Reading Olympus .ORF files in Elements

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Scott_Buttrick
May 7, 2004
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Is there a plugin for Elements so I can read .ORF files.
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Beth_Haney
May 7, 2004
From my Google search it appears that .ORF is the Olympus equivalent of the RAW file format. I did a Google search for "plugin Olympus .ORF Photoshop" and came up with a number of sites in which it was discussed. Since I don’t "do" either RAW or Olympus, I couldn’t pick out anything specific that would be helpful to you, so I suggest you look at what’s available if nobody else comes up with a better answer for you. Elements v. 1.0 is based on PS 6.0, and Elements v 2.0 is based on PS 7.0. If you can find a plugin that will work with either of those (depending on which one you’ve got) you should be able to do this. Or, you can use the Camedia software and convert to TIFF before opening in Elements.
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Patti_Anderson
May 7, 2004
You didn’t mention what model Oly camera you have, but Olympus has free downloads for the RAW (.orf) plug-in for Photoshop. I haven’t tested this, as I can’t do RAW files on my Oly C-4000Z, but most Photoshop plugins will work in Elements.

<http://tinyurl.com/2tnov>

Patti
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Chris Dubea
May 7, 2004
On Fri, 7 May 2004 08:06:46 -0700,
wrote:

You didn’t mention what model Oly camera you have, but Olympus has free downloads for the RAW (.orf) plug-in for Photoshop. I haven’t tested this, as I can’t do RAW files on my Oly C-4000Z, but most Photoshop plugins will work in Elements.

<http://tinyurl.com/2tnov>

Patti

Yes these plug-ins works. They do leave something to be desired in terms of useability however.

I’ve had better luck with Paul Chase Dempsey’s ORFfile utility. It can be downloaded for free at http://www.dcnicholls.com/plugins/

Good luck
============================================================ =============== Chris
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Scott_Buttrick
May 8, 2004
I using an Olympus E1. I have tried the Oly conversion software and it’s terrible that’s why I was hoping that a plug-in was available for Elements 2.
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Patti_Anderson
May 10, 2004
Here are a few other options you can check out. Steve’s digicam page mentions the Adobe Camera RAW plugin as something you can purchase separately, but I believe it’s only available now as part of the full Photoshop CS. I guess Adobe doesn’t want us Elements users to have this option.

<http://www.steves-digicams.com/digsoftware_color.html> <http://www.dcnicholls.com/plugins/>
<http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/>
<http://www.breezebrowser.com/BreezeBrowser/index.htm>

Side note…I have discovered that I can take pictures in RAW format with my C-4000Z by using a third party software (pinetreecomputing.com) and by changing a setting by putting my camera in PC control temporarily. I haven’t decided if having RAW format is worth all the trouble/cost. I’m curious enough to check it out though! 🙂

Patti
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Scott_Buttrick
May 11, 2004
Patti,

Thanks for the info. I found the ORF plug in and it seems to work with Elements.

Scott
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Patti_Anderson
May 11, 2004
Since you had success,Scott, which one are you referring to? Paul Dempsey’s plugin? If it works, I might give it a try after all. 😉

Thanks.
Patti
SB
Scott_Buttrick
May 13, 2004
Patti,

I got the plugin from the Olympus web site and it works find. It did take me a few minutes to figure out how to install the plugin. Give it a try and let me know if it worked for you. Here’s the link for the plugin, it’s for Mac but they have a Windows version too.

< http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads.asp? Category=Digital+Camera&Product=643&OS=Mac>

Regards,

Scott

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