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Perform Recover Edges automatically

Jul 3, 2010 1:49 AM

Sorry if this has been asked before, but my search didn't turn up usable results.

 

At the moment, I convert my RAWs to DNG upon import into LR. Then I drag the DNGs upon a link to the Recover Edges - Application. They gain about 0.2 Megapixels with no visible degregation (NEFs from Nikon D300).

This is a time consuming process (in Win XP, I get an error when I try to drag more than about 25 images. Also, I have to confirm the conversion for each file)

 

I am aware of the fact that not all RAW formats see an improvement from RE, but for all those that do, an option in the DNG Converter "Apply Recover edges after conversion" would be welcome.

 
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    Jul 3, 2010 7:28 AM   in reply to CStaack-JahhBA

    I played around with the recover edges utility a little bit.  But in my opinion, it doesn't make enough difference to really matter.  To me, it's just a waste of time.  Do you find enough valuable data in those edges to make it worthwhile?

     
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    Jul 5, 2010 7:43 AM   in reply to CStaack-JahhBA

    Hi,

     

    For this sole purpose I have created my own software utility:

     

    DNG_Converter.jpg

    It allows for:

    1. RAW to DNG conversion (using Adobe's DNG converter)

    2. DNG to DNG conversion (version upgrade, not really needed I guess...)

    3. Recovery of Edges

    4. Restoration of file's date/time (set to capture time).

     

    It is batch based: You select one image in a folder and all will be converted/updated.

    Optionally, all sub-folders will also be processed...

     

    Would this be useful to you?

     

    Regards,

    Auke

     
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    Jul 5, 2010 10:10 AM   in reply to CStaack-JahhBA

    Hi,

     

    Yes, I also would have liked Adobe to put this functionality in.

    I am sure they could, but perhaps are afraid of the problems and confusion

    it might cause...

     

    As to my utility, this is what I do:

    Convert all my raw files to DNG in the same folder, and (automatically)

    delete the original RAW files.

    Then, I import into Lightroom.

    Not nice, but hey, it works

     

    Greeings,

    Auke

     

    Auke, this really is what I would like the Adobe DNG Converter to look

    like.

    Acting outside of Lightroom would still rather confuse my workflow (e.g.

    concerning copying images to another, predefined folder).

    And I would prefer Adobe themselves to take sole responsibility for the

    conversion of the invaluable originals.

     

    But thanks very much for the invitation.

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    Jul 6, 2010 5:29 AM   in reply to anauta0

    Will your utility work with OS X?

     

     

    http://devicefailure.deviantart.com/

    (908) 277-1966

     
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    Jul 6, 2010 6:56 AM   in reply to Mark Friedman

    Dear Mark,

     

    I am afraid not, Windows only

     

    Best regards,

    Auke

     

    Will your utility work with OS X?

     

     

    http://devicefailure.deviantart.com/

    (908) 277-1966

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    Feb 11, 2011 11:29 AM   in reply to anauta0

    Auke,

     

    Could you share the WIN version of Recover Edges app?

     
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    Feb 11, 2011 12:05 PM   in reply to _GreenBean

    Hi,

     

    Send me your email address and I'll make a copy available.

     

    Best regards,

    Auke

     

    Auke,

     

    Could you share the WIN version of Recover Edges app?

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    Feb 12, 2011 5:01 PM   in reply to CStaack-JahhBA

    CStaack wrote:

     

    Well, it's 200.000 Pixels more of the same quality as the rest. And were it not for the hassle, it would be for free.

     

    Sometimes, you can find just the truncated part of the image that was annoyingly missing. And for panoramas, the sticher has it easier.

    Yes, it is 200,000 additional pixels, but they are around the edge of the image.  It gives you a little more view area around the edges, but that doesn't mean that your image is any higher quality.  It's kind of like that "bleed" area when you are creating a slide show for television.  There is a certain amount of the border area that will be eliminated, but it doesn't do anything to the quality of the image.

     

    I played with the recover edges utility for a while but didn't find it was recovering anything worth worrying about.  But if you absolutely must have those extra pixels then go for it.

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 2:58 AM   in reply to anauta0

    Hi, Does anybody have the recover edges utility in this thread?

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 6:49 AM   in reply to Andrew Ls

    The utility is located on the Luminous Landscape site but at the moment, the link appears to be broken. I sent an email to Michael Reichmann letting him know. Here is the link so you'll have it:

     

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/legacy/recover_edges/

     

    Jim

     
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