I have a Canon 350D camera which I have used capturing jpeg images which I have transferred to my computer. They go into my pictures section in dated folders. I then work on the images using Windows live picture program although I do have a couple of photoshop prorams, which I find complicated. I was recently advised to capture my images in the RAW format. I changed to RAW in the middle of a session. When transferring to computer all the jpeg images were O.K. but the RAW ones did not show an image, only the usual consecutive IMG number. Is there a program, preferably free that I can download without jeopardising my image copyright.
The reason I was advised to shoot in RAW was to capture more detail.I used my Devices & Printers program to transfer images to my computer and It has never failed to capture them in jpeg. I suspect I have not got a program which captures RAW. I can see the images on my camera when I review them. I have not deleted them from the camera flashcard.
I managed to get an image in my Photoshop Elements 8.0 but to transfer it to my pictures folders I seem to need another program. Possibly an XMP file. I am worried that I seem to need other programs which claim to be free, but when I read the terms, it talks about purchasing. I am afraid of getting caught out as no fee is mentioned. As you have probably guessed, I am not as computer literate as I would like to be.
When I originally bought my computer new, I paid extra to have Photoshop installed and it is mentioned & charged for on my bill of sale.
I have not knowingly had any programs installed that are not legitimate.
What made you think that my program was not legitimate, because I will
take it up with the computer manufacturer if it turns out to be illegal
I'm sorry I haven't replied earlier, but we had a power cut which knocked out my broadband hub for a few days.It would seem that my best bet is to convert the images to jpeg after all but I can't see a method or program which does this. This brings us back to my original question.