising the amount that needs to be done to each image. Yet at the same time all the corrections can be changed if you feel that the settings were not right for the image.

Nina has written the book assuming little or no knowledge of RAW processing and explains in depth how to navigate around the program and use it to the full to process and correct your RAW images. She also explains where many of the changes have been made if your were familiar in operating in the version 3.0 of this software.

She looks at the wide range of corrections that can be done and explains how to use the feature and also why the corrections would be done.

• Understanding the RAW and JPEG file format
• Understanding RAW workflow
• Filing and backing up RAW images
• Understanding the navigation of DPP
• Understanding the menus in DPP
• Linking Raw and JPEG files
• Sorting images using he quick check tool
• Why we do adjustments
• Understanding the tool palettes
• Basic adjustments for images
• Basic saving of finished images
• Understanding what the corrections all do
• Using the options to correct images
• Using the corrections to be creative with your images
• Understanding sharpening and why its needed
• Batch processing images
• Using recipes to bulk correct images
• How to straighten RAW images
• How to remove dust spots and unwanted parts of an image
• How to crop RAW images
• Understanding the advanced corrections
• Dual Pixel RAW processing
• Lens corrections within the software
• Using the compositing tool
• Using the HDR tool
• Using the rename options
• Printing from DPP

A random selection of pages from the book are shown below.