DPP 3 is that it is compatible with images from any EOS digital camera. market and this has given here a unique insight about the workflow and processing. Welcome to the Digital Photo Professional video tutorial section! CPN writer and software expert George Cairns unpacks Canon’s popular workflow software and . Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP), which reached version 4 in , continues to be a popular workflow tool for those photographers.

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OK – close to perfection. This means that there can be a greater tonal range in the resulting image. The checkmark system, available from the main screen, lets you mark and rank images as priority 1, 2, or 3 or none at all.

Keep in mind that the following list of steps is not conclusive as MANY other steps become involved when necessary, but this digital workflow should get you started. Click on the cover to preview this eBook.

I usually use no noise reduction until high ISO settings are reached noise reduction can negatively affect image detail and then I tend to only use a small amount of noise reduction. For stronger contrast adjustments, use the Contrast slider – experiment with how this adjustment affects the image. Just drop your RAW file into Lightroom, export it straight away and there you have it: Here to help Click Execute when ready.

Getting and keeping the highest image quality A number of issues factor into getting the highest image quality, and they occur at both the pre-pixel and postpixel phases of your workflow. The concept of digital photography workflow involves far more than image editing in a specific application such as Digital Photo Professional or Photoshop.


In the interests of balance, there are a few good reasons to shoot JPEG instead. The brightest pixels in the image will show on the very right side of the histogram – but will not be stacked against the right wall indicating blown highlights pure white – no detail.

Image files are copied to a designated location on the computer’s hard drive. Exceptional pictures can be tweaked to perfection. Setting proper white balance is usually my next workflow task. CR2 files or any other files you specify a filename extension for – including. When we come back to digital shooting, that just means that with RAW you can cnon from any minor mistakes you make. Canon Digital Photo Professional.

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Digital Workflow – Using Canon Digital Photo Professional

Of the Tune options, I most frequently use the chromatic aberration correction adjustment. I next begin adjusting the individual images.

Certain subjects lend themselves very well to the white balance task. For example, soccer balls are often mostly neutral white and since they are round, you can select from the side of the ball that best represents the light your subjects is receiving potentially ranging from warm sun-lit to cool shade.

Using DPP in workflow with other photo software

If working with more than one image that needs similar processing done to it, I copy the recipe to the clipboard right-click on the image and select Copy recipe to clipboard and again right click on the image and select the Paste recipe to all images option.

Drag the crop frame around and stretch the corners to fine tune the selection. Click outside the crop area and drag to rotationally align the image turning on the grid feature helps in this task.


I usually begin by selecting the “Standard” Picture Style and setting sharpness to what is appropiate for the camera and lens I’m using usually between 1 and 3. The obvious start to a post-processing workflow is to get the images onto the computer wrkflow drive. Even though Canon Digital SLR Cameras produce exceptional image qualitymost pictures can be improved by varying extents through post-processing.

Negative film has a greater latitude, which means that any minor mistakes in the exposure can be corrected during the printing stage. I select all similar images – typically all shot in similar conditions – and not more than a manageable quantity.

Written specifically for version 4 of DPP, this eBook is a clear, user-friendly guide to the software, its features and benefits.

RAW Workflow: A Pro’s Approach

A number of issues factor into getting the highest image quality, and they occur at both the pre-pixel and postpixel phases of your workflow. I’ll next give you some general image adjustment steps to try, but keep in mind that these steps vary workfoow picture to picture and that this can be an iterative process to completely fine tune an image.

It works for me; it may or may not work for you. Canon EOS digital cameras ship with Digital Photo Professional, which is an image-processing and-management utility especially optimized for RAW image processing and, of course, Canon equipment.